Duncan is a native North Carolinian, born and raised in Wilmington. A lifelong musician, he got his start in broadcasting as a volunteer classical music host at his hometown public radio station, WHQR. He went on to host “Morning Edition” there, and then at WCQS in Asheville.
He enjoys live music, hiking, playing the piano, Scotch whisky, and craft beer.
Duncan is an alumnus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill by way of Duke University .
South Carolina is set to take down the flag that's flown on the statehouse grounds for years. It will be taken down the street to the South Carolina Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum.
South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley signed a bill on Thursday to remove the Confederate battle flag from the State House grounds. The move comes after hours of legislative debate this week following last month's fatal church shooting in Charleston. The suspect in that crime was seen in pictures holding Confederate flags.
Valerie Macon, who works full-time at the state's Department of Health and Human Services, will be the next poet laureate. The literary community says the governor bypassed normal channels.