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Connie Regan-Blake of Asheville is a nationally-renowned, award-winning storyteller. In 2006 she received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Storytelling Network. She has produced seven award-wining audio and video recordings, most featuring Appalachian stories and tales.
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Born in Swepsonville in 1923, Don Thompson grew up to be a major league baseball player. His career began with the old Boston Braves in 1949 as a pitcher. Traded to the Brooklyn Dodgers, he played in the outfield from 1951-1953 and in the World Series against the New York Yankees in 1953. He came back to Western North Carolina where he had a successful real estate business.
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There are few places in the Southeast that have more potential for exploiting wind energy than Blowing Rock. Winds sometimes reach 100 mph in the area, and on nearby Grandfather Mountain wind gusts have been recorded at 200 mph. Blowing Rock is a small mountain town of about 1,400 which swells to about 8,000 during tourist season. It is a large part of the economy. The town is well-suited for both wind and tourists. However a conflict has arisen between advocates of green power technology and the value of viewscapes to tourism.
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22448
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Many years before there was a strong demand for organic health food, Roger Derrough, founder of Earth Fare, treated health-conscious shoppers to fresh food and the idea of eating organically. Flowers recounts how Derrough's organic food store in Asheville grew from a fringe specialty store to be a major player in organic foods with over a dozen markets in North and South Carolina, Tennessee, and Georgia.
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During the height of the radio era, the Carolina Theatre in Spruce Pine brought local country musicians and visiting ones to a national audience. Carried over station WRBM 1250 in Marion, the Carolina Barn Dance, emceed by O. D. Calhoun, brought to the stage many who later would reach fame, including Patsy Cline, Chet Atkins, and Lulu Belle and Scotty Wiseman. Larkin recounts the history of the show.
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22447
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Waynesville, located in Haywood County, is town \"with an enduring charm that offers a little something for everybody.\" Among the things to see and do are the Burr Studio and Gallery, Grace Cathey's Sculpture Garden and Metal Art Gallery, the Kitchen Shop, Towne Square, and Whitman's Bakery and Sandwich Shop.
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22449
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The cultivation of tobacco was not unique to Eastern North Carolina comes to mind. The cash crop was also grown in the state's western mountains where those who worked in tobacco faced numerous difficulties.
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22456
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With tobacco a declining crop, some farmers in Western North Carolina are becoming gourmet growers who are filling the void in high-end food markets. Soon heirloom tomatoes, caviar, and truffles will be as well-known in the area as black-eyed peas, barbecue and cornbread. Kay speaks with Randy Gardner (tomatoes), Lee Tuttle (truffles), and Joe Doll, Bill White, Lewis Pugh, and Ralph Reese (caviar).
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There are just 124 sommeliers world-wide. It is a long career path to become one, and Kimberlee Young of Hendersonville is 3/4's of the way to becoming a master. She discusses the steps required to achieve that level. She is co-owner of Expressions Restaurant and Purple Sage Cooking and Wine Shop in Hendersonville where her knowledge is expanded and dispensed daily through interaction with the consumer market.
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Sullivan describes one of the state's most creative restaurants, the Gamekeeper, located in a 1950s stone house in Boone.
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WNC Magazine (NoCar F261 .W64), Vol. 1 Issue 4, Sept/Oct 2007, p123-124, il, por Periodical Website
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