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What is a serious food safety violation and just how do restaurant inspections work these days in South Carolina?  In recent years, officials have toughened food restrictions in the state. The process involves S.C. DHEC.  The Greenville New's - Lillia Callum Penso wrote several stories on the topic and discussed them on this More To The Story interview from July 10, 2019.

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

Friday Feature- Summer at The Earl Scruggs Center

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His name, his music, his banjo-pickin' style are all legendary and a center in honor of his memory and accomplishments is located in Shelby, N.C.  On this Friday Feature, WNCW presents 'The Earl Scruggs Center' during a conversation with Executive Director, Mary Beth Martin. Hear all the details and find out about what's called Pickin' on the Porch.  This originally aired July 5, 2019.

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

From the desk of WNCW Program Director and Producer of Southern Songs and Stories, Joe Kendrick:

 

We're excited to share our latest On The Way Up Podcast with you this week! It's hosted by Lauren Wasmund, our WNCW summer intern. She'll take us on a true Americana musical journey with songs from artists like the Fruit Bats from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, to the funkalicious sounds of Kev "Shinyribs" Russell from Austin Texas, followed by a DJ For The Day Segment featuring Ashevillian Julian Pinelli, a local North Carolina master fiddler and free style violinist.

The Blue Ridge Parkway is known as "America's Favorite Drive," and in a few days, one of America's favorite events, located right off the Parkway in Floyd, Virginia, begins. FloydFest 19 organizers will open the gates July 24th and welcome fans from all of the world. They'll enjoy a five-day celebration of music and art, while basking in the beauty of the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains of Southwest Virginia. Oh yeah...

Live Monday, July 15th between 3 & 4pm: Marcus King Band

Jul 15, 2019
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We are so proud of Upstate native Marcus King, and the great and mighty band and success he has amassed these last few years. Their latest release: "Carolina Confessions."  They're busier than ever nationwide nowadays; their one gig in our area is their "Hometown Throwdown" at the Peace Center in Greenville on Saturday the 13th.

Two bands featured in Studio B
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Studio B Rewind Host Kim Clark says we have a few of our long-time favorite musicians featured this week. The Tim O'Brien Band was in our studio back in May, playing tunes from the group's recent self-titled album. We'll share music from that multitalented band's session. Plus, we'll feature the music of former Band of Horses lead guitarist and awesome singer-songwriter Tyler Ramsey, who has just released his first solo album in eight years. Stay with us! It all begins at 7pm on Sunday.

The Steel Wheels present the seventh annual Red Wing Roots Music Festival on July 12, 13 & 14, 2019, brought to you by Blue Mountain Brewery and WNRN.

Three days, four stages and 40 bands at the beautiful Natural Chimneys Park and Campground in Mt Solon, VA, in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley.

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Scottish clans, Celtic fans and festival lovers worldwide are gearing up for the 64th Annual Grandfather Mountain Highland Games, a four-day event celebrating Gaelic culture, heritage, music, athletics and dance. Some claim it’s one of the largest gathering of clans in the world and it begins in western North Carolina, Thursday, July 11 at 4:30pm.

Wednesday, July 10th just past 1pm: Shovels & Rope

Jul 9, 2019

As the Brontë sister wrote, “The ties that bind us to life are tougher than you imagine.” Shovels & Rope, the musical duo of Michael Trent and Cary Ann Hearst, embody that bond. Married for a decade, their covenant extends to blood and beyond: as parents, bandmates, and creative collaborators who can now add the pursuits of festival curators, film subjects, and children’s book authors to that mighty list. Tune in as Joe Kendrick talks with them in Studio B about all of this, and their latest release "By Blood" (New Tunes at 2 on Monday).

Confluence is a convergence of the music Industry in the Charlotte, NC area taking place on August 3, and 4, 2019 at the US National Whitewater Center in Charlotte.

With a spotlight on local musicians, Confluence aims to celebrate, showcase, and develop Charlotte's music scene while being a resource for artists, promoters, venue operators and producers, and the public to aid in developing Charlotte's music identity.

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Discussed on this edition of More To The Story was the report in Asheville's Mountain Xpress on "Buncombe County Faces a Lack of Affordable Childcare."  Parents working outside the home have to depend on daycare for their children, which doesn't come easy, especially when it comes to the price tag for the average household.  Intern Writer Hannah Massen, with some assistance, handled the article that was discussed with WNCW by Mountain Xpress Managing Editor, Virginia Daffron.  This interview was on-air July 3, 2019.

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Each year, The Haywood Arts Council presents Junior Appalachian Musicians Camp or just call it JAM Camp.  Its a chance to introduce area youth to cultural mountain heritage music, the traditions and sound and their importance to our region.  This year's camp starts in this month of July.  Guest on this Friday Feature Interview of the Week from June 28, 2019 was Director of the Haywood Arts Council- Leigh Forrester.

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

Babseball in blue glove in green grass
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On this segment of More To The Story, we share news about The Alternative Baseball Organization, providing an opportunity to be in a competitive league for those who have Autism or other special needs.  The group is eyeing a spot in Western North Carolina.  Staff Writer with the Smoky Mountains News- Cory Vaillancourt provides the details from a recent story he wrote.  The ABO has received national attention for its efforts.  This interview originally aired June 26, 2019.

"Asheville North Carolina's innovative master of the steel pans, Jonathan Scales, has just released his sixth album, and just to give you an idea of the circles he moves in these days, the record features guest appearances by Victor Wooten, Oteil Burbridge, and Bela Fleck," said Host Kim Clark.

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