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North Carolina NOW Broadcast Schedule
(Subject to Change)

Monday, October 20th


  • North Carolina NOW goes on location at the 2014 High Point Furniture Market as the largest furnishings industry trade show in the world celebrates its 105th anniversary.  The market showcases over 10 million square feet of show space and brings nearly 85,000 to High Point representing nearly 110 countries.

Tuesday, October 21st

  • WRAL Documentary:  A Call for Help--Clay Johnson presents an excerpt from his latest WRAL Documentary called "A Call for Help." The documentary examines the story of a North Carolina family who suffered the tragic loss of their 18-year-old son diagnosed with schizophrenia following an interaction between him and an law enforcement officer.  It also looks at new training designed to help officers interact with mentally ill or mentally distressed people to help calm those interactions and avoid violence or arrest.  Hosted by WRAL News Anchor Lynda Loveland, "A Call for Help" airs on Thursday, October 23rd at 7 p.m. on WRAL-TV. 
  • The Wright School--Heather Burgiss takes us to The Wright School in Durham, the only residential school of its kind in the state that provides mental health treatment to North Carolina's children, ages six to twelve, with serious emotional and behavioral disorders; and supports each child's family and community in building the capacity to meet children's special needs in their home, school and local community.  The Wright School has been in operation for 51 years.  (Durham Co.)
  • North Carolina State Fair/NC State Howling Cow Ice Cream--Kelly McCullen gives us the inside scoop on a state fair venue where the line is longer than some fair rides.  North Carolina State's Howling Cow Ice Cream has been a tasty staple at the fair for over 50 years.  (Wake Co.)
  • Newsmaker:  U.S. Representative G.K. Butterfield/Democratic Incumbent, North Carolina's First Congressional District--Congressman Butterfield began his legislative career in Washington in 2004 after serving in the judiciary for 15 years as Resident Superior Court Judge and a North Carolina Supreme Court Justice.  He is Chief Deputy Whip, First Vice-Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus and sits on the Committee on Energy & Commerce and Health Subcommittee.  Representative Butterfield faces Republican Arthur Rich, a Sampson County business consultant and tax accountant in the November general election. North Carolina's First Congressional District is located in the northeastern portion of the state and includes Granville, Vance, Warren, Halifax, Wilson, Wayne, Duplin, Lenoir, Jones, Craven, Pitt, Greene, Edgecombe, Martin, Bertie, Beaufort, Washington, Chowan, Perquimans, Pasquotank, Camden, Hertford, Northampton and Gates Counties.

Wednesday, October 22nd

  • North Carolina Science NOW: Dinosaur GPS--Frank Graff continues his discoveries on North Carolina Science NOW Paleontologist at UNC Greensboro has found a new way to search for fossils, using satellite imagery to match areas where fossils have been found with similiar areas where fossil hunters should look.
  • Eliada Corn Maze--Derek Long guides us through the 12 acre Eliada Corn Maze in Asheville, considered to be the largest corn maze in Western North Carolina.  The proceeds from the corn maze goes towards providing services for at risk children and families of Western North Carolina. (Buncombe Co.)
  • Howl-O-Ween--Kelley McHenry takes a ghoulish tour of the Conservators Center near Mebane that transforms into Howl-O-Ween during October.  The center is a zoo that has lots of exotic creatures like white tigers, but they also have wolves that howl at night.  People can come out dressed for trick-or-treat and eat dinner listening to real sounds of Halloween.  (Caswell Co.)
  • Newsmaker:  Robert Anemone Ph.D./Professor and Department Head, Biological Anthropology and Paleoanthropology, UNC Greensboro--Dr. Anemone stops by to further discuss his research as a paleoanthropologist, and to present unique fossils of creatures past.  He is featured in Frank Graff's "North Carolina Science NOW" feature on "Dinosaur GPS."

Thursday, October 23rd


  • Kelly McCullen and Photographer Nick Fuchs explore the North Carolina State Fairgrounds to present some of the unique events, exhibitions, eateries and electrifying engine-powered elements the 2014 State Fair has to offer.

Friday, October 24th

  • North Carolina Arboretum Series: Frederick Law Olmsted Legacy/Olmstead Landscape Institute--Scott Campbell and Chris Cassels continue their series on the North Carolina Arboretum by taking a closer look at the legacy of Frederick Law Olmsted, known as the "Father of American Landscape Architecture," who had envisioned what is now the North Carolina Arboretum as part of his legacy to the Biltmore Estate.  His idea of the Arboretum near Asheville was conceptualized nearly a century before the North Carolina General Assembly established it as an affiliate of the University of North Carolina.  There is also a new group housed at the Arboretum that focuses on the work of the renowned landscape architect aptly named the Olmsted Landscape Institute.  (Buncombe Co.)
  • UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens--Stephen Ward and Bradley Bowen take us on a tour of the Botanical Gardens at UNC Charlotte, considered one of the top tourist destinations for the Charlotte region.  The 10-plus acre facility presents various types of plants and flowers featured at the McMillan Greenhouse, the Susie Haywood Garden and the Van Landingham Glen.  (Mecklenburg Co.)
  • Newsmaker:  Rachel Raney/Executive Director, Southern Documentary Fund--Ms. Raney stops by to talk about the Southern Documentary Fund (SDF), a non-profit group based in Durham that provides services for artists throughout the American South looking for assistance in producing documentaries.  SDF has an event taking place on Saturday, October 25th called "The Hunt," a first-of-its-kind video scavenger hunt taking 200-plus explorers on a day-long adventure through downtown Durham.