Friends and family are just two of the reasons Mitch Carr is happy to be in the Piedmont. Mitch is from right up I-85 in Richmond, VA, so the area already feels like home, especially when compared with the previous two stops in his career.
Before joining the FOX8 News team, Mitch helped wake up the Las Vegas Valley as a morning reporter for 8NewsNOW. He misses the fun in Vegas but doesn’t miss the early morning wakeup call. Mitch began his career as a general assignment news reporter for KLBK in Lubbock, TX.
Mitch graduated from the University of Miami in Coral Gables, FL. While there Mitch double majored in Broadcast Journalism and Spanish. He had the chance to study abroad in Mexico City and Viña del Mar, Chile, y ahora puede conversar en español.
Mitch is a workaholic, but when not working on the day’s story he will watch any sporting event live or on TV and spends a lot of time working out and reading. When the weather’s nice, Mitch will even embarrass himself on the golf course.
Mitch is on Facebook and Twitter (@MitchCarrTV) and loves to meet and talk to people. Just don’t be surprised if you have trouble shutting him up once he gets started.
GREENSBORO, N.C. — Recipients of federal food and nutrition services will see a decrease in the amount they receive every month starting Friday due to the expiration of the federal stimulus package. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act expires on October 31. Passed in 2009, the ARRA increased the amount that households received in FNS benefits, formerly called food stamps. When the ARRA expires, food stamp payments will revert to their 2009 levels. Steve Hayes with the Guilford County Department […]
GREENSBORO, N.C. — TIMCO Aviation Services Inc., a Greensboro-based company, announced Wednesday that it has signed an agreement to be purchased by Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering Company Limited for $388.8 million. The transaction is expected to close in the first quarter of 2014. TIMCO performs aircraft maintenance work and makes lightweight aircraft seats. It has a work force of about 1,800 people in the Triad. According to a press release, the acquisition will create one of the world’s largest airframe […]
RANDOLPH COUNTY, N.C. — The weeds in an overgrown lot off of Old U.S. 421 near Liberty are taller than the woman who lives next door, and she’s tired of it. Brenda Reed also says she’s seen rats running around the vacant lot, and she’s worried they’re headed for her house. “People say try to catch them. How you going to catch all them rats?” Reed asked. Reed stands 5’2″ and definitely disappears behind some of the vegetation. “I think […]
HIGH POINT, N.C. — A little more than a week after vandals carved obscenities into the paint of a former Marine’s pickup truck, the truck looks good as new. The Guilford County Sheriff’s Office is still looking for the vandals who carved “F— MARINES” into Corporal Noah Anderson’s black Chevy Colorado. Since the October 11 incident, donations have come flooding in for Corporal Anderson. Former Marine Chris Collins did the truck repair work for free at High Point Body and […]
GREENSBORO, N.C. — Guilford County Schools suspended its tablet program October 4 and on Tuesday it released numbers to go along with the decision. The District asked for the return of 15,000 Amplify tablets that had been distributed to 18 of 24 middle schools. Of those 15,000: 2100 had cracked screens 2100 had broken connections between the detachable keyboard and the tablet 500 had chargers with broken or frayed cords 9 had charges that showed heat damage, some to the […]
HIGH POINT, N.C. — The fate of a historic hotel and a local business are intertwined, and the faster the first goes, the healthier the second will be. The city of High Point has attempted to either tear down or rebuild the historic Kilby Hotel for the past year, but it sits in a worsening state of decay. After a pedestrian called 911 on Oct. 13 to report strange sounds coming from the building, possibly meaning it was coming down, […]
GREENSBORO, N.C. — Councilmen Zack Matheny and Jim Kee believe the City of Greensboro is closer to bringing a grocery store to Phillips Avenue than ever before after Tuesday night’s council meeting. The Council voted 9-0 to approve an investment and renovation plan brought forward by Self Help Credit Union of Durham. According to Matheny, Self Help has been more receptive to the wishes of community leaders when it comes to what will go in the old Bessemer Center. “They […]
COLFAX, N.C. – The Guilford County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a crime of vandalism, and the victim is a two-tour Iraq War veteran in Colfax. Corporal Noah Anderson said he was resting on his couch Friday night when his motion sensor lights turned on outside. He went out to investigate and saw three suspects running away through the woods. Then Anderson took a look at his truck. The suspects used some sharp instrument to carve deep scratches into the driver’s […]
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Police have arrested two suspects in connection with a woman who was murdered late Thursday at a home on Magnolia Street in Winston-Salem. A man told police he was at a home at 700 Magnolia Street with his mother when two men broke into the home around 11:30 p.m. Shelia Pace Gooden, of 700 Magnolia Street, was shot multiple times during the incident. She died at the scene. The son said he escaped out the back door […]
KERNERSVILLE, N.C. — The federal program that helped Miss Jenny’s Pickles make it from Kernersville to store shelves in Beijing is shut down because of the federal government shutdown, so plans for more expansion are on hold. Miss Jenny’s uses the Export-Import Bank of the United States. It works as a financier and background checker for small businesses hoping to get their products overseas. If a buyer in China wants $1 million worth of pickles, the Ex-Im Bank insures that […]
GREENSBORO, N.C. — The City of Greensboro does not anticipate much of an impact from the Federal Government shutdown, while Guilford County is already seeing the impact. The Special Subsidized Nutrition Program for Women Infants and Children, or WIC, is 100 percent federally funded and administered by the county. The program is now suspended due to the shutdown. The same goes for federally subsidized daycare. “The information that’s coming out right now is still sketchy,” said Guilford County Manager Marty […]
GREENSBORO, N.C. — Guilford County’s Department of Social Services announced Monday it has made significant progress in the fight to clear the backlog of food and nutrition benefits cases. FNS Benefits, still sometimes referred to as food stamps, had backed up due to serious issues with NC FAST (North Carolina Families Accessing Services through Technology), a computer program which sought to be a single entry point to get DSS clients enrolled in several government benefit programs. In September, the state […]