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.
GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. — Halloween is fast approaching, and that means it’s haunted house season. If you’re planning on visiting one in the Piedmont, Guilford County Fire Inspections Chief Stephen Thomas said it’s good to make sure the place is safe. “In the unlikely event, this is what we’re going to do. They should have a game plan,” Thomas said. State fire codes require haunted house owners to have plenty of fire extinguishers on hand, to have emergency exits in […]
JEFFERSON COUNTY, TN — John Wright, 73, of Mocksville was among the eight killed Wednesday when a bus carrying members of Front Street Baptist Church in Statesville collided with a tractor-trailer on Interstate 40 in Tennessee. Wright’s wife, Beverly, was seriously injured in the crash. “The more you knew about him, the better you liked him,” said John Wright’s longtime neighbor Randall Ward. John and Beverly, a retired nurse, loved to travel and work in their church. “They had a strong, […]
GREENSBORO, N.C. — A Greensboro man is angry with the city and its ordinances because he believes they’ve allowed a homeless camp to sprout up across the street from him. Frank Grant lives near High Point Road and Holden Road, and his home is across the street from a small wooded area. The area is full of beer bottles, trash bags, empty cigarette packs and old furniture. “I’m afraid to leave my house,” Grant said, claiming the folks who frequent […]
GREENSBORO, N.C. — The City of Greensboro is looking into claims that a general contractor cut a minority subcontractor out of some business in violation of Greensboro’s rules regarding minority and women-owned business enterprises (MWBEs). Ed McKeever, the owner of ECM Builders and an African-American, is listed as a subcontractor for the Gateway Gardens project at East Lee and East Florida Street. Fabco, the project’s general contractor, confirms that another subcontractor did the masonry work for which ECM’s bid was […]
GREENSBORO, N.C. — The Greensboro City Council and a Guilford County Schools committee both considered ways to give more work to women and minority owned businesses at separate meetings Tuesday. At issue, a major disparity between the number of contracts awarded to businesses owned by whites and those owned by women and minorities. The North Carolina Office for Historically Underutilized Businesses (NC HUB) found that Guilford County Schools spent more than $24 million in purchasing from April 1 to June […]
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — More than half of North Carolina’s cases of pertussis, also known as whooping cough, are in the Piedmont, according to numbers from the Department of Health and Human Services. Forsyth County has the most of any county of the state, with 90 between Jan. 1, 2013 and Sept. 6, 2013. That number has since grown to 100. Davidson County reported 40 cases countywide, and Guilford County reported 24 cases. Randolph County reported 12 cases, and Rockingham County […]
GREENSBORO, N.C. — As of the settlement of the largest part of multiple lawsuits against the City of Greensboro from current and former police officers, the city had spent $2,462,876.03 on outside counsel. The majority of that money went to Smith, Moore, Leatherwood, to whom the city wrote checks totaling $1,763,288.41. The city paid Van Laningham Duncan $391,953.62 and also paid Wilson, Helms, Cartledge $252,397.27. The city paid the court reporting and litigation service Case Works $42,287.09 and wrote checks […]
WENTWORTH, N.C. — Rockingham County is ramping up its efforts to collect delinquent property taxes by increasing the number of properties on which it forecloses, and the county needs outside help for that. Rockingham County employs one county attorney and three full-time employees to handle more than 3,800 past-due accounts accumulated over the last ten years. Now the law firm of Maddrey, Etringer, Smith, Hollowell, and Toney will help begin foreclosure proceedings on 20 to 25 cases every two to […]
GREENSBORO, N.C. — For the second time in as many meetings, the Greensboro City Council will consider extending water and sewer lines beyond the city limits to attract business. At a meeting on September 3, Council voted to run water and sewer lines out to a project run by a developer who wanted to bring a shopping center to Willowlake Road. On Tuesday, Council will consider doing to the same for a heavy industrial employer to Burlington Road/US 70. The […]
RALEIGH, N.C. — The director of the Division of Social Services for the state of North Carolina says help is on the way for counties struggling to get food stamps to needy households. Food stamps are now known as Food and Nutrition Services, and they’re passed out through North Carolina Families Access Services through Technology, or NC FAST. The state began implementing NC FAST in May of 2012, and Guilford County DSS had problems with it until June of 2013. […]
KING, N.C. — Two rival high schools played each other Friday, but fans from both came together to support a student injured in a car wreck. 15-year-old Jacob Pettitt is still in critical condition at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center after a car accident on the night of September 4. Friday, Pettitt’s school’s football team, East Surry High School, played at West Stokes High School. The schools are 10 miles apart, on either side of the county line. Some of […]
GREENSBORO, N.C. — The U.S. Department of Agriculture changed its definition of “retail pet store,” and that may change the way you buy or sell animals in the future. A “retail pet store” is now considered only to be a location where a potential customer can come and see an animal and examine its living conditions. Before this, websites were able to sell dogs without potential customers seeing the dog ahead of time. This will make things tougher on some […]