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  • FOCAL POINT Green Acres documentary 2006

    Focal Point: Green Acres looks at how development is affecting ordinary people and places across North Carolina. It examines development trends that may hold the key to managing growth in a way that protects important green spaces and it looks at how conservation groups are scrambling to protect land in the face of rapid growth and skyrocketing land prices.

    The program, hosted by WRAL News anchor Bill Leslie, aired Wednesday, August 9 2006.

  • America’s Favorite Journey: The Blue Ridge Parkway

    America’s Favorite Journey: The Blue Ridge Parkway

    The Blue Ridge Parkway is the most popular destination in our national park system, hosting about 17 million visitors a year.

    Nearly half the 469-mile route runs through North Carolina, including its highest elevations. Some of the parkway’s iconic features are in our state, including its highest peak and the Linn Cove Viaduct at Grandfather Mountain.

    Visitors to the parkway generate more than $2 billion dollars a year for mountain communities. Its biological diversity, rich history and its parks and trails make the parkway a valuable educational and recreational resource.

    Host: WRAL News anchor Bill Leslie
    Producer/writer: Clay Johnson
    Photographer/editor: Jay Jennings

    America’s Favorite Journey’ aired June 29, 2010 on WRAL-TV.

  • Tar Heel Tartans

    Tar Heel Tartans!

    WRAL news anchor Bill Leslie and news photographer Rick Armstrong document North Carolina native Bill Caudill’s search for his Scottish ancestral homeland. Along the way they meet an artist, visit castles, watch Bill Caudill participate in a bagpipe competition and learn about the significance of the tartan.

    Enjoy this six part series produced in May, 1986 and aired prior to the annual Grandfather Mountain Highland Games and Gathering of Scottish Clans in July, 1986. You will discover that the people in Scotland have a high regard for the gathering that takes place every year near Linville, North Carolina.

    Bill Caudill is Director of the Scottish Heritage Center and Instructor of the College Pipe Band at St. Andrews Presbyterian College in Laurinburg, North Carolina.

  • “Give Thanks for Carolina” photo essay by Bill Leslie

    “Give Thanks for Carolina” was primarily shot and edited by WRAL news photographer Rick Armstrong and set to music composed and performed by WRAL news anchor Bill Leslie.

  • WRAL Gardens Abloom in Person, in New Video and Online

    As the dramatic colors in the WRAL Azalea Gardens are reaching their peak, WRAL-TV Anchor Bill Leslie got together with photographer Bob Ayers for a visual and musical stroll down the piney paths in this 2017 production. WRAL.com VIDEO:  Amazing
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