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Carolina People

People making a difference here at home

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


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

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

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

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