Emily Mikkelsen, FOX8 WGHP

Emily Mikkelsen


Greensboro, NC, United States

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Recent articles by Emily:

Greensboro mother arrested after 3 children killed in fire while ‘home alone,’ warrants show

GREENSBORO, N.C. (WGHP) — The mother of three children who died in a fire is being charged with felony child abuse. Warrants show that Brandi Sturdivant, 28, of Greensboro, has been charged with three counts of felony child abuse resulting in serious bodily injury. The warrant alleges that Sturdivant left three of her children, a […] → Read More

Wake Forest University reacts to death of former Demon Deac Billy Packer

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (WGHP) — In 1962, Wake Forest advanced to the NCAA Tournament Final Four for the first and, to date, only time. They were led by guard Billy Packer, writes Wake Forest University, as they mourn the passing of the former WFU player and longtime college basketball announcer, who died at the age of […] → Read More

New movie theater, Habit Burger among businesses coming to Brassfield Shopping Center in Greensboro

GREENSBORO, N.C. (WGHP) — Big businesses are coming to a centrally located Greensboro shopping center soon. Brassfield Shopping Center, at the corner of Battleground Avenue and New Garden Road in Greensboro, will soon have multiple new businesses calling it home. The old Brassfield movie theater, once operated by Cinemark, will be filled by North Carolina-based […] → Read More

Harmony Place in Asheboro had multiple violations prior to sudden closure, state paperwork reveals

ASHEBORO, N.C. (WGHP) — Violations at an Asheboro daycare that abruptly closed last month go back for years, according to NCDHHS paperwork. Harmony Place daycare lost its license in Feb. 2020, stemming from an incident in Aug. 2019 where a child was hospitalized after being hit in the head with a wooden porch swing. The […] → Read More

Community seeks answers after 8-year-old Aacuria Hinton shot while sleeping in Greensboro

GREENSBORO, N.C. (WGHP) — A community is seeking answers after an 8-year-old girl was shot while sleeping in her bunk bed in Greensboro. On Thursday, the victim’s family, via Greensboro police and Guilford County Crime Stoppers, released the name and a photo of the young victim as investigators continued searching for the culprit or culprits […] → Read More

Fatal shooting on Stockton Street marks 7th homicide in Winston-Salem for 2023

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (WGHP) — A man has died after being shot in Winston-Salem, according to police. Winston-Salem Police Department says that just after 11:30 p.m. Wednesday, they were called to Stockton Street about shots being fired. When they got to the scene, they found evidence of a shooting but didn’t see any victims in the […] → Read More

Winston-Salem chef, new Triad burger restaurant among 2023 James Beard semi-finalists

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (WGHP) — Winston-Salem is picking up big honors in the food world. The James Beard Foundation announced the semi-finalists for the 2023 James Beard Awards on Wednesday, and North Carolina was well represented in numerous categories. “Congratulations to all our 2023 James Beard Award Semifinalists! This is always an exhilarating moment as we […] → Read More

Driver was going 95 mph, had BAC of .23 in N.C. 109 crash that killed mom, kids: NCSHP report

DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. (WGHP) — A final report is shedding more light on a fatal crash in Davidson County that has brought up concerns over what people say is a dangerous stretch of road. On Jan. 6, Brittany Carter was driving on N.C. 109 in Davidson County when her car was hit head-on by an […] → Read More

1 person hospitalized after shooting on Autumn Drive, Greensboro police say

GREENSBORO, N.C. (WGHP) — A person is in the hospital after a shooting in Greensboro. Police say that just before 1 a.m. on Wednesday they were called to Autumn Drive about a shooting, where they found one person with a gunshot wound. The victim was taken to the hospital, and their condition is unknown. No details about a suspect have been released. This is an ongoing investigation. → Read More

Family accused of ‘exorcisms,’ food restriction before 4-year-old died in Surry County, warrants reveal

SURRY COUNTY, N.C. (WGHP) — New details are emerging in the death of 4-year-old Skyler Wilson. According to warrants, Joseph Wilson, who is charged along with his wife Jodi in the death of their adopted child Skyler Wilson, got a text from his wife that there was a “problem” with “swaddling” Skyler on Jan. 5. […] → Read More

FBI asks for information regarding Randolph County substation shooting

RANDOLPH COUNTY, N.C. (WGHP) — The FBI is looking for any information that could help find whoever shot into another North Carolina electrical substation. The FBI shared a Tweet on Monday asking for the public’s help in the case after an EnergyUnited substation was shot into on Jan. 17 in Randolph County. Officials with the […] → Read More

Warrants allege that former Greensboro police officer sexually abused child under 13 for 2 years

GREENSBORO, N.C. (WGHP) — Warrants are offering new information about the arrest of a now-former Greensboro Police Department officer and his wife. On Friday, Greensboro Police Department said that Joshua Oliver, 35, had been charged with six counts of statutory sex offense and six counts of indecent liberties with a minor after the Guilford County […] → Read More

Weather, speed factors in fatal crash after Randleman woman runs off road, police say

RANDLEMAN, N.C. (WGHP) — The weather was to blame for a fatal crash over the weekend, according to Randleman Police. Police say that on Sunday night, Stacie Luther, of Randleman, was on W. Academy Street when she passed a Randolph County Sheriff’s Deputy, who said that Luther’s car “broke traction” and she crossed the centerline. […] → Read More

Man shot, killed at Popeyes in Winston-Salem on East Fifth Street; 3rd fatal shooting in less than a week in the city

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (WGHP) — A third person has been shot and killed in Winston-Salem in less than a week. FOX8 is told a man was killed in a shooting at the Popeyes on 1367 East Fifth Street. Detectives are on the active scene now. The man was reportedly shot in the drive-thru. This is a […] → Read More

Man convicted in 2018 death of pregnant 18-year-old, her unborn child in High Point

HIGH POINT, N.C. (WGHP) — A man was sentenced to two consecutive life sentences without parole for the death of a young woman and her unborn child in 2018. The Guilford County District Attorney’s office said that on Tuesday, Hykeem Marquis Simmons was found guilty of first-degree murder in the deaths of Anastasia Ray and […] → Read More

Fatal wreck on I-85 in Randolph County causes congestion, other wrecks, troopers say

RANDOLPH COUNTY, N.C. (WGHP) — A fatal crash snarled traffic in Randolph County early Wednesday morning. According to State Highway Patrol, just after 6 a.m. around the Finch Farm Road exit on I-85 northbound, a tractor-trailer and a motorcycle collided. Troopers confirm this was a fatal wreck. The congestion in the area as officials work […] → Read More

Attorney General Josh Stein announces candidacy for North Carolina governor

RALEIGH, N.C. (WGHP) — A contender has stepped into the electoral ring. On Wednesday, Attorney General Josh Stein announced his intent to run for governor of North Carolina in the 2024 election. Stein shared an announcement video, where he stated he would fight for a North Carolina “rooted in our shared values of freedom, justice, […] → Read More

Family releases statement on behalf of High Point murder-suicide victims; ‘Everyone’s best friend’

HIGH POINT, N.C. (WGHP) — The family of a woman who was killed along with three of her children in a murder-suicide has released a statement so the public can understand the legacy their loved one left behind. Athalia Crayton was shot and killed on the morning of Jan. 7 along with three of her […] → Read More

Randolph County substation damaged by gunfire weeks after similar attack in Moore County

RANDOLPH COUNTY, N.C. (WGHP) — An EnergyUnited substation was damaged by gunfire on Tuesday morning, according to a statement released by EnergyUnited. Officials with the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office got a call around 10:40 a.m. reporting the damage to the substation at 6968 Post Road. Crews were able to keep the power on for EnergyUnited […] → Read More

Warrants reveal Surry County 4-year-old died of hypoxic brain injury, wrist and ankle straps found in home

SURRY COUNTY, N.C. (WGHP) — Warrants are painting a clearer picture of the events that led up to the death of a toddler in Surry County. Four-year-old Skyler Wilson died at Brenner Children’s Hospital in Winston-Salem on Jan. 9, thre days after he was admitted. His adoptive parents Joseph and Jodi Wilson were arrested on […] → Read More