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North Carolina NOW Broadcast Schedule
(Subject to Change)
Monday, August 31st
- UNC Patriot Bootcamp Pt. 1 — Kelley McHenry presents the first of a two part story that introduces us to an innovative tech startup program for military active duty, veterans and their spouses at UNC-Chapel Hill. The Patriot Boot Camp prepares those connected to the military for engagement of a different kind—entrepreneurship. Participants receive training and mentorship during the three-day program. On the final day, they pitch their business proposals to investors. (Orange Co.)
- Come Back Shack/Friday Fellow Scott Prewitt — Heather Burgiss visits the Come Back Shack Hamburger joint in Boone and meets Scott Prewitt, owner and a William C. Friday Fellow. Heather finds out how Mr. Prewitt's recipe for success mixes entrepreneurship with a healthy dose of home town ingenuity, and how what he has learned as a Friday Fellow helped him foster a start-up sensation. (Watauga Co.)
- Central Carolina Community College Small Business Pt. 1 (R) — Linda Patterson begins a two part special report on Small Business Centers (SBC) in the state. There is an SBC located at each of North Carolina's 58 Community Colleges that offers classes, resources and counseling to help new business owners become successful. Linda visits the Small Business Center at Central Carolina Community College and talks with the owners of a food truck business and a garden center to find out how they were guided on the path to business ownership. (Lee, Harnett and Chatham Counties)
Tuesday, September 1st
- UNC Patriot Bootcamp Pt. 2 — Kelley McHenry concludes her two part series on Patriot Boot Camp, a program designed to help military families start their own business. The free, three-day program at UNC-Chapel Hill ends with a Shark Tank-like pitch to a panel of experts. Participants have only a minute to sell their business idea to a panel of experts. (Orange Co.)
- Dobson Splash Pad — Heather Burgiss stops by a new venue for the town of Dobson that's making a big splash in the Surry County town. The Square Splash Pad at Dobson Square Park is the latest family adventure that's drawing visitors from all around the northwest region of North Carolina and beyond. The splash pad is open from Memorial Day to Labor Day from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (Surry Co.)
- Central Carolina Community College Small Business Pt. 2 (R) — Linda Patterson concludes her special report on Small Business Centers by introducing us to a couple in Chatham County who have taken a "natural" approach to building their businesses through the assistance of the Central Carolina Community College Small Business Center. One makes pine coffins by hand for green burial and the other is a natural hair care specialist. (Chatham Co.)
- Newsmaker: Chef Vivian Howard/"A Chef's Life" (R) — Heather Burgiss interviews Chef Vivian Howard, co-owner of Kinston’s Chef and the Farmer Restaurant, and star of the Peabody Award-winning PBS series “A Chef’s Life.” The interview takes place at the Brothers Farm Experience Bed & Breakfast in La Grange, an occasional shooting location for “A Chef’s Life.” The third season of “A Chef’s Life” premieres this Thursday, September 3rd at 9:30PM on UNC-TV.
Wednesday, September 2nd
- North Carolina Science NOW Special: Up Close and Coastal — Frank Graff presents a North Carolina Science NOW Special, "Up Close and Coastal." He visits the North Carolina Aquarium at Roanoke Island where he explores our coastal ecosystems by giving us a closer look at the state's 700 miles of ocean coastline, and the amazing creatures that live there including rays and sea turtles. Frank also plans to introduce us to two baby sandbar sharks that were just born at the aquarium.
Thursday, September 3rd
- National Folk Festival — Heather Burgiss gives us a preview of the city of Greensboro preparing for its inaugural hosting of the National Folk Festival. "The Gate City" will be the home for the National Folk Festival for 2015, 2016 and 2017. The prestigious National Folk Festival is the nation’s longest-running traditional arts event, a three-day free outdoor multicultural celebration of music, dance and traditional arts that will run from Friday, September 11th through Sunday, September 13th. As the festival debuts in Greensboro, it will be celebrating its 75th anniversary. (Guilford Co.)
- Rock on Charlotte (R) — David Hains brings us an inside tour of a new exhibit, "The Instrument That Rocked the World," at Charlotte’s Discovery Place, which looks at the history and science of the guitar. It is the instrument that dominated music during the 20th century. The exhibit is made up of 100 artifacts and more than 60 guitars. "The Instrument that Rocked the World" is scheduled to run until Labor Day. (Mecklenburg Co.)
- Mobile Arts Community Experience (MAX) (R) — Brad Bowen introduces us to the Mobile Arts and Community Experience or MAX, a state-of-the-art mobile facility. Recently debuted by the UNC Charlotte College of Arts + Architecture, MAX is a hybrid performance venue/community gathering space that can accommodate everything from circus arts to a neighborhood association meeting. Through community-centric programming and a mobile infrastructure, UNC Charlotte will enliven neighborhoods, parks, festivals and other community events with arts and activities that reflect Charlotte's growing diversity. MAX will invite residents to engage around arts and community issues, while allowing them to co-create ideas to make their city better and encourage deeper connections. (Mecklenburg Co.)
Friday, September 4th
- NORTH CAROLINA NOW & THEN: 1998 — Shannon Vickery and Mitchell Lewis host the special "North Carolina NOW & Then" that highlights some of the best stories that have aired on North Carolina NOW during its 20 year history from 1994 to 2014. This week's episode focuses on year five—1998.