New N.C. Poet Laureate Shelby Stephenson, second from right, is congratulated by well-wishers Margaret Baddour, left, and Roger Manley, right, at a reception after Gov. Pat McCrory installed him in the position in a ceremony held at the State Capitol Building in downtown Raleigh on Monday.
New N.C. Poet Laureate Shelby Stephenson, second from right, is congratulated by well-wishers Margaret Baddour, left, and Roger Manley, right, at a reception after Gov. Pat McCrory installed him in the position in a ceremony held at the State Capitol Building in downtown Raleigh on Monday. cseward@newsobserver.com
New N.C. Poet Laureate Shelby Stephenson, second from right, is congratulated by well-wishers Margaret Baddour, left, and Roger Manley, right, at a reception after Gov. Pat McCrory installed him in the position in a ceremony held at the State Capitol Building in downtown Raleigh on Monday. cseward@newsobserver.com

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