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To some it's just a pile of wood waiting for the match, but to Lee Cooper Jr., owner of Rustic River Furnishings, it's a pile of driftwood waiting to be fashioned into functional pieces. He was a realtor specializing in waterfront second-homes for clients, and he spent twenty years as a boat builder. He discusses how he got into furniture-making using this unusual product.
Diane Lee was raised on the river and used to crab with her father. When she took up pottery, it seemed natural to include crabs. Although some potters paint their designs on pots, Lee says she never mastered painting. She creates the crabs in 3-D, and they appear on dishes, pots, lampshades, and other functional items.
Don Stroud and Dee Congleton work with the Washington Area Historic Foundation seeking to insure that the city's historic buildings and places are preserved for future generations. They discuss some of the projects.
Arthur Williams of Washington is the new NC whole-hog barbecue champion. He competed against 29 of the state's best pig cookers at the state championship held in Raleigh on September 28-29, 2013. Williams is a former state legislator and has won a number of awards, including Washington's annual Smoke on the Water and the PirateFest for 2013 in Greenville. He is the head cook with the Trade Mart Traders barbecue team.