Bill Leslie's Carolina Conversations

Beauty in the Blue Ridge Mountains

Posted July 12, 2007

I need your help on another slogan!  You’ve never let me down and I know you won’t this time.
We are starting a new online multimedia project to celebrate the scenic beauty and cultural traditions across North Carolina.  I need two things from you:  

1) an umbrella name for this project and

2) ideas on where we should go and what we should cover
We will give three of my CDs “I Am a River,” “Peaceful Journey,” and “Christmas in Carolina” to the winning entry for the name of the project.  We would like something sweet and snappy.
We begin today with a beautiful slide show put together by WRAL Multimedia Producer Nathan Clendenin who captured the beauty and charm of Grandfather Mountain, Valle Crucis and surrounding areas.
You can look forward to many more presentations like these in the future and have a chance to determine the destinations!


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  • Iris Jul 16, 2007

    North Carolina: Yours, Mine, Ours

  • SouthernSky Jul 16, 2007

    I think you should try to cover every square inch of this magnificent state! Being that would probably be impossible..I would go off the beaten towns and crossroad communities (at least the ones that haven't got asphalted over...) that no one every does stories on. This my sound far fetched, but at least one place for every county. Each section of this state has its on rich history and southern dialect, but we all have the God-given gift to be called North Carolinians. I think a big section of this documentary should focus on our state's rich agricultural past as well as were we are today in that area. Remember, when you want the best, its Got to be NC Agriculture!

  • SouthernSky Jul 16, 2007

    Hello Bill. I am glad we still have some NATIVE North Carolinians out there who are as estatic about where they were born and raised as I am. And I love Lorica! Here are some ideas for slogans:
    "A Journey through Paradise...North Carolina"
    "North Carolina; Beauty behind every face"
    "A Southern Slice of Paradise; North Carolina"
    "From Moon Pies to High Rises, A Stroll through North Carolina"

  • ADN4now Jul 15, 2007

    Here's the slogan:
    Treasure Found! North Carolina's people and places!

  • ADN4now Jul 15, 2007

    Still working on the slogan, but while travelling, don't forget to see some of the new potters who moved to the Seagrove area. I know the area has a long tradition with many familial lines, but new potters have moved there bringing their considerable talents to an area already brimming full. Tom Gray is one of them.
    And then when you are in the piedmont, or the center of our great state, don't forget the oldest two year college in the southeast, Louisburg College. Franklin county has several other sites of interest, such as Laurel Mill (which by some miracle is still standing), and Perry's Mill Pond (which had to be restored). Cascine Plantation is a fascinating site as well, but not generally open to visitors, it is still a privately owned plantation, complete with the original home.
    North Carolina is a beautiful and diverse wonderland of natural and historic treasures.

  • webcruzn Jul 15, 2007

    North Carolina - Its Beauty Surrounds You
    NC - Stop, Look & Listen to Its Beauty

  • Bing Used Jul 15, 2007

    NC Beauty

    NC Beauty and Culture

  • all taken Jul 14, 2007

    "Why I like Calling North Carolina Home"

  • familyman Jul 14, 2007

    The mountains, caverns, lakes (I especially like Lake Waccamaw). The piedmont has some really scenic back roads and farms. There is so much to see in NC it would take a lifetime to see it all! Outer Banks, the sounds, .........

  • familyman Jul 14, 2007

    North Carolina, Cornucopia of Beauty and Culture




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