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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.
  • William is a native of Bakersville , NC , and an alum of Western Carolina University . He graduated with a degree in Technical Theatre, but spent most of his time in school studying the musical folk traditions of Western North Carolina . In 2017, William received his MA in Appalachian Culture and Music from Appalachian State University. William plays banjo, fiddle, guitar and other “string-ed things”. He is particularly interested in old mountain folkways, foodways, humor-- ever eager to swap lies, half-truths, tales and seeds. https://sarahandwilliam.weebly.comThere are numerous outlandish Appalachian tales about hunting. This story, William learned from luthier and family friend, Ray Dellinger.Aired 9/19
  • Combined a successful 30 year career in sales, sales training and public speaking with teaching spiritual classes and acting as a Minister for Emissary Minsitry. Recently Larry has performed at Tellabration, The Tarheel Teller’s Festival, Roadhouse Inn and The Old North State Storytelling Festival and placed first at the Mad Robot Storytelling Slam. Haboob is a story of the age old conflict between man and nature. Larry’s hiking trip at South Mountain Park, Arizona turns out to be an unforgettable adventure. Aired 9/12
  • Bruce Duncan “ Utah ” Phillips (May 15, 1935 – May 23, 2008) was born in Cleveland , Ohio . His father was a labor organizer and activist, which influenced Phillips and much of his life’s work. He served in the United State Army for three years during the mid-1950s in post-war Korea . After his discharge he began drifting around the mid-west riding the rails, writing songs, and eventually settling in Salt Lake , where he helped to establish a mission house of hospitality named after activist Joe Hill. Phillips worked as a labor organizer and activist, telling stories, writing songs and poetry. His album, Good Though!, recorded in 1973 received outstanding reviews which included, “Daddy, What’s a Train?” and “Queen of the Rails”. Phillips died of complications from heart disease, and is buried in Forest View Cemetery in Nevada City , California .Put Your Hands in Your Pockets is a powerful story about the Lawrence Textile Strike of 1912. “If you ever want to understand what a strike is and how it works and why it works, everything you need to know is in the Lawrence Textile Strike”.Aired 9/5
  • 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.