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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.