Alleghany Community Television
Mar/14

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ACTV Covers the Polar Plunge!

Intrepid videographer and Station Manager, Charlie Scott recently ventured out of his winter quarters to make the trek to the banks of the frigid waters of Lake Louise in Roaring Gap, North Carolina. He was there to record the 2014 Polar Plunge for the Alleghany Special Olympics. According to the event’s organizers BJ Edwards and Lillis Ward, 40 entrants braved the cold to dip, to dunk or to dive right into the icy water. Participants- or Plungers- raised at least $50 each for privilege of flash freezing themselves for the Special Olympics program in this 2nd annual event.

Rob Klingensmith heads for Davy Jones Locker while a diver from the Alleghany Rescue Squad oversees the action.

Look for an upcoming episode of Did You Know on ACTV (Alleghany Cablevision Channel 98, Skybest Channel 21, Surry TV Channel 15 or Wilkes Telecommunications Channel 14) for the entire story. The show will also be available for streaming, online, at www.actv.me. DVDs will be available at the ACTV Studios.

Mr. Scott pauses and poses with the Polar Plunge Mascot in the background.

If you’d like to help out, send your contribution to: Special Olympics-Alleghany, C/O Carolyn Sprinkle, 722 Folger Road, Sparta, NC 28675. And for more information, contact BJ at elisabethedwards12@gmail.com or Lillis at joandlillis@yahoo.com.

But definitely plan to join the fun next year!

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Feb/14

11

ACTV Launches Regional Government Channel

The Government Channel at nwnctv.orgIn a few days, Alleghany Community Television will begin airing local governmental programming on a new channel at Skybest TV. The Government Channel (at Skybest 22) will feature programming from the Town of Sparta, the Alleghany County Board of Education and Alleghany County government along with other governmental content. ACTV also plans to carry programming from other area municipalities on the new channel. Content from the Government Channel will be available for streaming at nwnctv.org for approximately one year after the initial broadcast date.

Users will still be able to access government shows at alleghanycommunitytelevision.com and actv.me or they can go to the new site at nwnctv.org.

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Oct/13

24

ACTV Helps Local Organizations Receive Statewide Honors

Alleghany Community Television works with the Alleghany Historical – Genealogical Society to produce their popular Alleghany Memories television series. On October 19, five episodes of the series won a 2013 Paul Green Multi Media Award from the North Carolina Society of Historians at their annual Awards Banquet  in Mooresville, NC.

Alleghany Memories is a series of informal interview shows that feature local folks telling personal stories of their lives, both in and outside of Alleghany County.

Additionally, AHGS, in collaboration with the Marine Corps League, Walter Frank Osborne, Jr. Detachment 1298, won a second Paul Green Award for four episodes of Alleghany Memories, that featured local USMC veterans, Bobby Irwin, J.T. Pardue, Bill Sebastion and Charles Pugh.

Our thanks and our congratulations go to AHGS and the Marine League. ACTV appreciates the chance to help with this worthy project.

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Oct/13

1

ACTV to air: Guitar Styles Of North Carolina

Alleghany Community Television is proud to announce that we will soon be airing Guitar Styles of North Carolina, A Blue Ridge Music Trails Traditions Concert. Guitar Styles is the first in a series of concerts produced by the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area in collaboration with the North Carolina Arts Council.

Station Manager, Charles Scott, traveled to Yadkinville’s beautiful Willingham Theater September 15, to film the concert that featured Madison County’s Laura Boosinger, Josh Goforth from Johnson City, Tennessee and The Harris Brothers, Reggie and Ryan Harris, of Lenoir, NC.

Additional sponsors of the inaugural concert include the Yadkin Arts Council, WNCW Radio and the Yadkin Tourism Development Authority.


Plan to watch this interesting and lively concert on ACTV, and watch for upcoming shows by BRNHA and the NC Arts Council.

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Dec/12

18

ACTV Presents Alleghany Memories and the US Marines

Alleghany Community Television is airing a new episode of the award-winning series, Alleghany Memories, this month, featuring an interview with Bobby Irwin, Vietnam-era Marine combat photographer and videographer. The current program by the Alleghany Historical – Genealogical Society was produced in conjunction with the Walter Frank Osborne, Jr. Deatachment 1298 Marine Corps League from Sparta, North Carolina.

The episode is first of four and is hosted by current MCL Commandant, John Irwin. Subsequent episodes will feature interviews of J.T. Pardue, Bill Sebastian and Charles Pugh- all Alleghanians and members of the local detachment.

One of Mr. Irwin’s incredible photos from his time in Vietnam. ©2012 Bobby Irwin

A short slide show of Mr. Irwin’s photography airs at the end of the pogram. The episode is available for viewing, online, at actv.me, Alleghany Community Television’s new streaming page.

“Every show we produce gets a little bit better and this one is arguably, the best, yet.” says AHGS board member, Jeff Halsey, “Mr. Irwin’s awesome images reinforce his already interesting account of time spent in Vietnam.

“And we’re not finished. The next three interviews with World War II veterans have been taped and are now in production. After those air, we have a program that features Jeanette Anders, from Ennice, NC. Mrs. Anders talks about her life, growing up on a dairy that is still run by her family. ”

Alleghany Memories won a Paul Green Multimedia Award from the North Carolina Society of Historians, last year, for its premier episode that featured Pauline Jolly and Mildred Torney who are both former county librarians.

Anyone interested in sponsoring, participating in or being featured in an upcoming episode should contact Reba Evans, Alleghany Memories Chairperson, for information, or visit ahgs.org .

 

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