August 21, 2014

This week's show takes us to Harkers Island to explore the world of duck decoys, we visit downtown Wake Forest, check out all the activities at Dan Nicholas Park in Rowan County, view an amazing photography exhibit in Durham, and Bob Garner visits the Porch Kitchen and Cantina in Winston-Salem.

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August 14, 2014

This week's show takes us to Newton for the 125th Soldiers Reunion, we take a hike on Hickory Nut Trail, profile the chef behind the acclaimed Heirloom restaurant in Charlotte, explore Cliffs of the Neuse State Park, and Deborah Holt Noel samples the barbecue at the Pit in Durham.

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Newton Soldiers Reunion

Every year, this Catawba County town honors our nations soldiers with a parade and reunion.

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Hickory Nut Trail

Hickory Nut Trail near Chimney Rock has re-opened with a new trail and vista.

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Heirloom Restaurant

Meet Clark Barlowe, owner and chef of the acclaimed Heirloom Restaurant in Charlotte.

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Cliffs of the Neuse State Park

Cliffs of the Neuse State Park in Wayne County has a unique geography and lots of activities for all.

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The Pit Durham

Join Deborah Holt Noel as she samples the barbecue and rooftop bar at this popular spot in Durham.

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August 7, 2014

This week's show takes to the NC Handicrafts Museum to learn about our state's rich textile heritage, we go on a zipline adventure at Navitat, sample French inspired pastries at La Farm in Cary, explore Hammocks Beach State Park in Swansboro and Bob Garner samples the fare at the unique Quality Grocery in Raleigh.

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Collecting Carolina: Quilts and Coverlets

Learn about our state's rich quilting legacy at the NC Handicrafts Museum in Waynesville.

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Navitat Canopy Adventures

Check out Navitat's amazing zipline canopy tour through the Blue Ridge Mountains.

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La Farm Bakery and Cafe

This French-owned bakery in Cary has a devoted following.

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Quality Grocery

Bob Garner samples the fare at Raleigh's oldest grocery store; now a popular café.

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Roanoke River Lighthouse

This iconic lighthouse in Edenton has been lovingly restored.

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July 31, 2014

This week, we go for a treetop adventure in Asheville, restore the Roanoke River Lighthouse in Edenton, learn the history of the Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station in Rodanthe, eat our way back to the sixties at Fincastle's Diner in Greensboro, and Deborah Holt Noel shows us the best ways to play and relax at Rock Barn Golf & Spa Resort in Conover.

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Asheville Adventure Park

Treetop adventures abound at this beautiful activity center in Asheville.

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Fincastle's Diner

At Fincastle's Diner in Greensboro, both delicious burgers and a nostalgic mood are served up for locals and visitors.

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Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station

In Rodanthe, visitors can discover the secrets and methods of the oldest life-saving station in North Carolina.

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Rock Barn Golf & Spa Resort

Join Deborah Holt Noel for the royal treatment at this sumptious golf and spa resort in Conover.

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July 24, 2014

This week's show takes us to Tryon Palace to learn about North Carolina's silver legacy, we visit the Museum of the Waxhaws, learn about the Swannanoa Valley at a museum in Black Mountain, get a nostalgic vibe at Pike's Soda Shop in Charlotte, and Bob Garner samples innovative sandwiches at Southbound Sandwich Works in Burlington.

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Collecting Carolina: Silver

Julia Carpenter visits the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts and Tryon Palace to learn about North Carolina's early silver legacy.

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Museum of the Waxhaws

This fascinating museum in Waxhaw displays early Native American artifacts and more.

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Swannanoa Valley Museum

This small museum offers hikes and other learning experiences about the Swannanoa Valley.

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Pike's Old-Fashioned Soda Shop

Pike's Old-Fashioned Soda Shop serves up classic milkshakes and sodas and a nostalgic vibe.

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Southbound Sandwich Works

Bob Garner samples the innovative creations at Southbound Sandwich Works in Burlington.

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August 21, 2014

We learn about duck decoys, explore downtown Wake Forest & Tex-Mex in Winston-Salem.

August 14, 2014

We visit a Soldiers Reunion, 2 state parks & Deb tries the 'cue at the Pit in Durham.

Newton Soldiers Reunion

Every year, Newton honors our nation's soldiers with a parade & reunion.

Hickory Nut Trail

Hickory Nut Trail near Chimney Rock has re-opened with a new trail and vista.

Heirloom Restaurant

Meet Clark Barlowe, owner and chef of the acclaimed Heirloom Restaurant in Charlotte.

Cliffs of the Neuse State Park

Cliffs of the Neuse State Park has a unique geography and lots of activities for all.

The Pit Durham

Join Deborah Holt Noel as she samples the barbecue at this popular spot in Durham.

August 7, 2014

We learn about historic quilts, zipline at Navitat & visit Quality Grocery in Raleigh.

Collecting Carolina: Quilts and Coverlets

Learn about our state's quilting legacy at the NC Handicrafts Museum in Waynesville.

Navitat Canopy Adventures

Check out Navitat's amazing zipline canopy tour through the Blue Ridge Mountains.

La Farm Bakery and Cafe

This French-owned bakery in Cary has a devoted following.

Quality Grocery

Bob Garner samples the fare at Raleigh's oldest grocery store; now a popular café.

Roanoke River Lighthouse

This iconic lighthouse in Edenton has been lovingly restored.

July 31, 2014

We go for an adventure in Asheville, eat burgers in Greensboro, and relax in Conover.

Asheville Adventure Park

Treetop adventures abound at this beautiful activity center in Asheville.

Fincastle's Diner

In Greensboro, both delicious burgers and a nostalgic mood are served up for customers.

Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station

In Rodanthe, visitors discover secrets of North Carolina's oldest life-saving station.

Rock Barn Golf & Spa Resort

Deborah Holt Noel takes us for both an active and relaxing stay in Conover.

July 24, 2014

We learn about NC silver, visit Pike's Soda Shop & try unique sandwiches in Burlington.

Collecting Carolina: Silver

This segment of "Collecting Carolina" looks at NC's early silver traditions.

Museum of the Waxhaws

This fascinating museum in Waxhaw displays early Native American artifacts and more.

Swannanoa Valley Museum

This small museum offers hikes & other learning experiences about the Swannanoa Valley.

Pike's Old-Fashioned Soda Shop

Pike's Old-Fashioned Soda Shop serves up classic milkshakes & sodas and a nostalgic vibe.

Southbound Sandwich Works

Bob Garner samples the innovative creations at Southbound Sandwich Works in Burlington.

North Carolina Weekend

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Thursday August 21, 2014 at 9:00pm:

Collecting Carolina: Duck Decoys-Producer Julia Carpenter
Harkers Island, NC

Downtown Wake Forest-
Producer Alan Brown
Wake Forest, NC

Dan Nicholas Park
-Producer Derek Long
Salisbury, NC

Hugh Mangum Photography Exhibit
-Producer Stephanie Bourland
Durham, NC

The Porch Kitchen and Cantina
-Producer Bob Garner
Winston-Salem NC
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Join host DeboDeborah Holt Noelrah Holt Noel as she shares the best things to see and do across the state each weekend.

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