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  • 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.

  • Roy’s Folks: Sharing farm history

    DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C.– Many of the best history lessons we learn are taught to us by those who remember them, and have experienced some of them. Lynn Griggs and his wife, Janet, love sharing their experiences and their farm with children.

  • Bird watchers find unique location in the Piedmont

    There are lots of bird watchers out there. Most are casual, but others take it so seriously, they travel long distances in search of birds. Some of Roy’s Folks have found a unique location right here in the Piedmont to watch birds.

  • Roy’s Folks: Military Collector

    Jim Henry buys, restores and sells military surplus vehicles. He will be putting on a show of his vehicles April 13 and 14 at the Denton Farm Park in Davidson County. You can find out more information by visiting http://www.farmpark.com/ or http://www.jimhenrystrucksales.com/index.html.

  • Roy’s Folks: Fancy fishing rods

    LEXINGTON, N.C.–Earnie Smith makes fishing rods that are not only practical, but creative as well. Most of Smith’s fishing rods have decorative thread work embedded into the finish. If you are interesting in purchasing one of Smith’s fishing rods, you can visit his shop at 1271 Junior Order Home Rd. in Lexington.

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    Winston-Salem State’s little drum major

    Amir Baker is a familiar face at most Winston-Salem State sporting events, but it’s not the game that catches his attention–it’s the band. “It stated at the basketball game last year. He was fascinated by the drum majors,” said Ashlei Baker, Amir’s mother. Amir would carefully study and imitate every move the band made. “Well at first I tried to stop him, because some of the moves that they do are kind of provocative. But after a while, people said […]

  • Roy’s Folks: One man’s backyard oasis

    “Colorful” is a term often used to describe a person with an outgoing personality. The term can also be used to describe a multicolored object. Willie Davis embodies both. He takes things people throw away, and applies a fresh coat of (very bright) color. Davis says the idea for using bright colors to refurbish his pieces came from his family in Jamaica.

  • Roy’s Folks: Artist with ALS

    Ray West is an artist with ALS better known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease. He paints portraits with pastels held between two fingers on one hand guided with the other hand. He’s crafted portraits of many famous people like Andy Griffith and Richard Petty. He sells prints of some of his work. You can contact him through his wife Sandra’s email swest285@yahoo.com

  • Roy’s Folks: Asheboro art teacher Nikki Cherry

    ASHEBORO, N.C. — Artist Nikki Cherry teaches her unique painting style at The Preppy Possum in Asheboro. “I teach [painting] in a way to break it down into simple shapes,” Cherry says.  “That way, people aren’t intimidated by it.” Cherry teaches classes regularly at her studio on Cox Street in Asheboro.  She also does special event classes on location. For more information, visit thepreppypossum.com.

  • Penny the termite detection dog

    ELKIN, N.C.–Spring is here and one of the first signs of life is the swarming of termites. Where there are termites, there are usually exterminations. Luckily, Ron Pennington has a very unusual business partner, his dog Penny, who is trained to detect live termites.

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