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'Moving North Carolina' documentary airs Thursday on UNC-TV

UNC-TV will broadcast "Moving North Carolina," a new documentary about the history of transportation across the state, at 10 p.m. Thursday.

Produced by filmmaker Michael Sheehan and narrated by writer and musician Bland Simpson, "Moving North Carolina" covers the history from Native American trails to interstates and airports. The musical score was created by Simpson's band mate in the Red Clay Ramblers, Jack Herrick.

"Most of us take our roads and bridges, airports and railroads for granted," Susan Kluttz, the state cultural resources secretary, said in a news release. "We have no trouble getting from one place to another. This excellent documentary reminds us that this has not always been the case in North Carolina with our treacherous coastlines, shallow rivers, nearly impenetrable mountains, and roads that were more mud and rut than anything else."