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  • This edition of WNCW's 'More to the Story' features Producer Charlie Shelton-Ormond of WUNC, North Carolina's Public Radio Station, on why Robeson County is at the bottom of the list for residences getting vaccinated in the fight against the Coronavirus. Robeson is home to the Lumbee Indian Tribe. This interview originally aired Sept. 15, 2021.
  • Mountain Heritage Day is a multicultural celebration about keeping music and dance alive that's a part of the heritage and history of the North Carolina Mountains. The 47th annual event returns September 25th on the campus of Western Carolina University. Details were shared by guest Geoff Cantrell, Public Communications Specialist at WCU, when he visited WNCW on Sept. 17, 2021.
  • WNCW Friday Feature of the Week: "Bigfoot Life Is More Than The Tall and Hairy Creature Sometimes Spotted In The Woods"
  • The remnants from Tropical Storm Fred caused flooding that hammered some seven counties in the Western NC Mountains. The events from August 17th are still affecting many citizens who have dealt with the loss of homes, property, and even loved ones. Asheville Citizen Times Reporter Joel Burgess provided an update.
  • Kyra Freeman writes poems, tells stories, and dances in the kitchen in Morganton, North Carolina. A former school librarian turned massage therapist, she was raised in Vermont not too far from the Appalachians. She lives with her family and infamous pets and goes outside in the yard as much as possible. She is a member of the Asheville Storytelling Circle and the N.C. Storytelling Guild. A collection of her poetry and photographs entitled: Second Life: Poems of Re-emerging will be released by Redhawk Publications in the summer of 2021.Contact information: KyraTales@gmail.comExtra Cats is a story about a dream that came true.Aired 8/29
  • This Friday Feature Interview of the Week spotlighted Chow Chow, Asheville's culinary event series. Interviewed was Rebecca Lynch, Chow Chow Executive Director. This year's series began in July and continues until the end of September. Asheville has so much to offer when it comes to delicious food and those who prepare it. This interview originally aired Aug. 27, 2021.
  • McDowell News Reporter- Mike Conley took part in this More to the Story interview from August 25, 2021. Mike recapped stories about incentives from county commissioners trying to get employees vaccinated for Covid-19 to an animal rescue along the interstate in Old Fort.
  • Lona Bartlett is a professional storyteller, puppeteer and educator who has delighted audiences throughout the U.S. and internationally for over 30 years. Degrees in education and a small town upbringing in the Catskill Mountains provide inspiration for a long list of programs and presentations. No matter the genre, whether folktales, fairytales, puppets, or personal stories, Lona loves bringing excitement and insight to audiences at schools, libraries, conferences, festivals, corporate gatherings and special events. https://www.lonabartlett.com That Kid is a unique tale about finding friendship. You never know what you might find on a hike.Aired on 8/23/21
  • During this Friday Feature Interview of the Week from August 20, 2021, Program Manager for The Alzheimer's Association, Denise Young was our guest. This fall marks the time of year that the Alzheimer's Association presents their Walk To End Alzheimer's.Upcoming walks include ones in Asheville and Hendersonville. Denise also recaps the association's ongoing services that include virtual programs and support for caregivers to those with the disease.
  • Jason DeBruyn, Healthcare and Data Reporter for WUNC, North Carolina Public Radio in Chapel Hill, was guest on this edition of More to the Story to recap his investigation "NC Hospitals Fall Short of Price Transparency Rule." Is the business side of healthcare ruthless? Haven't we all received what seemed like s surprise medical bill? Jason goes over that and more from the conversation that aired on August 18, 2021.