Adding to the buzz this year was the presence of public broadcasting host D.G. Martin and the crew from UNC-TV, in town to film a segment on
Weaverville for the Our State program. D.G. is something of a North Carolina renaissance man. He’s a columnist for 40 newspapers, on-air personality and host of North Carolina Bookwatch on UNC-TV, former secretary and vice president of the UNC system, a retired lawyer, and the guy who should have beat John Edwards in the 1998 Democratic primary for U.S. Senate. And he’s a hoot to have for a guest.
Our State producer David Hardy brought the whole project together. Photographer Mike Burke expected to shoot 40 hours of video to come up with a 10-minute segment for television. They also stayed at our B&B before to plan for this trip. Expect to see the Weaverville segment in an October episode of Our State.
The Weaverville Art Safari was just one aspect of what they were filming, but was sure to supply some color. This time the preview party moved to the new facility at Claxton Farm, and pretty much filled the place. Hundreds were at the party, which always features a silent auction and fantastic door prizes. We were told the food was outstanding, but can’t say personally. Because of the turnout, it was gone before we arrived. Mark your calendar for the next tour, on Oct. 29 and 30. Inn on Main Street still has rooms available.