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Tar Heel Grown looks at how farmers are finding new crops to help revitalize communities.

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About "NC Rising"

North Carolina Rising identifies and highlights the many success stories of North Carolina's rural areas that once thrived on crops such as tobacco but are now transitioning into a new global economy. This in-depth project has spanned several years. In August 2010 UNC-TV began a weekly series of reports on North Carolina Now, UNC-TV's flagship public affairs series. The reports feature unique economic development projects happening across the state and seek to raise awareness of effective revitalization efforts so that they might be replicated in other areas of the state and beyond.


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Every month UNC-TV is producing two new feature stories plus re-airing several of the 12 segments created in the first phase of the project. These special North Carolina Now reports air each Monday. They examine how local communities are reinventing themselves through innovative options such as tourism, small business, alternative crops, biotechnology and biomanufacturing, food processing, military contracts, and education. The new North Carolina Now stories will be compiled into two hour-long programs that will air in the fall of 2011.
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