Bill Leslie's Carolina Conversations

Winners, Web Sites and Welcome Back!

Posted April 26, 2007

Did my headline lure you into the lair? I hope this doesn't disappoint, but I have a few odds and ends I need to discuss.

First, time to strike the Tar Heel timpani! The winning entry in the anti litter slogan contest is:

"Nothin' could be finer than a clean Carolina!"   Thanks for your votes. If the author of the slogan will contact me with name and address, I will send them a package of music featuring my five CDs and DVD, including "I Am a River."

Next week I will begin a series on cool Web sites.  Feel free to e-mail me at with your suggestions.

Also, could any of you recommend some nice bed & breakfasts on the Outer Banks?  I recently get questions about great places to stay.

And finally, be sure to tune in Monday morning on WRAL News for a special welcome-back Lynda Loveland program.  I'll have a special song around 5:30 a.m., and Mark Roberts is crafting something interesting as well.

By the way, thanks for all of the great quotes.  Feel free to add to the list of literary gems.






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  • fbell Apr 27, 2007

    Hay (for the eaten kind) to Just and idea comment before this one.

    Why not have a cheap micro chip and speaker put into the tops of municapal trashe cans, the type the have at Delta Airlines Atlanta terminal. These "Delat" cans say "Thank You" when
    you put your trash in them. I have seen children actually cleaning the waiting aeas so the can "feed" the talking trash cans.

    How about for kids and adults, "singing trash cans at Parks etc that sing " Thank Ya-nothin' can be fina' than you keepin' a clean North Carolina"
    tothe music of our unoffical State Song"

    Frank "Greenie" Bell

  • Apr 27, 2007

    I know a really cool website you can feature. It's at

  • jchalmersnc Apr 27, 2007

    There are many websites full of information, but every once and a while someone will craft a site that has no real "purpose" other than creativity and levity.
    Here are two a an example:

    They are fun, and show how creative folks can be with programming code.

  • calleesganma Apr 26, 2007

    You said Finally, Monday she will be back. It was very noticable how much you missed her.

  • dale234 Apr 26, 2007

    A couple of great B&Bs on the oOuter banks are:

    Tranquil House Inn in Manteo

    Sanderling Inn in Duck

    Roanoke Island Inn in Manteo

    Lighthouse B&B in Corolla

  • owlady Apr 26, 2007

    Congrats' to the winner. But I thought you were looking for the words "North" Carolina in the slogan???

    Just for fun, you can spell "finer" as follows:

    Nothin' could be fina' than a clean North Carolina.

    (Just an idea)

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