Painter, carpenter, mover, landscaper — Juan Lopez has truly become a jack of all trades during his eight years in Carrboro.
In Archdale, NC, west of High Point, Bill Maners is stapling foam to a frame, and he can tell just from the sound of the air whooshing from the staple gun that it’s time for more staples. Maners has been building furniture for 26 years. The piece he’s working on is a bright orange, curved sofa. Maners has a pattern with specifications, but there aren’t any instructions for how to make the piece. “There’s a little bit of poetic...
Ty Church has spent almost 30 years working in the North Carolina film industry. But he worries that if the state stops offering film incentives, he won't have a career.
My dad is part of the baby boom generation and, like all boomers, he is staring down retirement. But with a down economy and under-developed retirement nest egg, my father is not sure when he can retire. How long can a person work before they can't anymore?
The last decade has brought many changes to NC's tobacco industry but one man continues his family's tobacco farming tradition.