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Carolina People

People making a difference here at home

Neal Thomas

This Wendell native has a talent for making baskets

Coming Home to Make Meaningful Change

Megan Hiner is providing mental health services in northeastern NC

Fishing for the Big Bucks

Big Rock tournament winners took home a record purse

A Taste of the Pirate's Life

Legends live on at Beaufort Pirate Invasion

Helping Students Learn and Grow

Principal Laurie Strope is inspiring students in Onslow County

Queen of the Drive-In

Sherry Barnes turned tragedy into a triumph

Larry & Joe

This Durham-based duo performs a fusion of Venezuelan and Appalachian folk music

Lady Pirates of the Carolina Coast

The storied lives of Anne Bonny and Mary Read

Carteret County Teacher Inspires Next Generation of Leaders

Marsha Sirkin has been awarded Bright Ideas Grant impacting 6300 students

Alleghany Teacher’s ‘Bright Ideas’ Take Students on Problem-Solving Adventures

Cecelia Hampton is a decorated Bright Ideas teacher from Sparta Elementary

Saddle Up and Read

Caitlin Gooch is an equestrian encouraging children to achieve literary excellence

Building a Brand and Cutting-Edge Tackle

Kelly Barefoot’s Catch Outdoors is a local powerhouse

Breaking Barriers Through Recreation

ACCESS of Wilmington is helping those with disabilities stay active

Jugtown Family Traditions

Bayle Owens is a fifth-generation potter