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Emily Mikkelsen


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Recent articles by Emily:

Former WWE wrestler, reality competition winner Sara Lee dead at 30

(WGHP) — A woman who won a reality competition and wrestled with the WWE has died. The WWE released a Tweet Friday morning, expressing shock and sadness over the passing of Sara Lee. “WWE is saddened to learn of the passing of Sara Lee. As a former “Tough Enough” winner, Lee served as an inspiration […] → Read More

Forget the kitten in the tree! High Point Fire Department helps a different kind of pet in need

HIGH POINT, N.C. (WGHP) — A firefighter rescuing a kitten stuck in a tree is almost a cliche at this point. First responders helping folks with stranded pets is definitely part of the job, but High Point Fire Department got a pretty unusual call this week! They posted on their Facebook that Engine Three came […] → Read More

Teen dies after Rollins Street shooting, Greensboro police say

GREENSBORO, N.C. (WGHP) — A teenager has died after being shot in Greensboro. Police say that a 17-year-old boy was shot just before 4 p.m. on Thursday around the 700 block of Rollins Street. He was taken to the hospital when police got on the scene, but died from his injuries. This is now being investigated as a homicide and the investigation is ongoing. → Read More

Rowan County Sheriff’s Office offering $10,000 for information about man found dead in burning camper

ROWAN COUNTY, N.C. (WGHP) — A $10,000 reward is being offered for information about a man who was killed in August. According to the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office, on August 21, just before 10 p.m., someone driving by saw a camper on fire on St. Peters Church Road in Salisbury and called 911. Firefighters put […] → Read More

Were people at Wilmington Trump rally doing a ‘QAnon salute?’

WILMINGTON, N.C. (WGHP) — A strange gesture has begun cropping up at recent rallies helmed by former president Donald Trump. Trump paid North Carolina a visit late last month to campaign for Ted Budd, who is running for Richard Burr’s Senate seat, at a rally held in Wilmington. Vendors who follow Trump rallies called it […] → Read More

Man shot in leg after fight in parking lot of Winston-Salem tavern

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (WGHP) — Police are investigating a shooting in the parking lot of a tavern in Winston-Salem. Around 2 a.m. on Wednesday, officers investigated a shooting near Second and Green Tavern on N. Green Street. According to police, the victim and the suspect got into a fight in the parking lot of the business […] → Read More

Power outage impacts south, southwest Winston-Salem

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (WGHP) — A power outage is impacted a large swath of Winston-Salem early this afternoon. Winston-Salem police say that this outage is mainly impacted the south and southwest portions of the city. Traffic lights were out at several major intersections, including along Peters Creek Parkway, Stratford Road, the Hanes Mall area, Country Club […] → Read More

Snow Camp home leveled by explosion, no one injured

SNOW CAMP, N.C. (WGHP) — An Alamance County home was reduced to rubble after exploding on Monday. Around noon, emergency crews were called to Quakenbush Road about an explosion. When they arrived, they found a home that had been essentially leveled, with flaming debris scattered. No one was injured. The fire was put out relatively […] → Read More

Winston-Salem woman donates Habitat home to honor her 85th birthday

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (WGHP) — A woman made her 85th birthday something special by helping complete strangers. Dyeanna Jordan and her family decided last spring that they would sponsor a Habitat for Humanity house for her 85th birthday and went to work raising money to build the home. They raised $80,000! Jordan had been involved with […] → Read More

It’s National Taco Day! Where are the best places to get tacos in the Triad?

(WGHP) — Happy National Taco Day! Yelp released a list of its 100 best taco spots in the country in order to celebrate all things taco on a great Taco Tuesday! If you’ve got tortillas and meat on the mind, you probably don’t want to fly all the way out to California or Texas, where […] → Read More

Veteran celebrating birthday among victims of Surry County stabbing, remains in coma

SURRY COUNTY, N.C. (WGHP) — Family and friends are offering insight into the stabbing that left five injured at a birthday party in Surry County. Colby “Branch” Benton, who turned 27 on Monday, has been identified by his family as a victim of the assault. “Branch is a former Marine of great character. The family […] → Read More

Woman hit by gunfire after suspect shoots into Winston-Salem home, police say

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (WGHP) — Police are investigating an early morning shooting in Winston-Salem. According to officers, just after 1 a.m., a woman was inside a home on Trent Street when someone opened fire on the home. The victim was struck in the back and taken to the hospital for non-life-threatening injuries. Police believe this was an isolated incident and the investigation is ongoing. → Read More

Teen charged after man shot, killed in Greensboro on Buchanan Road, police say

GREENSBORO, N.C. (WGHP) — A teen was arrested in Greensboro on Monday and charged in connection to the shooting death of a man, according to a Greensboro Police Department news release. Leondre Omari Kwileek McCollum, 19, was arrested for the murder of 20-year-old Will Anthony Farmer and charged with first-degree murder and attempted robbery with […] → Read More

Man found hiding under lumber at construction site in Alamance County, charged with larceny

MEBANE, N.C. (WGHP) — A man has been charged for stealing lumber from a housing development. According to the Alamance County Sheriff’s Office, a deputy was on patrol in a construction development on Summer Walk Drive Sunday just before 10 p.m. when they noticed a pick-up truck at a home near the dead end. The […] → Read More

Motorcyclist dies after running red light in Lexington, police say

LEXINGTON, N.C. (WGHP) — A man has died after crashing his motorcycle in Lexington. Lexington police say that on Sunday an officer attempted to stop a motorcycle speeding on South Main Street. The motorcycle did not stop at a red light on Second Avenue and hit a vehicle going through the intersection. The rider, a […] → Read More

Deputies investigating shooting at apartments in Mocksville

MOCKSVILLE, N.C. (WGHP) — Officials are on the scene of a shooting at an apartment complex in Davie County. According to Davie County Sheriff JD Hartman, there is an investigation into a shooting ongoing at Willhaven Drive in Mocksville. This address appears to be connected to Rowan Pointe Apartments. No other details have been released, this is an ongoing situation. → Read More

Tractor-trailer crash shuts down I-73 in Randolph County

RANDOLPH COUNTY, N.C. (WGHP) — A tractor-trailer crash snarled traffic in Randolph County on Monday morning. I-73 shut down in Randolph County between the Level Cross exit and US 62. Dispatchers say a tractor-trailer crashed around 5:00 a.m. and I-73 remains closed in both directions between Business 220 and US 62. Drivers should avoid this […] → Read More

Sacheen Littlefeather, who declined Brando’s Oscar, dies at 75

(WGHP) — An activist known for her speech on behalf of Marlon Brando in the 1970s has died, Variety Reports. Sacheen Littlefeather, the Native American activist who declined Marlon Brando’s Oscar for “The Godfather” in 1973, has died after a fight with breast cancer. She was 75. In June, the Academy apologized to Littlefeather for […] → Read More

Person seriously injured in Summertree Lane shooting, Greensboro police say

GREENSBORO, N.C. (WGHP) — Police are investigating a shooting in Greensboro. Just before 9:30 p.m. Sunday, officers were called to Summertree Lane about a shooting. When they arrived on scene, they found a person who had been shot. The victim had ‘serious’ injuries. No additional information has been made available and the investigation is ongoing. → Read More

Juveniles help driver change tire, rob him at gunpoint on Lasley Drive, Winston-Salem police say

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (WGHP) — Two juveniles are in custody after stealing a car and leading officers on a chase, according to police. Winston-Salem police say they were called about an armed robbery on Lasley Drive Sunday around 8:30 p.m. On the scene, the victim told officers that he was on Monmouth Street when he was […] → Read More