Great Flood of 1916
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In July, 1916, one of the worst flooding events ever recorded in the United States took place right here in western North Carolina. The remnants of two hurricanes passed over the area, with the second storm dumping over 20 inches of rain in a day in some communities. Hundreds of mudslides swept away homes, farms, and lives. Transportation routes in and out of the mountains were obliterated. Cities and towns on riverbanks became submerged in the floodwaters at lightning speed, leaving citizens clinging to trees and stranded on top of buildings as they prayed for rescue.

Monday July 11th will begin Major League Baseball's mid-season All Star Break...Join host Sander Morrison as WNCW celebrates our National Pastime in song, featuring tracks by Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, Chuck Brodsky, Todd Snyder, and many more! Monday night at 9:00 on WNCW!

Louis Armstrong, the Entertainer Who Epitomized Jazz

Jul 6, 2016

Remembering Louis Armstrong, who passed away 45 years ago today.

The Friday Feature Interview of the Week from June 24 (2016) was about Hydro One, a patented beverage that has been proven to help blood sugar levels for Diabetics and provide other health benefits.   The drinks were the brain child of Guest Sammy Nasrollahi, CEO and Co-Founder, of Hydro One - based in the WNCW listening region in Greenwood, SC.  Sammy and his friends, a scientist and doctor, created the variety of better health drinks.  Listen to their story.

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Ames Alexander of the Charlotte Observer shares the details of the papers recent stories on Carolinas Medical Healthcare of Charlotte and the recent lawsuit by the U.S. Justice Dept. and the NC Attorney General that alleges the health care provider drives up cost by curbing competition.  Original air date was June 22, 2016.

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