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The National Folk Festival is set to begin a 3-year residency in Greensboro. UNC Charlotte's College of Architecture rolls out its Mobile Arts Experience to Queen City communities. The Guitar: The Instrument that Rocked the World at Discovery Place in Charlotte & the Starring NC exhibit at the NC Museum of History in Raleigh wrap-up their final weekend in our state.
In conjunction with the PBS/BBC partnership production Big Blue, Frank Graff heads to the NC Aquarium on Roanoke Island to learn more about our state's marine life - including a chance to swim with the sharks!
The UNC Patriot Boot Camp offers participants the chance to pitch their business ideas to experts. A Chatham County couple developed their businesses with help from CCCC's small business center. We talk with Vivian Howard in advance of the new season of A Chef's Life. Dobson's splash pad offers cool family fun for this last "unofficial" weekend of summer.
The UNC Patriot Bootcamp helps our state's military members develop their business ideas. Friday Fellow Scott Prewitt put his business acumen to work creating a new type of restaurant. Two entrepreneurs turned their skills into careers with the help of the CCCC Small Business Center.
Heather Burgiss continues her My Home NC series with a visit to the City Barber Shop in Marion. A photographer's work showcases a hidden moment in NC history. We continue our focus on locally-produced documentaries with a behind the scenes look at our Boys of Summer the Durham Bulls. And author Katy Simpson Smith talks about her new book.
Holy Angels provides compassionate care & independent work to persons with developmental disabilities. arcBARKS specialty dog treats are made with extra love from the company's specialty staff. Producer Maria Lundberg shares an update on her recovery as a breast cancer survivor. And the band N.E.D., comprised of gynecological cancer surgeons, shares their unique brand of advocacy with a song.
Graphene is revolutionizing the delivery of cancer medication. Producer Maria Lundberg shares her own story as a breast cancer survivor. Asheville's Vortex Donuts is cooking up big business. And a new national special on bakeries spotlights a Durham woman's unique food truck.
Rock climbing goes high tech at High Gravity Adventures. The high-flying sport of BMX is gaining popularity in our state. Ultimate Disc leagues are taking a popular sport from college campuses into the pros. And author Charles Blackburn talks about his new book.
With the rising population of diabetes, ECU Researchers are using an ultrasound on feet to try & help. Durham Co. public health officials sponsor a workshop to spread the word about diabetes. The Eat Smart, Move More NC program reminds us to work towards a healthier lifestyle. Plus, a preview of a new program that looks at what a family has gained from their adult son with Down syndrome.
A UNC Charlotte led team completes another digging session at an archaeological excavation in Jerusalem. Elon University hosts a two week summer camp program to help students from around the community improve their academic skills. Plus, we sit down with Dr. Tashni Dubroy, the new president at Shaw University.
The 440th Air Lift Wing was given an extension from North Carolina’s congressional delegation. Preview a new special about the hard work of Navy Seals. NC State students are designing award-winning quadcopters. The newest addition to I-485 will include a unique system that loops around the city.
Jeff Smith takes us to Pinehurst Resort’s new #9 golf course. Learn about the Electric Run filled with neon colors, glow sticks and music. Dogs compete in Flyball tournaments across the state to see who can fetch the fastest. We sit down with the producer of a documentary about the National Hollerin’ Contest at Spivey’s Corner.
The Social Vulnerability Index is guiding a new way to look at hurricane disasters. The North Carolina Cooperative Extension helps citizens prepare for disasters. NC State is turning dog harnesses into a tool for rescue missions.
The US Open will return to Pinehurst Resort for the fourth time to host the best golfers from around the world. A Charlotte tennis group has endured for more than 60 years as a continuing example of diversity in action. Plus we sit down with Bill Oakes to talk about the upcoming Winston-Salem Open.
NCSU Engineering students design a low-cost, easy-to-install monorail system. Organic Transit seeks to revolutionize personal transportation with its ELF vehicles. And a new documentary looks at the life of Former Governor Jim Hunt.
A UNCG study of cicada wings & exoskeletons hopes to gain engineering insights for future products. Research at Wake Forest Baptist uses mice to study the effects of weightlessness on the body for insights into future space travel. Duke University Medical Center looks into the impact of air quality on human health. And Sow Much Good works to help people in Charlotte get & stay healthy.
Friday Fellow Violeta Moser champions Hispanic causes in the Charlotte area. Photojournalist Janet Jarman has been chronicling the immigrant experience for decades. Steven Paul Whitsitt brings his sense of adventure and rock ‘n roll background to his distinguished photography.
After a mis-diagnosis & a heart transplant, a Durham man has finally recovered from Lyme Disease. Lees McRae College's new nursing school is a top notch facility for those pursuing a career in medicine. A profile of NC Central University. And a preview of a new program - The Education of Harvey Gantt.
A special therapy program uses horses to help members of our military deal with depression & PTSD. A program at St. Andrews University teaches students how to train & work with therapy horses. An Erwin community plants a garden in an abandoned football field. And Alex Tschegg is the NC winner of the PBS.org Healthy Lunchtime Challenge.
Donna Campbell looks at how the NC Cooperative Extension is adapting for the future. Heather Burgiss visits the Kindred Spirit Mailbox on Bird Island. Jeff Smith takes us all aboard the Dinosaur Train. And author Doug McCullough talks about his new book.
Jeff Smith treks to the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad & boards the Dinosaur Train a ride based on the award winning PBS KIDS® series Dinosaur Train. The trip involves a ride on a real train bound for the Nature Trackers Adventure Area where young guests will participate in a series of fun & educational challenges as they unearth basic concepts in natural science, natural history, & paleontology.
Scientists launch a hundred year study on the eastern box turtle. Heather Burgiss looks into the sea turtle hospital where they take care of critically injured and sick sea turtles before releasing them out into the sea. A fishing community tries to keep its identity through the pollution. And the SciQuarium allows for hands on learning about the aquatic parts of life.
Surry Community College's Viticulture program teaches students to be wine makers. Dr. Scott Ralls talks about the overall work & mission of the NC Community College System. And Deborah Holt Noel visits another type of winery as she learns why Asheville was named a "Bee City USA."
CPCC partners with a German manufacturing company to give students hands-on job training. Bladen Community College serves 1800 students across 900 square miles. The UNC/NCCC Articulation Agreement eases student transitions between the two systems. Plus a conversation with NCCC President Dr. Scott Ralls.
The National Folk Festival is coming to Greensboro.
Frank Graff gets Up Close & Coastal at the NC Aquarium on Roanoke Island.
Participants pitch their plans to an expert panel at the UNC Patriot Boot Camp.
A UNC program helps military members develop small businesses.
My Home NC travels to Marion to visit the City Barber Shop.
Holy Angels cares for persons dealing with developmental disabilities.
A new "wonder" material could aid cancer patients.
High Gravity Adventures offers thrilling family fun.
Researchers at East Carolina University are using ultrasounds to help those with diabetes.
UNC Charlotte students & researchers work on an archeological dig in Jerusalem.
We get an update on the extension for the 440th Air Lift Wing at Pope Army Air Field.
Jeff Smith takes to the greens of Pinehurst's newest golf course.
A new tool is helping emergency management to prepare for hurricane season.
Pinehurst Resort prepares to host their fourth US Open golf tournament.
A new monorail system is being designed by NC State engineering students.
Researchers study insect exoskeletons in search of engineering insights.
Friday Fellow Violeta Moser is a champion for Hispanic causes in Charlotte.
A Duke Hospital doctor shares his harrowing experience with Lyme Disease.
An innovative therapy program uses horses to help servicemen & women.
A look at the NC Cooperative Extension's plans for the future.
The Dinosaur Train comes to the Great Smoky Mountain Railroad.
A look at an a hundred year study of NC's state reptile, the eastern box turtle.
A Surry Community College program is training new wine makers.
CPCC's manufacturing program gives students hands-on training.
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Temptations & Four Tops at DPAC!Catch these Motown legends on Saturday, August 29, at 8 PM in downtown Durham. Don't miss these talented musicians, live on stage, performing their classic hits!