September 22, 2016

This week's show takes us to Avery County for a tour of Apple Hill Farm and its many creatures, then we enjoy a Saturday at Duplin Winery, sample the award winning burgers at Hops Burger Bar in Greensboro, learn about the Lunsford Music Festival in Mars Hill, and Bob Garner extols the legendary shrimpburger in at El's Drive-in.

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September 15, 2016

This week's show takes to Wilson to learn why its the antiquing capitol of North Carolina, then we head to Thomasville to learn about its train heritage. Next we charter the Miss Bea for a tour of the waters around Washington, followed by a visit to the popular Stanbury Restaurant in Raleigh and we end the show with a trip to Rocky Mount for the Eastern North Carolina BBQ Throwdown.

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September 8, 2016

This week's show highlights three big festivals in our state: the Carolina in the Fall Music and Food Festival in Wilkesboro, the Stokes Stomp at Moratock Park in Danbury and the National Folk Festival in Greensboro. We also preview the NC Mountain State Fair in Fletcher, and Bob Garner samples the fare at Lanes Ferry Dock and Grill in Rocky Point.

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August 25, 2016

This week's show takes us to Durham for the vintage motorcycle show called the Bull City Rumble, then we go to Lillington to paddle or float with Cape Fear River Adventures, next we look for hidden treasures with Pickers in Oriental, sample moonshine at Broadslab Distillery in Benson and Deborah Holt Noel samples country food and more at the Depot at Cody Creek.

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August 18, 2016

This week's show takes us a for a sampler of the diverse summertime activities at Beech Mountain, then we explore the Grand Bohemian Hotel in Asheville, take in a show at the Barn Dinner Theatre in Greensboro, visit the Carolina Raptor Center in Huntersville, and Bob Garner samples the seafood at the Banks Grill in Morehead City.

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August 11, 2016

This week's show takes us to the state's biggest RV show to see the different ways to travel the state in style, then we explore Raven Rock State Park in Lillington, sample Italian fare at La Strada at Lake Lure, meet the owners of the popular Flying Melon Restaurant in Ocracoke, then Deborah Holt Noel visits Raleigh's newest hot spot, the Raleigh Beer Garden.

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August 4, 2016

This week's show explores the Chihuly Venetians exhibit at Alamance Arts in Graham, we preview the Blue Ridge Brutal bike ride in Ashe County, explore Merchants Millpond State Park, learn about genealogy at the State Archives, and Bob Garner samples Mexican fare at El Taco Loco in New Bern.

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July 28, 2016

This week's show take us on a day of activities in Rockingham County, including waterfalls, paddleboarding and a winery, then we visit County Line Raceway in Elm City, followed by a preview of Forest of Wake Storyfest, then a journey down Hwy 21 and its three-day road market, followed by Deborah Holt Noel's visit to the North Carolina Zoo.

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July 21, 2016

This week's show takes us to Topsail Island to visit the Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Hospital, then we check out the craft brew scene in Clayton at Deep River Brewing. Next, its off to Transylvania County to explore Gorges State Park, followed by a preview of the outdoor drama, "From This Day Forward" in Valdese, followed by a visit to Southern Salt Seafood in Morehead City.

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July 14, 2016

This week's show explores the Southern Highland Craft Guild in Asheville, we preview Charlotte Restaurant Week, meet the family behind the Straightaway Cafe in Black Mountain, check out the outdoor drama Unto These Hills in Cherokee, and Deborah Holt Noel visits Shutters on the Banks boutique hotel in Kill Devil Hills.

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July 7, 2016

This week's show takes us to Jacksonville for the North Carolina Polynesian Festival, then we head to Asheville and meet the artists at Lexington Glassworks. Then up to Stokes County where Jessup Mill offers camping, music and more. A visit to the elegant Burke Manor Inn and Pavilion is next, followed by Bob Garner's visit to La Place in Hillsborough to sample Louisiana cooking.

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June 30, 2016

This week's show takes us to Kings Mountain for a backstage look at "Liberty Mountain" historical drama, then we check out the NC Blackberry Festival, meet the chef behind Heirloom Restaurant, explore Aloha Safari Zoo in Cameron, and Deborah Holt Noel visits Aqua Restaurant and Spa in Duck.

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June 23, 2016

This week's show takes us to Saluda to explore the oldest grocery store in the state, then we check out the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum in Hatteras, we take the kids to Discovery Place Kids in Rockingham, tour the elegant Inn on Little Pond Farm in Valle Crucis, and Bob Garner samples pho and other Asian delights at Pho Pho Pho in Raleigh.

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June 16, 2016

This week's show takes us to Danbury to see all that Hanging Rock State Park has to offer, then we head to Ayden to meet the people and cows behind Simply Natural Creamery, We go on another farm tour with Nomad Farms in Tobaccoville, check out the music scene at Feed and Seed in Fletcher, and Deborah Holt Noel explores the Durham Hotel in Durham/

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June 9, 2016

This week's show takes us to Asheville to learn about their famous Friday Night Drum Circle, then we sail on the schooner Jeanie B on the waters off Washington, we sample wines at Burntshirt Vineyards in Hendersonville, check out the New Hope Valley Railroad and Bob Garner samples the 'cue at Johnson Family BBQ in Durham County.

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June 2, 2016

This week's show takes us to Highlands for a tour of the Bascom, a Center for the Visual Arts, then we explore the renovated Carolina Beach Boardwalk, we sample fusion fare at Garland in Raleigh, explore the Inn on Bath Creek and Deborah Holt Noel learns about a dressmaker from Raleigh at the North Carolina Museum of History.

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May 26, 2016

This week's show takes us to Plymouth for the NC Black Bear Festival, we learn the story of Richard's Coffee Shop in Mooresville, we explore Biltmore Village, then we visit the Western Air Museum in Hendersonville, and Bob Garner samples the seafood at the Breakwater Restaurant in Hatteras.

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May 19, 2016

This week's show takes on a visit to Swansboro, we explore the world of tobacco collectibles, enjoy music on the porch in Bynum, sample the fare at Mary's Gourmet Diner in Winston-Salem, and Deborah Holt Noel profiles the 21C Museum Hotel in Durham.

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May 12, 2016

This week's show takes us on a rare tour of the Governor's Western Residence in Asheville, we explore Witherspoon Rose Culture in Durham, visit Triad Park and The Carolina Field of Honor in Kernersville, sample the vintage at Cypress Bend Vineyards in Wagram, and Bob Garner visits Kasturi Indian Cuisine in Greenville.

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May 5, 2016

This week's show features two inns: The historic Balsam Mountain Inn and a new inn in Cary, The Mayton Inn. We also learn about the Old Theater in Oriental, pick berries at the Vollmer Farm in Dunn, and Deborah Holt Noel learns about the bee business in Asheville.

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April 28, 2016

This week's show reveals how our state parks are celebrating their centennial, we visit the Honeysuckle Tea House in Chapel Hill, check out the Classic British Car Show in Raleigh, explore the Bask Hotel at Big Rock Landing in Morehead City, and Bob Garner samples the Italian fare at Di Lisio's Family Italian Restaurant in Winston-Salem.

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April 21, 2016

This week's show takes us to Liberty for a tour of the popular Liberty Antiques Festival. Then we explore historic Mint Hill, check out the CaroMont Criterium in Belmont, meet the people behind the Muddy Creek Cafe and Music Hall in Bethania, and Deborah Holt Noel previews the Art of Cool Fest in Durham.

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April 14, 2016

This week's show continues our exploration of the Daniel Boone Heritage Trail, we tackle a SkyWild course at the Greensboro Science Center, explore the Hinson Art Museum on the campus of Wingate University, enjoy the Wilson Rose Garden and Bob Garner previews the International Taste of Greenville event.

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April 7, 2016

This week's show takes us to the Reynolda House Museum of American Art to preview their Ansel Adams exhibit, we explore Part One of the Daniel Boone Trail, meet the artisans at the Silver River Center for Chair Caning, visit the CSS Neuse Interpretive Center in Kinston, and Deborah Holt Noel visits the popular Nightbell Restaurant and Lounge in Asheville.

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September 22, 2016

We visit an alpaca farm, the Lunsford Festival, & sample shrimpburgers in Morehead City.

September 15, 2016

We go antiquing in Wilson, charter a boat in Washington, and check out a BBQ throwdown.

September 8, 2016

We visit three festivals, the Mountain State Fair, and a popular grill in Rocky Point.

August 25, 2016

We visit a vintage motorcycle show, raft the Cape Fear River and visit the Depot.

August 18, 2016

We get active at Beech Mountain, explore the Grand Bohemian Hotel and a raptor center.

August 11, 2016

We visit an RV show, the Flying Melon on Ocracoke, and the Raleigh Beer Garden.

August 4, 2016

We visit a Chihuly exhibit in Graham, go biking in Ashe County & visit El Taco Loco.

July 28, 2016

We explore Rockingham County visit a county raceway, a storyfest, and the NC Zoo.

July 21, 2016

We visit a sea turtle hospital, Gorges State Park, and sample seafood in Morehead City.

July 14, 2016

We visit the Southern Highland Craft Guild, see Unto These Hills and visit the OBX.

July 7, 2016

We celebrate Polynesian culture, visit glass blowers in Asheville, and sample Cajun food.

June 30, 2016

We preview "Liberty Mountain," go to the NC Blackberry Festival, and visit an OBX spa.

June 23, 2016

We visit Thompson's Store, an inn in Valle Crucis, and sample pho in Raleigh.

June 16, 2016

We visit Hanging Rock State Park, get ice cream in Ayden, and explore the Durham Hotel.

June 9, 2016

We visit Asheville's drum circle, sail the Jeanie B, and sample 'cue in Durham.

June 2, 2016

We visit the Bascom in Highlands, the Inn on Bath Creek & the Carolina Beach Boardwalk.

May 26, 2016

We visit the NC Black Bear Festival, an air museum, and sample seafood in Hatteras.

May 19, 2016

We visit Swansboro, explore tobacco collectibles, and a boutique hotel in Durham.

May 12, 2016

We visit the Governor's Western Residence, the Carolina Field of Honor, & explore roses.

May 5, 2016

We visit two inns, berry pick at Vollmer Farm, and visit Honey City USA (Asheville).

April 28, 2016

We learn about our state parks centennial, visit a British Car Show and eat pasta in W-S.

April 21, 2016

We visit the Liberty Antiques Fair, historic Mint Hill and the Art of Cool in Durham.

April 14, 2016

We explore the Daniel Boone Trail, go to SkyWild, and an international food festival.

April 7, 2016

We explore the Daniel Boone Trail, an Ansel Adams show, and meet some chair caners.

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NC Weekend

  Thursday, September 22, 2016 at 9 pm: 

Apple Hill Farm - Producer John Litschke - Banner Elk, NC

Duplin Winery - Producer Rick Sullivan - Rose Hill, NC

Hops Burger Bar - Producer Keith Blatz - Greensboro, NC

2016 Bascom Lamar Lunsford Music Festival - Producer John Litscke - Mars Hill, NC

El’s Drive-In - Producer Bob Garner - Morehead City, 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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