David Weatherly is the producer of the Emmy Award-winning “Roy’s Folks” series, on which he previously worked with Roy Ackland and now works with Chad Tucker.

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  • Winston-Salem Foundation funds important SECCA position

    Like many nonprofits,  the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, or SECCA, relies heavily on volunteers. With a staff of only nine paid employees, SECCA would not be able to put on as many shows and programs without an army of committed people who donate their time. But just having willing volunteers isn’t enough — you need someone to coordinate them.   In 2016, SECCA Executive Director Gordon Peterson approached the Winston Salem Foundation about funding a volunteer coordinator position. The foundation […]

  • Chad Tucker has passion for history, looking forward to hosting Roy’s Folks

    STOKES COUNTY, N.C. — We had one more story for Roy Ackland to tell before he could officially retire. This time Roy introduces us to the guy who is going to take over his role as the face of “Roy’s Folks.” This story is a look at why Chad Tucker is who he is and why he does what he does.

  • FOX8’s Roy’s Folks special

    Roy Ackland is retiring and we put together a special one-hour broadcast highlighting some of his best stories over the years. If you missed the FOX8 Roy’s Folks special on Wednesday evening, you can watch it in six parts in the players below. Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5 Part 6

  • Roy’s Folks archives: Woman keeps rooster as house pet

    As Roy Ackland heads into retirement, we again reach back into the Roy’s Folks archives. This story is a really good one with some fun moments. The story is about a woman who has pet chickens and one rooster was used in a FOX8 morning news promo several years ago. The rooster, named Tobe, is 10 years old now and still lives in her house.

  • Roy’s Folks archives: The Dog House in High Point

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — The Dog House will be celebrating 75 years of business on Saturday, Sept. 16. As we get closer to Roy’s retirement, we again go back into the Roy’s Folks archives. We did a segment on the restaurant back in 1995 and things really have changed a bit since then.

  • Roy’s Folks archives: The bluebird man

    As Roy gets closer to retirement, we again reach into the Roy’s Folks archives to bring you one of our favorites. This story is really one you have to see to believe. It’s about a man who feeds bluebirds from the top of his head! Yes, you read that correctly.

  • Roy’s Folks archives: Winston-Salem’s ‘Snake Lady’

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — As Roy’s tenure here at FOX8 winds down, we continue our look through the archives at some of our more memorable stories. In this edition of Roy’s Folks, we bring back a segment on a woman who many consider a legend in blues music and in the obscure underground culture of carnival life. Winston-Salem’s Willa Mae Bucker was known as “The Snake Lady” because for years she traveled the country with carnivals and put on snake shows. […]

  • Mount Airy’s Thelma Lou from ‘Andy Griffith Show’ celebrates 90th birthday

    MOUNT AIRY, N.C. — Andy Griffith may be Mount Airy’s favorite son, but today the town celebrated a big birthday for its favorite daughter, actress Betty Lynn. A resident of the fictional town of Mayberry for the last 50 years, Thelma Lou — as she was known — was sort of adopted by the town 10 years ago when she moved to Mount Airy. She turned 90 today and her many fans helped her celebrate her birthday and long successful […]

  • LeBauer Park opens in Greensboro

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — LeBauer Park appears to be an instant hit. “Oh it’s fantastic,” said Tara Niculescue. “There are so many different things for them to do. The rock wall, and the sand pit and the slide and the different toys. Not the normal playground and it’s fenced.” The four-acre facility offers something for just about everyone. The park was made possible by a gift from Carolyn LeBauer. When she passed away in 2012 she left instructions for the Community Foundation […]

  • Students participate in SkillsUSA ‘Leadership and Skills Conference’ at Greensboro Coliseum

    About 1,900 high school and college students from all across North Carolina are literally putting their job skills to the test. They are competing in 120 different trade and industrial skills that include everything from traditional construction trades like carpentry and masonry to cosmetology, technology and even firefighting. It’s all part of the 50th annual “Leadership and Skills Conference” put on by SkillsUSA NC. SKILLS USA is a student organization that promotes industrial and trade education. SKILLS USA representative Peyton […]