Known as the energetic and resourceful director of the Hickory Soup Kitchen, Austin shares some lesser known parts of his story. Learn about what fuels Austin’s passion for Catawba County and the people he’s met along the way on this episode of Making. Living. Better.
Catawba County, North Carolina is ideal for those who have a sense of adventure and a heart for hard work: for people with a passion for making something of themselves, their community, and the future. On “Making Living Better,” WHKY radio host Hal Row gets to know locals who are actively crafting a living and a life rich in both tradition and promise. They love life in Catawba County, and they have unique and interesting stories to tell about what “Making Living Better” means to them.
Hal Row is the host of First Talk with Hal Row, a broadcast news magazine on WHKY radio weekday mornings featuring news, weather, sports, and conversations with local guests. Known as the voice of Catawba County, Hal is deeply connected to the community and has been recognized with numerous community service awards due to his ongoing volunteer work with local nonprofits. When he’s not behind the microphone or lending a hand, Hal enjoys golf, movies, and vacationing in North Carolina. What does Hal love most about living in Catawba County? “I don’t know of any other place where I could do what I love and receive the support and encouragement I have received from all over this community.” Sounds like a pretty awesome gig.
How strong is Catawba County’s draw? Just ask Jennifer Rowan and her husband, who fell in love with the Town of Maiden and bought a house there on their first day visiting from southern California.
Listen in as host Hal Row learns about the many things – mountain biking with his boys, walking his dogs, his famous college-campus barista wife – that make Catawba County feel like the best reward of all for journeyman Patrick Broos.