Roy Ackland

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  • Roy’s Folks: Great Blue Heron

    Posted on: 5:53 pm, April 29, 2013, by

    In many ways, we’re all bird watchers of one kind or another. Most of us are casual bird watchers, but...
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  • Roy’s Folks 25th Anniversary Special

    Posted on: 10:28 pm, April 26, 2013, by

    Twenty-five years ago, Roy Ackland started on a journey bringing TV viewers the stories of people he calls his folks....
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  • Roy’s Folks: The Bear Man

    Posted on: 5:51 pm, April 24, 2013, by , updated on: 06:18pm, April 24, 2013

    Many call Ron Knight the “bear man.” He and chainsaw carvers from all over the southeast will fire up their...
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  • Roy’s Folks: Sharing farm history

    Posted on: 6:42 pm, April 22, 2013, by

    DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C.– Many of the best history lessons we learn are taught to us by those who remember them,...
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  • Bird watchers find unique location in the Piedmont

    Posted on: 10:03 pm, April 21, 2013, by

    There are lots of bird watchers out there. Most are casual, but others take it so seriously, they travel long...
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  • Roy’s Folks: Military Collector

    Posted on: 5:51 pm, April 10, 2013, by

    Jim Henry buys, restores and sells military surplus vehicles. He will be putting on a show of his vehicles April...
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  • Roy’s Folks: Fancy fishing rods

    Posted on: 5:52 pm, April 8, 2013, by , updated on: 05:53pm, April 8, 2013

    LEXINGTON, N.C.–Earnie Smith makes fishing rods that are not only practical, but creative as well. Most of Smith’s fishing rods...
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  • Winston-Salem State’s little drum major

    Posted on: 5:55 pm, April 3, 2013, by , updated on: 05:59pm, April 3, 2013

    Amir Baker is a familiar face at most Winston-Salem State sporting events, but it’s not the game that catches his...
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  • Roy’s Folks: One man’s backyard oasis

    Posted on: 6:06 pm, April 1, 2013, by

    “Colorful” is a term often used to describe a person with an outgoing personality. The term can also be used...
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  • Roy’s Folks: Artist with ALS

    Posted on: 5:52 pm, March 27, 2013, by , updated on: 09:52pm, March 27, 2013

    Ray West is an artist with ALS better known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease. He paints portraits with pastels held between...
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  • Penny the termite detection dog

    Posted on: 5:59 pm, March 25, 2013, by

    ELKIN, N.C.–Spring is here and one of the first signs of life is the swarming of termites. Where there are...
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  • Roy’s Folks: Asheboro art teacher Nikki Cherry

    Posted on: 5:58 pm, March 20, 2013, by , updated on: 10:25am, March 27, 2013

    ASHEBORO, N.C. — Artist Nikki Cherry teaches her unique painting style at The Preppy Possum in Asheboro. “I teach [painting]...
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