Carl is joined by George Smith, co-founder of the Copper Barrel moonshine distillery in downtown North Wilkesboro. Several years ago, George was a member of the Charlotte Bourbon Club and he became aware that the popularity of craft spirits was on the rise. From his previous work experience with IBM and Fresh and Easy Neighborhood Market, he knew that retail growth is cyclical, and he would be wise to make the leap into a business venture early. He knew that he wanted to venture into the craft spirits realm because of his passion for the history, culture, and community surrounding moonshine, as well as his personal affinity for it.
Bob Kogut started his quest for his “holy grail” fiddle that could become his voice by buying, selling, and trading anywhere he could. Bob Bragg stated that he was never going to find the perfect fiddle until he built it himself, so that’s what he set out to do.
Our guest on this episode of the Life in the Carolinas podcast is Chris Hartley, a Wilkes county native and author of 4 historical books.
Fans come from all over the Carolinas to watch the American Legion World Series games as well as the families and friends of the players and coaches from across the country, and there is a special emphasis on honoring veterans throughout the week.
Francois has found that looking back at the battles that have shaped the world brings Americans and Europeans alike together on the common ground of gratefulness to our ancestors who fought for our freedom and mutual respect for the cooperation between our countries on so many occasions.
R.G. Absher is striving to spotlight the Yadkin Valley, which is known as the gateway to the high country, so that locals and visitors alike will recognize the “crown jewel of natural resources” that exists right here in Wilkes County.
One of the things that makes Hatteras Island unique is the generational culture: the native residents typically stay on the island for life, and some of them go back 7 or 8 generations of living on the island.
What sets the Outlanderseries apart from other historical fiction/fantasy is the thoroughly-researched and accurate historical aspects included by the author. In fact, Beth’s own interest in North Carolina’s history has been incited as her interest in Outlander has increased.
Allen and Ken both live by the Rotary motto of “service above self”, recognizing that this is the heart of it all. We all have something to give back to improve the lives of others, either time, talent, or treasure, and this is just the way you can choose to walk through life.
The Wilkes County Hall of Fame’s goal is to recognize the human capital of Wilkes County and remind the citizens of the stories and excellence of the individuals’ lives, inspiring students to pursue their goals by being encouraged by the accomplishments of those before them.