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Sheeka Strickland is living her dream. She loves meeting and talking to new people. She’s honored people give her the opportunity to explain what’s going in the community.

Sheeka joined the FOX8 Family in June 2008 as a reporter/fill-in anchor. Before coming to FOX8, she was the weekend anchor/reporter for WMAZ in Macon, GA.

While Sheeka was at WMAZ, she won an Associated Press award for an investigative story about undercover sheriff’s deputies that had sexual relations with prostitutes on the job.

Sheeka is one of the founding members, and current President of the Triad Association of Black Journalists, a professional affiliate chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists.

Go dawgs! Sheeka earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Georgia, where she majored in broadcast news.

Sheeka loves basketball and tennis. She also enjoys theater, traveling and brushing up on her American Sign Language skills.

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Recent Articles
  • 11-year-old hit by car in Greensboro

    GREENSBORO, N.C. – An eleven year old girl was sideswiped by a car Friday morning as she crossed Phillips Avenue to get to her bus stop. Gaisha Ross said she was almost to the other side of the street when the car’s passenger side mirror hit her arm. “I looked both ways and there was no cars — so when I crossed the street and I didn’t see no cars coming… I tried to back up away from it, because […]

  • Business leaders discuss Greensboro’s contract bidding process

      GREENSBORO, N.C. — The city held its first focus group on Thursday to meet with representatives from with women and minority owned business to discuss how the city can work better with historically underutilized businesses. Mark Oglesby used to own Worldwide Distribution, a construction subcontractor, that worked on projects like the new Guilford County Jail. He says running a small business is tough, but getting a City of Greensboro contract was even tougher. “It was easy enough to start […]

  • Eastern Randolph High remembers fallen graduates

    RAMSEUR, N.C – Eastern Randolph High School students and faculty remembered three of it’s own graduates who died on September 11, 2001 and the wars that followed. Sandy Bradshaw was a flight attendant on United 93, the plane headed for Washington D.C. that crashed in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. Bradshaw’s family said they’re happy that this year’s ceremony also included recognition of two military servicemen who died in Iraq and Afghanistan. Christopher Bartkiewicz died in 2008 while serving in the Army during […]

  • City may restore historic Greensboro building

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — The city of Greensboro’s mayor and staff are considering using a rarely-applied law to bring much needed repairs to a deteriorating historic building downtown. The old Cascade Saloon is the vacant building between the railroad tracks on South Elm Street, bridging the gap between North Elm and South Elm businesses, according to Preservation Greensboro Executive Director Benjamin Briggs. “To see it vacant just breaks my heart,” said Briggs. “The top of the building used to have a […]

  • Email records show Cascades Grandview owed over $12k to city

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — During the height of the problems at the Cascades Grandview apartment complex, just one day after tenants were thrown out, city employees considered turning the water off as well. According to more than 600 emails released by the city, employees tried to figure out what to do with the problematic apartment complex. A lot of the emails are around the time when Duke Energy turned off the power because of an overdue electric bill. “The Cascade apartment […]

  • Zeek receivership lawyer shares how to get refunds

    LEXINGTON, N.C. — Kenneth Bell, a lawyer in charge of the Zeek receivership said in a media conference call Monday that Zeek Rewards investors will get some of their money back, but it will likely be awhile. The Washington D.C. based lawyer said at this point he is focused on collecting as much money as he can. Bell said he and his colleagues have already gotten a substantial amount. “I think we can perhaps get quite a bit more,” Bell […]

  • City approves new YMCA deal in Greensboro

    GREENSBORO, N.C. – Greensboro’s city council agreed to a partnership with the Hayes-Taylor YMCA, that will allow the Y to move into a bigger building at Barber Park. “When you look at the nanotechnology center, gateway university, you have the Gateway Gardens, Barber Park and you can imagine situating a YMCA right in the middle of all that activity,” said Larry Burnett, the executive director of the Hayes-Taylor YMCA. He says the new 55,000 square foot facility they plan to […]

  • New Sheetz distribution center could bring 250 jobs to Burlington

    BURLINGTON, N.C. — A popular convenience store chain is considering Burlington as the site of a new distribution center. If the city and county agree to the requested incentives, the company may invest millions of dollars into the community and create more than 250 jobs. Sheetz, the hi-tech convenient store chain that offers made to order foods, is interested in opening a distribution center in Burlington.  Sheetz has asked for more than $1 million worth of incentives and infrastructure from […]

  • Cascade apartment staff apologize for condemnation

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — In a written letter slid under resident’s doors, Cascades Grandview apartment staff apologized for the building losing power Wednesday night, and the building’s condemnation, which lasted until 12 p.m. Thursday afternoon. “It was not clear that the building would be condemned until 11 p.m. and at that time all people would need to be evacuated. Our staff here lives on site and understands what an inconvenience this was for all of you,” said the letter. Cascades Grandview […]

  • Police: Thomasville tobacco shop sold drugs to teens

    THOMASVILLE, N.C. — Thomasville Police said they’re investigating E-Z Tobacco, a store in the Liberty Square Shopping Center, for selling synthetic marijuana to teenagers. Lieutnant Jerry Jolly with Thomasville Police said E-Z Tobacco likely made most of it’s money selling synthetic marijuana and prescription pain pills. “It’s bad for the community. It’s bad for our children,” Lieutenant Jolly said. “They’re looking at serious fines and prison time. They’re basically selling drugs.” Jolly said undercover agents seized 1,000 grams of synthetic […]

  • Presidential campaigns depend on Triad companies

    Both presidential campaigns are focusing a lot of time and energy in North Carolina and they’re also calling upon local small business owners to help their cause. Vice President Joe Biden originally planned to visit TS Designs in Burlington, but when the space didn’t accommodate, he visited Durham and had the company’s president introduce him at the event instead. “It was such an honor,” said Eric Henry, President of TS Designs, which makes T-shirts from a North Carolina supply chain. […]

  • Tree falls on apartment complex, one rescued

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Crews had to help a man get out of his apartment building in Greensboro after a tree limb crashed through the roof. The tree fell on the Lindley Park Manor Apartments on Manor Drive just after midnight Friday morning. Thomas Brown, an Elon law student, lived in the apartment where a red oak tree crashed through the roof. “The wind picked up and then I heard a crash and it was dark so when I opened my […]

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