he documentary “Still Standing” takes a close look at the North Carolina textile industry. From Weaverville to Lumberton, a handful of NC’s finest entrepreneurs kept their companies going through the worst industry downturn the state had ever seen. A fascinating look at what courage, faith, and innovation can lead to when facing long odds.
Many know Mayberry as the idyllic town that was home to the fictional Andy Griffith show.
A new film highlights the characters of the true Mayberry: Mount Airy, North Carolina. Filmmaker Bill Hayes, a Mount Airy native, captured the characters and places that make Mount Airy a representation of “Hometown USA.”
From salvage divers to whisky distillers, how one North Carolina company is changing the rules and having a great time doing it.
North Carolina fisherman battle to stay independent from large scale commercial operations.
Mount Airy Ukelele Invasion – need we say more?
Mount Airy is home to a ukelele rock orchestra class made up of students age 5 – 85. This unique class was started by George Smith, who also happens to be the composer for the documentary film “The Real Mayberry”.
Tattoo shop and bible study. Say what?
As you drive by Dr. T’s tattoo shop, you may do a double take as you see a “bible study” sign in the front window. Meet Dr. T and his bible study crew as they explain this unique mixture of interests.
How one textile company, making “Farm to Feet” socks, has survived and thrived when most manufacturers are going overseas.
When much of America’s manufacturing went overseas, Nester Hosiery made the decision to keep their business in America. Not only that, but they also chose to use only American made materials. These famous socks are truly “Farm To Feet”.
An artist’s work on the river.
Day after day, Raymond spends much of his time stacking rocks in the Ararat River in downtown Mount Airy, NC. Where does he come from? Why does he do it? We may never find out. He’s a rock stacker, and we don’t know much more than that.
Every June since 1972, Surry County, North Carolina has held the annual Mount Airy Old-Time Fiddlers Convention. Local, national and international musicians, dancers and fans flock from all parts to participate in this famous event. If you like bluegrass music, it’s the place to be!!!
How does small town America survive and keeps it’s heart and soul?