January 16, 2017

North Carolina Pottery Center

Located in a rural area of the North Carolina piedmont where pottery making has a 200-year history, the North Carolina Pottery Center opened in the town of Seagrove in 1998. The facility features a permanent exhibit that interprets the history of pottery making in North Carolina, temporary exhibits in adjacent galleries, an educational building, and wood-fired kilns. The Pottery Center’s mission is to promote public … [Read more...]


PineCone, the Piedmont Council of Traditional Music, was formed in 1984 to honor the traditional music heritage that makes North Carolina unique. PineCone is a private, non-profit, charitable membership organization governed by a volunteer Board of Directors who are Triangle citizens. PineCone is supported by the United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County and is funded in part by the City of Raleigh based on the … [Read more...]

Southern Folklife Collection

The Southern Folklife collection (SFC) ranks as one of the nation’s foremost archival resources for the study of American folk music and popular culture. Located in the Manuscripts Department of the Academic Affairs Library (Wilson Library) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the SFC holdings extensively document all forms of southern musical and oral traditions across the entire spectrum of … [Read more...]

Southwide Textile Heritage Initiative

The Southwide Textile Heritage Initiative's missions are to preserve the history and heritage of the Southern cotton mill people, and to tell their story to future generations. Based at the Cooleemee Textile Heritage Center in Davie County, and affiliated with the Cooleemee Historical Association, the Textile Heritage Initiative publishes the magazine Bobbin and Shuttle, and has conducted extensive oral history and … [Read more...]

Student Action With Farmworkers

Student Action with Farmworkers (SAF) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to bring students and farmworkers together to learn about each other’s lives, share resources and skills, improve conditions for farmworkers, and build diverse coalitions working for social change. SAF accomplishes its mission by coordinating summer internships, providing year-round opportunities for direct service, and carrying out … [Read more...]

United Tribes of North Carolina

The United Tribes of North Carolina (UTNC) is a non-profit organization established in 1982 to provide greater coordination and unity among the Indian tribes and organizations of the state. Its goals include providing cultural activities and increasing economic prosperity for Indians of North Carolina. UTNC provides Indian tribes and organizations with a unique vehicle to address common interests and pursuits at the … [Read more...]

WPAQ Mount Airy

"WPAQ of Mount Airy, NC is a radio station in the classic southern tradition. Since signing on in 1948, it has featured live local and touring professional artists performing old time, bluegrass, and traditional gospel music. With uncommon consistency, the station has reflected the musical values of its community for nearly sixty years. WPAQ continues to air the country's third oldest program of its type, the Merry … [Read more...]

February is NC Sweet Potato Month!

Sweet Potatoes ‘R’ Us Just how important is the sweet potato in the NC swing of things? Well, not only does it have a 501(c)3 charitable foundation and a newsletter, it has its own blog. I’m hard pressed to think of another vegetable that can make such a claim. The sweet potato is the official state vegetable of North Carolina, thanks to a group of enterprising youth from Wilson County who pushed through this … [Read more...]