Brandon Jones is FOX8’s newest reporter. After spending two years in the heat and humidity of Texas, Brandon is glad to be back in cool weather.
Before coming to FOX8, Brandon was a reporter/fill-in anchor at KBTV in Beaumont, Texas. While at KBTV, Brandon won a Southeast Press Club Award for a serious feature story he did on controlling the mosquito population in Southeast Texas. Before that, he spent time at WDIV in Detroit as an associate producer.
Brandon is a huge supporter of his Detroit sports teams, but developed a love for the Dallas Cowboys during his time in Texas. He earned a bachelor’s degree in communications from Oakland University. In college, he interned at all four local affiliates in Detroit.
Brandon loves to travel, cook, and catch a good movie when he has the time.
If you know of something going on in the community, Brandon would love to hear it! E-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
GREENSBORO, N.C. — In an effort to deter crime, the City of Greensboro Parks and Recreation Department have started using “flash cams.” The cameras are used take still photos of people in Greensboro’s 190 parks after they close. Chris Wilson with the Parks and Recreation Department said the city spent close to $100,000 cleaning up spray paint and graffiti. “Since the cameras have gone up, the amount of money we spent cleaning up has been cut in half,” Wilson said. […]
GREENSBORO, N.C.– Several meetings were held with Greensboro City Council members Thursday to discuss what’s next for The International Civil Rights Center and Museum. Museum officials are asking for $1.5 million over the next three years. The money would go towards a bank loan, a marketing position and operational costs. The museum, which has been opened for three years, has had some setbacks, including low attendance and poor marketing. “We are hoping that city council will step in and help […]
BURLINGTON, N.C.- Not a day goes by that Susan Paul doesn’t think about her granddaughter, Toni Gwyn. The 17-month-old was found dead inside her parent’s home on July 11 after Eden Police say her parents starved and suffocated her. Paul passed out fliers in Burlington on Wednesday about the candlelight vigil to be held in her honor on Sunday. “She was robbed of the precious life she would have had,” Paul said. Paul said the family moved to Rockingham County […]
ALTAMAHAW, N.C. — State troopers say a mother and her 2-year-old daughter died early Thursday in a single-vehicle wreck in Alamance County. According to the N.C. Highway Patrol, 27-year-old Amy Huskey was driving a 2007 Dodge Nitro east on Altamahaw Union Ridge Road around 2:15 a.m. when her SUV crossed the center line and went off the left side of the roadway near Hub Mill Road. The SUV then struck a tree and caught fire. Huskey and her 2-year-old daughter died […]
GREENSBORO, N.C. — A television sitcom that is currently being filmed in Greensboro hit a snag with some city leaders on Wednesday. In a vote 6-3 Tuesday, Greensboro City Council members decided not to approve a $300,000 loan for the sitcom “Whatcha Cooking” produced by The Black Network Television. City leaders approved the loan last month, but questions about the owners Michael and Ramona Woods’ finances became a concern. Greensboro City Attorney S. Mujeeb Shah-Khan sent a letter to Mayor Robbie Perkins […]
GREENSBORO, N.C.– Stoneville-based Gerbing is considering a move to Greensboro. The city is considering giving Gerbing, which specializes in heated high-tech clothing, $150,000 in incentives to relocate to the city. The company plans to create 25 jobs over a three-year period in a variety of fields such as marketing and engineering, and will require 5,800 square feet for office and retail space. Gerbing President Tom Nolan describes his brand as “wearable technology.” “It’s like our old manufacturing with a high-tech […]
GREENSBORO, N.C.– Guilford County students will return to school in about a month and school officials are trying to determine how to compensate for budget shortfalls. The district did not receive all of the $13.6 million it requested from Guilford County Commissioners earlier this year, only receiving $1.5 million. A little over $900,000 will be redirected to have teacher assistants. Guilford County Schools Chief Financial Officer Angie Henry says if things stay the way they are, there’s no money to offer […]
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — The third annual naturalization ceremony, attended by 400 family members, friends and spectators, took place in Salem Square on Thursday. “Congratulations everyone. You’re citizens of The United States,” were the words 50 people from 28 different countries and their families were waiting to hear. Luz Angelica Smith put off naturalization for 15 years, but decided becoming a U.S. citizen would lead to a better life for her daughter. “I’m just so happy,” Smith exclaimed. By 1 p.m., […]
GREENSBORO, N.C. — The Greensboro City Council approved an ordinance on Wednesday to reinstate a curfew for teenagers following Saturday’s fight. The measure passed in an 8 to 1 vote Wednesday morning during a two-hour meeting that was called to address the issue. The curfew goes into effect immediately. It bans anyone under the age of 17 from downtown Greensboro between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m. unless they are accompanied by a parent or guardian. Those who are caught violating […]
UPDATE: The Greensboro City Council has approved an ordinance to reinstate a downtown curfew for teenagers. Read more. GREENSBORO, N.C.–Multiple fights, gunfire and vandalism Saturday night and early Sunday morning have led Greensboro City leaders to reconsider bringing back a teen curfew. Greensboro City Councilman Zack Matheny said the curfew could be geared towards anyone 17-years-old and under. The curfew would ban teens from the streets of downtown Greensboro from 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. Matheny didn’t specify what days the […]
GREENSBORO, N.C. — As a young child, Kent Senter believed there could be life on other planets. Senter, from Burlington, said he had his first sighting as a young child and his most “life changing” in Durham in 1985. The curiosity of what is in outer space still resides with him today. Senter has organized a conference that will bring research backed by college professors, retired military officers and government officials to the War Memorial Auditorium in Greensboro. “They’re a lot […]
MT. AIRY, N.C.–Mt. Airy school officials are being proactive before drug abuse becomes a problem in the school district. The district is considering random drug testing for all students in grades 6–12 who are a part of any extra-curricular activity or drive to school. Students who test positive for drugs the first time will have complete mandatory drug counseling approved by the Mt. Airy School Board. A second offense will cost the students participation in any extra-curricular activities and a […]