Education & Teaching

currituck lighthouse

A Ray of Light at Currituck Lighthouse

For 10 years, Meghan Agresto has lived 40 steps from the 140-year-old Currituck Beach Lighthouse, making certain its light never fails.
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Alice Irby Woman's College

A Place of Distinction: Woman’s College in Greensboro

Alice Irby’s academic journey symbolizes an era of liberation for thousands of like-minded women at Woman’s College in Greensboro.
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Community College Quilt

Stitches and Squares

Each of our community colleges has a place on this quilt, a handmade tribute to learning.
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They Are Everywhere

North Carolina has one of the largest populations of veterans in America. Here, combat veterans are chronicling their experiences to create what may be a new genre of 21st-century literature. Our poet laureate shares how he teaches veterans to tell their stories, and what he is learning about combat in the process.
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Clara Jones Portrait

Piano Lessons

It’s a simple gift: to teach someone to play an instrument. But inside her west Charlotte home, Clara Jones gives instruction that goes beyond the music.
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Lucky’s Plott

Driving home after work one day eight years ago, Libby Bagby passed a dying dog on the side of the road. Now, the fully recovered Plott hound travels around the state with her as a symbol of North Carolina.
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Eric Marshall

History Lessons

Stokes County teacher Eric Marshall takes his fifth graders into battle and proves that history doesn’t have to be dull.
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A Growing Collection

A quarter-century ago, Hillsborough resident W. Steven Burke bought two miniature buildings. Now, he has nearly 1,000, with no end in sight.
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Tim Womick

Thanks to the Trees: Tim Womick’s Story

Asheboro’s Tim Womick wandered for years, trying this and quitting that. Then one day, in the middle of a hardwood forest, he found his true calling growing all around him.
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Jim Ketch

Sharing the Music: Jim Ketch at the UNC Department of Music

Trumpet player and university professor Jim Ketch has never felt the need to choose between performing and teaching.
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