Trees Charlotte with Executive Director Jane Singleton Myers

Segment 3, November 18th, 2023

Studies show that being around trees lowers stress, improves focus, & invites calming feelings.

Also, people that take breaks in a green environment have more task consistency & make less errors that those that take breaks looking at concrete.

Listeners to the Carolina Outdoors may be bird watchers, deer hunters, hikers, or just like a tree for shade on a sunny day.

Bill Bartee from the Charlotte outdoor store, Jesse Brown’s & host of the Carolina Outdoors had a chance to speak with the Executive Director of Trees Charlotte, Jane Singleton Myers.  She took  over the local non-profit that advocates for trees.

Things You’ll Learn by Listening:

Show Highlights:

  • Jane is known as the “Tree Lady” to many.  A credit to her step-daughter when she became the Trees Charlotte leader
  • Charlotte has been called the “City of Trees”
  • Her outlook on the recent report listing a tree canopy decline in Charlotte the past four years (2018-2022) from 47.8% to 47.3%
  • How Trees help limit sick days, ADHD, Asthma, & traffic speeds
  • The seasons for a tree & what happens each season
  • What’s a Tree Master with Trees Charlotte?  A Tree Ambassador?
  • Although it is not managed directly by Trees Charlotte, the Treasure Tree program helps promote special trees in the area.
  • Education about tree maintenance, health, & importance is something that Trees Charlotte is expandingMore Insights from the Outdoor Guys: 
  • Tree Plantings through Trees Charlotte are a great way to team build for corporate groups, clubs, families, & more.  

The Carolina Outdoors is brought to you by Jesse Brown’s.  Check out this Charlotte outdoor store located in the Southpark-area.





This Week on the Carolina Outdoors

Segment 1 November 18th, 2023

Listen in this week to camp fire & burning bans from the Blue Ridge Parkway to more than 13 state parks.  The ban is due to dry weather.

Also, prepare for conversations with Chef Jim Noble.  He has popular restaurants such as Roosters & Noble Smoke.

Plus, Jane Singleton Myers will join the program to talk about Trees Charlotte.


Thanksgiving Food Conversation with Noble Food & Pursuits, Chef Jim Noble

Segment 2, November 18th, 2023

Thanksgiving brings so many friends & families together each year.  It is a time of celebration.  Famed North Carolina chef, Jim Noble, returns to the Carolina Outdoors to talk about the heritage & traditions of Thanksgiving but also the mission of feeding the spiritual soul of many with Noble & companies other mission.

Listeners to the Carolina Outdoors always like a good meal.

Bill Bartee from the Charlotte outdoor store, Jesse Brown’s & host of the Carolina Outdoors had a chance to speak with Chef Jim Noble.

Things You’ll Learn by Listening:

Show Highlights:

  • Jim Noble’s preparation of Chicken Gizzards will make you like them
  • The foods of Thanksgiving can evolve within different friends & families. 
  • Foodies are necessarily a qualifiable title
  • Food unites everyone whether business, faith, family, friends
  • Many Traditions are individual & personal
  • Restaurants to feed people & Ministry to feed a communities need
    More Insights from the Outdoor Guys: 
  • Restaurants under Noble are Roosters, The Kings Kitchen, Copain Bakery, Noble Smoke, Bossy Beulah’s, Field Pea Catering
    The Pursuits portion include the Charlotte Mecklenburg Dream Center, The King’s Kitchen, & Le Premier Miracle Wine

  • Noble uses the outdoors to refresh.  Upland bird hunting & Fly Fishing are two of his favorites.

The Carolina Outdoors is brought to you by Jesse Brown’s.  Check out this Charlotte outdoor store located in the Southpark-area.

Thankful for our Guests in :30 Seconds

Segment 4, November 18th, 2023 :30 Seconds

Sending thanks for our guests & TJ the DJ for helping make this week’s show!

Remember to Make the Carolina Outdoors better than you found it…& Pick Up Your Trash!

Bear Attack at Gorges State Park

November 11th, 2023 Segment 1,

Bear attack on a camper trailer in Sapphire, NC closes the campground at Gorges State Park until November 16th, 2023.  The supposed bear ripped the siding off the trailer.  Neither bear nor visitor to the park were injured during the attack.  However, the park decided to close the campground for two weeks.  Staff is implementing precautions to prevent bear interactions with humans.

The park remains open for day use. but the park advises visitors to always use caution.

Fly Fishing Trips with Jesse Brown’s & Updated Fire Ban

Segment 2, November 11th, 2023

Deer hunters wake up!  But please be safe with tree stands & motorists need to be aware during the deer rut.
False albacore is happening at the southern Outer Banks on Harker’s Island & the Cape Lookout area. A Sage nine-weight fly rod or a Sage ten-weight Fly Rod is perfect for this type of fly fishing.

Trout streams continue to be low. However the low water has helped the top water fly fishing action in the mountains.  Fly Fishing trips have continued to be popular with the guides from Jesse Brown’s.  The guides are helping everyone from beginners to more experience anglers that are working on specific portions of the sport.  Please pick a date and email us at  The rest following that is easy.

The lack of rain has put burn bans on thirty counties in western North Carolina.  However, the burn bans don’t mean that you cannot have a camp fire?

No.  You can still have a campfire in a fire ring or a managed fire area.  This can change depending on the situation which not only includes rainfall but also wind situation.

UPDATE on FIRE BANS:  thirteen state parks in NC have a campfire ban in place now.  These state parks include:

Chimney Rock State Park
Crowders Mountain State Park
Elk Knob State Park
Gorges State Park
Grandfather Mtn State Park
Lake James State Park
Lake Norman State Park
Mount Jefferson State Natural Area
Mt Mitchell State Park
New River State Park
Rendezvous Mtn
South Mountains State Park
Stone Mountain State Park


Fall on the Bush N Vine Farm with Sam Hall

Segment 3, November 11th, 2023

Fall and November help take us to the fresh air of the countryside. Take a breath, look at the blue sky, & somehow feel in touch with nature and the outdoors.

Farm life is a part of that outdoors experience.  Some listening may live on a farm while many more have had relatives that spent time in their lives on the farm.  The rest of us enjoy the harvest, the bounty from the farm.

The Carolina Outdoors heads down to the crossroad community of Filbert, SC, located between York & Clover, SC.  We bring on Sam Hall from the Bush N Vine Farm to talk about what’s happening on the farm.

On this segment you’ll learn:

-The Leaf Change on the peach trees
-We learn about the produce & spirit of fall on the farm
-What makes the fall strawberries taste so good
-although the cooler weather quiets some activity the CSA ends for 2023 but the Nature Trail is open
-Preparing for 2024 is a big part of the end of the year.
-How a Multi-generational farm family celebrates Thanksgiving


Made In U.S.A. Boots at Jesse Brown’s

Segment 4, November 11th, 2023

Hiking safely around waterfalls is important this time of year.  Fallen leaves, algae on rocks, & freezing temperatures can make it dangerous.  Listen to host, Bill Bartee, from the outdoor store in Charlotte.

L.L. Bean’s famed Duck Boot is on-hand at Jesse Brown’s & at the Southern Christmas Show Booth #38.  This boot is made in the U.S.A.  Stop by and check it out.

Plus, we revisit the incident that occurred at Gorges State Park during October.  A bear tore the siding off the side of a Camper that was parked in the Campground.  It was discussed in the opening segment of the Carolina Outdoors.  The campground is closed in the park until 11/16.  Check out the report on the bear at Gorges.

Prepare for a Hike & some Raptors

Segment 1, November 4th, 2023

The Carolina Outdoor program starts up this week’s show.  Topics are a hike gone wrong & the Carolina Raptor Center.

Note:  If you’re going for a hike remember to take, navigation, sun protection, insulation, illumination, first aid, fire, repair tools, nutrition, hydration, emergency shelter.


Day Hike Turned into a 30-Foot Fall from Trail

Segment 2, November 4th, 2023

This time of year puts a lot of us into the outdoors.  We don’t worry about the bugs, the heat, & we can enjoy the fresh air & beauty that the outdoors gives us.

One of the top visited places are the mountains.  Anyone who has been through the NC mountain towns of Boone or Asheville, has seen the amount of visitors enjoying nature’s annual show of the leaf change.

Another group of folks have hit the trail to enjoy some exercise, fresh air, and beauty.  Although across the state line, Southwest TN & North Georgia hikers are celebrating the same, including the Chattanooga, TN-area.

Mary Cole is a teacher in the Hamilton County school district & enjoys getting outdoors.  We’re going to bring her on to talk about her hiking pursuits but also talk about her recent, scary 30-foot fall from a popular TN hiking destination. Continue reading Day Hike Turned into a 30-Foot Fall from Trail