Allison Smith, FOX8 WGHP

Allison Smith


Cheyenne, WY, United States

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Past articles by Allison:

‘We want him home’: 2-month-old recovering after serious crash on I-40 in Davie County

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (WGHP) — A serious crash on a busy interstate in Davie County put a 2-month-old in the hospital. Nina Roop was driving in a construction zone on I-40 when another driver slammed into her car from behind. “The only thing I kept thinking was, God please let him be alive, please let him […] → Read More

Sprinter Sha’Carri Richardson reportedly fails drug test, putting Olympics bid in jeopardy

Standout U.S. sprinter Sha'Carri Richardson's trip to the Olympics is in jeopardy after she failed a drug test, according to multiple reports. → Read More

Summerfield man credits Apple Watch feature with saving his life

SUMMERFIELD, N.C. (WGHP) — An Apple Watch feature is being credited for saving a man’s life in Summerfield. Mike Yager passed out and took a hard fall in his driveway last week. When he didn’t move, his watch automatically called 911. “The first thing I asked him was, ‘How did you guys know to get […] → Read More

Rev. Drumwright joined by national activists in memorial march for Fred Cox Jr.

HIGH POINT, N.C. (WGHP) — Rev. Greg Drumwright has been closely monitoring just about every high-profile case of accused racial, social and law enforcement injustice across the country during the last year or so. Saturday afternoon, Drumwright and some of the very same people who appeared with George Floyd’s family in Minneapolis on Friday plan […] → Read More

High Point police urging safety during the deadliest months on the road

HIGH POINT, N.C. (WGHP) — The summer months mark some of the deadliest for drivers on the road. Thursday morning, High Point police responded to the city’s fifth fatal crash of 2021. Police say a 24-year-old ran a stop sign at the intersection of South Lindsay Street and West Green Drive while talking on the […] → Read More

Forsyth County sheriff addresses threatening messages targeting law enforcement

FORSYTH COUNTY, N.C. (WGHP) — Forsyth County Sheriff Bobby Kimbrough is speaking out against threatening voicemails and hashtags directed at law enforcement. The sheriff says unfortunately it’s not unusual for his deputies to field harassing messages or hear mutterings of “f*** the police,” but these most recent interactions feel different. His decision to express his […] → Read More

Guilford County Commissioner pass budget, allocate $229 million to school district

GREENSBORO, N.C. (WGHP) — Guilford County educators lobbied for more money and Thursday night, they got it. The board of commissioners voted unanimously to release $229 million to the school district for the upcoming fiscal year. “We need to give them what they need in order to do the job that we are asking them […] → Read More

Greensboro gun instructor shares safety practices to take when you have a gun in your home

GREENSBORO, N.C. (WGHP) — A local gun instructor is sharing the best safety practices people can take when there’s guns inside of their home. Too often, unsafe storage of firearms leads to unintentional shootings and preventable deaths. “It breaks my heart. There’s got to be a reason why the child got to that individual’s handgun […] → Read More

Mother of Page High student who drowned starts grief support group

GREENSBORO, N.C. (WGHP) — It was a bittersweet day for a Greensboro mother. Barbara Townsend’s son was supposed to be among the Page High School graduates receiving diplomas, instead, she stood in his place. Malik Ramirez drowned two years ago after jumping into Buffalo Lake across Cone Blvd. from the Page campus. On Tuesday, Townsend […] → Read More

No arrests one year after Winston-Salem woman dies in violent attack

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (WGHP) — The family of a woman who was brutally beaten is still searching for answers a year later. Ella Crawley, who was homeless, died last May following a violent attack in Winston-Salem. “Whoever done this that they won’t get any rest. That you won’t be able to lay your head down at […] → Read More

Demand for travel increase in Piedmont Triad

As more people get vaccinated and restrictions loosen, the demand for travel is soaring. A Greensboro travel agency is busy fielding calls from people eager to jet off for vacation. Chuck Joyce says his team is taking 70 to 90 calls a day, not counting quote requests via email. They are helping people navigate travel […] → Read More

Questions about enforcement of CDC mask guidelines

(WGHP) — The CDC is giving fully vaccinated Americans permission to ditch the mask. Doctors say science convinced the public health agency to lift mask mandates, except under certain circumstances. Despite the new guidelines, North Carolina is still requiring people to wear face coverings indoors as officials review the new recommendations. Local health directors hope […] → Read More

Officials warning drivers against panic buying gasoline amid pipeline shutdown

If you went to get gas on Tuesday, there’s a good chance many of you were met with an out-of-service bag over the pump. Gas shortages are being reported across the East Coast because of fears over the Colonial Pipeline hack, but experts agree the pipeline cyberattack has created a “supply crunch” not a shortage. […] → Read More

Triad cyber attack expert weighs in on Colonial Pipeline attack

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (WGHP) — The Colonial Pipeline shutdown is exposing the growing cyber vulnerabilities in the nation’s aging critical infrastructure. “It just really speaks to how vulnerable we are as we start increasing the usage of digital technology in day-to-day services and solutions,” said Raisha Cobb, the Chief Information Security Officer at WSSU. It’s projected […] → Read More

2-year-old rescued from storm drain in Winston-Salem

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (WGHP) — A fast-acting stranger rescued a 2-year-old stuck in a storm drain near the entrance of Washington Park in Winston-Salem. Kermit Myers heard a loud thunk from his front porch, followed by a child’s cries and a panicked mother on Thursday afternoon. “He was a little guy, so he probably just fell, […] → Read More

‘He is like a miracle baby’: Micro-preemie baby makes ‘super’ recovery

Superheroes come in all shapes and sizes. Clark Cummings came into the world weighing less than 1lb, 3oz. Heroic measures were taken to keep the micro-preemie alive. At 7 months old, Clark is defying the odds and proving why he’s a hero. “They were saying we don’t see babies as sick as Clark very often […] → Read More

Missing cat reunited with owner 5 months after vanishing in eastern North Carolina

KERNERSVILLE, N.C. — A cat that went missing five months ago has been found and reunited with his owners. Rambo got loose during the family’s move from Florida to Goldsboro at the end of last year. “I was really sad too and we put up posters and everything. We even paid to send notifications out […] → Read More

Greensboro lands major soccer tournament after rocky year navigating pandemic

GREENSBORO, N.C. (WGHP) — Greensboro landed a major soccer tournament after a rocky year navigating the pandemic. Over a dozen teams are playing in the NCAA College Cup this week at the Bryan Park Soccer Complex. It’s one of the first large sporting events North Carolina Fusion has been able to host since COVID-19 put […] → Read More

‘A great glimmer of hope’: Festivals are making a comeback in the Piedmont Triad

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Festivals are making a comeback in the Piedmont Triad. Several live music performances are on the calendar for next month. Artists and their audiences will be face-to-face for the first time in more than a year. “We are glad to kind of be able to lead the charge and you know push […] → Read More

Triad law enforcement agencies target high-level drug traffickers

FORSYTH COUNTY, N.C. — Local law enforcement is fighting the drug trade in our area with more manpower and more resources. The Forsyth County Drug Task Force is designed to take down drug traffickers. The collaborative partnership between the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office, the Winston-Salem Police Department and the Kernersville Police Department is just a […] → Read More