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Carolina People

People making a difference here at home

Honoring Culture through Art

Educator and artist Linda Dumas Wade celebrates her rich ancestry

Marching Toward Freedom

Stephen Hayes honors Black history through sculpture


This NC musician draws from a rich musical past with lyrics that delve into the human condition

EnergyUnited’s Wayne Wilkins Awarded Order of the Long Leaf Pine

Retired CEO recognized for impact on co-op’s communities

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

Cecelia Hampton is a decorated Bright Ideas teacher from Sparta Elementary

‘Golf’ with a Shotgun

Sporting clays courses offer a different kind of shooting sport

Passing Down Hunting Traditions

A veteran hunter shares his knowledge with youth

It’s beginning to look a lot like Santa

Wayne Lanning exudes Christmas cheer year-round

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

Time in the Garden

Lucy Bradley build community through horticulture

Zumba Gold for the Golden Years

Elizabeth Moakler is a Zumba instructor bringing her energy to the comfort of home

A Legal Career in the Making

Dylan Blackburn is building on his Sampson County roots

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