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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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History of Calabash Seafood

When it comes to seafood, one name stands out - Calabash! But what has gotten lost in the *name* is the small fishing village where the Calabash Style emerged. Jeff Smith takes a look back at the history of the "Seafood Capitol of the World."

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Pioneer at Heart

Farmer April McKinney says she's always been a pioneer at heart. Raised on a small family farm, the lifestyles of her parents & grandparents attracted her more than contemporary interests. Now, on a small farm of her own, she's carving out a niche to "keep her hands in the dirt."

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Thursday, July 14th, 2016

Artist Damian Stamer uses his brush to blend childhood memories into evocative works of art. Researchers use motion capture cameras to study how the body heals. A media arts program inspires students to learn & grow. Plus a wild & crazy sport binds these athletes together as a team & a community.

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Studio 345

Studio 345 is a free, creative, youth development program that uses Digital Photography, Digital Media Arts, & Multimedia Design to educate & inspire students to graduate and pursue goals beyond high school. Middle and high school students in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools are taught and mentored by professional working artists to help them grow intellectually & artistically.

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Roller Derby

All across the nation women are lacing up their roller skates. They're not going to hit the old rink with a disco ball spinning & music to skate to. Instead these women are ready to put on their face paint & battle each other in the flat track roller derby association. Jeff Smith meets the Rogue Roller Girls All Star team and see how they mix their love for their sport with work & family time.

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Big Spoon Roasters

Durham-based Big Spoon Roasters is putting a modern twist into a traditional favorite with their artisanal nut butters.

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Thursday, July 7th, 2016

Endurance Seafood relies on a family foundation as it works to maintain its business in difficult times. Scientists study the mystery of Carolina Bays. Jerry Darnell man forges a career in traditional blacksmithing. Big Spoon Roasters makes big business out of its tasty nut butters. And life is peachy for life-long farmer Garrett Johnson.

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Jerry Darnell Blacksmith

A Seagrove blacksmith is capturing the attention of not only North Carolinians, but Hollywood, as well. With several movie credits to his name, Jerry Darnell has a rich history in his trade and has made it his passion to share it with others.

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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

History of Calabash Seafood

The town of Calabash is known as the Seafood Capitol.

Pioneer at Heart

Small farmer April McKinney keeps alive the "old ways" of life on the land.

Thursday, July 14th, 2016

From painting, to music, to unique sports, creativity comes in many forms in NC.

Studio 345

Studio 345 is a program for Charlotte youth that uses Digital Media Arts to inspire them.

Roller Derby

All across the US women are lacing up their skates to compete in roller derby.

Big Spoon Roasters

A Durham company blends modern & traditional with its artisanal nut butters.

Thursday, July 7th, 2016

Family businesses, farms, & craftsmen, plus a geologic mystery.

Jerry Darnell Blacksmith

A Seagrove artist is making a name for himself both among North Carolinians & Hollywood.

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