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1:00 pm
Tue August 14, 2012

ME 8/15: LAKE LURE CELEBRATES THE 25TH ANNIVERSARY OF DIRTY DANCING, THE MOVIE

 Lake Lure, NC is just one of the many places in Western North Carolina that makes this such a special region of the state and the country.

 There you'll find Chimney Rock State Park and the ages old Chimney Rock for which it was named. You'll find a relatively new lake and a classic early 20th Century hotel.

 That hotel is also the place showcased in "Dirty Dancing".

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Programming
6:21 pm
Fri August 10, 2012

ME on 8/13: THE APPALACHIAN TRAIL CONSERVANCY'S CELEBRATION MARKS 75TH ANNIVERSARY

  Those of us who live in Western North Carolina are very aware of the fact that one of the most amazing walking trails is right in our backyard. The Appalachian Trail is so convenient to the many devoted hikers in our region, that we tend to forget it isn't all just ours. The Appalachian Trail Conservancy, however, is dedicated to the care of the Trail from one end to the other, in all of the states connected by it.

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Programming
1:00 pm
Thu August 9, 2012

ME: August 10th "LET'S PRETEND THIS NEVER HAPPENED", BY THE BLOGGESS, JENNY LAWSON

Photo used by permission from The Bloggess.com

Disclaimer:  Due to Adult Language, this book is not recommended for children.

Jenny Lawson has been known to millions online and on Twitter as "The Bloggess".  But when she decides to break into "print" media, her chosen subject matter is her more-than-a-little strange upbringing.  With a father Lawson describes as completely crazy, and a mother who she later discovered was also crazy - just not as crazy as her father - Lawson says nobody has as insane a family as she does.

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Programming
1:00 pm
Tue August 7, 2012

ME: August 8th "JUST RIDE: A RADICALLY PRACTICAL GUIDE TO RIDING YOUR BIKE" BY GRANT PETERSON

Photo used by permission from RivBike.com.

There was a time was when riding a bicycle meant going outside, hitting the kickstand with the back of your foot, swinging your leg over and taking off. You didn't need to buy expensive gear; you didn't need a huge number of gears; and you didn't have to ride miles and miles, just as fast as you could.

 

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programming
5:00 pm
Fri August 3, 2012

Morning Edition on Aug. 6: WOFFORD STUDENTS MAKE SIGNIFICANT FIND ON ARCHEOLOGICAL DIG IN HOLY LAND

Wollord College Graduate James Ballard holds one of the jugs he found during an archeological dig.

The idea of being present at the uncovering of historical artifacts has always sounded so thrilling to me.  So when I heard that a group of Wofford College students recently went on a dig near Galilee and were able to make a significant find, I had to contact them. Listen on Monday when I speak with James Ballard, one of the members of the trip.  We will talk about the process, what they found, what it means and what's next.

 

http://www.wofford.edu/

 

Programming
1:00 pm
Thu August 2, 2012

Morning Edition on Fri., August 3rd at 8:50AM: OPERATION NORTH STATE/NC CARES AUCTION

Operation North State is less than two years old, but as an organization, it couldn't be much more popular if it tried.  Everyone wants to get behind and help our military here at home and abroad. That's what made Operation North State founder and volunteer, Terry Snyder start the organization.  Pam Bunch talks to Snyder about this military support group that only works for military in North Carolina, sending holiday packages full of North Carolina goods to our troops and how you can help in this wonderful endeavor.

 

Why Listeners Tune In
7:00 am
Thu August 2, 2012

Edward's Story of Finding, Tuning In To, and Supporting WNCW

When I moved to Morganton, NC, in May 1993, I had never heard of Public Radio. My uncle turned on Car Talk the first Saturday I was there and said, "these guys are great"!  Before long, I was playing it at work and the folks would always comment on, "what's Edward playing on NPR now?". But, nearly everyday they would find something they liked or were at least amused by. I bought a FM only Walkman and was soon waking up with Wanda Lu and the ARC crowd every weekday morning during my morning dog walk. Of course, I became a contributor and even got a couple of those chain sawed bears!

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Programming
3:42 pm
Tue July 31, 2012

Morning Edition on Wed., August 1st at 2012: GETTING PREPARED FOR THE LAKE LURE OLYMPIAD

Whether you're a physical fitness expert or just a beginner to the world of fitness, there are important things to know about getting in shape for a special event. Pam Bunch talks to Beverly Flynn, a physical therapy assistant with One Source Rehab in Rutherford County, North Carolina.  One Source is a service of Rutherford Regional Health System, one of the main sponsors of the Lake Lure Olympiad.  Flynn talks about the most important things to remember about working out - no matter what your age or ability.

 

 

programming
3:39 pm
Tue July 31, 2012

Remembering Jerry Garcia….

WNCW celebrates Jerry throughout the day on Wednesday, August 1st – and especially Wednesday at night - on what would have been his 70th birthday.

Programming
5:00 pm
Fri July 27, 2012

Morning Edition on Monday, July 30, 2012 at 8:50am: The Lake Lure Olympics

The 2012 Lake Lure Olympiad is August 24 - 26, but it's never to early to start getting ready for this fun and exciting event.  Michelle McConnell Yelton talks about all of the exciting events that are on tap for this year's event.  Events include: 3 races in 3 days, the USMS 1 mile Open Water Swim National Championship, the Rumbling Bald Golf Tournament and skills.  Find out about Pickelball, plus the Junior Olympics, the incredible opening ceremonies and more. Tune in to hear all the details of this family event.

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