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across the state, [yells] we’re uncovering
the unique stories [squeaking] that make North Carolina [splashing water] my home. [soft music] – We are heading
to Topsail Beach to meet with Doris Jenkins. She has an unusual job. She runs the post office by day, and then a rollerskating
rink by night in the same building. She and her husband
built that roller rink over 60 years ago. And when you walk
into the roller rink, people tell me it’s
nothing short of magic. [soft music] – [Doris] Well I’ve
done it so many years. That’s all I know to do. [soft music] I’m Doris Jenkins and my home is Topsail Beach, North Carolina. [soft music] I’ve been in the
public eye all my life, and I just enjoy the public. – [Customer] Thank
you, Miss Doris. Thank you. – [Doris] Thank you, goodnight. The name of our business is
The Topsail Skating Rink. [soft music] – [Customer] Hey, Miss Doris. – [Doris] Hey. – Where’s my box roll up? – [Doris] I work in a post
office in the morning. And a roller skate
rink at night. – Have people ever
come up to you and said how unique it is to
see a post office and a roller rink above it? What do people say about that? – They’ve just never
seen it before. We put it upstairs to
keep the hurricanes from messing up the floor. My husband designed the building
and we built it ourselves. And we made it in May of 1964. We made it a skating
rink and his name is Joseph Jenkins, but
they call him Sonny. He was three and a half
years older than me, so he didn’t look at me. [laughs] We just enjoyed it. I mean, we just loved skating. [upbeat music] Thank you. Sometimes they come
in and say, well, I haven’t skated in 40 years. And I’ll say, put your
skates on and hang around the rail until
you get used to it. Y’all stay under your numbers. Stay onto your numbers. I don’t hear any music playing. Don’t move again until
the music starts playing. We have to let the
number that’s called out leave the floor
and start it again. – [Heather] What kind of
music do you guys play? – ’50s, ’60’s, ’70s and ’80s. I got a whole stack
of Elvis Presley. We don’t play acid rock
and all that other stuff. – Which music do you
like to hear the most? – I skate by the slow stuff. When I’m out there
skating and doing this, I don’t think of nothing else. If I did, I wouldn’t
be able to skate. – [Heather] So
you have done some couples skating in your time. – Oh yeah. Quite a few miles. Quite a few miles. I wish he was here. I would skate
right out with him. But he’s not. – [Heather] When was he
diagnosed with Alzheimer’s? – Four years ago, this past
October was four years ago. And I wish I could tell him, Sonny, you remember so and so. But I can say that,
but he doesn’t. I don’t try to say
things like that. Because then I will cry. [laughs] Still got his skates. I wouldn’t do nothing
with his skates. Still got his skates and they’ll be right there. It’s one place that all
the family can come, and they can all
do the same thing. Not having to bring
their worries and
troubles and all that. Just an old time
in the skating rink and people love it. The next skate, I’ll
skate, everybody skates. I see myself skating
until I’m 125. [laughs] [soft music] – [Steve] People want
to be connected to where their food comes from. They may not know
that they want to. Once you open the door to that, there’s a really
powerful connection. [soft music] My name is Steve
Tate, and my home is Gray’s Chapel, North Carolina. My wife, Lee, and I are
co-owners of Goat Lady Dairy. – We are at the Goat Lady Dairy, and we’re here early
because production starts at the crack of dawn. So we are here at
the crack of dawn. – Good morning, good morning. – [Heather] Good
morning, how are you? – Good, how are you?
– Good to see you. – Welcome. – Okay. – So what’s happened
so far today is we got the milk last night, right after evening milking. So, some of this milk was in
the cow at six PM yesterday. My sister, Jenny,
and I grew up on a corn farm in Illinois. So, that was in our
background, in our history, and in our blood. My sister bought the farm in
’84 on her own as a hobby. So then in ’95, after
many summer visits, my wife and I are
our two teenage sons decided it was time
to chase a wild dream and start a family
farm enterprise. We’re looking to
see if the curd is firmed up, so what I want
you to do here is just pick up a little bit up there. Okay, good. Now what I want you
to do is just gently squeeze it together, like this, and we want to see
if it forms, it does. This is a successful batch. It’s gonna be hard for
us to mess it up now. [soft music] So, Goat Lady Dairy
was one of the first artisan cheese dairies
in North Carolina, and really, in the Southeast. We didn’t really
realize it at the time, looking back, she and
then we a little bit later were pioneers in what now we
call the local food movement. So this is Neil Inly,
he’s my partner. And we’ve worked together
now for several years. So the Goat Lady
Dairy herd moved here, and now each year,
he breeds the goats and now we’ve got
almost 300 now. He does all the care,
all the milking, and the milk comes
to our dairy where we make it into cheese. Oh, here we are in
the milking palette at Glendale Organic
Dairy, so the goats get milked twice
a day right here. – So we probably
average right about just a little less
than 100 per hour, so usually, around three
hours, three and a half hours to run and push 300 through. [hissing] And it’s a domino effect. There’s no way they’ll hit, each time they hit a
gate, it’ll swing open and the next goat will
come right in here. [soft music] – The truth is, we’re old
treehuggers from the ’60s. Never have gotten
out of our souls this idea that you really ought
to try to change the world. And that one of
the things that we really need to do is try to
help our American culture take better care of the planet. Our motto has always
been, when you change a person’s relationship
to their food, you change them and
the world together. [soft music] [upbeat music] – We’ve got about two and a
half hours before the game, so is this what you normally do? You’re gonna check, what
are you doing right now? – Yeah, I’m gonna check right
now because we just ate. I really just don’t
think of necessarily the diabetic part
and just think, they were a good
player for the team. And if they like think and wow,
they did play through that. [yelling] [whistle blows] – [Announcer] Starting
y’all against the Panthers. Five yard penalty. Lose the ball back
to the 20 yard line. [yelling] – [Zack] I’m Zack Jackson. – [Will] I’m Will Jackson. – And our home is
Chinquapin, North Carolina. We’ve been playing football
since seventh grade. So, I think is our fifth
season this season. I play cornerback and wingback. – [Will] I play the same thing. – [Announcer] Go and
block that man, 54. – [Heather] Do you think
that’s because you’re twins? – [Will] Yeah. We’re Type One diabetics. We’re having to
manage our blood sugar to make sure it’s not
too high or too low so we can still play. [soft music] [clapping] – [Karen] I’m Karen Jackson. – [Jared] And I’m Jared Jackson. – We’re the parents
of Will and Zack. The boys both have
been diagnosed with Type One diabetes, an
autoimmune illness that affects the beta
cells in the pancreas. Makes them kills
them off essentially. And so, they do not
produce insulin. – I was five when
I was diagnosed. Just remember being
in the hospital, I was very sick, and
then they just told me I had diabetes and
I was kind of like, okay I’m five, so I don’t
know what that means. – It was still kind
of tough seeing, having to see Will have
it all those years. – [Will] Had to start giving
shots and stick needles in me, like, three or four times a day. Pricking like eight times a day. So that was kind of hard on me. I was like a little kid. – And I never
really thought I was gonna get it, but
yeah, then I did, so I already kind
of knew a lot more. – Make sure when you, when you eat lunch that you
get some protein in there. And then the constant
concern about hypoglycemia, them going really
low, bottoming out. – Diabetes, it’s relentless. It doesn’t give you
any day off, so. For me to see the
boys out there. Their strength and
resiliency to press on and not let the
diabetes hold them back. I admire that in
them tremendously. – [Heather] Is this
what you normally do? You’re gonna check,
what are you– – Yeah, I’m gonna check right
now because we just ate, and then after that,
I’m gonna see what it is right now so I can go ahead
and give it a correction if I need some insulin. If I maybe need some more food. – 366, that’s a little high. Get too high, got
to sit them out. They get too low, I
got to sit them out. We got to get them pretty much stable. Jackson, let’s get your
sugars before half, all right? [yelling] – [Will] I find that
Michael’s really good with it because he’ll get
it taken care of and he won’t let you on the
field until you’re good to go. – 288, you’re running
a little high. Hop on your pump for
halftime, all right? – All right. A little high is very much of a, you’re very thirsty,
your body might start to cramp a little bit. – You don’t hydrate
at all or if you don’t give the right amount of
insulin, you can go high and you get really sick. – If we get dehydrated,
that could be hospital trip. [soft music] The way I look at
it, I can do anything a normal person can, so. I’m not trying to have it
be a limiting factor, so just got to push
through it and enjoy and do what I want to do. – For a lot of younger
kids to get it, they might not
know what it’s like and they’d be scared
of it, so hope they can look at us and see
this doesn’t really stop you or anything. [soft music] [upbeat music] – What does NASCAR
and helping animals have to do with each other? Well, it’s all wrapped
up in the love story of NASCAR driver, Ryan
Newman, and his wife, Chrissy, and their passion
to help animals and educate others at
their Rescue Ranch. [upbeat music] – Hey, bub bub. Come here. The love that animals
give you is just something that you
don’t get anywhere else, and they can’t speak
for themselves. [groans] [gobbles] [upbeat music] – The idea of Rescue
Ranch is to educate kids, so that the kids
can help everybody rescue the animals
that need help. [upbeat music] I’m Ryan Newman. – [Chrissy] And
I’m Chrissy Newman. – And our home is
Statesville, North Carolina. [upbeat music] I drive race cars
for a living, so, in NASCAR Cubs Series, so
I stay busy doing that. – Well, we are co-founders
of Rescue Ranch and I’m president
of the organization and kind of operate
the day to day. The need is everywhere. We needed to kind of
centralize what we were doing and try and make a bigger impact to start in our own
backyard and to do it with education to
bring the kids in and teach them what we
would want them to learn. – I do whatever she tells me to and that usually resolves
around the Rescue Ranch. [upbeat music] – Right now, we are
standing along the fence line here at Rescue
Ranch, so we are on 87 acres. We were just talking
one day about what we wanted to call what we
were doing, and he said, well, it’s a ranch. Why don’t you just
call it Rescue Ranch? It’s what you want to do. So, it kind of stuck. Here comes Ryan. – [Heather] So is
this how he drives the tractor mostly? – [Chrissy] Yes, wide open. – [Heather] Wide open? – [Chrissy] Yeah, how
he drives anything. – I think it all started with
dogs and cats in general. For me, more dogs than cats, but just across the board of
what animals do for us. The unconditional
loving that our personal pets give us. – [Chrissy] In 2004,
Ryan and I really started doing a lot with humane
societies and talking about responsible pet ownership. – She’s more of the
educational mindset. I’m more of the hands
on maintenance guy. – I think it adds more
work on his plate because I have a double– – I could be fishing right now. – Doubled the honey do
list, but he’s been great– – Doubled? – Yeah, doubled. We got the house
and then the ranch. You choose to do the
farm, so that’s on you. [soft music] – So you have all kinds
of different animals here. Tell me a little bit about
some of the animals you have. – We have a lot of
different species. And we do that because
we like to show the variations to the kids. – And then for Java, you
can touch along his back and you can touch his tail too, to see what that feels like. – [Heather] Each
animal has a story, that’s what’s
really interesting. – They do. So when we first
got her, she came, one of our volunteers, she
was in a hoarding situation with about 40 other birds. – I have literally not
taken in any animals for Rescue Ranch. – No, you have not. – It has all been yours truly. – But you do like some. I think his favorite
now are the turkeys. – The turkeys are kind
of cool because I can communicate with them. – [Heather] Can you
do turkey calls? – No, I’m not going
to call for you. Here turkey, turkey, turkey. [gobbles] [soft music] – I think it’s part
of who Ryan and I are. Working with animals
and wanting to give back and doing more. And when we see an animal
hurting or an animal in need, our immediate instinct
is to go help. – My hope is that
everything that we do here at the ranch makes it
a sustainable asset for the community. We’re not gonna be here forever, but the program needs
to be here forever and the facility needs
to be here forever. My perspective is to
just make it so that the community can embrace
it, enjoy it, and use it, and make a difference. [soft music] – I love the name Hot Dog World. Where did you get that? Where did you decide
to use Hot Dog World? Because it’s all
encompassing hot dogs. – My father in law, who
started the business, that the previous shop that
he had opened up and sold was called Hot Dog
King, and he sort of wanted to distinguish
the difference between the two businesses. [soft music] – What is the favorite,
the house favorite? – I think the slaw dog
is the house favorite. It has mustard, chili,
onion, and the slaw on top. – When do we have a hot dog? Maybe it’s at the ball park,
maybe it’s at the stadium, maybe it’s somewhere
that we just feel good. It’s Americana. [soft music] Thank you, it’s good
to see you again. Have a wonderful day. My name is Steve Katsadouros. My home is Hendersonville,
North Carolina. I am owner operator of the
Hot Dog World since 1986. This is Thomas and he’s
my business partner. We’ve been together
working on 20 years. I was actually born in Greece. My family immigrated to
the United States in 1972. I grew up in Charlotte. Graduated from UNC in
Chapel Hill in 1982. I met my wife. Her father had ran a hot dog
stand in Albany, Georgia, and he was successful at it
and he was very good at it. So he retired from
Albany, Georgia, got bored, and then
wanted to open up a hot dog stand again. And we started to
work at the business. There’s 165 places
in Henderson County you can go eat, but
you chose to come here and I have to show my gratitude. [soft music] – What is it about a
Hot Dog World hot dog that makes people just drive
for miles to come get it? What is it? – And actually,
they literally do. People drive from
upstate South Carolina, when they’re visiting,
from the coast as far south as Florida. The majority of our
customer base is local. Hendersonville. People just enjoy a hot
dog and having the ability to dress it up as
they like it, I think, makes a difference. From nothing on it at
all, a plain hot dog, to just loaded up. Some people like the foot long. Sell more slaw dogs
than any of the other. The traditional chili
dogs, or Coney’s, as they call them, is the
mustard, chili and onions. We toast our buns and
we use a special bun that’s sliced on top
versus the traditional hot dog bun that we buy
at the grocery store. But we sell about six,
7000 hot dogs a week. The most interesting
way that someone has dressed up their hot dog
is with peanut butter. They wanted peanut
butter on the hot dog. Who are we to say
that it’s not good? We make it. But I must confess that
I’ve never tried it. [soft music] We bring our Greek
heritage into the business at the request of our customers. Obviously, most of them
know that I’m Greek and they would say, oh,
there’s not a place here that serves a Greek salad. Later, we would get a
request for a gyro sandwich. Nobody served a gyro here. [laughing] – Small garden, no
cheese, large tea, please. – [Steve] We have staff
that’s been with us for, you know, Wendy’s been
here for almost 29 years. – Okay, will that be all? – [Steve] Elaine has been
18 and then she’s been 26. I know she looks,
Josie looks also 15, but she’s been here 10 years. – So, the fountain
of youth is hot dogs. Is that what it is,
the fountain of youth? [laughing] – In the 30 years that
we’ve been in business, people have come to recognize us for outstanding
service, quality food, and something different. We hope 100% of the
people who leave, leave happy and satisfied. [yelling] – [Announcer] For
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