Redhawk Publications is an artistic initiative of the Catawba Valley Community College, publishing written works of interest for the local community, the state of North Carolina as well the entire United States. Established in 2017, CVCC is the only North Carolina community college with a publishing division and has over 75 unique titles.
The podcast, “RedPubPod” acts as a companion to the works of our authors. Be sure to check out the podcast and subscribe so that you can hear author interviews that highlight their writing processes, literary inspirations, and newest releases.
RedPubPod #023 “When an Old Person Dies, a Town Loses Its History”
Sherrie Hartsoe Sigmon knows the importance of this phrase more than anyone. She grew up in Rhodhiss, North Carolina. Her voice is formed there, and when you combine her passion for her hometown, and her superb writing and research skills, you get the penultimate history of a small village town that is uniquely located in two counties where a river runs through it.
Today’s podcast we welcome author Sherrie Hartsoe Sigmon and her new book, Weaving the Heart Threads of a Mill Village: Rhodhiss North Carolina as well as Rhodhiss Town Manager, Rick Justice. If you don’t live in the Foothills of North Carolina, you may not have heard of Rhodhiss before. And if you live in the Foothills, you may have taken glee in poking fun of the little town. But this book dispels the myth that Rhodhiss is a step-child living in the shadow of Hickory, Morganton, and Lenoir!
RedPubPod #022 Redhawk Publications on Redhawk Publications!
Welcome! This pod is personal. This unique podcast is where the RP staff get to riff a bit, and poke fun at one another while sharing about interesting books we have done and a few that are in the pipeline. We get reflective while having a positive outlook about our accomplishments in the first half of 2023!
RedPubPod #021 Romey Church
In this episode of RedPubPod, Richard interviews former furniture worker Mr. Romey Church. Romey and his mother (and his father and his grandfather!) all worked in furniture, some longer than others. Romey discusses his time working at Signer Furniture as well. Funny, harmless pranks are detailed, giving us all the impression that the workers had a sense of humor and enjoyed one another. The folks working in the plant became work family and deep friendships were made.
RedPubPod #020 Mitchell Gold
In this special episode of RedPubPod, Mitchell Gold, co-founder of Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams, shares his inspiring journey in the home furnishing industry. He discusses his New Jersey roots, his first job in the Home Furnishing Department of NYC’s famed Bloomingdale’s, his coming out during a pivotal time in LGBT history, and his subsequent move to North Carolina where he co-created MG+BW with partner, Bob Williams. Mitchell's success lies in his trailblazing approach to treating employees with respect, rejecting the prevalent "plantation" mentality. He discusses his belief that profitability and treating employees with dignity can go hand-in-hand, and how this philosophy has made MG+BW the success it has become. This podcast is as riveting as it is informative. To learn more about the MG+BW story be sure to check out Richard Eller’s newest book, "Well-Crafted: The History of Furniture Manufacturing in Western North Carolina."
RedPubPod #019 Richard Eller
Welcome to the Redhawk Publication's podcast, REDPUBPOD!
Redhawk Publications is honored to have as their guest on this episode author, historian, professor and Redhawk Publications Executive Director, Richard Eller.
In this episode, we learn about Richard's newest book, "Well-Crafted: The History of Furniture Manufacturing in Western North Carolina." Richard freely shares his admiration for the industry that not only put Western NC on the map but was instrumental in putting food in the mouths and shoes on the feet of many a family that grew up fully entrenched in furniture.
Richard's passion is contagious and we couldn't stop asking him questions! Exhaustive history well-written, you will want this book!
Buy Well-Crafted: The History of Furniture Manufacturing in Western North Carolina here!
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Today’s Redhawk Publications Hosts:
Robert Canipe, Publisher -- Redhawk Publications
Patricia Thompson, Acquisitions Editor -- Redhawk Publications
Melanie Zimmerman, Graphic Artist Editor -- Redhawk Publications
RedPubPod #018 Rhodney Honeycutt
Welcome to the Redhawk Publication's podcast, REDPUBPOD! Redhawk Publications is honored to have as its guest, Rhodney Honeycutt, author of Long Guns and Great Fishing Runs. When Redhawk Publications had a chance to publish a book by a local avid hunter, fisherman, and all-around international outdoorsman, we were all in! Catawba County resident and nationally known outdoorsman, Rhodney Honeycutt, tells long tales about real-life hunting and fishing experiences. Sometimes by himself, other times with family and friends, and sometimes as a guide to well-known outdoorsmen and even a few celebrities! Join today's podcast as we listen to the stories of Rhodney's outdoor exploits, and more importantly, how he explains the importance of fishing and hunting to managing and preserving wildlife. Hear him out. It makes complete sense.