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Trinity Episcopal Church in Mt. Airy enjoys a unique distinction. Built in 1896, it is the town's oldest surviving church. It is also the town's first granite-constructed building, and most importantly, the granite came from Mt. Airy, where the world's largest open-face granite quarry is located. Quarrying has been continuous since 1889, and geologists indicate the large deposit will last another 500 years.
Three artists and an art gallery, all from the North Carolina Piedmont, are profiled. They are David E. Doss, Forsyth County; Sherry Little Perini, Greensboro; Pencie Cardwell, King; and the 2ArtChick gallery, which is run by Judi Kaster and Anne Wilson in Greensboro.
Oral historian and storyteller Lynn Salsi writes books that preserve and document the stories and photographic records of North Carolina's people and places. In 2000, she received the prestigious Willie Parker Peace Award from the North Carolina Society of Historians.