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McDowell News Reporter Mike Conley returns to "More To The Story" to address some of the recent stories he's covered for the paper, including the closing of the courthouse and the cancellation of a popular festival due to COVID-19. He talks about some good news as well, sharing info about an exciting business expansion in Old Fort, NC.  The interview first aired on July 15, 2020.

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Originally aired June 10, 2020 - Steve Harrison with WFAE Public Radio, an NPR affiliate in Charlotte, NC, was guest of this segment of 'More To The Story.' Harrison recapped how some of the protests in downtown Charlotte, related to the death of George Floyd, had brought forth both peaceful and chaotic moments involving police.  The second part of the conversation centered on Charlotte losing out on hosting this year's Republican National Convention due to COVID-19 Pandemic restrictions in North Carolina. 

Right now, there is only one drug shown by rigorous scientific testing to be helpful for treating COVID-19. That drug is the antiviral medication called remdesivir, made by Gilead Sciences. But remdesivir's proven benefits are modest: reducing hospital stays from 15 to 11 days.

Tony Kiss covers brewing news these days for the Mountain Xpress, and has been writing and reporting stories about the Carolina Beer Scene since 1994. In this Friday Feature interview that first aired on June 6, 2020,  Tony talked about reopening establishments and making sure safety measures are in place for taprooms and wineries in Western North Carolina and how bars are still in waiting due to state restrictions.

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Asheville Citizen Times Editor and Columnist Casey Blake returns to More To The Story in this podcast to discuss a number of recent stories covered by the newspaper's reporters, including a new Buncombe County policy regarding face coverings and COVID- 19, news about the availability of apartments in Asheville and the high cost of renting in the city, and info about Buncombe County 'students surveying students' on how they rated their transition to virtual learning. The conversation first aired on May 27, 2020.

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Staff Writer at The Smoky Mountain News Cory Vaillancourt shared details about his recent stories regarding Haywood County and North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper's first phase of reopening the state and some of its businesses while dealing with the COVID-19 Pandemic. Vaillancourt spoke with leaders and business owners in the towns of Canton, Maggie Valley, and Waynesville, NC. Check out this More to the Story conversation from May 13, 2020.

The grassroots community movement #AshevilleStrong is publishing a digital cookbook to help raise funds for restaurant workers during the COVID-19 Pandemic.  The book includes more than 35 recipes from the city's independent restaurants featuring familiar Asheville eateries like Rocky's Hot Chicken Shack, Vinny's Italian, 12 Bones, and The Corner Kitchen.  This Friday Feature interview originally aired May 8, 2020 and features Asheville Strong Founder Catherine Campbell.

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