Roy Ackland

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  • Roy’s Folks: Bird feeder

    Posted on: 5:05 pm, January 31, 2013, by , updated on: 07:06am, February 8, 2013

    Most of us who have a window to look out of, have at least entertained the notion of having a...
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  • Roy’s Folks: Rock painter

    Posted on: 4:47 pm, January 28, 2013, by

    PIEDMONT, N.C. —Pam Thayer spends a lot of time rock-hounding on the banks of the Little Uwharrie River near her...
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  • Roy’s Folks: Black family history

    Posted on: 6:15 pm, January 21, 2013, by

    PIEDMONT, N.C. — The legacy of Charlie and Ollie Tucker has remained intact, thanks to their children. Roy Auckland reports.
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  • Roy’s Folks: Bob Timberlake’s new book

    Posted on: 6:30 pm, January 9, 2013, by

    LEXINGTON, N.C. — Bob Timberlake was one of the first people to be described as “one of Roy’s Folks” as...
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  • High Point ‘Santa Claus’ inducted into hall of fame

    Posted on: 6:55 pm, January 7, 2013, by , updated on: 07:42pm, January 7, 2013

    FOX8′s Roy Ackland spoke to a High Point man who was recently inducted into the International Santa Claus Hall of...
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  • Piedmont man finds passion in making glass art

    Posted on: 12:16 am, November 15, 2012, by , updated on: 12:19am, November 15, 2012

    This edition of Roy’s Folks takes a look at a Piedmont man who is passionate about making glass art. He...
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  • Davidson Co. man turns rocks into jewelry

    Posted on: 1:52 pm, November 13, 2012, by , updated on: 01:58pm, November 13, 2012

    A Thomasville man turns rocks into jewelry in this edition of “Roy’s Folks.” Roy Ackland reports.
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  • Davidson Co. man has political collectables wall-to-wall

    Posted on: 9:21 pm, November 5, 2012, by

    Many people may be tired of being swamped with political ads. But one of Roy’s Folks in Davidson County finds...
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  • Colfax Persimmon Festival celebrates family farm

    Posted on: 3:56 pm, October 24, 2012, by

    Fall festivals are everywhere in the Piedmont this time of year. FOX8’s Roy Ackland says he’s found a fairly new...
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  • Group of Piedmont retirees gather for food and motorcycle rides

    Posted on: 5:03 pm, October 22, 2012, by

    The “Romeos,” or Retired Old Men Easting Out, is a group of Piedmont retirees that gets together once a week...
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  • Roy’s Folks: Parkway Leaves 2012

    Posted on: 5:35 pm, October 10, 2012, by , updated on: 06:00pm, October 10, 2012

    For a lot of people, one of the thrills of fall is an annual trip to view the leaves changing...
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  • Roy’s Folks: The ‘Seashell lady’

    Posted on: 3:18 pm, October 8, 2012, by , updated on: 07:27pm, October 8, 2012

    In North Carolina we are lucky to have some of the most beautiful beaches in the country and some of...
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    Seashell lady