Writer/Reporter Mike Ellis of the Greenville News was guest on this segment of 'More to the Story', when he discussed a confederate monument issue in Greenville. On a recent Saturday, protestors, both those opposed and supporters of this monument raised their voices during a rally event.  Learn about the monuments history and why its offensive to some groups during this discussion with segment host Paul Foster.  Original air date was August 30, 2017.

For generations, fiddles and banjos have played a role in the music of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. In turn, musicians who are Cherokee, or of Cherokee descent, have helped shape the sound of bluegrass and old-time music.

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Homeward Bound

The commission of an organization called 'Homeward Bound' is to end chronic homelessness, as they support more than 3,000 people experiencing homelessness annually.  You'll want to hear this edition of The Friday Feature Interview of the Week to learn more about how Homeward Bound Development Communications Officer- Ben Fehsenfeld and Ryan McCollough of Keller Williams Professionals Realty teamed up to work on this issue in Buncombe County.  Original air date on WNCW was August 25, 2017.

Shaped note singing, a new form of sacred music, swept through the Blue Ridge Mountains at the dawn of the 19th century, using triangles, ovals and even half-moons to correspond to the notes of the familiar do-re-mi-fal-sol musical scale. In the mountains of North Carolina, shaped note singing still thrives in many communities. The Etowah singing, near Hendersonville, has been going on for more than a 100 years, and is held in May and September. In Canton, singers gather at the Morning Star Methodist Church on Old Folks Day, the second Sunday in September.

Ben Parker, guitarist for the group Hank, Pattie & The Current recently visited with Joe Greene during MerleFest Radio.  Ben is also an Orthopedic Physician with Appalachian State University Sports in Boone, NC.