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Daryl Matthews


Greensboro, NC, United States

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Recent articles by Daryl:

High Point firefighter recovering from flash fire burns

HIGH POINT, N.C. (WGHP) — Two High Point firefighters are quickly recovering after coming face-to-face with a fire that caused first and second-degree burns to several parts of their bodies. “I definitely feel like it was one of those situations that was kind of a freak accident and kind of the wrong place at the […] → Read More

Surveying the damage left in Triad from Hurricane Ian

HIGH POINT, N.C. (WGHP) — Across Greensboro, many have experienced harsh winds and heavy rains and whatever is left from remnants of Hurricane Ian Friday night. Thousands of households have been left in the dark from the downed powerlines and hundreds of trees have either hit homes or blocked roads throughout the day. Early Friday, […] → Read More

Fallen trees in Piedmont Triad damage homes, knock out power for around 350,000 people across NC

THOMASVILLE, N.C. (WGHP) — Fallen trees are causing problems on Friday afternoon as the remnants of Hurricane Ian continue to cause storms in the Piedmont Triad. A tree fell on a Thomasville home on Hillcrest Road near Circle Drive and damaged the roof and back of the home. The people who live in the home […] → Read More

Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools updates bond project plans

FORSYTH COUNTY, N.C. (WGHP) — The Winston Salem/Forsyth County board members voted to pass their recommendations, taking them one step closer to completing the $350 million bond passed in 2016. During Tuesday night’s meeting, the board chose to go with postponing three projects dealing with Ward Elementary, Griffith Elementary and Smith Farm Elementary, which they […] → Read More

1 dead after motorcycle crash in High Point

HIGH POINT, N.C. (WGHP) — Fire crews, police and EMS are on the scene of a fatal crash in High Point. FOX8 is told the crash happened on Wendover Avenue and Hickory Grove just after 8 p.m. when a motorcycle and silver car collided. One person was killed in the crash. The westbound lane will be fully blocked off while police investigate. This is a developing story. → Read More

Stabbing victim taken to hospital in Asheboro

ASHEBORO, N.C. (WGHP) — A male victim was reportedly stabbed in Asheboro and taken to the hospital on Wednesday. FOX8 is told a person of interest is in custody. The stabbing happened at a vacant Quality Inn on the 800 block of Albemarle Road. There is no threat to the public. The extent of the victim’s injuries is unknown at this time. This is a developing story. → Read More

2 teens arrested in connection to double homicide in Graham, police say

ORANGE COUNTY, N.C. (WGHP) — Two teens were arrested on Tuesday in connection to a double homicide that happened last month, according to the Graham Police Department. The suspects are 14 and 17 years old and were arrested almost a month after two 16-year-old boys were found shot to death on Aug. 25. Around 1 […] → Read More

‘He had so much love’; Family, friends mourn Eastern Alamance High School student found dead in Orange County

ALAMANCE COUNTY, N.C. (WGHP) — The family of Devin Clark is looking for answers as to who is responsible for his death and the death of a young Orange County Girl. Over a hundred people gathered on the field of Eastern Alamance High School to mourn the loss of their classmate 18-year-old Devin Clark, who […] → Read More

‘Love on people while they’re here’; friends, family of mother, baby killed in Graham crash remember her life

GRAHAM, N.C. (WGHP) — Friends and family gathered to honor the lives of two people that died in a car accident Wednesday evening in Alamance County. Graham Police Department said the accident happened on the 400 block of Moore Street and that’s where the people close to the two created a memorial for 23-year-old Rakeah […] → Read More

Man charged with murder after fatal shooting in Winston-Salem, police say

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (WGHP) — A man was charged with murder on Thursday afternoon after a fatal shooting in Winston-Salem earlier this year, according to a Winston-Salem Police Department news release. On April 25 at 6:18 p.m., officers with the WSPD responded to the parking lot of Garden Court Apartments when they were told about a […] → Read More

Stokes County community remembers man killed in motorcycle crash; ‘I wish this on nobody’

STOKES COUNTY, N.C. (WGHP) — Part of the Stokes County community is mourning the loss of 21-year-old Joseph Southern after he was killed Monday night on his motorcycle after a head-on collision. Wednesday, friends and family supported one another as they laughed, cried, and told stories of Joseph or “Cole” that they will always remember. […] → Read More

Rezoning for development in Bermuda Run in Davie County denied

DAVIE COUNTY, N.C. (WGHP) — The Bermuda Run Town Council voted to leave the lot between the Lowes Food Market and the Kinderton Village community empty for the time being after they denied the developer’s rezoning request. During a meeting Tuesday, the town council voted unanimously to deny the rezoning for the development 5-0 after […] → Read More

Detention officer shortage concerns continue in Alamance County

ALAMANCE COUNTY, N.C. (WGHP) — Thousands of law enforcement agencies across the nation are experiencing staffing shortages as a result of the great resignation. Karla Swiggett, Sergeant for Alamance County Sheriff’s office, said the sheriff’s office is feeling the pressure of hiring more staff members in its detention center. “We’re definitely being affected by the […] → Read More

New 9/11 memorial honors lives in High Point

HIGH POINT, N.C. (WGHP) — A small piece of history has made its way from New York City to Cogdon Yards in High Point for people around the Piedmont Triad and even the state to admire. After months of designing and planning, a 9/11 memorial will be unveiled at Truist Park on Sunday. Thanks to […] → Read More

Winston-Salem man remembers day he met Queen Elizabeth

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (WGHP) — As the world mourns the longest serving monarch, Queen Elizabeth II, after her death Thursday, Hobie Cawood reminisced over the exciting time he had the day he met the queen 45 years ago. In 1971 41-year-old Hobie Cawood worked as a superintendent at the Independence National Park in Philadelphia, PA. He […] → Read More

Is Greensboro over-policing people experiencing homelessness? New safety ordinance sparks debate

GREENSBORO, N.C. (WGHP) — The latest safety adjustments made by city officials around Greensboro have sparked some debate on if the current safety ordinances are over-policing the homeless community. Throughout the city of Greensboro, there have been changes made to keep people safe from dangerous situations. The latest safety issue was people standing in the […] → Read More

Winston-Salem DA proposes curfew for teens to curb violent crime rates

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (WGHP) — Violent crimes amongst juveniles are on the rise in the Piedmont Triad area which is causing officials to look into proposing curfews to city council members. Officials said, in the last month violent crimes among teens have been spiking in numbers in both Forsyth and Guilford County. Forsyth County District […] → Read More

Alamance-Burlington School Board names new school Southeast Alamance High School

(WGHP) — The Alamance Burlington School System finally named its newest high school in the county early Tuesday during a special-called meeting. Southeast Alamance High School is now the 7th high school in the district and is set to open in mid-July 2023. The new building is the first school fully built in 60 years, […] → Read More

Greensboro residents duck for cover after random shooter opens fire during drive-by

GREENSBORO, N.C. (WGHP) — Several families in north Greensboro found themselves ducking for cover after someone started shooting from a car Saturday evening. People living on Matt Place and Mizzell Road in Greensboro said that around 8 p.m., they were startled by the sound of shooting. Michael Dombroski said he was in his laundry room […] → Read More

Preparations underway for NC Folk Festival in Greensboro

GREENSBORO, N.C. (WGHP) — In two weeks, people will travel across the state to downtown Greensboro to experience the North Carolina Folk Festival. The festival will take place in downtown Greensboro from Sept. 9 to 11. It will feature more than 300 artists on multiple stages with continuous performances. CEO and President of NC Folk […] → Read More