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This segment of More To The Story dealt with politics and the race that is receiving national attention - North Carolina's 11th Congressional District, the district that used to be represented by Mark Meadows.  Reporter Cory Vallincourt with Smoky Mountains News shared his insight on an election in November that will come down to the young newcomer - Madison Cawthorn vs. veteran politician, Democrat Moe Davis.  This conversation first aired on WNCW, July 8, 2020.

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Courtesy of Blue Ridge National Heritage Area

For more than a hundred years, folklorists and other scholars have been visiting the community of Beech Mountain, North Carolina. Perhaps the most prolific collector of the community’s music and stories was himself a native of Old Beech. In the 1960s, Jack Guy began selling mountain handcrafts and folk toys to tourists, helping local artists make a living through their heritage crafts.

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Photo by Erin Brethauer

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.

From NC.Gov in Raleigh, NC: Governor Roy Cooper and North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Dr.

Cold Mtn in the Fall
By Vicki Dameron

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.

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From Raleigh, NC - By Ford Porter:

  From Raleigh, NC - By Ford Porter:

Governor Roy Cooper announced on Monday, April 20, that North Carolina has been approved for the new Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) program, to help families purchase food for children impacted by school closings due to COVID-19. 

Carolina Public Press

The award-winning investigative, in-depth, and independent news source in North Carolina based in Asheville, Carolina Public Press was featured on this segment of 'More To The Story' from April 15, 2020.  CPP Reporter Stephanie Carson filed several reports dealing with the coronavirus pandemic in the state - from the number of cases reported, to confirmed deaths, which counties are affected, and how farmers and short term leasing are dealing with the changes.

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