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.
DAVIE COUNTY, N.C. — Wanda Nixon says six months after a devastating fire, her 6-year-old grandson, Wayne, is making huge strides in his recovery. The little boy suffered severe burns all over his body from a house fire on Legion Hut Road in the Cooleemee area. Wayne’s older brother Marcus died from injuries caused by the flames. “He’s truly missed around here,” Nixon said flipping through photos of the 8-year-old. “It’s real hard.” Nixon says Wayne was able to leave […]
DAVIE COUNTY, N.C. — Gathered in the backyard of Colleen Gaither’s Mocksville home, family members share stories about the woman loved by her community. “I knew my mom was a star, but I never knew she was a superstar,. She was bigger than life,” Gordon Gaither said. Colleen worked for the Davie County School system for decades, working in the cafeteria and driving a bus for Davie County High School. She had a medical emergency Thursday afternoon while driving students […]
GREENSBORO, N.C. — Faculty member Abolghasem Shahbazi said students and staff have missed Onnr Grogan in NCA&T’s biological engineering department. “She’s just a nice person to work with, all the students like her very much,” Shahbazi said. Grogan, 21, of Raleigh, was hit by a 1994 Acura Integra RS when she walked onto the road into oncoming traffic in the area of East Market Street and Laurel Street. Shahbazi said she was on her way to a morning class when […]
GREENSBORO, N.C. — Seven families are displaced after Greensboro police say 21-year-old Aleen Smith set a fire at an apartment complex off Hahn’s Lane Wednesday. Smith appeared in a Guilford County courtroom Thursday afternoon. She told a judge she “made a bad decision” and asked for her bond to be reduced. “It’s not something I want to continue to do, getting in trouble and stuff,” she said via video conference in court. Smith is charged with breaking and entering, larceny […]
GREENSBORO, N.C. — The student hit by a car Tuesday morning has been identified and is suffering “life-threatening injuries,” according to Greensboro police. Onnr Grogan, 21, of Raleigh, was hit by a 1994 Acura Integra RS when she walked onto the road into oncoming traffic in the area of East Market Street and Laurel Street. Police say she was at a non-crosswalk section. Grogan is a senior biological engineering student at NC A&T State University. She was taken to Moses […]
GREENSBORO, N.C. — At least four major projects mark a successful first year for East Greensboro NOW’s #InvestEast campaign. Phil Barnhill, executive vice president of East Greensboro NOW, pointed to NC A&T’s Engineering Complex, the Publix distribution center planned off U.S. 70, and Printworks Lofts as examples of some of the growth the area hopes to attract. According to Barnhill, commercial building permits totaling more than $102 million were filed between September 2018 and June 2019. People living near the […]
GREENSBORO, N.C. — Kiser Middle School parents and alumni plan to attend next month’s board of education meeting to voice their support for the school. Concerns over the school’s future follow a facility report released in early 2019 that recommends the school be repurposed, with students attending three other middle schools in Guilford County. A district spokesperson said Thursday that there have been no conversations about closing the school and that there has not been a work session yet to […]
GREENSBORO, N.C. — Greensboro city field crews posted a notice of violation after they were forced to remove mattresses, furniture and electronics someone dumped illegally along Old Battleground Road near Greystone Point. City staff said homeowners have called at least twice a year about illegal dumping in the area since 2017. Homeowner Elizabeth Napoliello lives off Old Battleground and said Wednesday she’s noticed the problem for years. “It’s sad to say but it’s almost gotten to the point where it’s […]
GREENSBORO, N.C. — Greensboro voters have the chance to weigh in on proposed projects across the city, including a trolley service in the downtown area. As part of the city’s participatory budgeting, residents will be able to vote on projects in their districts as well as a city-wide measure to begin a trolley service. “We had over 500 ideas collected during this process. It’s a months-long process. We go to community engagement events throughout the community to help gather those […]
HIGH POINT, N.C. — UNCG’s Center for Housing and Community Studies will be testing and studying water quality from 100 homeowners in the southern area of High Point. Stephen Sills, the center’s director, explained Friday that approximately 10 team members will begin canvassing the neighborhood next week. They will distribute test kits with instructions and a strip to see if there are any contaminants in drinking water. “These neighborhoods have histories of high lead,” Sills said. “We don’t know if […]
DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. — Sheriff Richie Simmons is introducing a new program to Davidson County’s 7th graders. The T.A.M.E., or Teenage Alcohol and Marijuana Education, program will expand on D.A.R.E. courses taught to 5th graders in the district. Sheriff Simmons said Wednesday that the program begins September 20 with one-hour courses each month on a different topic like vaping, social media, coping mechanisms and drugs and alcohol. “We want it to be on a personal level,” Sheriff Simmons said. “We […]
KING, N.C. — Janna Kiger says she’s continuing to recover five months after facing a life-threatening case of the flu. Kiger, 25, said Monday that doctors still don’t know why the virus attacked her heart. She said she doesn’t remember much from the week her condition turned for the worst. “All the sudden I started feeling like I couldn’t breathe,” Kiger said. “And that’s when I went to the hospital and that’s all I remember.” “If she’d been later, she […]