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.
GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. — Sitting side-by-side, Miranda Curtis’s friends and family members wiped away tears, sharing memories of the 37-year-old and her two daughters. Family members say Curtis, and two of her daughters, 8-year-old Ariyana and 14-year-old Zyilyan, were killed in a fiery wreck on U.S. 421 Wednesday morning. China Curtis, 22, lost her mother and two siblings in the crash, just one year after losing her father. “My mom would do anything for me. There’s never a time I […]
THOMASVILLE, N.C. — Home security surveillance video taken Monday night shows a driver spinning out of control before hitting a steel mailbox on Liberty Drive. Neighbors heard the impact near Highway 109 but say the crash doesn’t surprise them. Homeowners say a dip in the nearby intersection is partially to blame. “They just come through too fast here and when they hit the hump, your car nose dives into the bank into the asphalt,” said Randall Ramsey. Magan Goodyear lives […]
GREENSBORO, N.C. — Dozens standing on the lawn of the Community Enrichment Center cheered Tuesday afternoon as project leaders cut an orange ribbon on the stairs. The center is a collaboration between Cone Health, UNCG’s Center for new North Carolinians and Phillips Management will help connect immigrants and refugees to community resources. “Newcomers, immigrants and refugees face a lot of the same barriers other low-income Americans face, and they also face the challenges of language, navigating the new systems to […]
GRAHAM, N.C. — Several former Western Alamance High School students sat in the front row of the courtroom Friday afternoon as Kenneth Ray Lockner made his first appearance in Alamance County Court. Lockner, 58, of Mebane, is charged with three felony counts of indecent liberties with a student. Another charge of indecent liberties with a student was added on Friday. The Latin teacher and coach only spoke once to confirm he wanted a court-appointed attorney. Students leaving campus told FOX8 […]
KERNERSVILLE, N.C. — Town leaders charting the future for Kernersville are asking for help from the public. Onward Kernersville, an initiative by the Chamber of Commerce, aims to plan how the town addresses issues like growth and development over the next 20 years. “We were able to improve our roads, improve our parks and recreation, improve the opportunity for people to actually come visit our community in Kernersville,” chamber president and CEO Chris Comer said. At a meeting on Thursday […]
BURLINGTON, N.C. — Homeowner Donna Vitucci knows what to expect following any heavy rainfall on Overbrook Terrace. “Earlier this year we had significant flooding in our basement, wall to wall, three inches or more, everything was floating,” Vitucci said. She’s grateful that city crews are installing a storm drain at the top of her cul-de-sac this week, but the city’s water resource director explained that it won’t solve the entire problem. Bob Patterson explained that the flooding was partially due […]
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Members of Winston-Salem’s Public Safety Committee will discuss youth gun violence at an upcoming meeting, following the murders of two teenagers in October. Police say both 16-year-old Jayden Jamison and Jumil Robertson were shot and killed less than two weeks apart. Assistant City Manager Tasha Logan Ford said Tuesday that gun violence will be discussed in the committee’s upcoming November meeting. “I think it’s important for the community to realize that we are concerned about this just […]
GREENSBORO, N.C. — Becky McCloskey’s home was a flurry of activity Friday afternoon as tree and restoration crews surrounded the house on Spicewood Drive in Greensboro. A massive tree fell onto her home, crushing an outdoor patio and damaging the roof of the home Thursday night. “My whole house shook, and I was at the front door and I’m thinking ‘Oh my God, what was that?'” McCloskey said. Several parts of the ceiling broke through, and rafters in her home […]
GREENSBORO, N.C. — Walking alongside South Buffalo Creek in Bingham Park, it isn’t hard to find broken glass, plastic bottles or old carpeting in the creek beds. People living behind the park in east Greensboro told FOX8 it’s been a problem for years. “Diapers, cans, everything, especially when it rains hard and it stops it washes over,” nearby resident Sadie Reed said. Researchers with UNCG’s Center for Housing and Community Studies plan to study the impact litter has on stormwater […]
DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. — Davidson County 911 officials are working to find the source of interference on first responder radios. “It is an issue, and it needs to be resolved,” said Chief Nick Sledge of the North Lexington Triangle Fire Department. “(We) hear dogs barking in the background, other strange noises and things of that nature.” 911 director Rob Wilson declined to speak with FOX8 on camera but gave the following statement: “We are aware of and working on finding […]
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Two more suspects have been charged in connection with the shooting death of 17-year-old Glenn High School student Jumil Dewann Robertson, according to a news release from Winston-Salem police. Jose Noyola Toledo, 17, and Manuel Mejia Jimenez, 17, both of Winston-Salem, are each charged with murder connection with the Oct. 17 shooting of Robertson on Argonne Boulevard. Warrants for Jimenez show that the shooting was ‘part of a pattern of gang activity.’ Police have not given a […]
BURLINGTON, N.C. — Alamance-Burlington School System’s director of transportation said a bus driver’s route was changed after a complaint Tuesday. A parent told FOX8 they saw the driver of bus 47 pull behind the car line on Carroll Road near Western Alamance Middle School. The parent said the driver pulled into the wrong lane, passing several cars to make an upcoming lefthand turn on Northcrest Drive. He said that many children walk to and from school in the area and […]