Reader. Writer. Food lover. Runner. Once named Southerner of the Year.

Nation Hahn is the Director of Growth for EdNC. Nation leads the Reach NC Voices initiative for EducationNC, which is focused on putting the public back in public policy. Reach uses technology and participatory design strategies to connect with North Carolinians. Prior to coming to EdNC, Nation managed digital media campaigns for a range of organizations in North Carolina and nationally. Nation also serves his community through a variety of board roles focused on food-related issues, poverty, and education. 

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Homeless in Hickory, continued

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My favorite teacher(s)

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Anne Lamott visits Hickory

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Small acts can make a big difference

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Restoring pride in Tarboro

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What education issues should candidates focus on? Students weigh in

The primary elections are over. As we head into the general elections, what do students have to say about the...

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The Food Ark brings hope

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Everyday heroes work on planting seeds for the future

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Bravery and resilience

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Raleigh Reads

The sound of hammers and saws echoed down the hall of Exploris School in Raleigh last Thursday, but it wasn’t...

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John Kasich’s advice for North Carolinians

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