Twenty-five years of Santa-ing led Al Capehart to write a book about his Santa Claus adventures.
Santa’s Helpers: The Certified Santa
With an Advanced Master's Degree in Santa Clausology, Jac Grimes is the real deal when it comes to Santa Claus.
Santa’s Helpers: Colonel Claus
Some Santas prefer to be dressed all in fur, but Jim Dyer chooses camouflage.
Santa’s Helpers: The Giving St. Nick
Sam Simmons and his wife, Julia — the perfect Santa and Mrs. Claus duo — are dedicated to giving back to the children in their community.
Santa’s Helpers: Ho Ho Ho, Look Out Below
Travis Weil doesn't need a sleigh — this Santa uses ropes and a harness to rappel down Chimney Rock.
Santa’s Helpers: The Happiest Santa
For Warren Keyes, making sure people are happy — children and parents alike — is his No. 1 goal.
Santa’s Helpers: Kringle at Law
Ron Campbell may have had a successful legal career, but for the past 52 years, his true calling has been being Santa Claus.
Santa’s Helpers: Santa of the Long Leaf Pine
Cliff Snider — aka Cliff Kringle — just wants to be the best Santa he can be.
For a Chapel Hill Native, Being a Tar Heel is Timeless
The mother of all college towns has an allure that lasts, no matter how many years — or miles — go by.