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During the COVID-19 pandemic, Grandfather Mountain experienced record visitation. People escaped to the nature park, famous for its Mile High Swinging Bridge, seeking fresh air, exercise, and unique experiences. Attendance increased by nearly 30% from 2019 to 2021.

Kennedy Johnson has always loved sports. She excelled as a student athlete in high school, playing soccer, volleyball, and basketball. Off the court, her dream was to become the first in her family to earn a college degree.

Madeleine Salazar’s first day as a third-grade teacher could not have come at a more critical time. In the fall of 2021, COVID-19 cases were back on the rise, masks and social distancing continued, and virtual learning had taken a toll. Teacher vacancies exploded.

Vega Construction in Pilot Mountain is a family business in every sense of the word. Owner and president Carlos Vega learned masonry from his father, an expert mason of 20 years, and after he earned an engineering degree, they started the company together in 2018.

The value of North Carolina’s public gardens was never more evident than during the COVID-19 pandemic. As the virus spread and threatened the safety of indoor activities, many people turned to the outdoors.

While the Crosby Scholars program serves public school students in three counties – Forsyth, Rowan, and Iredell – you’ll also find its alumni in every corner of North Carolina succeeding academically, personally, and professionally.

When Dr. Tanya Hudson went door-to-door interviewing families about the impacts of COVID-19, there was a clear consensus: students’ academic skills suffered because of extended online learning.

As Bennett College enters its 150th year, it can add yet another major event to its long history: surviving the COVID-19 pandemic. Located in the heart of Greensboro, this historically black women’s college is anchored by a chapel where Martin Luther King Jr.

Update: Since this story was first published, Destiny Perez graduated from Forsyth Technical Community College in May 2023, and was accepted into Western Carolina University where she plans to complete her education and obtain a bachelor's degree in marketing and c