Daniel Pierce joined the FOX8 team as a reporter in December 2018.
He moved to the Piedmont Triad from Tyler, Texas, where he worked as an anchor, reporter and producer for seven years with KETK News. During that time he covered countless breaking news events, including the destruction caused by Hurricane Harvey.
Daniel enjoys talking with community members and better understanding the real issues they face in each county.
He is an East Texas native, but is enjoying the cooler weather and amazing sights in North Carolina.
In his off time you can find him at the movies, on the golf course or simply enjoying the amazing food around the area.
If you see him out and about feel free to say hello!
GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. — Guilford County Schools could soon have an answer to the issue surrounding pay raises for school bus drivers. Talks have been going on for months on how to raise the minimum wage for county bus drivers to $15, which would be the starting salary for new drivers. The district currently has 44 open positions, which is a drastic improvement from where the school district started the school year. Drivers who have been working double routes even […]
GREENSBORO, N.C. — A man is dead after a shooting in Greensboro, according to police. At about 10:59 a.m., officers responded to a reported shooting on the 1400 block of Brown Boulevard, near the intersection with Joe Louis Avenue. At the scene, officers found 21-year-old Aaron Christopher Thomas, of Greensboro, suffering from a gunshot wound. He was taken to a hospital where he died a short time later. Officers believe the suspect or suspects were in a dark-colored — possibly black […]
GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. — Representatives from the Guilford County Parks Department will propose a slight fee increase for certain usage of county parks at this Thursday’s county commissioners meeting. Park representatives explained that the fee increase is the first for many areas in five years and will act as a way to stay “competitive.” In the proposal, there is room to increase the fee to swim from $4 to $5. Along with a $1 increase, there is a plan to […]
Update: The school board has approved the pay increase for school bus drivers. The increase will go into their upcoming paycheck. Prior story ALAMANCE COUNTY, N.C. — After months of planning, the Alamance-Burlington School System will present a proposal to increase wages for bus drivers throughout the county. The increase would be around 90 cents per hour for most employees. According to the attachment on the school board agenda, those who have been with the district at least 35 years could […]
GREENSBORO, N.C. — With the help of hundreds of volunteers, Community Tables was able to feed thousands of Greensboro families who needed extra help this Thanksgiving. For more than 30 years, the organization, originally founded by Ken Conrad and Mary Lacklen, has been boxing food for Thanksgiving Day. Those boxes then go to families who live in lower income areas of the city, families who are unable to cook, senior citizens, and those who are sick. This year volunteers filled more […]
GREENSBORO, N.C. — A now-former Smith High School teacher is accused of raping a student, according to an arrest report. Daniel Webster Smith Jr., 57, of Raleigh, has been charged with felony sex act with a student and felony second-degree forcible rape. Police report Smith was an Air Force JROTC instructor at Smith High School when the crimes were committed and the victim was a student. During Smith’s court appearance on Tuesday, a detective with the Greensboro Police Department detailed […]
HIGH POINT, N.C. — A High Point woman has been arrested and charged with injury to a child, after a girl was taken to the hospital. Police arrested Thao Thanh Nguyen, 26, at her home on Monday. Authorities said that a family member reported concern for a 7-year-old girl who they said was abused. High Point Police said officers discovered that the child had “heavy bruising” to the left side of her face. The child was taken to the hospital […]
GREENSBORO, N.C. — Agents with the Department of Public Safety believe that the bust that happened on Church Street Friday evening could lead to future arrests. On Friday, alcohol law enforcement officials with DPS finished a months-long drug investigation in Greensboro that began at a convenience store on Church Street. The chief DPS agent in charge of the operation explained that Greensboro police notified them of consistent drug activity outside of the PRD Mart at 3601 N. Church St. The […]
ALAMANCE COUNTY, N.C. — Parents and neighbors in Alamance County are still troubled after two teens were arrested for carrying guns onto two high school campuses. Weapons were found at East Alamance County High School and Williams High School Thursday afternoon. At one point, Williams was put on lockdown for hours. The crimes aren’t connected but were stopped because other students reported potential risks to authorities. School resource officers were tipped off that Dimaggio Robinson, 18, could have brought a […]
HIGH POINT, N.C. — Members of the High Point crime lab, state investigators and city fire investigators have recovered potential accelerant evidence in the rubble of a house after a fire. On Wednesday evening, neighbors reported seeing smoke from the back of a house on Fallin Court in High Point. Once crews got on scene, they begin to try and attack the flames that were beginning to spread. “It came out some windows, then the fire migrated into the attic,” […]
ASHEBORO, N.C. — After months of plans, designs and meetings, Randolph Health believes that they have found the best option to save their patients’ ability to get medical care. It involves the county borrowing millions of dollars from the state and an outside health center building a new health care facility in Randolph County. On Thursday, Randolph County Commissioners and representatives from Randolph Health will host a public hearing. This will allow them to fully address the public and hear […]
HIGH POINT, N.C. — City leaders of High Point said that they have heard of a disturbing trend involving gang members and students in city schools. High Point Mayor Jay Wagner explained students have told city leaders they have been approached by members while at school. Sometimes these have happened as early as 8th grade. “So many of these gangs are recruiting kids younger and younger,” Wagner said. During a private 2019 forum, city leaders interviewed 20 High Point students. […]