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Michael Hennessey

FOX8 WGHP

Greensboro, NC, United States

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NC woman gets encouraging news as ALS battle continues

ALAMANCE COUNTY, N.C. — When Halloween 2022 arrives, it will have been two years since Alamance County’s Debbie Dickerson felt the first symptoms of ALS. By all accounts, that means she’s doing better than the average ALS patient. However, about six months after her official diagnosis, she admits those effects are starting to worsen. In […] → Read More

ACC headquarters will move from Greensboro to Charlotte

After months of anticipation, the tournament’s board of directors announced Tuesday that the ACC Tournament will be leaving Greensboro and set up its headquarters in Charlotte in 2023. → Read More

How NC dam helped win World War II

GRAHAM COUNTY, N.C. (WGHP) — When the United States entered World War II, preparatory efforts across the country were ramped up on a massive scale. Tucked in a valley in a subrange of the Appalachian Mountains, thousands of North Carolinians were forced to leave their lands for the creation of the largest dam east of […] → Read More

‘Largest Ponzi scheme in history’: 10 years since Lexington-based ZeekRewards

LEXINGTON, N.C. (WGHP) — In August 2012, nearly a million people throughout the world learned an online rewards program they thought would exponentially increase their wealth was being investigated as what prosecutors would later deem an “over $850 million ‘Ponzi’ scheme,” promising a “bogus 125% return on investment based on profits from a sham internet-based […] → Read More

Greensboro sports leaders detail offer to rename Greensboro Coliseum for ACC

GREENSBORO, N.C. (WGHP) — In a full-court press as the clock nears 00:00, the city of Greensboro has placed another chip on the negotiating table with the Atlantic Coast Conference: the naming of the Greensboro Coliseum. Last year, the ACC, which was created in Greensboro in 1953, announced it was exploring options for its headquarters. […] → Read More

Female Guilford College Athletics Hall of Famer reflects on 1st years of Title IX

GREENSBORO, N.C. (WGHP) — Sports were always a major influence on Elizabeth Parker Haskins’ life but had it not been for a statute signed into law on June 23, 1972, her name never would have been immortalized in the rafters of Guilford College’s Ragan-Brown Field House. “My mother played basketball and her coach convinced her […] → Read More

Alamance County woman begins ALS battle

ALAMANCE COUNTY, N.C. — It was Halloween 2020. While families were trying to decide if they should take part in All Hallows’ Eve amid the pandemic, in the grand scheme of things, Debbie Dickerson’s day-to-day had largely gone unchanged. “Life was normal,” she said. “Totally normal.” On that night, however, she did notice something new […] → Read More

Gibsonville mill to transform into ‘space for people to live, work and play’

GIBSONVILLE. N.C. (WGHP) — A team of real estate experts and developers are set to transform the historic 1880s mill in downtown Gibsonville into a mixed-use space of residential, retail and other establishments. With the space taking up about half of the downtown, its impacts will be tremendous. Here’s a look at their plan and how other business owners believe it will impact them. → Read More

Parts of Greensboro, Winston-Salem going through a renaissance 2 years into pandemic

(WGHP) — Stationary along South Elm Street in Greensboro since 2004, Ambleside Gallery has featured works from artists near and far since its opening under owner Jackson Mayshark. Much like the pieces featured on its walls, the district in which it sits has been dramatically transformed. “When I first came here, this was the other […] → Read More

Triad Quakers celebrate 350th anniversary of Quakerism’s arrival in North Carolina

GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. (WGHP) — This year, Quakers are celebrating the 350th anniversary of Quakerism in North Carolina. While their numbers have diminished, Quakerism has had a continued presence in the state both physically, as well as in its history. “George Fox really began preaching and gathering people in the 1650’s in England,” said Gwen […] → Read More

Davidson County family’s home vandalized while under construction

DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. (WGHP) — A family trying to build their dream home in Davidson County has suffered another setback amid supply chain woes. Vandals destroyed and defaced what they’ve been successful in building so far. For the last two years, Joshua Hoots and his father have been working on the home, which is set […] → Read More

Greensboro man helping other former prisoners reenter society

GREENSBORO, N.C. (WGHP — Victor Michael Vincent Jr. took his first steps on the path to incarceration when he was 18 after a domestic situation with his girlfriend led to an interaction with police. “When the police came, I tried to explain it, but they put me in a chokehold. Feeling like I was going […] → Read More

Triad nurses train to become sexual assault nurse examiners

RANDOLPH COUNTY, N.C. — (WGHP) The North Carolina Department of Justice has been awarded a federal Sexual Assault Kit Initiative grant, which will fund 50 nurses across the state to become Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners, or SANE, in 2022. The department says the goal is to reduce disparities in access to care, by identifying areas […] → Read More

Triad group offers free degrees, paid apprenticeships, full benefits, job opportunities

LEXINGTON, N.C. (WGHP) — In the current world, with scammers attacking from all sides, the proposition of earning a degree for free all while being paid to train in an in-demand field would seem like an elaborate scheme. But thanks to the Davidson and Davie Apprenticeship Consortium, it’s a reality for dozens of apprentices, and […] → Read More

Corporation looks to continue legacy at site of former Black orphanage in Forsyth County

FORSYTH COUNTY, N.C. (WGHP) — In 1928, what was once known as the Colored Baptist Orphanage Home was moved to northern Forsyth County. Under a new name, the Memorial Industrial School, the orphanage included a farm, dormitories, an administration building and other facilities. The new facilities were made possible by contributions from civic organizations […] → Read More

Winston-Salem police identify victim in Indiana Avenue homicide

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (WGHP) — Winston-Salem police have identified the victim in a fatal early morning shooting on Indiana Avenue. Officers say they responded to Indiana Avenue at 3:24 a.m. when they were told about a shooting. They found 25-year-old Marcus Daiquin Montgomery at the scene. Montgomery had been shot and was pronounced dead. Officers believe […] → Read More

Triad scientists discover potential Alzheimer’s treatment

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (WGHP) — It’s a devastating diagnosis millions of Americans are dealing with, but scientists in the Triad may have discovered a new treatment for Alzheimer’s disease. In a study led by Dr. Miranda Orr, assistant professor of gerontology and geriatric medicine at Wake Forest School of Medicine, who’s also a research health scientist […] → Read More

Winston-Salem police chief reflects on 2021, ongoing wellness journey

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Winston-Salem Police Chief Catrina Thompson has led her officers, civilian employees and the citizens of Winston-Salem through a challenging year, all while continuing the wellness journey she embarked on in response to her experiences in 2020. “I remember in 2020, probably around October, saying, ‘wow, I’ll be glad when 2020 is […] → Read More

Triad fire departments look to combat volunteer shortage

(WGHP) — Across the state, volunteer fire departments have continued to struggle to find men and women to respond to calls. At Gumtree Fire & Rescue, over the past 10 years, the number of volunteers has declined by 42%. To make matters worse, the department’s call volume has increased by 42%. However, the state has […] → Read More

Tanglewood Festival of Lights celebrates 30th year

CLEMMONS, N.C. (WGHP) — Thirty years ago, the Tanglewood Festival of Lights was born. Over three decades, as the display has grown, thousands of families have formed memories at the festival. One family even had a birth of their own on the grounds. Tonight, we look at what else has grown at the Festival of […] → Read More