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Friday Feature- Film Festival Fun in Tryon, NC

Sep 21, 2018

The Annual Tryon International Film Festival returns October 5th-7th.  On this Friday Feature Interview from Sept. 14, 2018 - Festival Member Kirk Gollwitzer talks about what to expect.  This includes that over 70 films from around the world, quality independent movies, will be shown at numerous venues.  Filmmakers, breakout sessions, a gala event and more will also be a part of the festivities.

Posted by Host and Producer of the Friday Feature, Paul Foster- WNCW Senior Producer, News Director, and Morning Edition Regional Host

Woman smiling holding banjo
Blue Ridge National Heritage Area

Many of today’s outstanding old-time and bluegrass musicians carry on longstanding family traditions. One such artist is multi-instrumentalist and flatfoot dancer Marsha Bowman Todd. A musician all her life, Marsha is one of the leading lights of the legendary musical community of Mount Airy, North Carolina.

World Equestrian Games Woman on horse jumping competition
WEG Media

The FEI World Equestrian Games are taking place at the Tryon International Equestrian Center in Mill Spring, NC.  Spectators and horse teams have traveled to the United States from all over the world to attend or participate.  Outside of the games and the competition - in our Friday Feature this week, we ask important questions like - Who is providing healthcare in case of an emergency or injury, be it large or small?  And, where are numerous volunteers staying while they give of their time and talent.  From Sept. 7, 2018 - guest interviews include RN Lori Oliver of St.

In the early days of the popularity of malls taking our nation by storm, there was Charlotte's Eastland Mall.  That mall no longer exists, but the huge amount of land that it sat on has been a long time topic of what's next for that part of the Queen City.  Hear the details of that story - plus news on continued growth and expansion of Charlotte's Douglas International Airport. Charlotte Observer Business Reporter- Ely Portillo covers it all in this More to the Story from September 5, 2018.

Blue Ridge National Heritage Area

Chester McMillian is a legend of old-time guitar in Mount Airy, NC, playing the distinctive Round Peak music of Surry County for decades. McMillian grew up in a family of musicians and started playing early in life when his father helped make him a cigar-box guitar.

WFAE

WNCW knows all about good regional music and the artists that have made a name for themselves with many of them making their way on to our airwaves.  That's why we wanted to know more about Public Radio WFAE's new music podcast called Amplifier, focusing on Charlotte artists/musicians.  On-Demand Content and Audience Engagement Producer- Joni Deutsch hosts Amplifier and talked all about on the August 31, 2018 Friday Feature. 

Mike Conley/McDowell News

Reporter Mike Conley from the McDowell News filled in WNCW on some of the latest top stories.  This included County Commissioners wanting to pull the county out of the district health department, citizens fighting for a piece of history at the courthouse, and new ownership of the old downtown movie theatre.  This interview first aired August 28, 2018.

Posted by Host and Producer of More to the Story, Paul Foster- WNCW Senior Producer, News and PSA Director, and Morning Edition Regional Host

Friday Feature: Children First Organization

Sep 10, 2018
Logo of Children First - Communities in Schools - Buncombe County
Children First

Natasha Adwaters with the Children First Organization, located in Asheville, spoke to Paul Foster during this edition of The Friday Feature Interview of the Week.  As a new school year is just getting underway, Adwaters talked about keeping school children fed and filling backpacks with needed supplies.  Learn about the history of this group and its on-going mission. This feature first aired August 24, 2018.

Posted by Host and Producer of the Friday Feature- Paul Foster, WNCW Senior Producer, News and PSA Director, and Morning Edition Regional Host

More to the Story- Wastewater Treatment, Asheville

Aug 29, 2018

Asheville and Buncombe County continues growing.  A large population, which leads to more apartments and other needs not only for water, but then what becomes wastewater. Some residents ask should they be concerned. The Asheville Citizen-Times John Boyle has all the answers in this More To The Story from August 22, 2018.

Posted by Host and Producer of WNCW's More to the Story- Paul Foster, Senior Producer, News Director, and Morning Edition Regional Host

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