Photos of the Year: 2016 Winners: POY: Runner Up: 2017_poy_12_02_37

POY: Runner UpMadeline Gray, North State Journal Carina Coleman, 5, points to a timeline showing photos of her adopted sisters as the family waits for them to arrive from the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The family has had to wait over three years for the two sisters to be allowed to leave their home country and come to North Carolina.

POY: Runner Up

Madeline Gray, North State Journal

Carina Coleman, 5, points to a timeline showing photos of her adopted sisters as the family waits for them to arrive from the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The family has had to wait over three years for the two sisters to be allowed to leave their home country and come to North Carolina.