Justyn Melrose took on the mantle of FOX8 morning web producer in July 2018.
He grew up in a family of writers in Northampton, a small artsy city nestled in the mountains of Western Massachusetts.
In 2011, he packed up and moved down to Greensboro to attend Guilford College where he served as Editor-in-Chief of the college’s award-winning newspaper, The Guilfordian. He earned his bachelor’s degree in English in 2015.
Justyn came to FOX8 from RockinghamNow, a community newspaper based out of Reidsville, after reporting for nearly three years.
Outside the office, Justyn loves good stories wherever he can find them, from written works to movies and shows to tabletop RPGs.
As North Carolina’s flu death toll rose to 35, hospitals are buckling down on who is allowed inside to see patients. Beginning 7 a.m. Friday, Cone Health, Novant Health, Randolph Health, Atrium Health and Wake Forest Baptist Health ask that children under the age of 12 do not visit patients at any of the medical centers affiliated with the companies. Children under the age of 12 will, of course, still be allowed to visit medical facilities for treatment and may […]
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — The United Daughters of the Confederacy have until the end of the day Thursday to remove a confederate monument in Winston-Salem or the city may take matters into their own hands. Early Thursday morning, it appeared little efforts were made thus far to take the monument down. On Dec. 31, the Winston-Salem City Attorney Angela Carmon sent a letter to the UDC, which owns the statue, directing the organization to remove and relocate it by Jan. 31. […]
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Charlotte’s most famous couple is now settling in to their new home with a pair of actors. Jack the donkey and Diane the emu hit headlines after Carolina Waterfowl Rescue discovered the two were closer than initially thought. On Tuesday, the rescue loaded up Jack and Diane into a trailer and brought them all the way to their new home in New York with actors Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Hilarie Burton. Morgan is best known for his […]
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — This unlikely pair made headlines after Carolina Waterfowl Rescue discovered they were closer than initially thought. Now, the famously in-love donkey and emu have found an equally unlikely home. On Tuesday, the rescue loaded up Jack the donkey and Diane the emu into a trailer to bring them to their new home in New York with actors Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Hilarie Burton. Morgan plays the character Negan on “The Walking Dead.” Little diddy about jack and […]
On Friday, Cesar Sayoc, 56, of Aventura, Florida, was arrested in connection with packages containing suspected explosives sent to high-profile Democrats including former President Barack Obama and 2016 Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. Sayoc faces five federal crimes, and, if convicted of these crimes, he faces up to 58 years in prison, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said during a Friday press conference. Those crimes include interstate transportation of explosives, illegal mailing of an explosive, threats against a former president and certain other person and […]
The Federal Emergency Management Agency is staying busy as multiple states prepare for Hurricane Florence to make impact. Now, FEMA has taken on another critical responsibility: squashing rumors. On FEMA’s Hurricane Florence Rumor Control website, the agency addresses rumors that may be circulating about evacuations, relief and hurricane response. We have created a rumor control page for Hurricane #Florence that will be updated regularly. During disasters, it’s critical to avoid spreading false information. Always check with official sources before sharing. […]
TAMPA, Fla. — Help is on the way. Duke Energy line workers, contractors and other support personnel are on their way from Tampa, Florida, to the Carolinas to assist under the specter of Hurricane Florence. Ana Gibbs of Duke Energy Corporate Communications tweeted the news Wednesday. The team convened in the morning for a safety seminar and rally before hitting the road. .@DukeEnergy crews are currently preparing to hit the road to assist with #HurricanceFlorence damage @DE_PeveetaP @WFLA pic.twitter.com/IKBw1IBtLv — Omar […]
OMRO, Wis. — When she popped open the hood, she saw the root of the problem. A snake snagged the serpentine belt of her SUV. Omro police detailed their unusual Wednesday rescue mission in a Facebook post. At about 6:50 p.m., Omro police received the unusual call. While driving through town, a woman realized her SUV wasn’t running right, so she pulled over. Upon opening the hood, she found that, somehow, a large snake had slithered its way into the SUV’s […]
GREENSBORO, N.C. — Greensboro-based Wrangler parent company VF Corp. — as we know it — is leaving Greensboro, but a new spin-off from the parent company will take its place, according to a news release. The corporation announced Monday that VF Corp. will become two separate companies. One will keep the name VF Corp. and serve as home to The North Face®, JanSport®, Smartwool®, Altra® and Eagle Creek® brands. This company will move to Denver. “Locating these brands, along with select VF leaders, at the base […]
WILKESBORO, N.C. — A North Wilkesboro woman told police she shot at a mountain lion because she thought it was eating her dog Tuesday morning, according to a police report. At about 6:27 a.m., Wilkesboro police followed a disturbance call to the Hidden Oaks Dog Park at 206 S. Bridge St., Wilkesboro. On the scene, Carla Hauser of North Wilkesboro told police that she thought she saw a mountain lion eating her dog. To rescue her pet, she fired her 22 […]
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Oh bother. Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s Southeast Region took to Twitter as officers began a rescue mission to save a bear stuck in a storm sewer. The wildlife office sent out the first tweet, showing footage of the trapped bear, at 3:51 p.m. on Thursday. This bear has managed to get into a storm sewer in #ColoradoSprings. @COParksWildlife officer is on the scene. #wildlife pic.twitter.com/nGffS48Fbf — CPW SE Region (@CPW_SE) July 26, 2018 Stakes to rescue […]
ANOKA, Minn. — After earning the mantle of “World’s Ugliest Dog” just last month, English Bulldog Zsa Zsa died Tuesday morning. Megan Brainard, of Anoka, Minnesota, owner of the 9-year-old homely hound, confirmed that Zsa Zsa died in her sleep in a Facebook on Tuesday night. Recognizable by her underbite and long, droopy tongue, Zsa Zsa earned the coveted title of “World’s Ugliest Dog” at the competition in Petaluma, California on June 23. Congratulations to the 2018 #WorldsUgliestDog Contest WINNER […]