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Blog Highlights Alleghany County

AbsolutelyAlleghanyLogoWDale Caveny, manager of the Blue Ridge Business Development Center, has begun a blog that features local individuals and organizations.

Absolutely Alleghany is dedicated to capturing the essence of the unique individuals, businesses and events that make Alleghany County a great place to live, work and visit. Located in the northern Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, Alleghany County is a place with a strong sense of community and connection to the land.

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Silver Screenings: Classic Movie Showcase Airs on ACTV

CChaplin Silver Screenings is a classic movie showcase produced, locally by Imaging Specialists in Sparta, North Carolina. It airs Friday nights at 10pm, on ACTV and is re-run several times each week.
Episodes include silent movies, early cartoons, and classic serial dramas, with spots for area sponsors.


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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 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 or Lillis at

But definitely plan to join the fun next year!

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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 for approximately one year after the initial broadcast date.

Users will still be able to access government shows at and or they can go to the new site at

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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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