In January of 2001, William began teaching photojournalism at Randolph Community College in Asheboro, North Carolina. He took this position after a 6-month tour in Kosovo as a Public Affairs officer for the U.S. Army Reserves. Before Kosovo , he was an award winning news photographer for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette . He began his photography business in Asheboro as a way to keep connected with his community and continue photographing the world around him. He enjoys photographing children’s sporting events, weddings and local events in Asheboro, Greensboro and the Piedmont Triad area. When William is not behind a camera, he is building a wooden sailboat or spending time with his wife and two 12-year-old sons.
“In January of 2003 I was deployed in support of OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM with the U.S. Army Reserves. I returned home August 25th to a wonderful welcome from my family, friends, coworkers and students at RCC. I would like to thank everyone in Asheboro who has been so supportive of me, my family and our soldiers.”
Thanks, William E. Thompson