More than 200 furniture companies in North Carolina have closed over the past decade. This weekend in High Point – there is a festival to celebrate the region’s unique history.
The High Point Theatre is hosting the first annual – “Carolina Crossroads – A Celebration of Music and Furniture.” Tonight the theatre will show the film – “With These Hands.” It captures the last days of the Hooker Furniture Plant in Martinsville, Virginia.
Clyde Hooker Jr.: "Really, there’s no satisfaction in doing a sorry job. If you look at somebody and you’re painting a portrait, or you’re polishing a piece of furniture. There’s no satisfaction in doing it poorly, the satisfaction comes from doing it well."
Tomorrow night will feature musicians known to draw from North Carolina’s long history in furniture and manufacturing, including The Harris Brothers and Wayne Henderson.