Pam Isley reacts as a hen flies in the air, pooping on her face during feeding time in her barn in Asheboro on Tuesday morning, February 2, 2016. She laughed afterwards and wiped off her face. Isley said that feeding time is her favorite part of the day.
Blakey Fahning is a 16 year old student at East Davidson High School in Thomasville. As a member of East's swim team, she is anything but a newcomer to the aquatic sport. Participating on various teams over the years, including the Colonial-Trindale Waterdawgs and High Point Swim Club, Fahning has been competitively swimming since the age of four. During the summer of 2015, Fahning chose to use her experience and her passion for swimming as part of her project to obtain the Girl Scout Gold Award by providing free swim lessons to children, ages 4-14, at the City of Thomasville Memorial Park Pool. Fahning wanted to help teach children how to swim properly and be safe around water. Over the ten days that the camp took place, over 120 kids participated. As of right now, swimming is more of a hobby for Fahning, but she hopes to help coach the Colonial-Trindale Waterdawgs over the summer of 2016.
Judy Leal, left, holds and tickles her giggling son, Eduardo, 8, while she visits him during lunch at Donna Lee Loflin Elementary School in Asheboro on Wednesday, February 10, 2016. The mother and child shared a wonderful thirty minute lunch packed with laughter and countless moments of pure joy as they enjoyed their meal from Burger King.
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As if 33-year-old Judy Leal doesn’t already have enough on her plate being enrolled as a full-time student at Randolph Community College, she is also a single mother of an eight-year-old. Leal is attending RCC to double major in Radiography and Physical Therapy Assistance. She is also getting her certification to become a Spanish translator. While having an enormous school work-load, she still emphasizes the importance of spending as much time as possible with her son, Eduardo. Leal understands the vitality of being attentive, loving, and caring toward her son, no matter how busy and exhausted she is.
Gumerncinda Sandoval sews gliders on pillows for one of BJ Con-Sew's clients on Wednesday, February 17, 2016. BJ Con-Sew is a family owned and operated cut and sew business in Asheboro.
Matt Britt, firefighting instructor, watches his students as they work to put out a controlled fire at the Randolph Community College Emergency Services Training Center in Randleman on Thursday morning, September 24, 2015.
Hannah Boles, a golfer in the Howard Hayes Fore the Families Golf Tournament, hits a dud ball in the pouring rain at the Lexington Country Club Golf Course in Lexington on Saturday, June 20, 2015. The Howard Hayes Fore the Families Golf Tournament is an annual fundraiser held for and by the non-profit organization Fairgrove Family Resource in Thomasville.
Sheets' Dance Academy ballet class poses in front of a window in the dance studio in Lexington on Saturday, February 7, 2015.
Bill McColl works on an old Corvair engine in his shop, Chair City Corvair Center, in Thomasville on Sunday, July 12, 2015.
Wheatmore's Ben Clements, left, and Jake Grantham, right, console their teammate, Dalton Moncus, after he misses his free throw and chance to tie the game with only three seconds remaining against Trinity at Wheatmore High School in Trinity on Friday night, January 15, 2016. Trinity won the game 53-52.
ALLISON LEE ISLEY/SALISBURY THE MAGAZINE Janice Hunt, student in Livingstone College's culinary arts program, places a dish of vegetable soup on a tray to be served to a guest at the Meadowsweel restaurant in Salisbury on Friday evening, April 29, 2016. The culinary arts students take part in a 'First Dinner Series' and create their own restaurants, run the restaurants, and serve real customers a five course meal. Hunt was the main chef for the night and the vegetable soup was the second course of the meal.
Jeff Barrett, of Fairview, right, dances with his wife, Toni, in the rain at the Vairs in the Valley Corvair car show in Maggie Valley, NC on Saturday, October 10, 2015.
Asheboro Copperheads' Kyle Hammer, left, and Conner Wilson, right, congratulate their teammate after hitting a home run during their game against the Florence RedWolves in Asheboro on Wednesday, June 17, 2015.
Sam McColl sits down to take a break from DJing a wedding held in The Lofts at Union Square in High Point on Thursday, May 21, 2015.
East Davidson's McKagan Barrett, right, jumps to catch an interception over Providence Grove's Makiah Fox during the Friday night game at East Davidson High School in Thomasville on August 21, 2015. The Golden Eagles won the game 10-6.
Cliff Lemons enjoys a coffee with a couple of friends at the local coffee shop, Monkeez Brew, in Thomasville on Monday, July 20, 2015.
Two young fans of the Asheboro Copperheads baseball team race to the finish line in a large pair of boxers between innings at McCrary Park in Asheboro on Wednesday, June 17, 2015.
A construction worker takes a break from his long day of laying wet cement in Greensboro on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday on Monday, January 19, 2015.
West Davidson's goalkeeper, Trey Baxley, middle, catches the ball just out of the reach of East Davidson's Bryce Dean, left, and West's Logan Howell during the game on Monday, October 26, 2015. The game went into two overtimes and East won their senior night game with the final score of 4-2.
Sabrina Furches sits along the stairs of a fire escape in downtown Lexington on Friday, July 10, 2015. Furches is a dancer at Sheets Dance Academy in Lexington.
Rocky Mount Police Department's Lt. Charles Williams, left, dances with Jamiya Battle, 2, in his arms during the dance-off with the children from Cokey Apartments for National Night Out on Tuesday evening, August 2, 2016 at Cokey Apartments in Rocky Mount.