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East Carolina University Summer Guitar Festival

East Carolina University hosts a summer guitar festival that brings classical players, of all skill sets, from all across the United States. From middle schoolers to Middle Agers, all players are welcome if they desire to learn. Kelly McCullen reports from Greenville, NC

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

NC lawmakers consider a local sales tax bill. NCSU is applying sustainable techniques to their dining halls. And UNC team has made a documentary on the state's pork industry - we'll take a look & talk to the film's editor-in-chief.

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Monday, July 21, 2014

During this Got To Be NC Agriculture month, we visit four unique businesses with ties to our state's #1 industry. An Alamance County man turns a career set-back into a new business. A Harnett County family is brewing up new business on their family farm. A Buncombe County business is preserving & promoting traditional seeds. And a Gibsonville B&B is drawing tourists to its historic facility.

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Friday, July 18, 2014

Education exhibits at the NC Arboretum showcase our state's native plants. Two sisters in Chapel Hill teach neighbors about nature in their popular home garden. Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler joins us during this Got To Be NC Agriculture month. And a preview of this week's episode of Black Issues Forum featuring some inspiring local artists.

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NC Arboretum Educational Exhibits

The NC Arboretum presents the natural world in an educational context through traveling educational & interactive exhibits - landscape gardens that showcase plants important to the state's cultural heritage & that feature sustainable methods, & gallery exhibition of the works of regional artists & artisans.

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Thursday, July 17, 2014

Farmers learn how to engage in small, sustainable agriculture in our state. The Almanac Gardener team looks into roadside garadening. We take a tour of the NC Aviation Museum in Asheboro. And as we prepare to mark the 45th anniversary of the Moon Landing, we look at how NC played a role in the historic moment.

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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Researchers are learning how oyster reefs could protect our coast from rising seas. A Raleigh-based company is brewing up big business with its unique product. And July is Cord Blood Awareness Month - we'll talk with a nurse about the life-saving uses of cord blood.

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

We continue our look at entrepreneurship in NC with a visit to a water conservation organization. The Innovation Quarter in Winston-Salem is bringing new businesses to the Triad. The Alamance Battlefield historic site preserves our state's history. And author Tom Earnhardt talks about his new book.

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Monday, July 14, 2014

Business accelerators are helping entrepreneurs start companies in our state. The Victory Junction Gang Camp provides a traditional summer camp experience for children of all abilities. Miss North Carolina 2014 Beth Stovall stops by our studios. And the Tar Heel Traveler meets a former beauty queen from NC.

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Friday, July 11, 2014

Guilford College takes a unique approach to sustainable agriculture. The Dellinger Grist Mill is on the National Register of Historic Places. Author Phillip Gerard talks about his new book "Down the Wild Cape Fear." And Carolina Outdoor Journal goes fishing along a coastal river - by kayak.

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Thursday, July 10, 2014

NC Modernist Houses works to preserve historic structures in our state. The Henderson County Heritage Museum preserves its area history. And musician William Myers is a 2014 NC Heritage Award recipient.

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Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Researchers use computer models to study medicines impacts on our bodies. Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center's Cancer Center offers comprehensive care for patients. And we learn about pool safety tips and tools for individuals and families.

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Tuesday, July 8, 2014

The NC New Teacher Program provides support for teachers new to the classroom. Another program offers continuing education classes for teachers. Dr. Curtis Charles talks about the work and mission of FSU's Center for Defense & Homeland Security & its Cyber Security Academy. And we visit the House of Flags in Polk County.

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Monday, July 7, 2014

Durham's Hub Farm helps students learn about the importance of agriculture. Hickory's Salt Block offers family fun for all ages. Potter Sid Luck is a 2014 NC Heritage Award recipient. And Studio 12 in Hatteras offers visitors all sorts of opportunities to create art.

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Thursday, July 3, 2014

How hosting the US Open Tournaments impacted our state's economy. Bright Leaf Hot Dogs are among the nation's 20 best-selling hot dog brands. Betsey Fortlouis talks about summer camp opportunities for children from military families. And author Peggy Payne talks about her new book.

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Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Research into wind power along the coast leads to a study of life on ocean reefs. Nancy MacLean talks about the landmark Civil Rights Act as we mark its 50th anniversary. And Rosedale Plantation brings history to life.

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Tuesday, July 1, 2014

The utility industry is going through big changes. Charles Hayes talks about a new report on the state of the Research Triangle Region. And a new exhibit looks back at 25 years of Durham baseball.

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Bull City Summer

Last year more than a dozen writers, photographers & videographers descended on the Durham Bulls Athletic Park for an unprecedented in-depth look at minor league baseball. This summer, all of that work has been developed and catalogued and reviewed & curated, & now the very best is on display. Carol Jackson has the story in this segment produced in partnership with NC Public Radio.

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Monday, June 30, 2014

North Carolina leads the southeast in solar power generation. High Cotton Bow Ties is crafting high fashion while creating local jobs. Jodee Nimerichter talks about the annual American Dance Festival in Durham. And we visit Ocracoke Village.

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Friday, June 27, 2014

We tour the state's first capitol building - Tryon Palace - and talk with its new executive director Philippe Lafargue. Plus author Tom Eamon talks about his new book.

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Thursday, June 26, 2014

An NCSU professor & a group of high school students learn about water filtration. PBS host P. Allen Smith films at the Old Salem Museum & Gardens. The Almanac Gardener team learns how to attract butterflies. And US Rep. Howard Coble reflects on his legislative career as he prepares to retire.

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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Biology & chemistry go into making coffee just as much as beans & water do. Fullsteam Brewery uses local materials in their beers. Britt's Donuts at Carolina Beach is marking its 75th anniversary. And Sam Houston talks about the NC STEM Center website linking citizens to STEM resources across NC.

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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

A 5th generation dairy farmer takes a unique step to maintain his family farm. The WNC Cheese Trail showcases & sells artisan cheeses. NC Heritage Award recipient Bobby Hicks, & performing partner Tony Hicks, talk about the recognition & share a song with us.

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Dairy Farmer

Carol Jackson introduces us to fifth generation dairy farmer Randy Lewis from Eli Whitney, North Carolina. In 2009, the price of milk tumbled. Instead of the proverbial "crying over spilled milk," Randy decided to "diversify" by bottling milk on his property, something that only a hand full of dairy farms are doing in the state.

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East Carolina University Summer Guitar Festival

The ECU Summer Guitar Festival brings classical guitarists from across the US.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

State lawmakers consider a local sales tax bill.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Dogwood Hill Farms is sprouting big business from its unique products.

Friday, July 18, 2014

The NC Arboretum teaches visitors about the role plants play in our cultural heritage.

NC Arboretum Educational Exhibits

Education exhibits by the NC Arboretum showcase our state's native plants.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

The PLANT @ Breeze Farm program helps new & experienced farmers.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Oyster reefs grow fast enough to protect communities from rising seas.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

A Chapel Hill-based business is helping companies use water more efficiently.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Entrepreneurship is booming in North Carolina, especially in the Triangle.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Sustainable agriculture plays a role at Guilford College.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Preserving Modernist homes in our state.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Scientists create a computerized liver model to predict a drug's side effects.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

UNC General Administration develops a mentoring program for new teachers.

Monday, July 7, 2014

Teaching children about our state's #1 industry - agriculture.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

A look at the economic impact of the US Open.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Scientists study the health and diversity of life on rocky reefs off the NC coast.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Solar energy is causing big changes in the utility industry.

Bull City Summer

A new exhibit & documentary celebrate the Durham Bulls.

Monday, June 30, 2014

Solar energy is becoming a big industry in North Carolina.

Friday, June 27, 2014

A tour of the historic Tryon Palace.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

How scientists are working to protect our natural resources.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

A look at the science behind brewing the perfect cup of coffee.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

An NC dairy farmer works to maintain his family farm.

Dairy Farmer

A 5th generation dairy farmer takes a unique step to maintain his family farm.

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