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Welcome to the Life in the Carolinas Podcast. Our show features a blending of stories that are primarily based on the syndicated TV show, Carl White's Life in the Carolinas and newspaper columns written by Carl White. Like Carl often says, "It's never a bad time for a good story!" The podcast is hosted by Carl and features specials guests as they share the stories behind the stories. All too often we simply do not have enough time to share everything we would like during broadcast. This podc ...
 
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On this episode of the Life in the Carolinas podcast, Carl sits down with Mike Unruh and Ron Lewis of Foundation Forward, a nonprofit educational project that builds Your Charters of Freedom Settings in local communities across the country. Mike is the Resources and Communications Director of Foundation Forward and handles fundraising, press releas…
 
On this episode of the Life in the Carolinas podcast, Carl sits down with librarian Suzanne Moore. The two met at a local farmer's market when Suzanne was playing the banjo (she refers to herself as an "amateur plucker") to promote the new Seed Library over at Wilkes County Public Library. Carl quickly realized that Suzanne was no "ordinary" librar…
 
On this episode of the Life in the Carolinas podcast, Carl sits down with Jeffrey Elmore who has, since 2013, served in the North Carolina House of Representatives from the 94th district which is made up of the population centers of Wilkes County and Alexander County. Outside of serving in Raleigh, Jeffrey is a public school teacher who has had the…
 
On this episode of the Life in the Carolinas podcast, Carl sits down with Jennifer Furr, Director of the Wilkes Heritage Museum, which features exhibits about local history in Wilkesboro, North Carolina. The museum tells a story of how the community has evolved through the wonderful artifacts that it displays within its historic buildings. Among th…
 
On this episode of the Life in the Carolinas podcast, Carl sits down with Charlotte-based pianist and composer Chad Lawson. Ironically, Chad did not grow up in a family that listened to music, much less played instruments. What actually sparked his interest in taking piano lessons was a TV show he grew up on, Sha Na Na, and the rest is history. Cha…
 
On this episode of the Life in the Carolinas podcast, Carl sits down with Don Miller, who served as the former President of Penske Racing South, alongside founding the N.C. Auto Racing Hall of Fame in Mooresville. Originally hailing from Chicago, the American automobile enthusiast was attracted by the rich history of motorsports in the Carolinas, w…
 
On this episode of the Life in the Carolinas podcast, Carl sits down with singer-songwriter Mason Via. Mason grew up in a musical household. Both his mom and dad supported his affinity for music growing up: His mother regularly took him to festivals and his father, a well-known bluegrass musician in his own right, introduced him to the genre via fi…
 
On this episode of the Life in the Carolinas podcast, Carl sits down with illusionist, comedian, director, and producer Caleb Sigmon to discuss his journey as a performer. “There’s strength in creative people coming together around a campfire,” says Caleb. He combines his passion for storytelling with his love for the Carolinas by bringing local st…
 
On this episode of the Life in the Carolinas podcast, Carl sits down with historical performer Kyle Jenks, who portrays Founding Father and fourth U.S. president James Madison. The Constitution was drafted amid a weak confederacy under the Articles of Confederation. In the early 1780s after the victory of Yorktown and the official surrender with th…
 
On this episode of the Life in the Carolinas podcast, Carl sits down with former Navy musician Wayne Taylor. After a 21-year military career, Wayne went back to school at Berklee College of Music in Boston with ambitions to become a recording engineer. As a musician in the military, Wayne had his share of memorable experiences, all of which were ma…
 
On this episode of the Life in the Carolinas podcast, Carl sits down with painter and retired art educator Margaret Ferguson Carter-Martine. She is the Director of Whippoorwill Academy and Village, which she inherited from her mother, Edith Carter. Margaret considers her art to be a diary of her life. “My art takes many different directions,” she s…
 
On this episode of the Life in the Carolinas podcast, Carl sits down with four-time Grammy Award winner David Holt. David has been collecting and performing mountain music for over 50 years and had the privilege of learning from old-time greats like Bill Monroe, Doc Watson, Ralph Stanley, and others in his early days as a musician. David is the hos…
 
On this episode of the Life in the Carolinas podcast, Carl sits down with John Cooley, an Assistant Professor in Residence at the University of Connecticut. They discuss the emergence of Brood IX in North Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia this May as well as John’s cicada mapping project and its corresponding app, Cicada Safari, which he is cur…
 
On this episode of the Life in the Carolinas podcast, Carl sits down with Ted Alexander. Apart from working at the North Carolina Senate, Ted also serves as the Western Regional Director for Preservation, North Carolina. Preservation, North Carolina is a statewide nonprofit organization that has been around in some form or another for about 81 year…
 
On this episode of the Life in the Carolinas podcast, Carl sits down with Liz Parham, the Executive Director of North Carolina Main Street Center. She works with designated Main Street communities across the state to conduct strategic planning and education programs. These initiatives, among others, are designed to increase the economic capacity of…
 
On this episode of the Life in the Carolinas podcast, Carl sits down with Andy Eversole, banjoist, global citizen, and creator of Banjo Earth. Banjo Earth is a “world music project” that involves Andy traveling to different countries to find and collaborate with local folk musicians, ultimately producing albums and documentaries on each of these di…
 
On this episode of the Life in the Carolinas podcast, Carl sits down with educator and businessman Larry Biddle. His mission? To help other educators apply business principles in schools, as opposed to government programs. Asked his opinion on the ever-evolving Coronavirus pandemic, Larry refers to the power of the eagle. An Eagle Scout at age 12, …
 
On this episode of the Life in the Carolinas podcast, Carl talks with Amy Bridges, Downtown and Community Development Manager of the Town of Forest City, North Carolina. A small community of about 7,500 people in Western North Carolina, about 20 miles from the South Carolina border, Forest City has never been the county seat, but they have made a n…
 
On this episode of Life In the Carolinas podcast, Carl is joined by members of the North Carolina based band, Love and Valor. The band was originally formed in 2012 by Jesse Fox and a few friends when he was a senior in High School. Jesse was the lead vocalist, guitar player and song writer. He recalled that the name of the band was inspired from a…
 
The Hudson Dinner Theater On this episode of the Life in the Carolinas podcast, Carl is joined by Keith Smith from the Town of Hudson Dinner Theater at The HUB Station. The dinner theater is owned and run by the Town of Hudson and they have put on 28 shows since 2003. Keith has been directing the shows since the beginning, traveling all over the st…
 
Gold Hill, North Carolina, was the home to many gold mines during the Carolina Gold Rush and, consequently, the home to many mining accidents and tragedies. It is believed that many of the miners who met their fates in the shafts still reside in the village and appear to guests and residents from time to time. Vivian Hopkins is a notable Gold Hill …
 
Our guest on this episode of the Life in the Carolinas podcast is Kaylynn Horne, Director of the Downtown Lenoir Economic Development Department. In recent years, the Lenoir City Council and the Lenoir Business Advisory Board have decided to make the cityscape, visitor experience, and economic development of downtown Lenoir a priority by allocating…
 
This episode of the Life in the Carolinas podcast was recorded on location at the Carolina Bible Camp Bluegrass Festival with guest Andy Eversole. Andy grew up listening to classic records, liked hip-hop in high school, and then was introduced to the likes of Doc Watson and Earl Scruggs through his older brother. One particular moment listening to …
 
Our guest on this episode of the Life in the Carolinas podcast, is Thomas Salley, the newest director of the Wilkesboro Tourism Development Authority. Thomas was born in Albany, Georgia, and lived in Orangeburg, South Carolina, before attending the University of South Carolina where he majored in Public Relations. He soon realized his interest in t…
 
On this episode of the Life in the Carolinas podcast, Carl caught up with Dom Flemons at the Carolina Bible Camp Bluegrass Festival in Mocksville, North Carolina. Dom was born and raised in Arizona, where his family has had a long and storied history. He moved to North Carolina because of his alignment with the musical and cultural heritage of the …
 
For this episode of the Life in the Carolinas podcast, Carl is on location at the Theatre of the Republic in Conway, South Carolina, with the Executive/Artistic Director, Tim McGhee. The Theatre of the Republic began in 1969 as a community theatre that would perform in school auditoriums and other venues until they were offered the old Holiday thea…
 
This episode of the Life in the Carolinas podcast was recorded on location at the Rosemary House Bed and Breakfast in Pittsboro, NC, with owners Jamie and Heather Buster. Jamie and Heather moved to the Triangle about 6 years ago from the Kansas City area for a job opportunity. When they came to visit the area to explore and determine where they wan…
 
Carl is joined by his friend Jane Pigg, owner of the Cheraw newspaper called The Link as well as 93.9 MYFM and WCRE 1420 AM, on this episode of the Life in the Carolinas podcast. Jane got her start in media at a young age, watching her mother read the newspaper every afternoon until she was old enough to read it as well in addition to creating radi…
 
On this episode of the Life in the Carolinas podcast, Carl is joined by Gary Bashears, his son Josh, and a brother he recently met for the first time, Dennis Proctor. Wilkes County barber, Gary Bashears, received a call toward the end of 2018 that would be life changing. His son, Josh had been working on their family genealogy for some time. While …
 
Linda Cheek has been the President of the Wilkes County Chamber of Commerce since 1998 and she has been a fixture in the community ever since. She joined Carl for this episode of the Life in the Carolinas podcast to discuss the changes, economic shifts, and strong collaborative spirit she has observed in area in her 20+ years in the position. Growi…
 
This episode of the Life in the Carolinas podcast was recorded on location in the Kindred Gallery of the Rosemary Bed and Breakfast in Pittsboro, North Carolina. One of the artists featured in the gallery is Cher Shaffer, who is celebrating 50 years of making folk art. Cher grew up in an agricultural environment in Georgia, keenly aware of her indi…
 
This episode of the Life in the Carolinas podcast was recorded on location during the 2019 Kruger Brothers Music Academy in Wilkes County, NC. Carl spoke with Jens about his musical journey and the events that led to his moving from Europe to Wilkesboro more than 15 years ago. Jens and his brother Uwe began playing music at a young age, and by the …
 
On this episode of the Life in the Carolinas podcast, we were pleased to be joined by Shay Martin Lovette, a musician and songwriter from Wilkes County who now lives in Boone. Shay caught the “songwriting bug” at a young age, influenced by his father who was a songwriter, and has always gravitated towards the guitar. He doesn’t remember exactly whi…
 
Well-known musician, songwriter and comedian Jim Stafford joins us for this special episode of the Life in the Carolinas podcast on location at the Don Gibson Theatre. Jim recounts his surprise encounter with Don Gibson many years ago in Nashville and the pleasant afternoon they spent talking about songwriting. He came to Shelby to do a songwriter’…
 
Our guest on this episode of the Life in the Carolinas podcast is Stan Lowery, Executive Director of The Don Gibson Theatre in Shelby, North Carolina. Originally a State Theater movie house which opened in 1939, this theater welcomed patrons to movies such as Gone with the Wind, The Wizard of Oz, and The Jungle Book before falling on hard times in …
 
This episode of the Life in the Carolinas podcast began by pure happenstance: Carl was driving downtown North Wilkesboro one evening when an artist caught his eye. He stopped to see what she was painting and found that it was a set of angel wings inspired by The Global Angel Wings Project. Upon further investigation, he came across the story of thi…
 
On this episode of the Life in the Carolinas podcast, we were delighted to host Paige Whitley-Bauguess, a local but nationally-acclaimed baroque dancer and musician. Paige began taking ballet at age 4, much to her dismay, and by the time she was 6 or 7, dance had become her passion. When Paige was in 7th grade, she took up the clarinet, which provi…
 
On this episode of the Life in the Carolinas podcast, we welcome Zack Brewer, attorney at Brewer & Brewer by day and band seeker/producer of Sounds and Grounds on nights and weekends. As mentioned on the previous episode of the podcast (season 2 episode 6), Sounds and Grounds is held once per month at Talia Espresso, and Zack aims to secure unique …
 
Our guests on this episode of the Life in the Carolinas podcast are Jim and Kathy Kozak, owners of Talia Espresso on Main Street in North Wilkesboro, North Carolina. Jim and Kathy were first introduced to North Wilkesboro by a friend from Detroit, where they lived, who retired in the North Wilkesboro area. They visited her a few times and were capt…
 
On this episode of the Life in the Carolinas podcast, Carl joins his friend Francene Marie on her home turf to reminisce and discuss her career in radio broadcasting. Carl and Francene Marie first met more than 10 years ago, before the Life in the Carolinas tv show existed, when they were involved in events called Celebrations of Relationship Build…
 
On this episode of the Life in the Carolina’s podcast, Carl is joined by 16-year-old Liam Purcell, a talented musician with a passion for playing, writing, and creating music. Liam got his start at the age of 6 learning guitar through the JAM (Junior Appalachian Musicians) program after school. By the time Liam was in 3rd grade, his parents realize…
 
On this special “Heart Month” episode of the Life in the Carolinas podcast, Carl is joined by local cardiologist, Dr. Julian Thomas. Dr. Thomas tells listeners about the three main types of heart disease. These three types are blockages and stenosis of the coronary arteries (plumbing), heart muscle and valves which can contribute to congestive hear…
 
Our guest on this episode of the Life in the Carolinas podcast is Bill Evans, a Mocksville native who has spent a lot of his life in Charlotte and North Wilkesboro. In fact, his grandfather purchased a tract of land in Davie county that belonged to Daniel Boone’s father, and now Bill’s cousin lives in the original Boone family cabin, which he has r…
 
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