Carter Coyle is thrilled to be living in the Triad and has always loved North Carolina. She joins the FOX8 team from Augusta, Georgia where she reported and anchored at WRDW-TV for two years.
A Georgia bulldog through-and-through, Carter started her career as a journalist at the University of Georgia in Athens. There, she reported with Newsource 15 and WNEG-TV. She also traveled all over the U.S. with the American Le Mans Racing Series as a broadcast intern.
At UGA, Carter earned a Bachelor of Arts in Broadcast News Journalism and a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature. She’s always loved reading, writing and acting but finds herself most at home in the newsroom.
One of Carter’s favorite memories is bungy jumping 216 meters from the world’s highest jump, Bloukran’s Bridge, during a service abroad trip to Cape Town, South Africa.
In 2011, Carter was honored with Georgia AP Award for Best Investigative Journalism after a series of reports about a juvenile who was brutally murdered in jail. She received the Georgia Association of Broadcasters Merit Award for Best Feature Story in recognition of a special report with legendary football coach Vince Dooley.
Carter loves digging up interesting news stories and hearing what viewers want to see on TV. Feel free to email her any time at Carter.Coyle@wghp.com.
GREENSBORO, N.C. — Greensboro veterinarians say they’ve treated several emergencies recently involving dogs overheating in the high temperatures. They are warning pet owners to be extra cautious. Dogs and cats can overheat quickly, which can lead to stroke or seizures. Plus, said Dr. Christine Hunt at University Animal Hospital of Greensboro, the pavement outside can be thirty degrees hotter than the air temperature. “We have to be careful when we’re walking them because they don’t have tennis shoes on,” she […]
Guilford County Emergency Service workers are responding to about double the number of heat-related calls this summer compared to last. Forsyth EMS is seeing similar numbers. “Most of what we see are heat exhaustion. Just where they’re too hot, overheated, their body is still maintaining and compensating pretty well,” explained Chris Wilson with Guilford County EMS. “But if it goes unchecked, you will progress into what we call heat stroke and that is a significant, life-threatening emergency.” Guilford EMS worked […]
A new report from the Better Business Bureau indicates many people think of scam victims as elderly or unintelligent. But this study shows that is far from the truth. “It doesn’t matter what your age is. It doesn’t matter your gender… It actually seems those that have higher education are getting scammed more than others,” said Brian Wright, president and CEO of the BBB of Northwest North Carolina. The study showed people who are younger, between the ages of 25 […]
BURLINGTON, N.C. – It was an incredibly emotional day for a Burlington teenager and his family. He met the family of his heart donor. Many in our community have supported 14-year-old Alj Jefferies and followed his journey battling heart disease. He was dying in the hospital when he received a successful heart transplant in March 2016. He was first diagnosed with cardiomyopathy as an infant and eventually doctors said a transplant was his only hope. Monday at Carolina Donor Services […]
ROCKINGHAM COUNTY, N.C. — Rockingham County is hosting a Youth Hunting and Safety Day on Aug 6. The event is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 6, at 527 Longbranch Road in Reidsville. Activities will include shotgun shooting, archery range, deer stand safety, turkey calling instruction, habitat and food plots and fishing rod practice. Craig Travis, chairman of the Rockingham County Board of Commissioners, told FOX8, “We’re ‘pro’ being responsible gun owners and hunting enthusiasts. But it’s very […]
HIGH POINT, N.C. — The Salvation Army in High Point is now able to serve more people in a larger facility for energy bill assistance. In just two weeks, they’ve served more than 400 clients. There is a line nearly all day every day. They are ranging from 30 to 70 clients a day, and that’s just in one city. “There is unfortunately such a thing as the working poor,” said Antoine Dalton, director of social services for The Salvation Army. “So […]
ASHEBORO, N.C. — The Asheboro City School district is finding new ways to engage and educate kids throughout the summer. Low-income youth lose two to three months in reading every summer, according to the National Summer Learning Association. It reports most youth lose about two months of math skills in the summer. ACS planned fifteen learning camps throughout the summer. This week, St. Luke United Methodist Church hosted STREAM camp, focusing on science, technology, reading, engineering and math. “The students […]
GREENSBORO, N.C. — Three lanes of West Friendly Avenue between Mendenhall and Cedar Street were closed early Wednesday morning after the road buckled into a self-made speed bump, police say. The lanes are expected to be blocked through the end of the day. The street has been shut down since 4 a.m. City of Greensboro representative Jake Keys confirmed that crews were trying to determine why the buckling happened but said heat could be a factor. Similar incidents have not […]
SNOW CAMP, N.C. — Bobby Willard says he is alive today thanks to two good Samaritans who helped pull him from his work van after he crashed into a tree. Willard doesn’t know why he went off Greensboro Chapel Hill Road on June 2, but believes he might have passed out from a medical problem. All he remembers is waking up as his van filled with smoke. “The van had caught on fire. So I started hollering, ‘Get me out […]
Communities throughout the Piedmont hosted peaceful protests, vigils and conversations Thursday in response to the officer-involved shootings in Louisiana and Minnesota. In Greensboro, a Black Lives Matter group of about a dozen people gathered outside the Guilford County Courthouse with signs such as one reading, “My family, friends, and loved ones will not be another hashtag.” Greensboro community advocate, Rev. Nelson Johnson, describes the two latest shootings as “disturbing”. Through his work at The Beloved Community Center and Faith Community Church, […]
GREENSBORO, N.C. – Local housing groups and FOX8’s On Your Side office have gotten several calls from tenants concerned their air conditioning units are broken. Many are asking what the law is when it comes to requiring a landlord to fix the A/C. North Carolina housing code requires a dwelling to have a heating system so that at least one habitable room can be heated to 68 degrees in the winter. However, there’s not a numerical threshold defined for hot […]
GREENSBORO, N.C. – The Interactive Resource Center in Greensboro gets a lot of attention during the cold weather months for helping people who are facing homelessness. But summer weather, said executive director Michelle Kennedy, can be just as much of an emergency. “People hear all about us when it’s snowing, the weather’s really cold and we’re providing shelter. But one of the things most in the community don’t realize is people’s lives are even more in danger during extreme periods of […]