Tess Bargebuhr joined the FOX8 team in June 2018 as a reporter. Before moving to the Triad, she worked as a reporter and weekend morning anchor in Wilmington for two years.
Tess is a proud Greensboro native and attended Grimsley High School before earning her degree from the University of North Carolina Wilmington. There she studied journalism and Spanish, and spent a semester abroad in Chile.
Outside of work you can find Tess checking out a great new restaurant or cooking. She also enjoys running, reading and traveling.
Tess is thrilled to be back home in the Triad, and would love to hear from you! To share a story idea, you can find Tess on Facebook at Tess Bargebuhr, or on Twitter @Tessbargebuhr.
ALAMANCE COUNTY, N.C. — Members of the Melfield United Church of Christ said they were relieved to learn Nathaniel Jeremiah Newton turned himself in Monday morning. “The Melfield family has just a little relief from it. Not much, however like we said before, we don’t hate him, we pray for him,” said Thomas Mills, the associate pastor. Burlington police said Newton crossed the center line, drove up onto the sidewalk and hit 58-year-old Reginald Jeffreys. “Hallelujah, that’s the first thing […]
GREENSBORO, N.C. — A long list of violations led Greensboro code inspectors to condemn 12 units at Georgetown Manor Apartments. The complex, located on Overland Heights, was being used as a rehabilitation facility, according to inspection reports. The Greensboro Housing Coalition was contacted after residents reported power being cut to their units on July 13. “I got to the property and was appalled by the conditions, was appalled that they cut the power, started hearing from residents and immediately called […]
GREENSBORO, N.C. — The identity of the person who was killed in a shooting in Greensboro Thursday afternoon has been released. At about 1:06 p.m. Thursday, police responded to the Murphy’s gas station at 2107 Pyramids Village Boulevard. At the scene, officers found 39-year-old Korey Lee Fitzgerald, of Greensboro, suffering from a gunshot wound. Despite efforts to save the Fitzgerald’s life, he died. The case is now under investigation as a homicide. “We don’t know the motive, we don’t know the […]
THOMASVILLE, N.C. — People living along Albertson Road in Thomasville watched Wednesday as a wrecker pulled a car off a tree, the front end smashed in. Police say the driver crossed the center line, drove through yards and hit a mailbox before crossing back into the road and then hitting the tree. They couldn’t say if speed was a factor in the crash, but people living nearby say it’s common for people to take the curves in the road too […]
BURLINGTON, N.C. — Friends and family members of 58-year-old Reginald Stewart Jeffreys are calling for the driver accused of killing him to turn himself in. Jeffreys was walking on Rauhut Street in Burlington when he was struck by a car. Police say Nathaniel Jeremiah Newton was driving the wrong way when his car left the road and hit Jeffreys. Newton was taken to the hospital for treatment but left before investigators could speak with him. Jeffreys’ cousin John Wright said […]
GREENSBORO, N.C. — Walking through her lot, Jamie Morris points out cars that should have been ready for customers Monday morning. “Now I have to call all these people and tell them their cars are totaled,” Morris said, pointing to a crushed Hyundai Elantra. Her husband was riding by Anything on Wheels Sunday morning and noticed the damage. After calling Greensboro police, Morris learned officers were investigating a hit and run. A crash report shows a Ford pickup truck ran […]
RANDOLPH COUNTY, N.C. — It’s been just over a year since a Emma Grace Kennedy was kidnapped as a baby, but today she seems like your average toddler. Kennedy, from Virginia, was abducted when she was only 7 months old. Carl Ray Kennedy, 51, was found at a trailer home park just north of Randleman with the girl on June 5, 2018. On June 14, Emma reconnected with the deputies who rescued her and gave her a bag of gifts […]
More than a dozen teachers in our area could lose their jobs unless lawmakers vote to approve a one-year extension to pass licensure exams. North Carolina Association of Educators President Mark Jewell explained that Senate Bill 219 would give extra time to teachers to re-take exams they may be struggling to pass. “This is really impacting our most vulnerable school districts, particularly rural school districts in North Carolina that struggle to get licensed teachers,” Jewell said. FOX8 reached out to […]
ASHEBORO, N.C. — Randolph County Commissioners could make a decision regarding management of the animal shelter Monday, according to County Manager Hal Johnson. Commissioners could decide to turn shelter management over to the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office or create an independent department under the county manager. The shelter is managed by the Public Health Department. Director Susan Hayes said in an email Wednesday that she believes the shelter would be best managed as a division of its own under the […]
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Twin City Harm Reduction Collective in Winston-Salem is reporting a spike in overdose reversals in the first six months in 2019. The group reported 195 overdose reversals in 2018 and 210 since Jan. 1. Program Director Rachel Thorney said that stronger drugs like fentanyl and carfentanil could be to blame, along with an increase of people receiving naloxone. “We’re seeing 130 unique individuals a months right now, we’re signing up a lot of new people,” she said. […]
GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. — Surveillance video from Isabella’s Pizzeria in Guilford County shows a thief smash a glass door before climbing inside. Owner Kathy Dudich said Monday that the burglary happened early Sunday morning at the restaurant off Liberty Road in the Forest Oaks community. Dudich said on top of the damage to the door and a desk inside the restaurant, $400 was stolen. She told FOX8 she was grateful no one was inside the restaurant when the suspect smashed […]
HIGH POINT, N.C. — Members of the Oakview community in High Point plan to hold a meeting with police to address recent crimes in their neighborhood. Jim Bronnert, with the Oakview Citizens Council, said residents can ask questions and voice their concerns. He said that a recent homicide investigation on Druid Street and a shooting in April on Earle Place have some families on edge. “The heavier crimes, the drug dealing and the shooting, that’s not acceptable in any neighborhood,” […]