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North Carolina’s Bogue Banks is home to Transportation Impact, whose 66 employees get time off from work for pursuits such as caring for their waterfront community.
TRASH FISHING On Bogue Sound, which separates the barrier island from the mainland, Transportation Impact employees patrol tidal grasses for debris to haul away.

When Keith Byrd and Travis Burt left their 20-year careers at UPS to start Transportation Impact, they knew they’d be spending a lot of time on the road. “If we’ve got to be on a plane,” says Byrd, “we might as well live in paradise.”

That would be on the beach at Emerald Isle, North

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