Rhode Island resident Tom Peters regularly vacations at the MacDill Air Force Base RV park. The picturesque spot might sound like an upscale Florida tourist resort. But at MacDill, there’s a marina, beach, and waterside restaurant, as well as a tiki bar, two golf courses, and close to 400 RV slots with water, electricity, and cable TV. Military retirees can camp, golf, and fish at hundreds of military bases. It costs less than civilian resorts, making the bases popular vacation spots for thousands of former service members. 📷 by Capt. Jessica Brown / @usairforce #macdill #military #militarybase #tampa #retirement #wuncphotos
#Repost @thestateofthings . . . “Many of the people who have worked with me have been tortured, have been imprisoned ... It is very dangerous for them.” Tutu Alicante founded EG Justice, a nonprofit working for the rights of people in Equatorial Guinea, where he is from. The African nation is ruled by a dictator who takes down his enemies using prison time or even execution. Learn more at the link in our bio.
A model of a bronze monument that would commemorate a top-secret World War II program called Project Zebra that brought hundreds of Russian aviators to Elizabeth City to train alongside Americans. Almost a year ago, Elizabeth City approved a deal with the Russian government to accept the monument as a gift. But in a surprise move, a city council with new members has torpedoed the deal, with some saying the city shouldn’t associate with Russia. 📷 by Jay Price / WUNC . . A photo of all the American and Soviet Zebras posing for a historic event. Note hundreds of Soviet airman and the elite Naval officers. Photo Courtesy of M.G. Crisci . . A Russian-taken photo of soldiers at Kitty Hawk that commander Chibisvo sent back to family to see. Photo Courtesy of M.G. Crisci #russianstatue #projectzebra #ww2 #elizabethcity #northcarolina #wuncphotos
East Chapel Hill High student Jesus Peralta pays tribute to Luke Hoyer, one of the 17 victims of a mass shooting at Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, last month. 🎥 by Liz Schlemmer/ WUNC #nationalschoolwalkout #chapelhill #northcarolina #wuncphotos
Students at East Chapel Hill High gather for a student walkout on Wednesday, March 14, 2018. Across the country, students hoisted Stand United signs. They chanted ''Hey, hey, ho, ho - the NRA has got to go outside the White House. Others read the names of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High victims aloud in a somber tribute. These scenes played out as students put down their pencils and pens and walked out of class to protest gun violence. Activists hoped it would be the biggest demonstration of student activism yet in response to last month's massacre in Florida. 📷 by Liz Schlemmer / WUNC #nationalschoolwalkout #chapelhill #northcarolina #wuncphotos
#Repost @alexarosemusic . Tunin up for @thestateofthings on @wuncnews 🎻👍
Elizabeth DeKonty, a fellow with the Public School Forum of North Carolina, speaks with Pattillo Middle School’s resilience team about strategies for supporting students, many of whom live in poverty. This year, the Public School Forum of North Carolina, an advocacy organization, has started the NC Resilience and Learning Project, through which it is helping Pattillo Middle School and two other schools in Edgecombe County and one in Rowan County to better support students who have experienced trauma. 📷 by Lisa Philip / WUNC . . . Eighth grade teacher Eli Kane brainstorms ideas with Pattillo Middle School's resilience team, for getting students to recognize and identify their emotions. 📷 Lisa Philip / WUNC . . . The sun sets outside W.A. Pattillo Middle School in Tarboro, where staff are trying to better support students who have experienced trauma. 📷 Lisa Philip / WUNC #trauma #students #classroom #teachers #tarboro #northcarolina #wuncphotos
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At Razor Line barbershop in Greensboro, fathers talk about ways to ease into difficult conversations- like the birds and the bees - with their sons. 📷@madelinepgray 📝 @naomiprioleau