April 23, 2015

This week's show takes us to Kinston for the BBQ Festival on the Neuse, we go to the old ball game in Charlotte, take an Electrobike Tour in Asheville, visit Spoon RIver in Belhaven, and Bob Garner samples Filipino Cuisine in Angier.

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April 16, 2015

We explore Hillsborough's Riverwalk, preview MerleFest, visit the Cackalacky Tasting Room in Pittsboro, sample a creperie in Black Mountain, and tour the Sanderling Resort in Duck.

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April 9, 2015

This week's show previews Civil War surrender ceremonies at Bennett Place State Historic Site, celebrate PirateFest in Greenville, check out a bike criterium in Belmont, explore the Cashie River in Windsor and Bob Garner samples extravagant Mexican food at La Taqueria La Unica in Monroe.

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April 2, 2015

This week's show previews the statewide NC Science Festival, we explore the Pantego Academy, check out the music scene at the Town Pump Tavern in Black Mountain, try our hand at rock climbing in Boone, and go on an art walk in Elizabeth City.

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March 26, 2015

This week's show takes us to the little mountain town of Dillsboro for their annual Easter Hat Parade, then we profile the father and son team at Firewürst, we check out the arts scene at the Palustris Festival in the Sandhills, then we journey to Pittsboro to sample fortified wines at Fair Game Beverage Company, and finally Bob Garner samples the legendary burgers at Duke's Grill in Monroe.

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March 19, 2015

This week's show unveils a comprehensive look at North Carolina Native American tribes and their art, we go on a craft brewery tour of Wilmington, learn about stand up paddleboarding, visit the Sandhills Antique Farm equipment show in Lillington, and Deborah Holt Noel enjoys a springtime getaway in the mountains at the Snowbird Lodge in Robbinsville.

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March 12, 2015

This week's show takes us to Lake Waccamaw to the Cape Fear Farm Heritage Days, we learn about the old Oriental Theater, check out the famous Sandy Ridge Bluegrass Show, meet a Gibbon at the Greensboro Science Center and Bob Garner samples the pub fare at Flashbacks at the Ford Place in Mt. Gilead.

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March 5, 2015

Come with us as we mountain bike in Boone, learn about folk crafts in Brasstown, visit Duke Mansion in Charlotte, and get a taste of some delicious tacos in Greensboro.

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February 26, 2015

This week's show previews Civil War 150th anniversary events around the state, we visit a coffee roaster in Black Mountain, explore the historic depot in Burgaw, check out a photography exhibit in Wilmington and Deborah Holt Noel samples global street food at BuKu in Raleigh.

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February 19, 2015

This week's show takes us to the Biltmore Estate for a fascinating Downton Abbey fashion exhibit, we take a hiking challenge in Stokes County, explore an exhibit by African-American artist Kadir Nelson in Fayetteville, visit the Museum of Anthropology at Wake Forest University and Bob Garner samples the fare at the Mediterranean Grill & Grocery in Durham.

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February 12, 2015

This week's show takes us to Seagrove to visit just some of the potters in this remarkable community, we go fishing for stripers in the Roanoke River, profile Belle, a popular restaurant in Cary, learn about wine and chocolate at Petit Philippe in Charlotte, and Deborah visits The Buffalo Nickel pub in west Asheville.

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February 5, 2015

This week's show takes us to Elkin to learn about the trail system there, we visit the 205 art collaborative in Greensboro, go to a fish auction with the Raleigh Aquarium Society, explore the Inner Banks Inn in Edenton, and Bob Garner samples the 'cue at Big Al's Barbecue in Raleigh.

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January 29, 2015

This week's show takes us to Union Grove for Saturday morning jams at The Cook Shack, check out Forsyth County history at the New WInston Museum, sample the bird hunting at Hunting Creek Preserves in Harmony, and Deborah Holt Noel stays at a boutique hotel at the Outer Bansk: Shutters on the Banks.

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January 22, 2015

This week's show takes us to Scotland Neck to explore Sylvan Heights Bird Park, we traverse the Capitol Area Trail System, engage in the arts at the Bascom in Highlands, visit JR Moore & Son country store in Gulf and Bob Garner samples bistro fare at Kitchen in Chapel Hill.

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January 15, 2015

This week's show explores the town of Pittsboro, we go ziplining at Hawksnest, check out the hot dogs at Skippy's in Winston-Salem, visit the Roanoke Canal Museum in Roanoke Rapids, and Deborah Holt Noel visits the NC Symphony and goes to dinner before at Caffe Luna and late night at Humble Pie.

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January 8, 2015

This week's show premieres a new segment on North Carolina Weekend: The Fitness Files. This segment will explore new destinations and tips to help you achieve your fitness goals. We also learn about geocaching, check out a semi-pro basketball league, sample beers at Fonta Flora Brewery and Bob Garner samples the southern soul food at Casey's Buffet in Wilmington.

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January 1, 2015

In this week's show, we look back at some of our favorite stories from 2014: Ayr Mount, NC Ukulele Academy, Round Mountain Creamery, Fish Bites and Vimala's Curryblossom Cafe.

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December 25, 2014

This week's show takes to the Spencer Doll and Toy Museum, we go to Wilson to explore the amazing Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park, sample craft beers at Weeping Radish Brewery, head to the Yadkin Valley to taste hard cider at McRitchie Winery and Ciderworks, and Deborah Holt Noel goes on a comedic bus ride with LaZoom Tours in Asheville.

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December 18, 2014

This week's show takes us on a tour of the newly opened Sierra Nevada Brewery in Mills River, we preview Raleigh Little Theatre's production of Cinderella, we go on a trolley tour of New Bern, explore the Children's Museum of Alamance County and Bob Garner samples the seafood at Ella's of Calabash.

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December 11, 2014

This week's show takes us behind the scenes at the Raleigh Ringers Christmas Concert, visit the Price of Freedom Museum in China Grove, explore Korners Folly, visit Piedmont Floral Galleries in time for Christmas, and Deborah Holt Noel tours the light show at the NC Arboretum in Asheville.

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December 4, 2014

This week's show takes us on a tour of the Executive Mansion, we visit Trosly Farm in Elk Park, learn about poinsettias at Mitchell's Nursery and Greenhouse in King, tour the Carolina Civic Center in Lumberton, and Bob Garner samples seafood and more at the Boundary House Restaurant in Calabash.

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November 27, 2014

This week's show previews Langston Hughes Black Nativity in Raleigh, we tour a renovated home in Edenton as it prepares for a candlelight tour, we learn about the Moravian Candle Tea, visit a giant train show in Raleigh, and Deborah Holt Noel checks out the scene at the Deck at Rivertwist in Jamestown.

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November 20, 2014

This week's show unveils the holiday season with a candlelight tour of Old Wilmington, we explore Rocky Face Park in Hiddenite, take a tour of Videri Chocolate Factory in Raleigh, sample wines at Silk Hope Winery in Chatham County, and Bob Garner visits the Banks Grill in Morehead City.

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November 13, 2014

This week's show explores the Cashie River, we taste the treats at Miss Angels Heavenly Pies in Mount Airy, we visit one of Raleigh's oldest restaurants--the Mecca, explore Town Creek Indian Mound in Montgomery County and Deborah Holt Noel visits a local favorite--Art's Place in Kitty Hawk.

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April 23, 2015

We visit the Kinston BBQ Festival, Asheville Electrobikes and Filipino Cuisine.

April 16, 2015

We visit Hillsborough's RIverwalk, MerleFest, and the Sanderling Resort.

April 9, 2015

We visit Bennett Place, the Cashie RIver Center, and sample Mexican food in Monroe.

April 2, 2015

We preview the NC Science Festival, go rock climbing in Boone, & tour Elizabeth City.

March 26, 2015

We enjoy an Easter Hat parade, sample fortified wines, and burgers at Duke's Grill.

March 19, 2015

We learn about Native American Art, paddleboarding and visit the Snowbird Lodge.

March 12, 2015

We visit a farm show, see a Gibbon in Greensboro, & Bob Garner visits a pub in Mt Gilead.

March 5, 2015

We mountain bike in Boone, learn about crafts in Brasstown, and taste tacos in Greensboro.

February 26, 2015

We preview Civil War events, visit a coffee roaster, and sample street food in Raleigh.

February 19, 2015

We visit Hanging Rock State Park, a Downton Abbey exhibit and sample Mediterranean fare.

February 12, 2015

We explore Seagrove Pottery, go striper fishing and Deb visits the Buffalo Nickel.

February 5, 2015

We explore trails in Elkin, an inn in Edenton and sample BBQ at Big Al's in Raleigh.

January 29, 2015

We visit the Cook Shack, Fiddles Pub, and enjoy a stay at Shutters on the Banks.

January 22, 2015

We visit a bird park, explore trails in Raleigh and sample Kitchen in Chapel Hill.

January 15, 2015

We visit Pittsboro, ziplining at Hawksnest, and take in a night on the town in Raleigh.

January 8, 2015

We visit Little River Park, Fonta Flora Brewery and Casey's Buffet in Wilmington.

January 1, 2015

We look back at five favorite stories from the 2014 season.

December 25, 2014

We visit a toy museum, McRitchie Ciderworks and take a comedy bus ride though Asheville.

December 18, 2014

We visit Sierra Nevada Brewery, tour New Bern by trolley and visit Ella's of Calabash.

December 11, 2014

We preview a Raleigh Ringers show, visit the Price of Freedom Museum & the NC Arboretum.

December 4, 2014

We tour the Executive Mansion, visit Trosly Farm & Bob Garner enjoys seafood in Calabash.

November 27, 2014

We preview Black Nativity, Moravian Candle Tea and an Edenton Candlelight tour.

November 20, 2014

We tour Wilmington by candlelight, visit Silk Hope Winery & the Banks Grill in Morehead.

November 13, 2014

This week's show explores the Cashie River, we sample pies in Mount Airy and lots more.

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NC Weekend

Thursday April 30, 2015 at 9:00pm:

Wilson Rose Garden-Producer Derek Long
Wilson, NC

Montford Park Players
-Producer Julia Carpenter
Asheville, NC 

Fort Anderson/Brunswick Town State Historic Site
-Producer Keith Blatz
Winnabow, NC

Burntshirt Vineyards
-Producer Clay Johnson
Hendersonville, NC 

Fearrington House Country Inn, Restaurant and Spa
-Producer Deborah Holt Noel
Pittsboro, NC

About North Carolina Weekend

Join host DeboDeborah Holt Noelrah Holt Noel as she shares the best things to see and do across the state each weekend.

After a long week of work, chores, and routines, most people breathe a sigh of relief when the weekend arrives. But how can people find out about all the great places to visit across the state?  How can folks get an idea of what an event might be like--before driving two hours to find out for themselves?  Wherever you live in North Carolina, chances are that a nearby music festival, craft show, barbecue or street fair is waiting for you on the weekend. Whether it's 5 or 50 miles away, there's a myriad of possibilities to make you look forward to your next trip…and that's what North Carolina Weekend is all about!

This exciting weekly program takes viewers on a journey beyond black and white pictures and boring text descriptions and into the colorful sites and sounds of the story--giving them a firsthand look at what North Carolina has to offer. Whether you're a fan of bluegrass or jazz, an experienced hiker looking for a new trail to conquer, a family planning their next vacation, or just someone who wants to explore the town next door, this show is for you.

Looking to get away this weekend? Then grab your day planner and TV remote and find out what a North Carolina weekend has in store for you.

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