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Archive for June, 2012

NC museum holds symposium about Doc Watson

Saturday, June 30th, 2012

RALEIGH, NC (AP) — Friends and musical partners of musician Doc Watson are gathering at the North Carolina Museum of Art for a symposium about his life and legacy.

The morning session Saturday at the Raleigh museum examines the roots of Watson’s music in the Blue Ridge Mountains, while the second session concentrates on his success in the urban folk scene.

The final session examines his style and techniques. Participants include Watson’s brother, David, and David Holt, who accompanied Doc Watson on the road since 1998.

Musicians will honor Watson with a concert Saturday night, when Watson originally was scheduled to perform. Watson lived in Deep Gap, and was best known for his lightning-fast style of flatpicking on his guitar.

Watson died May 29 at a Winston-Salem hospital, where he had undergone abdominal surgery.

(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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Forecasters predict poor air conditions across NC

Saturday, June 30th, 2012

RALEIGH, NC (AP) — State officials say it will be an unpleasant weekend to be outdoors across much of North Carolina during the weekend.

The N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources says Code Orange conditions are likely for most of the state’s metropolitan areas as well as high elevations. That means that air quality is likely to be unhealthy for sensitive groups. People who are sensitive to air pollution should limit prolonged outdoor exertion.

On Saturday, ozone levels in the Charlotte, Fayetteville, Hickory, Rocky Mount, Triad and Triangle metropolitan areas and the ridge top elevations in the Asheville area are expected to exceed federal standards. Code Orange conditions are also expected to continue on Sunday for the Charlotte, Triad and Triangle areas, as well as the ridge top elevations in the Asheville area.

(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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Here now – Conservationist works on saving snails

Saturday, June 30th, 2012

Andy Wood has helped to keep the ramshorn snail thriving in Southeastern North Carolina

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Friends of the Library to hold sale

Saturday, June 30th, 2012

Proceeds benefit Southport, Oak Island libraries

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Wilmington Patriotic Concert changes venue due to heat

Saturday, June 30th, 2012

WILMINGTON, NC (NEWS RELEASE) — The Wilmington Patriotic Concert scheduled for Sunday, July 1st at 8PM on the riverfront downtown is changing locations.

Due to the excessive heat advisory the event will now be held at Pine Valley Baptist Church, 3940 Shipyard Blvd.

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