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Past articles by Katie:

NC family trying to save daughter

STANLY COUNTY, N.C. (WGHP) — Imagine knowing there’s something that could help your child who is slowly slipping away and not being able to get your hands on it. Ashley and Jason Haywood, of Albemarle, live that struggle every day with their 6-year-old daughter Sadie. “She’s got the biggest personality of anybody I’ve ever known,” […] → Read More

Triad mother shares warning about button batteries after death of young son

(WGHP) — When Johnathan Huff was born in January 2019, Jackie, her husband AJ and big brother Michael couldn’t be more pleased. “It felt like it completed our family because we were happy with just the four of us,” Huff said. Johnathan was an easy child. He was laid back and sweet amd life was […] → Read More

Guilford County firefighter recounts COVID hospitalization one year later

GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. (WGHP) — Corey Spencer always knew he wanted to save lives as a firefighter. He got a job with Pinecroft Sedgefield Fire Department, never imagining one day his life would need saving. “Nobody ever sits there and thinks it’s going to be your last day,” Spencer said. “It almost was.” Days into […] → Read More

Piedmont Triad family uses music to overcome tragedy

This is part two of a two-part story. Part one is available here. (WGHP) — For Rocky Smith, Pleasant Garden has always been home. Nestled in southeast Guilford County and peppered with horse farms and nature, the community carries memories from his childhood intertwined with those of his kids’ childhood. A childhood cut tragically short. His […] → Read More

Piedmont Triad family on road back from tragedy

This is part one of a two-part story. The second part will be available Thursday night. (WGHP) — When something bad in life happens, it often feels impossible to look to the future. Rocky Smith knows that well. “If I could go back to the 19th and change everything, I would,” Smith said. “But since […] → Read More

New research being done to help identify SIDS in at-risk babies

(WGHP) — Taylor Gardner never shies away from talking about her baby boy Killian. “He was the happiest baby I ever saw,” she said. “13 weeks I held him. I loved him. He was my world.” Five years ago, at just 13 weeks, Killian died of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). The Centers for Disease […] → Read More

Nonprofit grants sports dream for Randolph County teen

RANDOLPH COUNTY, N.C. (WGHP) — It’s not every day a person gets to meet his or her favorite sports star. But then again, Caleb Hill is not like every other young man. “You look at a kid like Caleb, and you’re like, ‘wow, I want that kid to be my buddy,'” said Jake Tuggle, one […] → Read More

ReSale Therapy Women’s Consignment has everything you need to freshen up your wardrobe

THOMASVILLE, N.C. (WGHP) — Looking to freshen up your wardrobe or clean out some old clothes still in style and in good shape? A woman in Thomasville is ready to sell them and help you make money when she does it. ReSale Therapy Women’s Consignment is located at 803 Julian Ave. in Thomasville. → Read More

Parents lean on their faith ahead of conjoined twin daughters’ separation surgery

(WGHP) — At 7 months old, Susannah and Elizabeth Castle are growing quickly. “We’re just starting to kind of see their personalities come out,” said Stephanie Castle, the girls’ mom. “Susannah is the feisty one, she kind of does everything first,” Stephanie said. “She talked first, smiled first, she was the bigger one for a […] → Read More

Expert weighs in on childcare ‘crisis’ in Piedmont Triad

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (WGHP) — Little Brianna is a typical 4-year-old child who keeps her mom Leigha Horton very busy. The two spend a lot of time together now that Leigha, a licensed practical nurse (LPN), has had to switch careers so she could work from home. And it wasn’t by choice. “I was offered a […] → Read More

18 Springs Community Healing Center believes societal change starts with self love

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (WGHP) — 18 Springs Community Healing Center is a space dedicated to change. The facility in Winston-Salem uses therapy, classes, and group discussions to work toward a more culturally aware community. It is a collaboration between people who work in the healing arts as well as social justice activists. Director Sydney Hughes-Mcgee says […] → Read More

Triad OBGYN dispels myths about COVID-19 and fertility

GREENSBORO, N.C. (WGHP) — As an OBGYN with the Center for Women’s Healthcare, Dr. Carolyn Harraway-Smith cares for patients of all ages and at all life stages. “We take care of women along that continuum of care, including pregnancy, patients who are attempting to get pregnant, or patients who don’t ever want to get pregnant […] → Read More

The Women’s Resource Center in High Point helps women reach their goals

HIGH POINT, N.C. (WGHP) — Life is full of challenges. A place in High Point is helping women turn challenges into opportunities, and achieve their person and professional goals. It’s run by women, for women. The Executive Director of the YWCA, Heidi Majors, tells us: “The Women’s Resource Center here in High Point is a […] → Read More

Triad mom remembers Marine son killed in Afghanistan

(WGHP) — Amanda Ballard is a proud military mom. Becoming a U.S. Marine was a dream for her son, Jacob Levy, ever since the terror attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. “He was asking questions about what had happened, and it amazed me. At that point, he said, ‘Mom, I want to be a Marine. I […] → Read More

NC man recounts role in saving 2 young girls from powerful rip current in Kure Beach

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (WGHP) — April 18, 2021, is a date Antonio Burns will never forget. The Winston-Salem native took his first trip to Kure Beach with his friend and at first it was perfect. “It was calm, it was peaceful, a beautiful beach,” Burns said. “We weren’t there for an hour — we weren’t even […] → Read More

Heroes at Atkins High School help save soccer player’s life

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (WGHP) — To JV coach Dylan Collier, the game of soccer is about more than winning. “It’s all about building a family, building a team,” Collier said. “Truly just building their character as a high school student.” What happened on March 2, 2021, proves that. On this practice — the first in about […] → Read More

High Point man awarded for talking down 13-year-old with knife to throat threatening suicide

It’s not every day a person receives an award hand-delivered by the local police department, but then again, the day this award stems from wasn’t like any other day. Antwan Sutton remember Sept. 23, 2020, well. “I was actually lying in bed watching TV and had just turned the TV off to take a nap,” […] → Read More

Greensboro firefighters remember ‘life-changer’ 2014 fire at auto shop where roof collapsed

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Being a firefighter means running into the burning building when everyone else is running out. It’s dangerous and requires courage, but for the brave men and women who train for it, it’s just another day on the job. But even that can change quickly. By all accounts, January 30, 2014, started as […] → Read More

‘Nobody gave up on me’; Son, police officer save NC man’s life after his heart stopped beating

HIGH POINT, N.C. — Patricia and Bobby Middlebrooks, of High Point, will never forget July 27, 2020. Around 4:30 a.m., Patricia awoke to a strange noise coming from her husband. “It scared me, so I got up and cut the bathroom light on, and I watched him,” Patricia said. “He was still breathing real shallow-like.” She yelled […] → Read More

Son, police officer save local man’s life after his heart stopped beating

HIGH POINT, N.C. — Patricia and Bobby Middlebrooks, of High Point, will never forget July 27, 2020. Around 4:30 a.m., Patricia awoke to a strange noise coming from her husband. “It scared me, so I got up and cut the bathroom light on, and I watched him,” Patricia said. “He was still breathing real shallow-like.” She yelled […] → Read More