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.
LEXINGTON, N.C. — Lexington police said they are searching for three persons of interest following a rash of vandalism at downtown businesses. Officers responded to calls about shattered windows at The Goose and Monkey Brewhouse, Collectors Depot and the YMCA Thursday morning. Police also say an abandoned car was set on fire in the back parking lot of Firestone Auto Care. “It’s a shame, you know most of us small businesses don’t make a lot of money here in Lexington, […]
GREENSBORO,N.C. — A Greensboro couple warded off a suspected thief checking car handles and looking into windows early Thursday morning on West Florida Street. Allison Whatley told FOX8 she spotted someone walking around her car around 3:15 a.m. Thursday. Hours later, she believes she saw the same person across the street at her neighbor’s car. “I looked out the front window and I saw what looked to be a very similar person attempting to get into our neighbor’s car,” she […]
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Three juveniles were arrested after a stolen car hit two school buses at Northwest Middle School, according to Winston-Salem police. Officers say the driver of the bus, Danyell Jordan, 49, was injured and taken to the hospital. “It really scared me because I’ve never been in an accident before, and I have to thank God because it could have been worse than what it was,” Jordan said. Police say a light blue vehicle hit one school bus […]
GREENSBORO, N.C. — Brian L. James, a current deputy chief of the Greensboro Police Department, will rise to become the new police chief, the department announced Tuesday. “I will certainly do my best each and every day to uphold this position, and help mold this police department into a department the community is proud of,” James said. A Greensboro native, James is a graduate of Page High School. He joined the police department on Feb. 16, 1996, as a member […]
LEXINGTON, N.C. — Students at Churchland Elementary School spent Monday afternoon creating cards for a Davidson County deputy who was hit by a car. State Highway Patrol says around 7:45 a.m., the deputy was directing traffic when a 2015 Ford passenger car hit him while heading north on N.C. 150. A spokesperson with the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office later identified the deputy as Deputy Josh Yarbrough. “He’s always got a smile on his face. He waves at the kids when […]
HIGH POINT, N.C. — The High Point Police Department broke ground Friday on a new headquarters located off Westchester Drive. “I think an important part of this is that it shows the commitment from the city and the citizens to give us what we need and that’s not what we see a lot of times across the country,” Chief Kenneth Shultz said. “This is a morale boost for our officers.” The move is something people in the department have been […]
Most counties in the Piedmont Triad are reporting an increase in waitlist numbers for seniors hoping to receive food through the Meals on Wheels program. T. Lee Covington, the president and CEO of Senior Services in Forsyth County, said Thursday that their program had about 75 people on the waitlist. In Guilford County, 309 people want to sign up for the program, an extremely high number compared to the normal waitlist. Covington said that a delay in passing the state […]
GREENSBORO, N.C. — As Greensboro Police Chief Wayne Scott prepares for his upcoming retirement Jan. 31, he’s looking back at three decades in law enforcement. Packing his office, Scott pulls out old photos and gear from his time in the academy. “When we were all just young kids,” he laughs, pointing to a photo of his classmates. Since Scott joined the department in 1991, he says the city and downtown area have seen major changes. With the construction of the […]
GREENSBORO, N.C. — Bicycling in Greensboro members and supporters pushed for safer streets in the city Tuesday night. Project Coordinator Nicole Lindahl explained that the Safe Systems Proposal advocates for more complete streets and roads that are safe for drivers, cyclists and pedestrians. She said that as part of Greensboro’s Vision Zero initiative, the city is expected to expand its complete streets policy. The plan she is pushing would require more checks and balances to make sure safety measures are […]
GREENSBORO, N.C. — Sidewalks are planned for a stretch of road where a Greensboro man was killed in a hit-and-run crash. Greensboro police say Earnest Lee Cook was walking in the road near the intersection of South Swing Road and Tri-Port Court around 6:10 a.m. Saturday when he was hit by a 2015 Subaru Forrester. The driver did not stay at the scene but later turned herself in to police. Family members told FOX8 Cook was walking home from the […]
HIGH POINT, N.C. — Worried day care and learning center employees reached out to FOX8 after months of missing reimbursement money from a federal program. Vanessa Price operates VPLearning Center in High Point and explained that she normally receives at least $700 monthly through the Child and Adult Food Care Program. Price said that her sponsor for the program was Guilford Child Development, who facilitated the money. She explained reimbursement payments stopped in October. Since then, she’s covered breakfast, lunches […]
HIGH POINT, N.C. — A crowd of High Point police officers and volunteers with High Point Community Against Violence gathered Thursday afternoon. The canvass response on both Eskdale Drive and Sharon Street follows two deadly shootings on Christmas Eve. Officers determined 18-year-old Austin Shoaf was shot on Eskdale Drive. Kalon K. Ewing, 27, died during surgery following a shooting on Sharon Street. “We’re all tired of the violence and we really want to press hard to make a change this […]