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Organic Transit Vehicles (ELFs) help commuters get fit while going green. The WNC Nature Center is both a zoo & a natural history museum. And Dale Cole is the 2013 NC Principal of the Year.
Former NC Gov. Jim Holshouser has passed away - we look back at his life & legacy. Lake Norman State Park draws visitors from far & wide. And Karyn Dickerson is the 2013 NC Teacher of the Year.
Raleigh's Trolley Pub gives patrons a downtown tour & a workout along with their favorite beverage. Author Peggy Payne talks about her new book. And we begin a conversation with former supreme court chief justice Henry Frye.
Bladen Community College, headquartered in Dublin, serves about 1800 students a year in a county that spans about 900 square miles. With a rural population that spread out, it takes some creativity to help them achieve their goals. But that's a mission BCC's staff and faculty takes very seriously.
We continue our series on NC 's community colleges with Bladen Community College. We meet NC 's professional lacrosse team - the Charlotte Hounds. And author Clyde Edgerton has a new book of advice for fathers.
NC House lawmakers take up their budget proposal. Topsail Island's Sea Turtle Rescue Center has helped over 200 sick & injured turtles. A tour of the historic Blandwood Mansion. And Dr. Joanne Kurtzberg & Tisha Newkirk talk about the importance & benefits of cord blood donations.
The UNC Water Institute is working to improve water management on campus. The Mount Airy Quarry is a landmark for astronauts in space. Brad Thompson talks about the work & mission of the Legislative Black Caucus.
NC House lawmakers release their budget plan. Urban farm co-ops provide locally-grown food even in the city. A Raleigh company helps residents go green with composting for city-dwellers. Barton College president Dr. Norval Kneten talks about the many projects & programs underway on campus.
The "great outdoors" is one of the most important classrooms at tonight's featured community college. We're profiling them ALL this year in observance of the 50th anniversary of North Carolina's Community College System. Tonight's featured school is blessed with more natural beauty and resources than most, and Rick Sullivan took this chance to venture DEEP into the forest, without ever leaving cam
We continue our series on NC 's community colleges with Haywood Community College. New Hanover High's Principal Finn helps his students stay in school & earn a diploma. And we mark the anniversary of D-Day with author Rick Atkinson.
The Robeson County History Museum showcases the region's heritage. Eric Hall talks about the work & mission of Communities in Schools NC.
Wilmington helps test a new wi-fi option. Veteran NPR journalist Carl Kassell shares insights & stories from his career.
The Blind Center of NC helps the visually impaired gain independence. A visit with artist Vollis Simpson - the iconic whirligig maker who passed away last week. And Amy Russell previews the new summer season at the NC Symphony.
The North Carolina Community College System is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year and we're travelling to all 58 of its member colleges to take a look at their facilities and programs. Tonight Rick Sullivan profiles McDowell Technical Community College in the foothills of the Blue Ridge mountains.
We continue our series on NC 's community colleges with McDowell Tech Community College. Zombie Town offers patrons a unique live-action entertainment experience. And Susan White talks about the work & mission of the NC Sea Grant.
Ecological Marine Adventures gives families a hands-on experience with marine science. NC Wildlife officials use controlled burns to manage & maintain our state's forests. Veteran journalist Brian Williams offers advice to Elon University graduates. And the Tar Heel Traveler introduces us to the man behind a popular classic TV show.
The TeleHealth Network allows doctors to monitor their patients online. The Chefs Academy trains high school students for culinary careers. And retired NASA astronaut Dr. Mae Jemison talks about the importance of STEM education & her own STEM projects.
An artist creates memorial portraits for Gold Star families to honor their lost loved ones. A therapy program helps wounded veterans heal in the great outdoors. And the FRIENDS of the Blue Ridge Parkway works to protect & preserve the historic roadway.
We continue our series on NC 's community colleges with Stanly Community College. The Blumey Awards recognize achievement in musical theatre & arts education in NC. And author William Chafe talks about his new book.
Rick Sullivan points his lens at Stanly Community College where networking know-how and technology have had a big impact, not just on the school, but to several other institutions in North Carolina and the southeastern region of the United States.
The full state Senate takes up the budget proposal. Volunteers are helping to clean up NC 's coastal waterways by rebuilding the Oak Island Oyster Reef. The WCU Sim-Lab gives medical students hands-on training. Two NC organization's provide stroke education during National Stroke Awareness Month & all year round.
NC is the first state in country to offer Microsoft IT Academy in every high school in the state. It allows students to test for Microsoft Certification in several programs, a world-recognized job skill. One student at Green Hope won the 2010 Excel World Championship Bronze medal. State leaders hope to expand the program in the future and have certified nearly 100,000 students
A special program prepares our state's high school students for I.T. careers. The Triangle Area Polo Club is NC 's only US Polo Association sanctioned club. Dr. Sam Houston talks about the status of STEM education in our state.
The NC Senate releases its two-year spending plan - we'll have details. Texas Jeans moves to NC to stay Made in the USA. Samaritan's Feet provides shoes for children in need worldwide. And the GlaxoSmithKline IMPACT Awards support healthcare non-profits making a difference in NC.
Organic Transit Vehicles are available in NC.
A look back at the life of Former NC Gov. Jim Holshouser
A unique tour of the Capitol City.
We continue our series on NC's community colleges with Bladen Community College.
A profile of Bladen Community College.
The State Budget progresses through the NC House.
Researching water conservation in our state.
The State House releases its budget plan.
We continue our series on NC's community colleges with Haywood Community College.
A profile of Haywood Community College.
Preserving the history of Robeson County.
Wilmington is a Wi-Fi test market.
Helping the visually impaired gain more independence.
We continue our series on NC 's community colleges with McDowell Tech Community College.
A profile of McDowell Tech Community College.
Marine science becomes interactive for children & families.
How an online network helps doctors monitor their patients.
A special way of honoring loved ones lost in service.
A profile of Stanly Community College.
Stanly Community College where networking know-how and technology have a big impact.
Restoring the Oak Island Oyster Reef.
The Microsoft IT Academy launched in every NC high school--that's a first in the country.
Preparing high school students for I.T. careers.
The NC Senate releases its budget plan.
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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