Roy Ackland

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  • Roy’s Folks: Wood Carver

    Posted on: 6:00 pm, March 13, 2013, by

    WILKESBORO, N.C.–North Wilkesboro’s Archie Church is constantly carving wood. In fact, his house is full of his work, and until...
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  • Roy’s Folks: Extraordinary Eggs

    Posted on: 6:21 pm, March 11, 2013, by

    Karen and Grace McFetter make elaborate, ornate and brightly colored Easter eggs. The McFetter’s will be offering classes on making...
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  • Roy’s Folks: Multitasker Matthew Nance

    Posted on: 6:00 pm, March 6, 2013, by , updated on: 04:47pm, March 12, 2013

    Matthew Nance is a barber who is a part-time potter, part watch repairman and part piano player. You can find...
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  • Roy’s Folks: Scrolling along

    Posted on: 6:13 pm, March 4, 2013, by

    Joe Ellis was forced into early retirement when the economy took a downturn. So, he decide to turn his garage...
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  • Roy’s Folks: Generations of music

    Posted on: 6:30 pm, February 27, 2013, by

    Father and son duo Theron and Elton Caviness play music together. Theron first played at the Star Fiddler’s Convention in...
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  • Roy’s Folks: Family of fiddlers

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

    The Stills family will join a group of other traditional music fiddlers and pickers this Saturday night at the 86th...
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  • Piedmont man finds success making windmills

    Posted on: 5:45 pm, February 20, 2013, by

    Some things are difficult — if not impossible — to see with the naked eye, wind for example. But one...
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  • Roy’s Folks: When music and art merge

    Posted on: 5:49 pm, February 18, 2013, by , updated on: 05:50pm, February 18, 2013

    Last week, we featured a guitar player named Justin Johnson. Today, we have a story about his traveling partner Nikki,...
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  • Roy’s Folks: Guitar man Justin Johnson

    Posted on: 6:08 pm, February 13, 2013, by , updated on: 06:07pm, January 1, 2014

    Justin Johnson can play any style of music, but his virtuosity is never more obvious than when he plays primitive...
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  • Roy’s Folks: Cigar Box Guitars

    Posted on: 5:10 pm, February 11, 2013, by , updated on: 05:34pm, February 11, 2013

    Bob Johnson is a cigar aficionado and avid woodworker, so it may have been inevitable that two of his passions...
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  • Roy’s Folks: Speed speller

    Posted on: 5:55 pm, February 6, 2013, by

    As a speed speller,  Linda Pickard says she can spell words faster than most people can say them. “It’s exactly...
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  • Greensboro artist crafts Bonsai trees from steel

    Posted on: 5:49 pm, February 4, 2013, by , updated on: 09:58am, February 5, 2013

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Howard Bemus is a classically-trained Bonsai artist who creates “trees you can’t kill” out of metal. Bemus...
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