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Recent articles by Caroline:

Meteorologist killed in helicopter crash has ties to Piedmont Triad

HIGH POINT, N.C. (WGHP) — The WBTV meteorologist killed in the helicopter crash Tuesday afternoon off Interstate 77 in Charlotte has strong ties to the Piedmont Triad and to FOX8. Jason Myers interned under FOX8 Chief Meteorologist Van Denton while he was in college at N.C. State University. Myers went to high school in Davidson […] → Read More

High Point city leaders want public input as they share plan for future

HIGH POINT, N.C. (WGHP) — High Point leaders want to hear from you about how you want to see the city grow in the next 20 years. They’re putting together the city’s first modern-day comprehensive plan. City council members met Monday night to discuss the next steps. This plan will impact all aspects of development. […] → Read More

Triad father sits in on son’s middle school class to address his behavior issues

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (WGHP) — A father is taking matters into his own hands to improve his child’s behavior in school. He’s asking other parents with kids in the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools system to do the same. This week, the father spent multiple days in class with his son to make sure he’s treating teachers with […] → Read More

Guilford County Schools leaders calling on community to help stop violence in schools

GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. (WGHP) — Guilford County Schools leaders are calling on parents and community members to step up and help stop violence in schools. It’s part of the district’s latest push, after several fights on campus in the past few months. Thursday night, many parents tonight attended an engagement event at the GTCC Middle College […] → Read More

Amoxicillin shortage hits Piedmont Triad

ARCHDALE, N.C. (WGHP) — As we get deeper into cold and flu season, Piedmont Triad doctors are concerned you might not be able to get the medicine needed to treat several respiratory illnesses. Across the country and here in the Piedmont Triad, pharmacies are running low on or completely out of amoxicillin. It’s commonly used […] → Read More

Guilford County Schools leaders work to curb recent violence

GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. (WGHP) — The Guilford County Schools’ superintendent said we’re seeing an increase in violence within the district. Tuesday night, district leaders presented a plan to the board of education to curb that violence. One of their main concerns is making sure fights don’t break out at large sporting events. We’ve seen a couple […] → Read More

Pharmacy in Oak Ridge robbed over weekend

OAK RIDGE, N.C. (WGHP) — A pharmacy in Oak Ridge was broken into overnight this weekend. The manager told FOX8 it was not the only place that was hit. The front door of Crossroads Pharmacy is boarded up, and the glass door behind it is completely shattered. No one was there when the break-in happened, […] → Read More

Piedmont Triad prepares for Nicole, braces for possible power outages, flooding

GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. (WGHP) — Agencies across the Piedmont Triad are making preparations for Nicole. Trucks at the Greensboro Maintenance Yard have been prepped, and crews are ready to respond when needed. They’ll be on standby for possible flooding and downed trees. On Thursday, FOX8 crews checked around the viewing area to see what people […] → Read More

Burlington school district combatting teacher shortage with virtual instructors

BURLINGTON, N.C. (WGHP) — Starting next semester, some students in the Alamance/Burlington School System will have virtual teachers. The Board of Education approved a pilot program called Elevate K-12, which will help fill some of the open positions at Broadview Middle School. Broadview has the most teacher vacancies in the county. There are 13 open […] → Read More

Woman accused of assaulting two Grimsley High School students speaks out

GREENSBORO, N.C. (WGHP) — One of the three women accused of assaulting two students outside of Grimsley High School is telling her side of the story. At last check, Laquita Sims had posted her $2,500 bond a judge gave her Friday afternoon. It was a huge drop from the $100,000 bond she received when she […] → Read More

Oak Ridge community discusses road safety after teen killed on Halloween

OAK RIDGE, N.C. (WGHP) — Thursday night, the Oak Ridge Town Council discussed road safety after a teenage girl was killed on Haw River Road on Halloween. It’s the same road where another child was killed at a Halloween event in 2019. At their monthly meeting, council members expressed their condolences to her family and how […] → Read More

Community holds vigil for 14-year-old killed while trick-or-treating

OAK RIDGE, N.C. (WGHP) — Friends and classmates of Aliyah Thornhill came together Wednesday night to remember her. Aliyah was hit and killed by a car while she was trick-or-treating, according to investigators. She was 14 years old. More than 100 people circled around a shelter at Oak Ridge Town Park to show their support for […] → Read More

Mother remembers child hit, killed while trick-or-treating in Oak Ridge

OAK RIDGE, N.C. (WGHP) — The mother of the 14-year-old girl who was hit and killed on Haw River Road in Oak Ridge Halloween night is speaking out. The family of Aliyah Thornhill confirmed she died while trick-or-treating with a friend. Ayonna Suttles described her daughter Aliyah as talented, courageous and confident. “She’s an amazing […] → Read More

Roommate of NC A&T student killed recalls moments leading up to shooting

GREENSBORO, N.C. (WGHP) — As North Carolina A&T State University gets ready to kick off homecoming celebrations, the campus community is mourning the loss of a student. Kaneycha Turner, 19, was killed in the same shooting that took 15-year-old Ronaldlee Snipes’ life Tuesday night. Greensboro police said four others were injured after shots rang out […] → Read More

Daughter speaks out after crash that took her dad’s life, critically injured mom

GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. (WGHP) — The daughter of a Greensboro firefighter and teacher is going public for the first time after a July crash on N.C. 61 in Guilford County took her dad’s life and critically injured her mother. Kathryn Murrell talked with FOX8 in an exclusive interview about the pain and sadness she endured […] → Read More

Guilford County voters cast ballots on first day of early voting

GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. (WGHP) — The number of people voting early could break records this year. Across the country, more than 3.5 million people have already cast ballots. Experts are predicting this year’s numbers will be higher than the last midterm election in 2018. On the first day of voting in Guilford County, a little […] → Read More

Greensboro police open training facility to public to recruit new officers

GREENSBORO, N.C. (WGHP) — Mayor Nancy Vaughan said the City of Greensboro has reached a crisis point as the police department struggles to recruit officers. Wednesday night, the officers opened up their training facility to the public for the first time. They’re getting creative and trying to fill the more than 100 open positions in […] → Read More

Residents concerned as trash piles up at Greensboro apartment complex

GREENSBORO, N.C. (WGHP) — Trash troubles at a Greensboro apartment complex have persisted for weeks. It’s a complaint people share with us more often these days. A FOX8 viewer emailed us about garbage overflowing the dumpster at Foxfire Village off West Vandalia Road. People who live there said the problem stinks. “I have seen the trash […] → Read More

Robot helps keep Forsyth County law enforcement officials safe

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (WGHP) — Agencies across North Carolina are using tactical robots to keep officers safe when a suspect is barricaded. The Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office is one agency that has this technology. The robot is controlled by a remote. It has a camera on it that feeds back video to a screen, so deputies […] → Read More

Raleigh mass shooting sparks mental health discussion

RALEIGH, N.C. (WGHP) — Often when we see a horrific act like the mass shooting in Raleigh on Thursday, the question of mental health comes up. We’re diving into the mental health of those who see and hear about these shootings too often. Dr. Andrew Farah, a psychiatrist at Novant Health, is seeing more and […] → Read More