Wes Goforth

POSTED: 1:24 PM Jun 04 2012   UPDATED: 4:30 PM May 26 2014

Thanks for watching NewsChannel 12 and for visiting our website. So much has happened in Eastern North Carolina since I began anchoring the weeknight 6 and 11 o'clock newscasts. As our beautiful area grows, so does the great quality of life here.

Before coming to North Carolina in 1997, I worked in television news in Columbia and Kansas City, Missouri and in Buffalo, New York. I also worked in media relations in New York City. My media career actually began in my rural Missouri hometown, where my great-grandfather founded a weekly newspaper. I attended the University of Missouri at Columbia and the State University of New York at Buffalo.

I'm active in volunteer work with several projects and agencies. My wife Kathy is a wonderful companion, a life-long educator and National Board Certified teacher, and a terrific Italian cook!

We enjoy exercising, gardening, writing and playing with our two Yorkshire terriers, Scooter and Rocky. What a handful they are!


Email: wgoforth@wcti12.com

Wes' Most Recent Stories

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Atlantic Beach man is convicted on meth charges

An Atlantic Beach man convicted on three drug charges has been sentenced to a lengthy prison term.

Officers say two women had drugs in jail

Beaufort County authorities say two female inmates in the county detention center were found with drugs in their cell.

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AG Roy Cooper 'deeply concerned' about state's direction

The General Assembly continues working toward a new budget by the start of the new fiscal year on July 1, and North Carolina's chief law enforcement officer is watching very closely.

Greenville pair arrested on drug charges

A man and woman from Greenville face heroin-related charges after their arrest in Beaufort County.

Beaufort County Drug Unit arrests man on drug charges

A Pantego man faces a list of drug related charges.

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Sex offender accused of trying to kidnap 12-year-old girl

Police have arrested a registered sex offender accused of trying to kidnap a teenage girl on her way to school.

Police seek public's help in finding gun thief

Greenville police are asking for the public's help finding a suspect they say stole a pair of handguns.

Driver is ejected and seriously hurt in car crash

A man was seriously injured when he was ejected from his car in a crash Thursday evening.

Habitual felon is sentenced to prison

A Morehead City man recently convicted of several charges will go to prison as a habitual felon.

Craven Community College honors local leaders

The Craven Community College Foundation honored three local leaders with the school's Fourth Annual Community Fabric Awards on Tuesday.

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Traffic stop leads to heroin arrest

A traffic stop in Duplin County led to the arrest of a man on drug charges.

Police arrest one suspect and look for another in McDonald's robbery

Goldsboro Police say three men joined to rob a McDonald's restaurant Monday morning.