Traveler. Hiker. Sports Fan. Road Warrior. Jillaroo.

Caroline Parker reports on stories at the intersection of faith and schools as well STEM education. She grew up in Franklin, Virginia but has traveled to and through six of the seven continents. Caroline attended the University of Georgia and graduated from the Grady School of Journalism. She is inspired by seeing new places and can call many places home.

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Telling stories through music with the NC Symphony

Mary Boone, assistant principal flute with the North Carolina Symphony, had a very important request for the group of preschoolers...

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Celebrating wonder with NC Science Olympiad

Dylan and Mason of Heritage Middle School in Wake Forest are waiting patiently with their self-made rocket comprised of plastic...

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Reaching the ‘Mount Olympus’ of instruction: Caesar Campana of Clay County

In 1988, NASA called on American students to name the newest space shuttle in honor of Christa McAuliffe, a high...

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Transplanting traditions through food and farming

Transplanting Traditions, a community farm in Chapel Hill, works with 25 families on eight acres and, as of the 2018...

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God’s Garden: Giving thanks for neighbors feeding neighbors

This is the fourth piece in a series on the intersections of faith and food. Read the first piece here,...

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Hogs in Hayesville: Sustainable agriculture and a sign of hope

This is the third piece in a series on the intersections of faith and food. Read the first piece here...

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Open Hearts Bakery: Serving up economic opportunity with a side of pie

This is the second piece in a series on the intersections of faith and food. Read the first piece here....

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Egg ministry: A solution for the food insecure

Karin Kelly is mother hen to 20 actual hens at First United Methodist Church (FUMC) in Hickory. Tucked in the...

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From the outside in, Communities in Schools is working to keep students in class

September 24 was a big day for Communities in Schools North Carolina (CISNC). The organization hosted a fundraiser that brought...

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It starts with a spark: Serving students in a rural church

How does a rural church with 13 people in the pews on any given Sunday nearly quadruple its attendance and...

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Swain County C4C: A community effort to support summer literacy

Four women from Mt. Carmel Baptist Church stand behind a make-shift breakfast buffet in the Bryson City United Methodist Church...

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‘We are called to communities and not to buildings’ — Church hosts Back to School Bash in Ramseur

The threat of rain in Ramseur, North Carolina on Aug. 24 did nothing to dissuade students and their families from...