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The Pandemic & My Hometown: Sarah Barnes

On March 29, 2020, I explored my community to see how the COVID-19 pandemic was affecting Cary, North Carolina. I ventured to some of the schools I attended growing up, as well as several places I would usually frequent while home for the summer.
I discovered that although society was taking a hard hit, the sun was still out and the sky was still blue. While we are temporarily unable to live our regular lives, we should take this time as an opportunity to reflect and be thankful for our community’s efforts to keep each other safe.
Town of Cary Fire Station No. 8 and Police District Office is still in full operation during the stay-at-home order, March 29, 2020 in Cary, North Carolina. SARAH BARNES

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The Pandemic & My Hometown : Stephanie Quaranto

The Pandemic & My Hometown series uses photography to showcase how the coronavirus is affecting life at home for media writing students from the University of Lynchburg.

Photography by Stephanie Quaranto  in Rhode Island

The Pandemic & My Hometown : Kara Barnes

The Pandemic & My Hometown series uses photography to showcase how the coronavirus is affecting life at home for media writing students from the University of Lynchburg.

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Dining Rooms of restaurants have closed across the town and are only open via Drive-Thru.

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Rebuilding NOLA Service Trip

Students from University of Lynchburg  Nonprofit Masters Leadership program as well as several undergraduates participated in Rebuilding NOLA service trip from March 8 through March 13, 2020 as part of their spring break.

The students  partnered with two local nonprofits, The Acorn Farm to beautify a community lot slated for a rain garden, and  withJericho Road to do some neighborhood  housing assessments to update housing records.

In addition, trip organizer,  Communication Studies Professor, Dr. Jimmy Roux said,  the students also participated in a VooDoo tour and a bicycle tour of the lower 9th Ward which experienced devastation during Hurricane Katrina 15 years ago.

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