Tess Bargebuhr, FOX8 WGHP

Tess Bargebuhr


Greensboro, NC, United States

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Past articles by Tess:

NFL player DJ Reader investing in affordable housing in Greensboro

GREENSBORO, N.C. (WGHP) — Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle and Greensboro native DJ Reader is investing in affordable housing in Greensboro. Reader purchased three lots in south Greensboro and plans to build low-cost homes. “It’s a huge project, but it’s a big deal,” he said Friday. “We just want to do as many as we can, trying […] → Read More

Greensboro targeting 115 homes for ‘hazardous’ lead removal

GREENSBORO, N.C. (WGHP) — City of Greensboro crews are working to remove lead from at least 115 homes built before 1978. A federal grant is funding remediation for households with a child under six years old or in homes where a pregnant woman lives. “Children under the age of six…they’re still developing, their brains and […] → Read More

Triad residents look for safe, affordable housing

GREENSBORO, N.C. (WGHP) — Some housing advocates believe Medicaid expansion could help solve the Triad’s affordable housing crisis. “I actually think of housing as preventative healthcare. It keeps folks from getting to a place that they have some of the higher acuity needs,” said Greensboro Neighborhood Development Director Michelle Kennedy. She said right now, Medicaid […] → Read More

Cleanup underway after chemical spill in Greensboro creek

GREENSBORO, N.C. (WGHP) — City of Greensboro Stormwater officials said cleanup is underway Friday after a cleaning solution spilled into a Greensboro creek. “It smelled really strong like chemicals,” said Samuel Cruz, who saw the murky water in the park Thursday evening. “It was concerning the moment I saw it.” He snapped a photo of […] → Read More

NC lawmaker calls for study on limiting gun shops near schools

(WGHP) — A proposed North Carolina amendment seeks to research a ban on future gun sales near schools. The amendment proposed by Sen. Natalie Murdock calls for a study to pinpoint gun shops and retailers within a quarter mile, or 1,400 feet, of a school. “We’re not trying to stop gun sales. We’re trying to […] → Read More

New High Point Crime Stoppers program designed to seize more illegal guns

HIGH POINT, N.C. (WGHP) — A new High Point Crime Stoppers program will target felons carrying illegal guns in the city. The agency launched its Firearm by Felon program Tuesday. Anyone who reports information leading to an arrest of a felon in possession of a gun could earn $500. “I think the community wants to […] → Read More

Greensboro man going to Moldova to help refugees

GREENSBORO, N.C. (WGHP) — A Greensboro man born in Moldova will return to his hometown and assist Ukrainian families seeking safety. Mark Bochkis has been watching videos of families forced to flee their homes for more than 100 days since the Russian invasion began. “My initial reaction was just heartbreak and really a large feeling […] → Read More

Guilford County Schools moving forward with $1.7 billion bond projects

GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. (WGHP) — Guilford County Schools Superintendent Sharon Contreras outlined how the $1.7 billion bond will be spent to improve schools in Guilford County. “We may make some changes just based on swing space in the future, but the board is deeply committed to sticking with which schools that are in the most […] → Read More

NC A&T preparing teachers for crisis in wake of Texas tragedy

GREENSBORO, N.C. (WGHP) — North Carolina A&T State University educators are working to prepare resilient teachers following the elementary school shooting that killed 21 people in Uvalde, Texas. “How do you prepare for events as tragic as these?” asked Gerrelyn Patterson, who chairs the Department of Educator Preparation. She explained educators plan to work with the […] → Read More

NC lawmakers react to Texas school shooting

HIGH POINT, N.C. (WGHP) — An elementary school shooting that killed 21 people Tuesday has reignited conversations surrounding mental health, school security and gun control. FOX8 reached out to lawmakers to ask questions about what steps they plan to take to reduce gun violence. We called and emailed representatives for Senator Thom Tillis, Senator Richard […] → Read More

‘He’s with me now’: Greensboro mother to accept son’s diploma after his murder

GREENSBORO, N.C. (WGHP) — A Greensboro woman will accept her son’s diploma from Page High School after his October murder. 18-year-old Brendon Redfearn was shot on Oct. 12, on Kildare Drive in Greensboro. He was taken to the hospital where, on Oct. 18, he died from his injuries. “Some people say when they saw Brendon, […] → Read More

New technology to help Davidson County Rescue Squad with search and recovery on the water

DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. (WGHP) — A new piece of technology will aid the Davidson County Rescue Squad with search and recovery missions on the water. “As far as I’m concerned, the quicker we’re able to find someone’s loved one, the better,” Assistant Chief Eric Morrow said on Thursday. “This can be used on any body […] → Read More

Safety inspection uncovers code violations after shooting at Greensboro hookah lounge

GREENSBORO, N.C. (WGHP) — City of Greensboro officials deemed a business on Spring Garden Street unsafe following an inspection by the Safety Review Board. The board, comprised of officials from several departments, inspected after a shooting that injured two people outside Arabian Nights Hookah Lounge early Saturday morning. According to the city fire marshal, the […] → Read More

Triad detention centers struggle to fill vacancies

(WGHP) — Triad detention officers are taking extra shifts in mandatory overtime to help fill gaps in county facilities. “Our staff is working more hours, working more days because we have to make sure that the facility is staffed. We’re responsible for the residents there, and we have to take care of them,” said […] → Read More

‘I couldn’t believe it’: Greensboro man reports gas theft after parking on the street

GREENSBORO, N.C. (WGHP) — A Greensboro man claims someone stole gas out of his tank twice while parked on a city street. “About a week and a half ago, my wife Tara came to me, and she felt kind of strange that she had less gas than she thought she had in her car when […] → Read More

Programs addressing learning loss, reducing teacher vacancies in Guilford County Schools

GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. (WGHP) — Following unprecedented learning loss during the pandemic, Guilford County Schools is partnering with organizations and a Triad university to help get students back on track. This week, the district announced a partnership with the University of North Carolina Greensboro called MT2, a recruitment effort to fill gaps in secondary math […] → Read More

New robotics & gaming school coming to Piedmont

GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. (WGHP) — Guilford County Board of Education members voted Tuesday to move plans forward for a robotics and gaming magnet school at the site of Foust Elementary. The $33 million project will replace the current school that was built in 1965. “We are preparing students early for their dreams,” Superintendent Dr. Sharon […] → Read More

High Point nurse directly exposed to COVID taking part in study to find cure

HIGH POINT, N.C. (WGHP) — A High Point nurse who was directly exposed to COVID is now taking part in a genetic study to better understand the virus. “This is how we come up with cures and treatments for diseases. This is what we have to do, so I hope people will want to participate […] → Read More

Married couple provides nursing care at Cone Health: ‘Always had a heart for people’

GREENSBORO, N.C. (WGHP) — A Greensboro couple spent the pandemic caring for some of the sickest patients across the county. “It’s so scary. If I didn’t have someone to lean on for support, I don’t think I would have been able to get as far as I did,” Princess Conty said Monday. FOX8 spoke with […] → Read More

New pharmacy helps meet need for care in east Greensboro

GREENSBORO, N.C. (WGHP) — A new pharmacy in Renaissance Shops will help meet a need for care in the eastern part of Greensboro. Hayley Wood opened My Pharmacy on Monday after providing months of mobile resources in the area throughout the pandemic. “We went to churches. We were on soccer fields. We went everywhere we […] → Read More