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Thursday, June 30th

  • Air Ambulances — When someone gets hurt in an accident you call for medical help and an ambulance. But if that emergency is far from a medical center, a medical helicopter team must come in and transport the patient. This is especially an issue in our more rural areas of the state where no trauma centers are within quick driving distance. Jeff Smith introduces us to one team that serves rural areas of our state with their air ambulance. (Elkin, Surry, Wilkes and Forsythe Counties) 
  • NC Science Now: Sense of Air — In this encore presentation, Frank Graff and the NC Science Now team learn how researchers monitor the nation's air quality. A team from the US EPA, working out of Research Triangle Park, is at the forefront of this project and aims to help citizens monitor the air in their communities. (Research Triangle Park) 
  • Lewis Family Boatbuilders — 2016 NC Heritage Award recipients Jamie and James Lewis represent a long tradition of boatbuilding. In this encore presentation, Erica Starke-Knight visits the family's workshop where their unspoken commitment to the tradition is evident in every boat, and has supported the business for three (almost four!) generations. (Carteret Co.)
  • Hickory Nut Gap Farm — Traveling the backroads of the Blue Ridge near Fairview in Buncombe County, it’s easy to see what draws people here. Spectacular vistas, rich fertile farmland and bold streams make up this area called Hickory Nut Gap. It’s also home to a farm that has shared that name since 1916: a family-owned property that has always led by example how farming is practiced in the mountains. Jamie and Amy Ager are the newest generation at its helm, continuing to exemplify good stewardship of the land they call home and working hard to redefine how we look at the food we eat and land where it’s raised. (Buncombe Co.)