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One Life Has Breathed Easier

February 18, 2020

One Life Has Breathed Easier

by Drew Finley
02/18/20

By Drew Finley (LFNC Fellow – Hendersonville) February 18, 2020 While working on a project one afternoon in my office, I came across the following phrase: “Water and sewer lines are the arteries that nourish growth in a community.” This sentence serves as the preface to the City of Greensboro’s …

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The Tables Turn

February 13, 2020

The Tables Turn

by Allison Marshall
02/13/20

By Allison Marshall (LFNC Fellow – Shallotte) February 13, 2020 Last week, I attended the N.C. State College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHASS) career fair with our Executive Director, Dylan Russell. However, this time I was attending my alma mater’s event as a recruiter rather than as a student, …

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To a Future LFNC Applicant…

February 12, 2020

To a Future LFNC Applicant…

by Walker Harrison
02/12/20

By Walker Harrison (LFNC Fellow – Spindale) February 12, 2020 To a future LFNC applicant, Let me take you back to New Year’s Eve 2018.  It’s 10:30 pm and my LFNC application is due at midnight.  My apartment is pulsing with music and laughter as I, in the midst of …

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“War and Peace” and Anson County

February 12, 2020

“War and Peace” and Anson County

by Liam Brailey
02/12/20

  By Liam Brailey (LFNC Fellow, Anson County) February 12, 2020 I will be the first to admit that I joined the inaugural class of LFNC for mostly selfish reasons. As a recent college graduate hoping to pursue a career in local government this program seemed like the most efficient …

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Inspired to Serve

January 27, 2020

Inspired to Serve

by Sylveonna Holmes
01/27/20

Inspired to Serve With college in the rear view and the rest of life ahead, this in-between spot can be a bit overwhelming. It’s the perfect breeding ground for post grad depression. I know, it isn’t the most beautiful introduction you’ve ever read. But the truth is, so many recent …

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Rediscovering an Old Home

November 18, 2019

Rediscovering an Old Home

by Allison Marshall
11/18/19

By Allison Marshall (LFNC Fellow, Shallotte) November 18, 2019 I have tried to sit down and write this blog post several times over the past few months. I am not sure if it is just writer’s block, but I cannot seem to find the exact words to express how much …

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One Step Forward

November 5, 2019

One Step Forward

by Saoirse Scott
11/05/19

By Saoirse Scott (LFNC Fellow, Edenton) November 5, 2019 The last four months have felt pretty surreal. It’s wild that at the end of May I had no idea what my future held and now here I am, a month and a half into my fellowship. It’s been a little …

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I’m Walking Here

November 4, 2019

I’m Walking Here

by Walker Harrison
11/04/19

By Walker Harrison (LFNC Fellow, Spindale) November 4, 2019 In a UNC Planning class during my senior year, our professor tasked each student with the same mission: redesign an existing intersection and street in Chapel Hill to prioritize all users, not just cars.  To brainstorm ideas, my group went and …

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Conservation and Community

October 31, 2019

Conservation and Community

by India Mackinson
10/31/19

  By India Mackinson (LFNC Fellow, North Topsail) October 31, 2019 The flood of beach goers on Topsail Island slows after Labor Day weekend. As the sun steadily sets earlier and earlier and the nights grow cooler, a new type of visitor takes their place ⁠— saltwater anglers. It’s officially …

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