Paul Cauthen is one of Americana's best new singer/songwriters. We first got to know him when he was a member of the band Sons of Fathers. WNCW 's Music Director Martin Anderson spoke with Cauthen at September's AmericanaFest in Nashville, Tennessee during a morning spent at SoundStage Studios, following a late night showcase with a dozen or more other WNCW favorites musicians. We originally aired the interview on Wednesday, October 3rd, and now you can listen to the PODCAST.

Image of Hurricane Florence Swirling in Atlantic Ocean

It's no secret that Hurricane Florence left behind massive amounts of damage to parts of Eastern North Carolina and in particular, the coast.  One of those hard hit places was the City of Wilmington.  Daily Courier, Rutherford County, Reporter Mackenzie Wicker, used to call the Wilmington area home.  Her sister lives there now, as do some college friends.  Mackenzie shared all she knew about what residents were dealing with in Wilmington, during this interview on September 26, 2018.

Toe River Arts of Burnsville in Western North Carolina, recently named a new Director of the group.  Nealy Andrews was guest of this Friday Feature Interview of the Week, when she discussed Toe River and this year's Annual Music in the Mountains Folk Festival (held 9/22). Traditional arts programs and keeping a long folk and music tradition going were main topics when this segment aired on Sept. 21, 2018.

Posted by Host and Producer of WNCW's Friday Feature- Paul Foster, Senior Producer, News and PSA Coordinator, and Morning Edition Regional Host

More to the Story: Notable News from Asheville

Oct 3, 2018

During this time period, Asheville and Western North Carolina were dealing with minor headaches, compared to other parts of the state, in the aftermath of Hurricane and Tropical Storm Florence.  This was discussed, as well as The FEI World Equestrian Games in Tryon, water quality standards, and an editorial piece, "We Are Not Your Enemy." Asheville Citizen-Times Opinions and Columnist Editor- Casey Blake was our guest (Sept. 19, 2018).

Howdy SkunkFest Fans! Albino Skunk Music Festival is happening in just a few days in Greer, SC and we are READY for some skunk action - We hear The Farm is in fabulous shape and the lineup is equally fantastic! We'll be there in full force... we'll have a WNCW tent run by The Southards and many other awesome volunteers. And, Joe Kendrick and Jasmin Melton will be emceeing and representin! Come out and see why many people call it "one of the best festivals in South Carolina." Enjoy live music, great food & drink, friends and WNCW family!