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!

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Email: wgoforth@wcti12.com

Wes' Most Recent Stories

Some NC schools cut summer Drivers Ed

Dozens of school districts in North Carolina are suspending their Drivers Education programs this summer.

Police say woman is passing fraudulent checks

Tarboro Police are warning about a woman they say is passing fraudulent Vidant Health System payroll checks.

New Bern native remembers SC pastor and senator

A New Bern native who now works for the South Carolina Legislature and Democratic Party shared some memories of his friend and colleague who was shot to death inside a Charleston church Wednesday evening.

State lawmakers pass new moped rules

Legislation placing new requirements on moped owners in North Carolina is just one vote away from Gov. Pat McCrory's desk.

Man is sentenced for making hoax distress calls to the Coast Guard

A Beaufort man will go to federal prison and pay restitution for making fake distress calls to the U. S. Coast Guard.

Jacksonville Police to crack down on drivers blocking intersections

The Jacksonville Police Department says it will begin writing tickets to drivers who block intersections while trying to get aboard Camp Lejeune.

Beaufort County weathers tornado warning

Beaufort County residents escaped damage during a tornado warning period on Wednesday evening.

State audit is critical of local mental health agency

A newly-released audit from North Carolina State Auditor Beth Wood details a long list of allegations against an Eastern North Carolina mental health agency.

College students work to restore historic cemetery

A group of college students chose the beginning of Memorial Day Weekend to perform restorative work to a historic cemetery in our area.

Alleged kidnapper of area teen arrested in Oklahoma

A 14-year-old Pitt County girl allegedly kidnapped by her boyfriend has been found safe in Oklahoma.

Baby Elijah is doing well after his transplant

The 10-month old Jacksonville boy who desperately needed a new liver was recovering from transplant surgery Friday night.

State bill would add trash trucks to Move Over Law

A new bill approved by the North Carolina General Assembly aims to fine drivers who don't move over or slow down for parked garbage trucks.

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