On this episode of Tying It Together With Tim Boyum, Tim talks with Dr. Mary Susan Fulghum about the legacy of her aunt, Dr. Annie Louise Wilkerson, one of the state's first female doctors.

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This week, as we celebrate Women's History Month, Tim is joined by Dr. Mary Susan Fulghum, a retired doctor who is the niece of one of North Carolina's first female doctors, Dr. Annie Louise Wilkerson.

Wilkerson was told not to become a doctor yet she ended up as chief of staff at North Carolina's first integrated hospital. Before passing away, she even donated her entire 150-plus acre land for a nature preserve.  

Hear as Fulghum recounts her aunt's powerful story, the impact she had, and what it was like to work alongside her.


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With the speed of the local news cycle, it's easy to forget that the politicians who represent us and the influencers in our communities are more than just sound bites. North Carolina veteran reporter and anchor Tim Boyum is loosening his signature bow tie for candid conversations with power players across the state. In "Tying It Together," Tim uncovers what makes these newsmakers tick, explores fascinating life stories, and helps all of us get a better grasp on the issues affecting our community.