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The Horsepower Therapeutic Learning Center provides a healing experience for peolpe dealing with disabilities & other health issues. The Green Chair Project offers low-cost/high-quality furniture to disadvantaged families while also growing food for local food banks. And James T. Griffin of NC A&T State University is the recipient of the 2015 Erskine Bowles Staff Service Award.
Tonight on North Carolina Now, we're going high tech with a look at several programs working across the state to bring 21st century technology into practical daily use.
Governor Pat McCrory & Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler survey storm damage in NC. Dr. Rick Luettich of UNC Chapel Hill has developed a computer model to predict storm surge - its use was of tremendous assistance to emergency management & state officials during this past weekend's storms.
A POW from the Vietnam War received a Quilt of Valor as he marked the 50th year since his captivity. Wilson City Manager Grant Goings talks about participating in the Innovate NC project. PBS Learning Matters president John Merrow & A+ Schools Program director Michelle Burrows talk about education initiatives as we approach American Graduate Day.
Art experts use laser technology to study, preserve, & repair priceless works of art. A Duke documentary student's photography of the tiny brings him big recognition. The art of food is celebrated at the 6th annual Terra Vita festival. And the art of music is coming to the state as part of the International Bluegrass Festival.
The National Mens Senior Baseball League helps older men keep playing on their field of dreams. The Tobacco Road Basketball League brings many former professional & collegiate players back to the court. A troop of Chapel Hill Boy Scouts biked across the country to raise money for charity. The Methodist University women's golf team has the record for most consecutive national championships in NC.
Frank Graff explores how gardening can help relieve stress. Getting outdoors is also good for mental & physical health, Jeff Smith takes us to Carvers Creek State Park - & Dodie Stephens talks about a popular tourism option: fall color travel in the mountains. Plus Erica Starke-Knight meets a researcher who specializes in sloths & is featured in the season premiere of NATURE.
Researchers at NCCU's BRITE Center are testing new diabetes medicines. Author Ron Rash talks about his research into the rural meth epidemic. The annual Lafayette Birthday Celebration honors Fayetteville's namesake. And the Eliada Corn Maze offers fall family fun while supporting a good cause.
A national non profit organization is working to help women get into computer careers. A special STEM program helps African-American boys succeed in school. Our State magazine latest issue features profiles of 100 Voices from our 100 Counties. And a preview of this week's episode of A Chef's Life.
As the National Folk Festival prepares to kick-off a 3-year stint in Greensboro, we talk with one of this year's headliners Rhiannon Giddens of the Carolina Chocolate Drops. Plus we look back at this year's MerleFest & meet a man who specializes in making traditional banjos. And we get a preview of the annual Potters Market Invitational.
A study at UNCG looks into how daydreaming actually helps your brain function. Scientists at UNC-Chapel Hill take an up close look at the brain to develop new ways to treat disease that impact it. Plus, a preview of a new show looking to heal communities broken by racial struggles. And a preview of this weekend's National Folk Festival in Greensboro.
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.
The NC coast offers multiple options for alternative energy production. A national initiative places our state at the forefront of developing efficient energy formats. And Dr. Rick Leuttich talks about lessons learned as we mark the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.
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 Horsepower Therapeutic Learning Center offers healing through horseback riding.
3D printing opens a world of design and manufacturing never before possible.
A look at the impact of last weekend's severe weather.
Quilts of Valor represent the warmth & love of a grateful nation to our military members.
Researchers study art with a laser while a documentarian studies it with his camera.
Heather Burgiss heads out to the ballgame with a special baseball league in My Home NC.
Gardening can help heal your mind and relieve stress.
NCCU's BRITE Center is testing new diabetes medicines.
Girl Develop it is a non profit aimed at getting more women into computer coding careers.
We celebrate two of our state's traditional art forms - bluegrass & pottery.
Researchers say daydreaming is actually good for you.
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.
Several studies are looking into alternative energy options along our coastline.
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.
Every weeknight North Carolina Now examines the most pressing issues of the day, talks with its most important people, visits the most interesting places in the state, and celebrates our artistic and cultural diversity. Covering a wide array of topics ranging from the environment, politics and government, to statewide education on all levels, the farming community and coastal and rural development issues, North Carolina Now is there, bringing you the information you need. From the mountains to the coast, the State Fair to the state line, North Carolina Now covers the local stories and brings them home to you.
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