Episode 402- Our State

Episode 402

Hope PlantationHope Plantation
Completed in 1803, the Hope Plantation was home to early governor, David Stone. After the governor’s only son sold the plantation in 1836, it changed ownership repeatedly. It even housed tenant farmers until the 1950s when it became an abandoned derelict. Today, thanks to the Tyler family and some county help, this exquisite example of Federal and Georgian architecture stands as a restored Bertie County treasure.


Tar Heel Towns: Saluda Saluda
The little mountain town of Saluda grew up with the railroad, when Southern Railway established a crew base there at the crest of the steepest rail grade in the country. D.G. Martin takes us on a tour to meet Bob Pace, a life-long resident, and relative newcomers Kathy Thompson, and Larry and Debra Jackson, who have adopted this village where in many ways life has seemed to stand still.


An Artist's Reflections Artist's Reflections
Next we travel to Boone to meet painter, writer and teacher, Noyes Capehart.  From an abandoned house that inspired one of his paintings, to his studio, we see how this provocative artist has fused image making and storytelling to produce a remarkable body of work.


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Hope Plantation

Historic Hope Plantation

Tar Heel Towns: Saluda

Saluda, North Carolina

An Artist's Reflections

Noyes Capehart