Articles in regional publications that pertain to a wide range of North Carolina-related topics.
for Independent Weekly Vol. 25 Issue 1, January 2008
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North Carolina Film Office Director Aaron Syrett discusses challenges facing the regional film industry. The state legislature has approved an incentives package to help revitalize the state’s film industry, but film industry strikes are slowing production. Reality television shows have forced television movies off of the air and many of those movies were made in Wilmington, NC. Additionally, fewer television shows are being filmed in the state. Syrett does believe that NC has the potential to become a major hub for independent film making.
North Carolina is in the middle of a drought and the state has not done enough to help with the problem. The state needs to do more to educate the citizens of the need to conserve water. Strategic planning for water conservation is also needed at the state and city levels. Releasing press statements and public service announcements is not enough. An in-depth look at the state’s drought and specific details for how the state can conserve water are explored.
The Allen Boys are the state’s only touring Sacred Steel band. The Sacred Steel musical tradition focuses steel guitar being used in praise and worship songs. Steel guitar player DaShawn Hickman is interviewed and describes how he came to play the instrument and the cultural significance of the music.