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  • Roy’s Folks: Whistling Champ

    MOUNT AIRY, N.C.– Zach Groff won the classical division at the 2013 International Whistler’s Convention in Louisburg. Groff has been whistling since he was a kid and is an accomplished musician with a music degree from the UNC School of the Arts.  

  • Mount Airy teen bottles ‘secret’ barbecue sauce

    MOUNT AIRY, N.C.–For many of us, grilling out is a traditional part of Memorial Day Weekend. For Austin Payne, it’s a great time to show off his special barbecue sauce that he concocted with his dad. His special recipe was such a hit with his family and friends, he decided to have it bottled. You can find Austin’s Barbeque Sauce at several locations around Mount Airy, as well as on his website at austinsfoods.com

  • Roy’s Folks: Richard Petty Museum

    RANDLEMAN, N.C.–Roy’s Folks is celebrating its 25th Anniversary this year and so is the Richard Petty Museum in downtown Randleman. Bonnie Davis has worked at the museum for over 17 years and says visitors are always amazed that there is a whole lot more to the museum than racing.  

  • Roy’s Folks: British bike lovers

    There are many auto enthusiasts, and sailboat enthusiasts–but other are more selective in their choice of passions. John French and Fred Cecil are fans of old British bikes.  

  • Roy’s Folks: Shoe Shine

    LEXINGTON, N.C.–Not so long ago, we had to go to a train station, bus station or a barber shop to find a shoe shine. But now, thanks to one of Roy’s Folks, you can find one again in Lexington. Elwood Brown’s Shoe Shine Parlor is on 11th Avenue just off South Main St. in Lexington, next to Smokey Joe’s Barbecue. His hours vary, but you’ll find him in the shop most afternoons.

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    Roy’s Folks 25th Anniversary Special [Video]

    Roy Ackland and David Weatherly celebrate 25 years of Roy’s Folks.

  • Roy’s Folks: Puppy Love

    STOKES COUNTY, N.C.– Rufus the Bassethound and Lizzy the half Great Pyrranese and Half Great Dane, are a couple of dogs who fell in love. They are well-known in their Stokes County neighborhood–and you rarely see one without the other!

  • Roy’s Folks: Adam-12 Superfan

    Many of us measure time by the television shows that we watched in early life. Ken Norris from the Guilford County Sheriff’s Department says Adam-12, the cops show that was popular in the late 1960s through the mid-1970s, is the reason he got into law enforcement.  

  • Roy’s Folks: Asheboro Artist Mike Durham

    ASHEBORO, N.C.–Mike Durham is an artist who does it all–he sculpts, paints, carves and more! Durham taught art for 29 years in Guilford and Randolph Counties. He is also the man responsible for the giant ants crawling on the Arts Guild Building in Downtown Asheboro. you can see the ants and the work of 20 other artists Saturday during Art on Sunset from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m.

  • Roy’s Folks: Great Blue Heron

    In many ways, we’re all bird watchers of one kind or another. Most of us are casual bird watchers, but some take it so seriously they travel long distances to watch. Some of Roy’s Folks have found a unique bird watching location right here in the Piedmont.  

  • Roy’s Folks 25th Anniversary Special

    Twenty-five years ago, Roy Ackland started on a journey bringing TV viewers the stories of people he calls his folks.      

  • Roy’s Folks: The Bear Man

    Many call Ron Knight the “bear man.” He and chainsaw carvers from all over the southeast will fire up their saws tomorrow through Saturday at the Piedmont Triad Farmers Market during “Carving for the Cure.” The event benefits the Susan G. Komen Foundation.


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