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Paul Choate joined the FOX8 family as a web producer in October 2013.

He came to FOX8 from High Country Press, a newspaper in Boone where he worked first as a general assignment reporter and later as the managing editor.

Originally from the small mountain town of Sparta, Paul has called North Carolina “home” his entire life and loves living in the Piedmont Triad.

Paul is a graduate of Appalachian State University with a bachelor’s degree in journalism.

When he is not finding and creating content for MyFOX8.com and our social media platforms, Paul is probably cheering on his beloved App State Mountaineers, Carolina Panthers, Los Angeles Lakers and Atlanta Braves.

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  • Highlights from FOX8 Friday Football Frenzy – Week 10

    Southwest Guilford at Mount Tabor Dudley at Parkland Page at High Point Central Trinity at Randleman Reagan at East Forsyth Oak Grove at Ledford Ragsdale at Northwest Guilford Wheatmore at Eastern Randolph Morehead at Eastern Alamance Southern Guilford at Southeast Guilford Reynolds at West Forsyth Eastern Guilford at Southern Alamance Rockingham County at Northern Guilford Central Davidson at North Davidson Thomasville at West Davidson Atkins at Walkertown

  • Highlights from FOX8 Friday Football Frenzy – Week 9

    Grimsley at High Point Central  Western Guilford at Dudley West Stokes at Atkins West Davidson at Oak Grove North Davidson at Lexington West Wilkes at Starmount South Rowan at Thomasville East Davidson at Central Davidson South Stokes at Mount Airy Southlake Christian at High Point Christian Winston-Salem Prep at East Surry Surry Central at Forbush North Forsyth at Parkland

  • Highlights from FOX8 Friday Football Frenzy – Week 8

    Dudley at Smith Southern Alamance at Southeast Guilford East Forsyth at West Forsyth High Point Central at Northwest Guilford Northern Guilford at Eastern Alamance Grimsley at Ragsdale Davie County at Reynolds Thomasville at North Davidson Eastern Guilford at Asheboro Eastern Randolph at Andrews Mount Tabor at North Forsyth Reagan at Glenn Southern Guilford at Southwestern Randolph East Surry at Bishop McGuinness  Walkertown at Carver

  • Highlights from FOX8 Friday Football Frenzy – Week 7

    Wheatmore at Trinity Glenn at Ragsdale Northwest Guilford at West Forsyth Northeast Guilford at Northern Guilford  Jordan Matthews at Eastern Randolph Williams at Southern Guilford East Forsyth at Page Ledford at Lexington Reidsville at Andrews High Point Central at Reagan Southwestern Randolph at Eastern Guilford  East Davidson at Thomasville Carver at West Stokes Providence Grove at Randleman Morehead at Western Alamance

  • Highlights from FOX8 Friday Football Frenzy – Week 4

    Eastern Alamance at Southern Alamance Southwest Guilford at Ragsdale North Forsyth at Glenn Central Davidson at Lexington Asheboro at Eastern Randolph Eastern Guilford at Page Oak Grove at North Davidson High Point Central at West Forsyth East Forsyth at Carver Northern Guilford at Northwest Guilford Western Alamance at Graham Western Guilford at Northeast Guilford Reynolds at Reidsville Rockingham County at Williams  Southwestern Randolph at Providence Grove

  • 2 Guilford County Schools buses collide near Eastern Guilford high, middle schools

    GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. — Two Guilford County Schools buses collided around Eastern Guilford high and middle schools Tuesday afternoon, according to Guilford County Schools spokesperson Nora Shoptaw. Shoptaw said one bus rear-ended the other bus, breaking the window on one bus, around 4 p.m. According to Highway Patrol one bus was stopped and another bus hit it while the driver was waving at the landscaper. The collision broke the lower window on the stopped bus’ back door. One bus had […]

  • Dozens of elephants massacred after anti-poaching unit disarmed

    A conservation group has made a horrifying find in Botswana, a country once thought to have been a bright spot amid the relentless slaughter of Africa’s elephants. While conducting an aerial census of the country’s elephants, they discovered the carcasses of at least 87 of the animals near a wildlife sanctuary. The elephants had been stripped of their tusks. “The varying classification and age of carcasses is indicative of a poaching frenzy which has been ongoing in the same area […]

  • Highlights from FOX8 Friday Football Frenzy – Week 3

    Dudley at Page Randleman at Ledford Walkertown at Parkland Oak Grove at High Point Christian Southeast Guilford at Northwest Guilford Grimsley at Eastern Guilford Eastern Alamance at Williams Carver at Glenn West Forsyth at Mount Tabor Ragsdale at Western Guilford Northwood at Asheboro East Forsyth at North Forsyth  Wheatmore at Southwestern Randolph Western Alamance at Cummings Smith at Andrews

  • Highlights from FOX8 Friday Football Frenzy – Week 2

    Carver at Oak Grove Andrews at Southwest Guilford Page at Northern Guilford McMichael at Reidsville Cummings at Eastern Alamance West Montgomery at Thomasville Reagan at North Forsyth Southeast Guilford at Smith Mount Tabor at East Forsyth Williams at Western Alamance Ragsdale at Dudley Mount Airy at West Stokes Eastern Randolph at Rockingham County West Davidson at South Davidson Bishop McGuinness at Trinity

  • ‘The final chapter of healing’: Local mom who survived music festival massacre will return to Las Vegas for concert

    ARARAT, Va. — A Patrick County mom will return to Las Vegas almost a year after the Route 91 Harvest music festival massacre changed her life forever. Melissa Wall, of Ararat, was attending the Oct. 1, 2017, concert when gunfire rang out. She was able to find shelter in a nearby hotel, huddled with others trying to escape the shots. Stephen Paddock, 64, took the lives of 58 people and injured hundreds of others, firing from the 32nd floor of the […]

  • Highlights from FOX8 Friday Football Frenzy – Week 1

    Mount Tabor at North Davidson Ragsdale at Southern Guilford Southwest Guilford at Reynolds Davie County at Page Randleman at Asheboro Atkins at Central Davidson Southwestern Randolph at Eastern Randolph Smith at Northwest Guilford  Parkland at High Point Central Carver at Dudley Ledford at Glenn Grimsley at Northern Guilford Northeast Guilford at Eastern Guilford  Southern Alamance at Western Alamance Providence Grove at East Davidson

  • Charlotte Hornets reach deal to hire James Borrego as new head coach

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — James Borrego will be the next head coach of the Charlotte Hornets, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reports. Borrego has been an assistant coach under Gregg Popovich with the San Antonio Spurs since 2015. Wojnarowski reports that Borrego will sign a four-year agreement with the Hornets. Head coach Steve Clifford was fired on April 13 after five seasons with the Hornets. The Hornets finished the 2017-18 season with a 36-46 record and have not reached the playoffs since 2016.