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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.


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  • Greensboro’s Swift Water Rescue Team recovers American flag from Florence waters

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — As Hurricane Florence tore into eastern North Carolina, the Greensboro Fire Department’s Swift Water Rescue Team lent a hand. Among the team’s rescues, one in particular stood out. On Sunday, the Greensboro Fire Department shared a photo on Twitter of the team with an American flag recovered from a river. This flag was recovered. Found by @GSOFireDept Swift Water Rescue Team floating in the river pic.twitter.com/YRxnmRRXxo — Greensboro Fire Dept (@GSOFireDept) September 23, 2018 The department returned […]

  • City leaders hope a new campaign inspires more businesses to move to east Greensboro

    GREENSBORO, N.C. – City leaders hope a new campaign inspires more businesses to make the move to east Greensboro. On Thursday, East Greensboro NOW and the City of Greensboro announced the #InvestEast initiative. “We’re going to grow the east, we’re going to promote the east, we’re going to celebrate the east,” City Council member Sharon Hightower said. Hightower said the area has the space businesses need, with room for additional housing, restaurants and retail. “Regardless of what you’re going to […]

  • Greensboro apartments that flooded and left nearly 80 people without homes were condemned years ago

    GREENSBORO, N.C. – Residents at Pinecroft Place Apartments in Greensboro were upset Thursday after learning their units were condemned years ago. City inspection records show that a number of apartments on the bottom floor at Pinecroft were condemned in 2003. In 2015, city inspectors said they should only be used for storage. “We were surprised that people were inhabiting those rental unit because there was no certificate of occupancy issued on those 32 units,” Mayor Nancy Vaughn said Thursday. She […]

  • 2 teens shot in Winston-Salem

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Winston-Salem police are investigating a shooting Thursday evening where two teenagers were injured. The shooting was reported in the 3000 block of Gilmer Avenue Northeast. Police said the shooting took place in the street and the victims were taken to a home at 3059 Gilmer Ave. The teens are both 15-year-old boys. A neighbor, who told the Winston-Salem Journal he is best friends with the boys, said the two are related to each other and that one was shot […]

  • Forward High Point says construction on the city’s new baseball stadium should be complete within 6 months

    HIGH POINT, N.C. – Forward High Point says construction on the city’s new baseball stadium should be complete within six months. Executive Director Ray Gibbs said Thursday that while the stadium will attract attention to downtown High Point, project leaders have their sights set on a bigger project. “The real goal the city had with the stadium was not to simply bring baseball to High Point, but to become a catalyst for private development in the downtown area to activate […]

  • Family members want justice after man found shot in High Point cemetery

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — Xavier Luckey’s family members gathered at the High Point police station Wednesday morning, calling on his shooter to come forward. Luckey was found dead with a gunshot wound at the Floral Garden Park Cemetery in High Point late Tuesday night. Luckey’s mother, Tameka Knotts, held a photo of the 28-year-old, saying that she couldn’t understand how someone could have left her son to die. “What happened to him last night, he didn’t deserve that. They left […]

  • Woman’s purse stolen at Greensboro church; suspect arrested

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — It’s one of the last places you’d expect to get robbed. A woman leaving church in Greensboro Sunday morning discovered her purse was missing, with her keys and wallet inside. She didn’t want to be identified, but said she stayed calm while reporting her debit card as stolen using a banking app. “I knew that if somebody needed something more than me, that it would be OK and whatever I had would get back to me,” she […]

  • Local families head to Raleigh to honor loved ones who dies from overdoses

    Dozens of Triad families headed to Raleigh Friday night to honor those who died from an overdose. International Overdose Awareness Day aims to remember those killed, but also call for action for more recovery and prevention resources. Randy Abbott joined the group of parents traveling for the event with a banner listing the names of people who died from overdose in North Carolina. “We wanted to do something North Carolina specific since this is a North Carolina event. When you […]

  • Pastor, principal charged with sex offenses against a minor in Rockingham County

    RUFFIN, N.C. — A pastor and academy principal in Rockingham County was arrested Wednesday on charges of sex offenses against a minor. Kevin Scott Heffner, 48, of Pelham, was arrested on 12 counts of disseminating obscene materials to a minor and two counts of statutory sex offense. Arrest warrants show that the obscene materials were “photographs of his genitalia.” The statutory sex offense allegedly took place between June 15 and Aug. 29. The victim was 15 or younger at the […]

  • Publix to build $400 million distribution center in Greensboro, 1,000 jobs expected

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Publix Super Markets Inc. will build a $300 million regional distribution center here that could employ 1,000 people. Gov. Roy Cooper announced the news at an annual luncheon Wednesday sponsored by the Greensboro Chamber of Commerce. “This is exciting news not only for this area but for our state,” he said. “Publix has a growing footprint in the southeast United States and they could have chosen anywhere to put this distribution center but they have chosen here, […]

  • SkyView8 video shows Mount Airy church fire

    MOUNT AIRY, N.C. — A Mount Airy church was destroyed by a fire Monday evening and SkyView8 was there to capture the fire from above. The fire happened at Faith Baptist Church, located at 125 Faith Baptist Church Way, in the Toast community of Mount Airy. Video posted to Facebook by Nicole Calhoun showed flames burning through the roof of the church. More than a dozen departments responded to the fire, and worked for hours to get the flames under […]

  • Fire strikes the heart of a Mount Airy church community

    MOUNT AIRY, N.C. — A Mount Airy church was destroyed by a fire Monday evening. The fire happened at Faith Baptist Church, located at 125 Faith Baptist Church Way, in the Toast community of Mount Airy. Video posted to Facebook by Nicole Calhoun showed flames burning through the roof of the church. More than a dozen departments responded to the fire, and worked for hours to get the flames under control. Surry County’s Director of Emergency Management said no injuries […]