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Thursday, September 22nd, 2016

A nostalgic visit to the Nags Head Cottage Row Historic District. ECU's Bioprocess Engineering program gives students real-life job experiences. A Durham man's unique fascination leads to a collection & ultimately to his own museum. And the UNCSA Cirkus Theatre Project challenges students to produce & present an original work for the stage.

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Thursday, September 15th, 2016

NASCAR's Drive 4 Diversity program recruits from diverse backgrounds as it trains new drivers & pit crew members. A UNC alumnus addresses graduates at Harvard & becomes a viral sensation. Marine scientists are studying seagrass & its role in the ecosystem. Master Fiddler Roger Howell performs & preserves traditional mountain music for future generations.

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NASCAR D4D

Entering it’s 12th year, NASCAR’s Drive for Diversity Pit Crew Development Program seeks to recruit the highest quality of applicants from the most diverse backgrounds and develop them into successful drivers and pit crew members. In 2015, more than 25 D4D graduates pitted for national series teams and Mike Russell became the first African-American to win a national series championship.

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Donovan Livingston

A North Carolinian gave the address at the Harvard Graduate School of Education commencement this year. Donovan Livingston’s comments – a spoken word poem that explores inequality in the classroom -- has gone viral.

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Roger Howell

Mountain Fiddler Roger Howell learned the art of traditional mountain music as a child when playing on the porches and in living rooms of musicians who came before. This is when he developed a lifelong passion for music preservation. Now, by recording these tunes and sharing them with future generations, his hope is to make sure this part of our heritage is never lost.

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Thursday, September 8th, 2016

The smell of rubber & the grinding of gears are a love song to Pam & Joe Sizemore who have been competitively racing souped up lawnmowers together for years. Of all the pirates on the seas the worst of them was Blackbeard, who lived & died right here in NC! Scientists are studying the Carolina Chickadee. Paige Sullivan was born with a rare heart defect & is writing a book about her experience.

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Hunting for Blackbeard

Take a trip through history along our coast as we trace the life and death of the most famous pirate in our state. Artifacts from Blackbeard’s flagship, the Queen Anne’s Revenge are on display in Beaufort at the North Carolina Maritime Museum. The shipwreck was discovered off the coast of North Carolina in 1995.

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Heart of Paige

Paige Sullivan was born with a very rare heart defect that put her at risk of cardiac arrest at any moment. At age nine, she had to undergo major heart surgery at Duke Hospital. Reflecting on this experience, Paige decided to write a booked entitled Embrace Your Cape to encourage the superhero in every child, facing big or small battles, to shine through.

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Thursday, August 25th, 2016

Photographer, athlete, & "ninja warrior" Neil Craver uses his sport to inspire others. High school student & dancer Caroline Le started a dance program for people with special needs. The Lees McRae Summer Theatre program has been drawing tourism to Avery County for 30 years. And NASA researchers do science projects in space!

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Lees McRae Summer Theatre Program

Summer in the mountains offers many opportunities to bring communities together; & what better way to do this than through Summer Theatre. In 1985, Lees McRae College decided to open its doors to its first summer production series. Now, 30 years later, that vision has evolved into a very successful venture that is committed to producing a quality theatre experience that serves the High Country.

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Abilities Dance

Parents across the state sign their children up to try out dance lessons nearly every day. But what do parents of children with special needs do? A Wake County program opens the floor to these children & their parents so everyone has the opportunity to dance.

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Thursday, August 18th, 2016

Lung transplant survivor Tiffany Christensen advocates for better communication between patients & practitioners. Scientists study the synchronous fireflies who live in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Peter Vankevich retired to Ocracoke & became a champion of the small, close-knit community. Full Moon Farm rescues & protects wolfdogs while educating visitors to its animal sanctuary.

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Lung Transplant Survivor

Patients & doctors have always needed to work together to get the best results for recovery from illnesses. Tiffany Christensen has been on both sides of the table & uses her experiences of being a 2 time double lung transplant recipient & her time as a patient advocate to now help the NC Hospital Association’s Patient Engagement team create better ways to engage with each other.

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Peter Vankevich

Peter Vankevich retired from a successful career at the Library of Congress to fulfill his dream of living on the island of Ocracoke, and much like the migratory birds that first drew him there, Peter has become a vital part of what makes this remote barrier island such a unique and special place.

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Full Moon Farm

It’s common knowledge that all dog breeds have descended from the wolf, but a wolfdog has pure wolf in its blood line more recently. Wolf dogs are also misunderstood. By nature, they tend to be timid, loving, & family oriented. However, they’re often falsely accused of being aggressive, making it difficult to find facilities that rescue & care for them. Enter Full Moon Farm.

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From Film School to Film | NC Now | UNC-TV

In the city of Winston-Salem, a team of film graduates from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts have taken a step forward into their careers from making student films to their first independent film. While sharing the difficulties in getting their feature made, they also focus on the significance of the team that builds it.

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Innovate NC Little Brown Box Works | NC Now | UNC-TV

Innovate NC, a s-year initiative created by the Institute for Emerging Issues at NCSU, is working with organizations & businesses in 5 cities to design strategic plans to increase their innovation capacity. The goal is for the new approaches to serve as models for other municipalities to follow. Little Brown Box Works in Greensboro is one of the Innovate NC program participants.

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Durham Police Chief

In June 2016, Cerlelyn Davis was sworn in as Durham’s new Chief of Police. She brings a wealth of experience to this position having served as commander of the APD’s Homeland Security Unit, overseeing the Intelligence & Organized Crime Unit and the Joint Terrorism Task Force. Chief Davis also completed the Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy.

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Thursday, August 11th, 2016

Cindy Keller keeps the magic of the Land of Oz alive for visitors to the special theme park. A team of UNCSA graduates shares the process as they put their degrees to work producing their first feature film. Three NCA&T athletes come together off the field to create a business as part of the Innovate NC program. Durham Police Chief Cerelyn Davis puts her need to serve to work in the community.

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Durham Police Chief - Why Leave Atlanta?

After serving the city of Atlanta for nearly 30 years, in June 2016, Cerlelyn Davis was sworn in as Durham’s new Chief of Police. She brings a wealth of experience to this position having served as commander of the APD’s Homeland Security Unit, overseeing the Intelligence and Organized Crime Unit and the Joint Terrorism Task Force. Chief Davis also completed the FBI National Academy.

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Durham Police Chief - Web Extra PT 2

After serving the city of Atlanta for nearly 30 years, in June 2016, Cerlelyn Davis was sworn in as Durham’s new Chief of Police. She brings a wealth of experience to this position having served as commander of the APD’s Homeland Security Unit, overseeing the Intelligence and Organized Crime Unit and the Joint Terrorism Task Force. Chief Davis also completed the FBI National Academy.

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Durham Police Chief - Web Extra PT 3

After serving the city of Atlanta for nearly 30 years, in June 2016, Cerlelyn Davis was sworn in as Durham’s new Chief of Police. She brings a wealth of experience to this position having served as commander of the APD’s Homeland Security Unit, overseeing the Intelligence and Organized Crime Unit and the Joint Terrorism Task Force. Chief Davis also completed the FBI National Academy.

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Thursday, August 4th, 2016

The ANSWER Scholarship program aims to empower mothers seeking to further their education. UNC Chapel Hill professor Aziz Sancar's work has earned him the university's O. Max Gardner Award & the Nobel Prize in Chemistry. The town of Calabash established an enduring seafood style & tradition. And April McKinney maintains traditional agriculture techniques on her small family farm in Caswell Co.

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The ANSWER Scholarship

The ANSWER scholarship is a program geared towards empowering mothers seeking to further their education. Executive Director Susan Andersen also faced challenges when it came to funding her college education, as a tribute to the local Charlotte organization that once helped her, she vowed to give back to community and make a difference. From that desire, ANSWER was born. Susan Anderson bel

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Thursday, September 22nd, 2016

History in Nags Head, science at ECU, a collection of tubas, & a unique stage production.

Thursday, September 15th, 2016

From NASCAR to fiddle & more, folks put their passion into action across NC & beyond.

NASCAR D4D

NASCAR’s D4D program recruits from diverse backgrounds to train drivers & pit crew members

Donovan Livingston

A North Carolinian inspires as he addresses Harvard graduates.

Roger Howell

Master Fiddler Roger Howell performs & preserves traditional mountain music.

Thursday, September 8th, 2016

Check out lawnmower racing & nesting birds, meet a famous pirate & an inspiring young girl

Hunting for Blackbeard

Looking back on the legendary life of NC's most famous pirate - Blackbeard.

Heart of Paige

Paige Sullivan was born with a rare heart defect & is writing a book about her experience.

Thursday, August 25th, 2016

An athlete & a dancer inspire others. Summer theatre draws tourism. And science in space!

Lees McRae Summer Theatre Program

Lees McRae Summer Theatre draws tourists to Banner Elk with its annual performances.

Abilities Dance

A high school student has developed a dance class for children with special needs.

Thursday, August 18th, 2016

Nurturing health, studying environmental phenomena, & preserving natural heritages in NC.

Lung Transplant Survivor

Lung transplant survivor Tiffany Christensen is an advocate for patients.

Peter Vankevich

Peter Vankevich retired to Ocracaoke & became a champion of the small community.

Full Moon Farm

Full Moon Farm provides sanctuary for wolfdogs & educates visitors about the animals.

From Film School to Film | NC Now | UNC-TV

UNCSA film school graduates take us behind the scenes of their first feature film.

Innovate NC Little Brown Box Works | NC Now | UNC-TV

NC A&T State athletes launch a small business as part of the Innovate NC project.

Durham Police Chief

A profile of new Durham Police Chief Cerelyn Davis.

Thursday, August 11th, 2016

Creation, innovation, & tradition are the driving forces behind these people & places.

Durham Police Chief - Why Leave Atlanta?

Chief Davis: Why Leave Atlanta?

Durham Police Chief - Web Extra PT 2

Chief Davis: Implicit Bias

Durham Police Chief - Web Extra PT 3

Chief Davis: Starting in the Air Force

Thursday, August 4th, 2016

A Nobel Laureate, a women's advocate, a seafood mecca, & an old-world farming lifestyle.

The ANSWER Scholarship

The ANSWER scholarship program empowers mothers who are seeking to further their education

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