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Smoky Mountain News and Smoky Mountain Living Magazine  - Reporter/Journalist Garret Woodward returned to WNCW on this edition of More To The Story.  Garret recapped his travels to catch great music festivals and in some cases, conduct one-on-one artists interviews from the Carolinas to NY State.  He shares his travels and stories.  Garret also talked about the passing of the legendary Raymond Fairchild, who he called friend.  This interview was aired Oct. 23, 2019.

Friday Feature: October is Fire Prevention Month

Oct 25, 2019

While fire prevention anytime of the year should be important to all home owners, October is the official month nationally known as Fire Prevention Month.  During this Friday Feature, WNCW spoke with Rep. Ashley Gocken of First Alert.  First Alert was teaming up with Lowe's stores across North Carolina to offer fire safety events.  Best tips and ideas were shared about fire prevention safety on this Oct. 11, 2019 interview.

Bigfoot walking
Bernell MacDonald

Reporter Mike Conley with The McDowell News took part in this edition of More To The Story to cover such topics as *The Foothills Food Hub - growing with help from a grant *The addition of a Mural at The Miller Complex-Muncipal Event Center and the successful *Bigfoot Festival. This episode orginally aired on Oct. 9, 2019.

Posted by Host and Producer of WNCW's More to the Story- Paul Foster, Senior Producer, News Director, and Morning Edition Regional Host

Female fiddler smiling in studio
Vicki Dameron

"It’s not unusual for a mountain musician to be a part of several different musical traditions. A Blue Ridge fiddler might play in a mountain swing session on Friday night, sit in with an old-time band playing for a square dance on Saturday night, and sing in the church choir on Sunday morning. In this respect, Carley Arrowood is in good company. But Carley stands out in her youth: few artists as young as she have already mastered so many genres.

Joe Kendrick

From Program Director and Southern Songs and Stories Producer Joe Kendrick:

 

Casey Blake, Opinions Editor and Columnist with the Asheville Citizen Times returns to WNCW's 'More to the Story' to address recent headlines. The conversation includes facts about the growing number of individuals diagnosed with Legionaire's Disease after attending the Mountain State Fair. The editor also talkes about concerns about how authorities handle the city's fight against drugs, prostitution and homelessness.  The conversation first hit the airwaves on October 2, 2019.

Fall colors on winding road in western North Carolina
Vicki Dameron

Our State is the magazine that celebrates North Carolina.  It just so happens that the October edition is always the Annual Mountain edition.  Our State Editor in Chief, Elizabeth Hudson joined The Friday Feature to talk about their special mountain edition. Topics include Linville and the Linville Gorge, the heart of Morganton, and Mountain Meals.  Hop on highway 221 South and join us.  The conversation originally aired Sept. 27, 2019.

Greenville News Investigative Reporter Daniel Gross spoke with WNCW's Paul Foster on 'More To The Story' to go over the paper's six-month investigation report  analyzing statewide South Carolina police data and how often an officers weapon was used.  Gross specifically shares the results from the Greenville County's Sheriff's Office.  The interview first aired on Sept. 25, 2019.

Posted by Host and Producer of More to the Story, Paul Foster, WNCW Senior Producer, News Director, and Morning Edition Regional Host

Each year, The NC Dance Festival, a program coordinated by Greensboro based Dance Project, brings professional modern and contemporary choreography from North Carolina artists to audiences across the state.  As the Festival celebrates its 29th year, it will make a stop in Asheville in early October for several performances and also team up with several local groups like Buncombe County Schools dance students.  This interview first aired Sept. 20, 2019 with Anne Morris, Executive Director of Dance Project.

Courtney Ashley

Forest City, NC Marketing and Events Coordinator - Courtney Ashley was guest of this WNCW Friday Feature Inteview of the Week, as she talked about many of the family friendly events being offered to citizens in and around Rutherford County, NC.  The interview, recorded on Sept. 13, 2019, took place the day before a new event called The Diverse City Festival that was celebrating and unifying cultures and heritages of all kinds.  Ashley also shared info about Sept. 28ths "Pimento Cheese Jubilee,"  held in Forest City, NC at Pavilion on Park Square also known as POPS.

The well covered, twists, turns, and perhaps chaotic, North Carolina 9th Congressional District officially declared a winner after recent results from a made up election from November 2018.  That as Dan Bishop, the Republican, narrowly beat Democrat Dan McCready in the district that includes a portion of Charlotte/Mecklenburg County.  This More to the Story is a recap of the journey with Charlotte Public Radio WFAE's Steve Harrison.  This chat originally aired Sept. 11, 2019.

Collage of images of band playing at Albino Skunk Festival in South Carolina
John Gillespie and Joe Kendrick

"The Deer is a band that does not fit into any one box, or any single term you might use to describe them," said WNCW Program Director Joe Kendrick. "The term “folk” comes up a lot when you hear about this Austin, Texas quintet. Descriptors like “indie folk,” “transcendental Texas folk,” and “psychotropic folk” are all floating around out there, but like so many handles we try to put on music, they are often slippery and ill suited to pick up what artists are laying down.

Female smiling sitting in production room of radio station WNCW
Vicki Dameron

WNCW’s new music podcast features a number of Texans in this episode, ranging from all time WNCW favorites like Rodney Crowell to newcomers like Los Coast," said WNCW Program Director Joe Kendrick. "We get to one of our go-to western North Carolina outfits as well, with Seth Kauffman’s band Floating Action. Plus, we drop in on several women artists who are new to the scene, with songs from Sunny War, Esther Rose and Madison Cunningham.

A case that involved mistrust, fraud, expenditures, luxury benefits, and more by members of Buncombe County, NC that included top leaders, is reviewed up until the recent day of jail sentencing in U.S. District Court.  A series of interviews, going back over two years, with Asheville Citizen-Times Reporter- Jennifer Bowman provides all the scandalous details that involved former County Manager Wanda Greene, Assistant County Manager John Creighton, and others.   The interview first aired on September 4, 2019.

Vicki Dameron

The 2019-20 season marks the 21st season for The Foundation Performing Arts Center, located at Isothermal Community College in Spindale, NC.  Foundation Executive Director  Russell Wicker was guest on this edition of The Friday Feature to cover the season's guests appearing from September through April.  Learn about dates for such musical acts as The Drifters and Balsam Range and a dedication to Sir Paul with The McCartney Years.  This interview first aired August 23, 2019.

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