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  • 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.

  • Roy’s Folks: Wood Carver

    WILKESBORO, N.C.–North Wilkesboro’s Archie Church is constantly carving wood. In fact, his house is full of his work, and until now he’s never sold any of it. He still doesn’t want to sell individual pieces, but he would consider selling the entire collection of over five hundred pieces. If you are interested you can call him at (336) 667-5504.

  • Roy’s Folks: Multitasker Matthew Nance

    Matthew Nance is a barber who is a part-time potter, part watch repairman and part piano player. You can find Nance’s barbershop–The Farmer Barbershop on Old Highway 49 in Farmer. He cuts hair Tuesday through Saturday. He also holds concerts every Tuesday evening.

  • Roy’s Folks: Extraordinary Eggs

    Karen and Grace McFetter make elaborate, ornate and brightly colored Easter eggs. The McFetter’s will be offering classes on making the eggs at the Morings Art Center on Sunset Dr. in Asheboro. You can find out more information at randolphartsguild.com

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