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  • Neighbors deal with speeding issues in Greensboro neighborhood

    GREENSBORO, N.C. – It’s not that hard to miss. It’s covered in red, has eight sides and is at the corner of Cascade and Watagua drives. However, Officer A.D. Reed says some drivers still fail to see the stop sign and abide by this rule to come to a complete stop. He’s been out patrolling on Cascade Drive in full force for the past two years thanks to Sheila. She’s called police over 20 times during that length of time. […]

  • Off-duty firefighters help rescue a woman from Burlington apartment fire

    BURLINGTON, N.C. — Every day is different for Robert Layton and Andy Koczak. “Another day in the life you know,” said Layton, who is a Carrboro firefighter. Their full-time job consist of battling scorching flames as firemen. When that’s not happening, they’re working hard at their part-time job at Buckner’s Lawn Care. However, on Tuesday afternoon, they had no idea they would have to do both of their jobs in the same day. “That’s when we noticed the apartment was […]

  • Mother of man killed in Greensboro double homicide speaks out

    GREENSBORO, N.C. – The pain of losing one child is almost unbearable for Lakesha Johnson. “I don’t want to lose any more kids to Greensboro streets,” she said. “I’m sad that I’m not going to see or talk to my baby again.” Johnson says word of what happened to her 21-year-old son Eric Johnson spread quickly across social media Saturday night. Police say Eric Johnson and Caitlin Christina were both shot dead inside of a car. It happened just before […]

  • Search for canoeist who fell in Yadkin River now a recovery mission

    WILKESBORO, N.C. — A rescue mission has now turned into a recovery search. Wildlife officials spent all weekend looking for 25-year-old Damien Mayes. “We started again at first light this morning and we’ve been working ever since,” said Wilkes Rescue Squad Chief Cole Wyatt. It’s been all eyes on the Yadkin River since 3 p.m. Friday afternoon. On Sunday, a Sonar team came to scan the river bottom with no success. Five different agencies had a total of 55 men and […]

  • Groups working to curb stray, feral cat problem in the Triad

    DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. — Dozens of city and county neighborhoods all have the same problem: stray and feral cats roaming the streets and living around homes. The Davidson County Sheriff’s Office Animal Control unit just rescued 15 from a house on Turner Road. It’s a problem Candi Lewis with the Davidson County Animal Shelter sees every month. “There’s plenty of Turner Roads throughout Davidson County,” Lewis said. “Typically by the end of the month it’ll be around 300 to 400 […]

  • Reidsville man dies after being crushed by falling tree

    ROCKINGHAM COUNTY, N.C. – It was an alarming knock at the door for Daryl Chapman around noon on Sunday. He lives on Cart Drive just one mile down the dirt road where investigators say a tree came crashing down on a 24-year-old and took his life. Detectives say the victim and his co-worker spent the day logging. The co-worker left and returned to find his friend pinned underneath a tree. That’s when the worker raced to the Chapman’s home asking for […]

  • One week after drowning, emergency officials pass out life safety vests

    DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. — Wildlife officials are making it their mission to make sure safety comes first. This comes after 22-year-old Taylor Hepler drowned in High Rock Lake after falling off a personal watercraft one week ago. Investigators say he wasn’t wearing a life jacket at the time — a good reminder safety experts want us all to remember this summer. “Enjoy your time on the lake, but be safe,” said James Monroe with U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary. That’s the motto […]

  • Western Alamance High softball equipment vandalized

    ALAMANCE COUNTY, N.C. — Scott Bell knows what it’s like to dust yourself off after being down but not out. He instilled this mindset for the past three years as the Western Alamance High School softball head coach. He’s still upset after receiving a phone call from school officials on Monday about vandalism at the team’s equipment shed. “Who knows why anyone would do something like that,” Bell said. Tuesday morning is when he came out to the shed to […]

  • Local firefighters help with evacuations in Hawaii

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — What was once a friendly neighborhood in Hawaii is now a field filled with oozing lava. It was a heart wrenching sight for Greensboro Fire Department Captain Joel Wood — one that he’ll never forget. Wood is part of the A-team. The first North Carolina emergency management team to head to Hawaii during the dangerous volcano activity back in the middle of May. The call for help lasted for two weeks. He’s now back in Greensboro while […]

  • Community speaks after 22-year-old killed in watercraft crash on High Rock Lake

    DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. — There was a wave of emotions in Buddle Creek on Sunday as boats hit the water and fisherman filled the docks. “Especially in a place where I call home down here,” said Tommy Leonard who enjoys his Sunday afternoon near the water. Just 24 hours ago, 22-year-old Taylor Hepler fell off a personal watercraft near High Rock Lake and never resurfaced. Wildlife officials say Hepler was not wearing his life jacket, which is required when anyone is […]

  • Thomasville business owner called a hero after being stabbed while trying to protect people inside his store

    THOMASVILLE, N.C. – Wes Anderson is being called a hero for putting his life in danger to protect people inside of the Anderson Hobby Shop Thursday afternoon. Police say Jerick Raheem Gray stabbed Anderson before police shot and killed Gray. Anderson spoke with FOX8 Saturday afternoon as the store reopened. He says the shock is wearing off and the reality of what happened is finally starting to set in. Anderson says the police sirens and helicopter flying above made him […]

  • Thomasville business owner who was stabbed by bank robbery suspect speaks to FOX8

    THOMASVILLE, N.C. – A Thomasville business owner who was stabbed by a bank robbery suspect after a police chase has been released from the hospital. Wes Anderson was released from the hospital Friday and spoke to FOX8 about the incident. “After they did the CT scan, they said I was real fortunate,” said Anderson. “I think it was about a quarter or an inch, a centimeter away from doing harmful stuff.” Authorities said the suspect, Jerick Raheem Gray, 42, of High Point, […]

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