Catawba County native spends every day as a student to the world

By John Bailey, Hickory Daily Record

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Community is important to Joe McCorkle.

The 60-year-old was raised in the Startown area of Catawba County, a rural setting where everyone was a neighbor and everyone was ready to lend a hand.

It’s a characteristic he’s taken with him through every phase of life from the military to the hospitality industry in Charlotte and now as a non-traditional college student at Catawba Valley Community College (CVCC).

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