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Justyn Melrose


Greensboro, NC, United States

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Recent articles by Justyn:

FOX8 is on TikTok! Get a behind-the-scenes look at life in the newsroom

(WGHP) — It’s official: FOX8 WGHP has launched a TikTok account! You can find us by searching for “wghp8” and looking for the FOX8 WGHP logo. Or you can go straight to our TikTok profile here! TikTok is all about short-form video, so we wanted to give you a glimpse into the FOX8 studio! For […] → Read More

PETA to bring ‘life-size chicken transport truck’ to Greensboro restaurant, High Point food truck rodeo

GREENSBORO, N.C. (WGHP) — PETA is planning a “new guerilla-marketing campaign” in Greensboro and High Point this week that the animal rights group hopes will turn your stomach. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, a national organization that advocates for veganism and decries speciesism, says “Hell on Wheels” is all about making people think […] → Read More

FOX8/Old Dominion Triad Holiday Concerts and Food Drive are back and in-person!

HIGH POINT, N.C. (WGHP) — For 35 years, FOX8 has hosted the FOX8/Old Dominion Triad Holiday Concerts and Food Drive to stock the food pantry shelves of the Salvation Army divisions of the Triad. After a two-year hiatus, FOX8 and Old Dominion Freight Line are pleased to announce the return of the in-person symphony concerts […] → Read More

Flooding is the norm after the storm in some North Carolina communities. Democrat, Republican talk ways to help

(WGHP) — You can’t stop a natural disaster like Hurricane Ian. All you can do is prepare as best you can and clean up the mess afterward. But what do you do when disaster keeps striking the same places? What is the best way to help people in flood-prone areas, while making sure you’re spending […] → Read More

Power restored to Guilford Hills area of Greensboro

GREENSBORO, N.C. (WGHP) — About 1,000 people lost power in Greensboro on Monday morning, but the lights were back on by noon. Duke Energy reported 952 customers without power in the Guilford Hills area of Greensboro as of about 10:43 a.m. Monday. By noon, the outage map showed that power was restored. The area includes […] → Read More

Missing 7-year-old girl with cerebral palsy, epilepsy found ‘hypothermic’ in Guilford County

GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. (WGHP) — A 7-year-old girl who went missing in Guilford County has been found and is recovering, according to the Guilford County Sheriff’s Office. At about 6:30 p.m, a caller reported that 7-year-old Elizabeth “Izzy” Steinman was missing, according to Guilford Metro 911. She has cerebral palsy and epilepsy. She was reportedly […] → Read More

See and share photos of Hurricane Ian’s impact in the Piedmont Triad and North Carolina

(WGHP) — Hurricane Ian plowed through Florida before turning and driving up across South Carolina and central North Carolina. A tree fell on a Thomasville home on Hillcrest Road near Circle Drive and damaged the roof and back of the home. The storm also knocked out power to tens of thousands of people in North […] → Read More

Ian’s final day: ‘Post-tropical cyclone Ian will continue to weaken near the North Carolina/Virginia border’

GREENSBORO, N.C. (WGHP) — Saturday could mark the final day for Ian, now a post-tropical cyclone, as the storm crosses over the Piedmont Triad. As of 11 a.m., the storm has passed Greensboro and is now 160 miles west-southwest of Richmond, Virginia. The storm was 30 miles south of Greensboro at 5 a.m. and made […] → Read More

National Guard, rescue teams poised in North Carolina as Cooper warns, ‘Hurricane Ian is at our door’

RALEIGH, N.C. (WGHP) — “Over the past 24 hours, we have seen Hurricane Ian plow through the southeast leaving destruction and death behind and we mourn for those lives lost,” said North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper. The governor made clear Friday during a news conference that the state is taking the risk of the storm […] → Read More

State of Emergency: How Winston-Salem is preparing for Hurricane Ian

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (WGHP) — The City of Winston-Salem has declared a State of Emergency, just an hour after Guilford County and Greensboro did the same. The State of Emergency went into effect at noon on Friday. The city described it as a “precautionary measure” in case Hurricane Ian causes widespread or severe damage. This declaration […] → Read More

New details revealed after fight erupts at Mount Tabor High School football game

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (WGHP) — Deputies used pepper spray to break up a fight that broke out at a football game at Mount Tabor High School in Winston-Salem, according to the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies say they were working at the Mount Tabor High School football game when the fight erupted in the crowd. Deputies […] → Read More

5 p.m. update: Ian becomes post-tropical cyclone, ‘but the dangerous storm surge, flash flooding and high wind threat continues’

The impacts of Ian are imminent in North Carolina now that the storm has regained hurricane strength and nears landfall on the South Carolina coast. → Read More

City of Greensboro, Guilford County declare State of Emergency ahead of Hurricane Ian

GREENSBORO, N.C. (WGHP) — The City of Greensboro and Guilford County have declared a State of Emergency beginning Friday at noon as the Triad prepares for Hurricane Ian. The county says the declaration applies to all incorporated areas including Greensboro, High Point, Gibsonville, Jamestown, Pleasant Ridge, Sedalia, Stokesdale, Summerfield, Oak Ridge and Whitsett. The city […] → Read More

19-year-old killed in shooting on Glenwood Avenue in Greensboro identified

GREENSBORO, N.C. (WGHP) — A teenager is dead after a shooting in Greensboro on Thursday night, according to a Greensboro Police Department news release. At 8:53 p.m., officers responded to the 800 block of Glenwood Avenue when they were told about a shooting. Officers found 19-year-old Camren Cole suffering from a serious injury. On Friday, […] → Read More

North Carolina Zoo is moving to electric

ASHEBORO, N.C. (WGHP) — It’s National Electric Vehicle week, and the North Carolina Zoo’s quickly converting their fleet from gasoline and diesel-powered engines to electric. Since 2020, the zoo’s added electric cars, golf carts, micro vehicles and micro vans. Electric passenger vans will transport guests around the park in the future too. In today’s Zoo Filez, […] → Read More

Man dies after car crashes, flips on I-40 in Greensboro

GREENSBORO, N.C. (WGHP) — A man is dead after crashing and flipping on Interstate 40 in Greensboro, according to police. At about 3:45 p.m. Thursday, police responded to a crash on I-40 east, near East Lee Street. Police say 55-year-old Charles Kearns, of Greensboro, was driving a Chevrolet Camaro east on I-40 when he drove […] → Read More

Friday forecast: What should North Carolina expect from Hurricane Ian?

(WGHP) — Hurricane Ian was a few hundred miles off the coast of South Carolina as of 5 a.m. Friday, but forecasters say the storm’s second landfall is only hours away. The National Weather Service in Raleigh reported at 6:15 a.m., “Hurricane Ian is still offshore of South Carolina but the rain has already begun. […] → Read More

Multiple Piedmont Triad school systems will either be closed or remote Friday ahead of storm over weekend

(WGHP) — All Guilford County Schools students will learn remotely on Friday as the remnants of Hurricane Ian approach North Carolina, according to a GCS news release. All evening events have been canceled. Saturday events for GCS could be impacted as well. All Davidson County Schools students will also learn remotely on Friday. Surry County […] → Read More

WATCH: Drive-by shooting at Winston-Salem apartment complex caught on camera

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (WGHP) — You can see the flash of gunfire as a group of people shot up vehicles at a Winston-Salem apartment complex in a video obtained by FOX8. At about 12:44 a.m. Thursday, police responded to reports of a drive-by shooting on the 3000 block of Gilmer Avenue in Winston-Salem. The shooting happened […] → Read More

Woman dies after being run over by car in McDonald’s drive-thru in Greensboro

GREENSBORO, N.C. (WGHP) — A woman is dead after she was hit by a car after falling in the drive-thru of a Greensboro McDonald’s, according to police. At about 5:15 p.m. Sept. 21, Wednesday, police responded to a crash at a McDonald’s on the 2300 block of Randleman Road. Police say 50-year-old Linda Jenkins, of […] → Read More