As an all-state football player at Lincoln High, Braxton Foushee was too small to play college ball. That worked out well for Orange County. In the 1960s, Braxton helped integrate businesses on Franklin Street and the hospital cafeteria. He registered voters in the black community; that led to election as a Carrboro Alderman. He is proud that he helped save Carr Mill Mall and get Hank Anderson Park built. Now 76, Braxton is on the planning board and he is an assistant scoutmaster for an all-black troop that has produced 12 Eagle Scouts in nine years. Braxton sums up his life of service: “One of the most important things is to be at the table at all times. If you are not, you are going to be fighting an uphill battle.” Braxton and his wife Barbara enjoy living near his favorite part of Orange County – the Adams tract.