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PrecisionHawk is working with the FAA to manage flight for unmanned aerial vehicles. Guilford Tech is training the next generation of pilots. The "Miracle on the Hudson" plane is on display at the Carolinas Aviation Museum. And Author Hal Crowther talks about his latest book.
A new report offers guidelines for the potential impacts of sea level rise along the NC coast. Spencer Rogers of the NC Sea Grant talks in-depth with us about the report. And a look at plans to protect and preserve our water supply going forward.
A special exhibit at Discovery Place in Charlotte highlights the history of the guitar. The NC Folklife Institute preserves our state's cultural traditions. Danielle Andrews & Marcus Anderson give us a preview of the Oak City Jazz Festival - including a performance by Marcus.
Producer Maria Lundberg shares her inspirational story & those of several other breast cancer survivors. Kelley McHenry looks at groundbreaking research being done into both the disease & potential treatments. And 99 year-old Harriet Thompson shares her own amazing story of overcoming odds.
Maria Lundberg presents the second installment of sharing her own personal experience as a breast cancer survivor. Maria brings us an update on her progress, and profiles others who are fighting and recovering from this disease. Breast cancer affects one in eight women in the United States.
Book Harvest works to provide reading material to children throughout the Triangle. Read & Feed helps underpriviliged children learn in a nurturing environment. Steve Lassiter is the NC Principal of the Year. And author Rob Dunn talks about his latest book.
A Polk County cooking class, offered through NC Cooperative Extension, teaches all aspects of preparing healthy meals. A Central Carolina Community College program teaches students how to become successful, sustainable farmers. Plus we talk with UNC Pembroke Chancellor-Elect Dr. Robin Cummings.
Researchers study what is causing the declining honey bee population. An Orange County man's unique business is dedicated to helping honey bees - by encouraging homes to "adopt" hives. And Leigh-Katherine Bonner talks about her work helping bees through her business, Bee Downtown, which focuses on rooftop bee-keeping.
Senior Legislative Correspondent Kelly McCullen sits down with Governor Pat McCrory for a frank discussion of the work of state lawmakers as the end of the fiscal year approaches.
A new documentary profiles Joseph Sledge, who was wrongly-convicted & recently exonerated after more than 30 years in prison. Sharon Stallato of the NC Innocence Inquiry Commission talks about this case & how they work to seek the truth in criminal cases. The Veterans Treatment Court assists veterans who have been charged with crimes. Greensboro police are using cameras to help them on the job.
The Mobile Arts & Community Experience brings community-centric programming to Charlotte neighborhoods. The Kinston SmART Community brings artists, visitors, & businesses back into town. Author Frances Mayes talks about her new book. And Carowinds' new roller coaster is a hit with park visitors.
Heather Burgiss travels to Randleman to visit the man & legend known to many as simply “The King” — NASCAR Hall of Famer Richard Petty. He is the most decorated driver in the history of NASCAR racing, with 200 career races & seven NASCAR Cup championships. Heather talks with Mr. Petty as he reveals some personal thoughts about his NASCAR legacy, family and his North Carolina home.
The Arboretum is strengthening its connections with the National Climate Data Center in an effort to make Asheville the national Center of Climate Data when it comes to business economic development. The Arboretum & other entities are working to keep the climate expertise in Asheville as businesses in the state, & across the country, are depending on climate data to determine their locations.
State Veterinarian Dr. Douglas Meckes talks about preparations officials are making for a possible influx of Avian flu. Researchers have completed an extensive project to map the NC coastline. And the NC Arboretum is working with the National Climate Data Center to help make Asheville the Center of Climate Data.
A tour of the completed I-485 loop around Charlotte. A look at high speed internet infrastructure. And the Legislative Black Caucus works to provide scholarships for students at our state's HBCU's.
NCSU mechanical & engineering students earn top honors in robotics competitions. Morehead Planetarium helped train NASA astronauts. The PBS Online Film Festival kicked off today with 3 NC films in competition.
An NCSU team has developed a high-tech vest to help guide rescue animals. The Livestock Conservancy partnered with a Pittsboro elementary school to help raise heritage breed chickens. And author Joseph Bathanti talks about his new book.
Adapting for the times is helping Buck Stove continue producing its products in NC. Pharr Yarns celebrates 75 years in our state. A Raleigh youth & his parents create a business to inspire philanthropy among children. And Joey Powell's Me Fine Foundation helps families with critically ill children in area hospitals.
Duke University prepares a long-term study tracking 25,000 participants over their lifespan. NCSU's campus-wide sustainability efforts include an aggressively creative recycling program. And STEM For Kids Founder & CEO Moni Singh is a 40 Under 40 Award recipient.
The Fight Crime Invest In Kids program aims to reduce recidivism among women at high-risk of being sent to prison. 40 Under 40 Award winner Attrayus Goode focuses on underrepresented populations with his organization Movement of Youth. And one Wake County family added 6 members to its clan by adopting 6 siblings from Latvia.
Belhaven NC's mayor leads a walk to DC to raise awareness of the potential closing of rural hospitals. Wake Forest Baptist Medical Ctr works to develop medicines faster & at lower cost to consumers. PBS NewsHour travels to Africa to learn about efforts to combat Ebola. Becky Jacobs of Simple Change Wellness is a 40 Under 40 Award recipient. Plus Grocers on Wheels brings healthy food to the needy.
Cary hosts the NCAA Div. II baseball championships. Ultimate Disc breaks out of college quads & into the professional leagues. Former NFL player & motivational speaker Perry Williams talks about his programs for youth. And a Duke neuroscientist has invented a robotic suit to help the paralyzed walk.
Researchers invent a self-sustaining toilet for developing countries. Meanwhile, industry officials work at the state & local level to develop water infrastructure for the future. And the Surf to Sound Challenge paddleboarding competition is a fun way to spend time on the water while getting the good workout this watersport provides.
The Maker Movement helps teach students STEM skills through classes using innovative technology. The Lee STEM Scholars program focuses on teaching young African-American boys. And Friday Fellow Michelle Pearson teaches dance as a path to healing the body from the inside out.
A NC company is developing an "air traffic control" system for drones.
NC communities prepare for the potential impacts of sea level rise.
A new exhibit highlights the history of the guitar.
A look at cancer through the eyes of survivors & the microscope of researchers.
Producer Maria Lundberg, herself a survivor, talks with other breast cancer survivors.
The Book Harvest Book Fair in Durham gave books to children.
NC Cooperative Extension offers a popular cooking class in Polk County.
Researchers in RTP are working to figure out how to save the honey bee.
A conversation with Governor Pat McCrory.
A new documentary looks at the case of Joseph Sledge.
Charlotte communities benefit from a mobile art facility.
A conversation with NASCAR & NC legend Richard Petty.
The NC Arboretum offers leadership & training in resilience & climate adaptation.
NC officials prepare for the possible impacts of Avian flu.
I-485 is now complete around Charlotte.
NCSU students take top honors with their custom-built drone.
NCSU researchers develop a vest to help search & rescue dogs.
Buck Stove is committed to making its products here in our state.
Researchers launch a long-term study of a variety of health issues.
A special program sends nurses on in-home visits to women at high-risk for incarceration.
Belhaven continues the fight to reopen its hospital.
The NCAA Division II baseball championships are underway in Cary.
Researchers work to develop safe sanitation for developing countries.
The Maker Movement helps teachers incorporate STEM into their classes.
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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