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North Carolina has a growing reputation for continuing its moonshine tradition, only it's legal this time. Murphy visits five distilleries that honor the past while creating their own style of craft liquor. They are the Howling Moon Distillery (Woodfin); Troy & Sons Distillery (Asheville); Blue Ridge Distillery Co. (Bostic); Southern Artisan Spirits (Kings Mountain); and Carolina Distillery (Lenoir).
Blue Ridge Music Trails encompasses hundreds of musical points of interest in 28 counties throughout Western North Carolina. The author examines various venues and festivals to get a taste of North Carolina sounds.
Bluegrass is an integral part of the music history of Western North Carolina. The music has changed very little over the decades, but that has not diminished its popularity. The music still carries the themes of the simple folk and the trials and tribulations they face, as well as harkening back to a time when life was much different. Stith discusses some of the older and the newer, emerging musicians.
Mitchell Hicks, Principal Chief of the Eastern Band of Cherokee, \"feels it is the responsibility of his generation to protect, preserve and revitalize the Cherokee native language.\" Clarke describes how this is being accomplished. One way is to develop a new generation of speakers starting with the young. Language immersion means young children up to three years of age hear only Cherokee all day in classrooms on the reservation. Plans call for the program to include reading and writing Cherokee until the oldest students reach the fifth grade.