Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Made in North Carolina
Rockwell Casket Company

One of the more popular franchise series at my station is 'Made in North Carolina' Like the name implies the series highlights companies in North Carolina that make thing.

Simple enough. Of course, for the better part of a year now we've been doing this segment weekly.

I wonder how long we can keep this up...within a day's round trip too....maybe we should call it...made in the Greensboro/Winston-Salem/High Point TV market. Hmmm.

I digress.

In the litle town of Rockwell in Rowan County they've been making caskets since just a few years after the railroad laid the last tie in 1890.

So, after a year of 'Made in North Carolina's''s my first...shot sans reporter...written...again...sans Chad eloquent baritone.

The Judge A Falconer

I've always liked Hawks and other birds of prey so I became curious when Michael "the mangler" McQueen dropped a few random hints on Twitter about his secret project in Rockingham County. I was so curious I almost acted on it but I have been patient.

Now that I've seen it...I must copy. Is that so bad? I's that old saying go..."Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery."

Here's Michael's story with the Judge who is also a Falconer.

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Deal or Dud - Smooth Away

As far as our Deal or Dud segments go this one's pretty average but it's what aired today that I edited a couple of weeks ago.

I shot another one today....have to edit a third on Thursday.

Hopefully I can find some kind of mojo when I edit that one to put some magic back in 'em. I haven't had a kick ass Deal or Dud in a while.

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Exotic Animals; Beware!

Exotic Animals in the United States may soon be invited to go the way of the busted illegal immigrant....deportation.

OK, so that's blowing it out of proportion but that's the gist of a bill (HR 669) that was recently introduced in the US House of Representatives.

The 'Nonnative Wildlife Invasion Prevention Act’ would give the Secretary of the Interior the authority to direct The United States Fish and Wildlife Service to establish a list of banned non-native wildlife.

Of course they would also have to establish a list of allowed non-native animals.

But to pet shop owners the bill is very broad, vague and potentially restrictive to their business.

(and thanks to my station's new website, I bring it to you...freshly embedded)