Young man practicing an old craft

Young man practicing an old craftfitart

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When you think of a fiddle maker, more than likely an older person comes to mind.

But, Chris Testerman is gaining a great reputation as a fiddle maker despite his youth.

Testerman learned fiddle making from the late Audry Hash Ham, who will be remembered this Saturday during the annual Albert Hash Memorial Festival at Grayson Highlands State Park in Mouth of Wilson, Virgina.

 

 

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Historic Mount Airy Ghost Tours

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Historic Mount Airy Ghost Tours held Friday and Saturday night at 8 pm, May through the end of October, Join us for an exciting 90 minute, lantern-lit walking tour through Mount Airy’s streets and it’s historic past.  You will hear about 13 of our “less mortal friends” and some of Mount Airy’s resting places.  Tours begin and end at the Old North State Winery, 308 N.  Main Street.  Wear comfortable shoes and bring your camera and umbrella, if needed.  Tickets are $10.00 and pre-paid reservations are required. For more information contact the Mount Airy Museum of Regional History at 336-786-4478 or visit their website at www.northcarolinamuseum.org

Final Bowman Gray Race of 2013

image Saturday: Final Fight for Championship at Bowman Gray (Bowman Gray Stadium, Winston-Salem, NC) The 2013 points battles have been raging since the first green flag this season at Bowman Gray Stadium. But this Saturday, it all comes to a head in one final night of racing before the champions are crowned. In the Brad’s Golf Cars Modified Series, Burt Myers of Walnut Cove has had a reprieve for the last two weeks as summer rainstorms have led to the postponement of Stadium racing. He didn’t have the opportunity to pad his 27-point lead but didn’t have to risk losing any ground to the rest of the field either. Brother Jason Myers of Walnut Cove and John Smith of Mount Airy now enter the Carolina Farm Credit 150 this Saturday night tied for second in the points. And with double points on the line, Burt Myers’s 27-point margin translates into less than a seven-position difference. Jason Myers finished second in the points last season as Tim Brown of Rural Hall went on to grab his ninth title. But in 2013, Jason has enjoyed the best season he’s ever had in the Modified Series: He’s racked up four wins, three poles, and 217 laps led.

John Smith has also had his strongest season ever with two wins and a top-ten finish in 19 out of 20 races in 2013. In the past twenty years, the Modified titles at Bowman Gray Stadium have been claimed by only a handful of drivers: Tim Brown, Burt Myers, Junior Miller of Danbury, and Robert Jeffreys of Wallburg. Now, Jason Myers and John Smith are only 150 laps away from potentially grabbing their first championship and breaking into that elusive club. But the Carolina Farm Credit 150 will put them to the test. It’s the second-longest race that the Brad’s Golf Cars Modified Series competes in – and the Midway Trailer Rental Double-File Restart Cone will add an extra element of endurance and strategy into the mix.

In the Classic Muscle Sportsman Series, Mack Little of Lexington will be trying to hold off Zack Clifton of Walkertown. After Clifton faltered a little in the last race, Little enters the season finale with a 44-point lead – an 11-position advantage. Doug Wall of Pfafftown has a 38-point margin separating him from John Holleman of Winston-Salem in the points battle for the Q104.1 New Country Street Stock Series. The most crowded points race belongs to the Summer Shootout Stadium Stock Series, with Chuck Wall of Lexington leading Jason Keaton of Mocksville by 24 points – with five other competitors close enough to potentially grab the crown away.

The final night of racing action will take place this Saturday in the Carolina Farm Credit 150. The Sportsman, Street Stock, and Stadium Stock Divisions will also duke it out on this one last night – and the evening will end with the always wild 109 U-Pull-It Chain Race. Gates open at 6:00 for practice, and the first race begins at 8:00 PM – this Saturday night. Ticket prices, directions, and more information can be found online at http://www.bowmangrayracing.com or by calling (336) 723-1819.

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Friday Night Favorites: Fish Camps, Football, Bluegrass, Bowling, and Ballroom Dancing. Plus: Flat Top Manor, A Photo Essay. ONLINE EXCLUSIVES Documentary Film Contest: From the mountains to the coast, there are plenty of reasons to love North Friday Night!

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Wyndham Championship starts tomorrow in Greensboro

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GREENSBORO, N.C. — Some of the world’s best golfers will compete for The Wyndham Championship this week at the Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro.

Round 1 of tournament play begins Thursday.

For information about the event, visit wyndhamchampionship.com

NC Shakespeare Festival back on in High Point

NC Shakespeare Festival back on in High Point

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HIGH POINT, N.C. — The North Carolina Shakespeare Festival may not have taken its final bow after all.

The organization had to suspend operations earlier this month, because it did not have enough money for production.

However, organizers stress they’re not shutting down, rather they are limiting operations with a reduced staff.

N.C. Shakespeare’s Artistic and Managing Director believes quick access to entertainment has had a negative impact on the arts.

“Making performance, particularly live performance relate and have value to audiences today, is even more challenging than it was a generation ago,” Pedro Silva said.

The company still hopes to perform its spring “Shakespeare to Go” program.

 

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Winston-Salem Open will take place August 18-24

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Big-Time Tennis Served Southern Style at the Winston-Salem
August means tennis in the Twin City.  The Winston-Salem Open will take place August 18-24 at the Wake Forest Tennis Complex adjacent to BB&T Field.
A number of fan favorites have committed to compete in Winston-Salem, including Tommy Haas, Sam Querrey, James Blake, Gael Monfils and Tommy Robredo and the Triad’s home-grown favorite (and two-time winner of the Winston-Salem Open), John Isner.
Here’s something pretty incredible about this year’s tournament:  Thirty-nine of the players slated to compete are all ranked in the top 75 in the world, and nine of the players are ranked among the ATP top 30.  Also, nine of the players coming to the Winston-Salem Open have been ranked in the top 10 during their careers.
And why do they continue to return to Winston-Salem? That’s a no-brainer; it’s the human touch that’s key, as in, Incredible hospitality, fan support and volunteers.
For more information and tickets to the Winston-Salem Open, go to http://www.winstonsalemopen.com.