Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015

The Fight Crime, Invest in Kids program helps at-risk women & children in Mecklenburg County. The New Leash on Life program pairs prisoners with dogs to train them as service animals. And Dr. Curtis Charles talks about FSU's Military Affiliates Cybersecurity Education Symposium & Job Fair.

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Distilling in Charlotte

The rise of craft brewing is a well-documented success story for small entrepreneurs. And now, a new player has arrived on the alcohol scene, craft distilling is growing rapidly in the Tarheel State. David Hains reports from Charlotte.

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Monday, March 2nd, 2015

Small distilleries in NC are working to craft big business with their locally-made spirits. Beech Mountain Brewing Company is brewing up business with its craft beers. And Bob Garner talks about his new book & TV special Foods That Make You Say Mmm-mmm.

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NC Now Special: Biltmore Estate & Downton Abbey

Heather Burgiss travels to Asheville to see how the Biltmore Estate compares to its fictional counterpart Downton Abbey, learns how the historic home has been restored, and tours two special Downton Abbey-related exhibits - one at Biltmore and one produced by Carolina Meadows.

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Thursday, February 26, 2015

A look at the NC Cooperative Extension's 4-H program. Derek Long goes to the mountains to check out a program bringing healthy eating options to the area as he continues his Fitness Files series. And May Chen gives us a preview of the UNC Minority Health Conference.

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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Another round of winter weather approaches the South with the potential for significant snowfall. Scientists are using drones to help in environmental research. The Produce Box delivers fresh local fruits & vegetables in several NC regions. And Bob Garner samples the history behind Brunswick Stew.

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Monday, February 23, 2015

The Lexington Square-N-Aders preserve & promote the art of square dancing. Bob Garner showcases North Carolina's favorite food - barbecue. Plus Bishop Michael Burbidge talks about the Diocese of Raleigh's recent 90th anniversary & their new temple under construction.

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Friday, February 20, 2015

A program at CPCC trains students to work in factories which relocate from Germany. The inaugural Economic Impact Study of Higher Education In NC was released this week. And the Prom Shoppe helps economically-challenged teens look their best for the big night.

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NC Now Special: Heart Disease

From low fat versus low sugar diets, to the use of statins, producer Kelley McHenry looks at several different methods of maintaining a healthy lifestyle & a healthy heart.

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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Researchers use salamanders as an "early warning system" for the environment. Gorges State Park is a temperate rainforest. Elk Knob State Park is NC 's newest state park. And as Duke University marks John Hope Franklin's 100th birthday year, we share an encore broadcast of a conversation DG Martin had with Dr. Franklin about his book "Mirror to America."

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Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Researchers work to develop personalized treatments for cancer patients. The May School of Nursing opens at Lees McRae College. Plus Dr. Paul Cohen & Dr. Annette DuBard talk about a new partnership aimed at helping the state manage Medicaid & healthcare.

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Monday, February 16, 2015

Gov. Pat McCrory addresses the state in advance of the winter storm. The Vernon Malone College & Career Academy prepares students for college & the workforce. Federal Reserve Bank of VA President Jeffrey Lacker talks about Education, Innovation, & Economic Growth. And NC DOT Secretary Tony Tata talks about his new book.

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Friday, February 13, 2015

Duke Mansion in Charlotte celebrates its 100th anniversary. Bob Garner shows us why oysters are a favorite food throughout the year. Author Martin Harmon talks about his new book. And we conclude our series on the Governor's Awards for Excellence.

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Thursday, February 12, 2015

High speed internet is coming to NC. A Durham man is inspiring others with his story of overcoming personal obstacles. Joseph Bathanti talks about being an NC Poet Laureate. And we profile the recipients of the Governor's Awards for Excellence: Safety & Heroism.

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Learning to Read

Carol Jackson introduces us to Julius Robinson, a man who has found out the importance - and joy - of reading. Mr. Robinson faced many challenges earlier in life by not being able to read but with the assistance of the Durham Literacy Center he has been able to overcome the obstacles and shares his story with others.

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Wednesday, February 11, 2015

A Western Carolina University program preserves & promotes the Cherokee language. Haliwa-Saponi musician & artist Arnold Richardson talks about preserving tribal languages & heritage. And we continue our series on the Governor's Awards for Excellence with the Efficiency & Innovation recipients.

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Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Archaeologists study & preserve Native American canoes found in Lake Phelps. The Walnut Creek Wetland Center educates visitors about the importance of wetlands to the environment. Terra Schramm previews the upcoming With All Our Rights: Meet NC's First African American Legislators event. And we profile the recipients of the Governor's Awards for Excellence in Customer Service.

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Dean Smith | University Award 1998

The University of North Carolina's Board of Governors presents the university award to honor outstanding service to higher education. Dean Smith's court-side achievements have made him the winningest coach in college basketball history. But his contributions go far beyond the victories his Tarheel teams have won.

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Monday, February 9, 2015

Researchers at Jordan Lake test a new way to keep water clean. We profile the recipients of the Governors Award for Excellence in Public Service. And we reflect on the life & career of UNC basketball coach Dean Smith.

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Friday, February 6, 2015

The Grocers on Wheels food truck brings fresh, healthy food to the needy in the Triangle. NC 's Krispy Kreme donuts are a worldwide institution. HPU President Nido Qubein talks about his 10 year anniversary with the school. And author Jason Mott is back with a new book.

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Thursday, February 5, 2015

Dr. Anthony Atala is developing a method for printing human organs on a 3-D printer. The Dressing Downton exhibit at the Biltmore displays costumes from the popular PBS program. And Anita Brown-Graham gives us a preview of next week's Emerging Issues Forum.

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NC Now Special: State of the State 2015

Governor Pat McCrory presents his State of the State Address. The governor is expected to highlight his priorities and vision for the coming two years. Representative Larry Hall, NC House Democratic Leader, presents the Democratic response.

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Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Research into what happens to a body after death sheds light on issues for the living. Leslie Boney & Hannah Sloan preview the annual UNC Social Entrepreneurship Conference. And a look back at the UNC Board of Governors Education Summit.

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Monday, February 2, 2015

Duke's Entrepreneurship SLG helps students develop their business ideas. Women NC prepares to present at the UN's annual Commission on the Status of Women. And a look back at some recommendations presented at the UNC Board of Governors Education Summit.

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Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015

A special program aims to help keep at-risk women & children from going to prison.

Distilling in Charlotte

Craft distilling is becoming big business in our state.

Monday, March 2nd, 2015

Craft distilling is becoming big business in our state.

NC Now Special: Biltmore Estate & Downton Abbey

Heather Burgiss returns to the Biltmore Estate as they display costumes from Downton Abbey

Thursday, February 26, 2015

The NC Cooperative Extension helps youth through its 4-H program.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Scientists use drones for ecological site surveys.

Monday, February 23, 2015

A Lexington group is preserving a traditional pastime.

Friday, February 20, 2015

CPCC collaborates with foreign manufacturers relocating to Charlotte.

NC Now Special: Heart Disease

A look at several methods of maintaining our heart health.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Tiny salamanders reveal much about the health of the land.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Researchers are growing cancer tumors in the lab to create treatments for the disease.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Winter weather approaches North Carolina.

Friday, February 13, 2015

Duke Mansion marks a milestone anniversary.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

A look at high speed internet access & its potential impacts & benefits for NC.

Learning to Read

Julius Robinson shares his personal story of overcoming illiteracy.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Researchers work to preserve the Cherokee language.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Preserving historic Native American canoes found in Pettigrew State Park.

Dean Smith | University Award 1998

UNC Basketball Coach Dean Smith receives the University Award.

Monday, February 9, 2015

A look back at the life & legacy of UNC Coach Dean Smith.

Friday, February 6, 2015

Grocers on Wheels is working to combat food deserts in the Triangle.

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Researchers are working to create human organs on a 3-D printer.

NC Now Special: State of the State 2015

Governor Pat McCrory will present his State of the State Address 2015.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Scientists study what happens to the human body after death.

Monday, February 2, 2015

The idea for Mati Energy was brewed up at Duke University.

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