March 24, 2014

We check out a new exhibit with artifacts from Balckbeard's Queen Anne's Revenge, go an electric bike tour of Asheville, visit Historic Murray's Mill in Catawba, preview Merlefest in Wilkesboro and Deborah Holt Noel visits Elizabeth City on their First Friday Art Walk.

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Queen Anne's Revenge Exhibit

This exhibit of artifacts from Blackbeard's Queen Anne's Revenge is traveling the state.

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Asheville Electrobikes

Come along for a tour of Asheville on an electric bike.

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Historic Murray's Mill

Take a tour of the complex around historic Murray's Mill in Catawba.

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Elizabeth City First Friday Art Walk

Join Deborah Holt Noel at Elizabeth City's First Friday Art Walk.

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April 17, 2014

This week's show takes us to Kinston for their annual Barbecue on the Neuse Festival, in our "Collecting Carolina" series, we look at furnishings from Hope Plantation, we check out the Fire on the Mountain Blacksmithing Festival in Spruce Pine, tour the oldest home in Mecklenburg County and Bob Garner samples the country cooking at the Four Winds Cafe in Climax.

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Barbecue Festival on the Neuse

Derek Long previews one of the largest barbecue cook-off festivals in the state.

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Fire on the Mountain

Fire on the Mountain celebrates the art of blacksmithing in Spruce Pine.

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Hezekiah Alexander House

Take a tour of the oldest home in Mecklenburg County.

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Four Winds Cafe

Bob Garner samples the southern fare at the Four Winds Café in Climax.

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April 10, 2014

This week's show takes us to the NC Ukulele Academy in Wilmington, we check out the improv at the Charlotte Comedy Theater, sample goat cheeses at Round Mountain Creamery in Black Mountain, explore the Grifton Historical Museum and Deborah Holt Noel visits the recently expanded Harrah's Cherokee Casino and Resort.

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North Carolina Ukulele Academy

Meet the founder of the NC Ukulele Academy in Wilmington and see how students of all ages are mastering this popular instrument.

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Charlotte Comedy Theater

Meet the founder and learn about the inspired improv at the Charlotte Comedy Theater.

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Round Mountain Creamery

Round Mountain Creamery in Black Mountain offers Grade A certified cheeses.

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Grifton Historical Museum

This museum captures the fascinating history of this small eastern NC town.

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Harrah's Cherokee Casino Resort

Deborah Holt Noel tours the newly expanded Harrah's Cherokee Casino and Resort.

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April 3, 2014

This week's show takes us to Dillsboro for the annual Easter Hat Parade, experience the thrill of a bike criterium in Belmont, we visit historic Gold Hill, explore the WNC Nature Center in Asheville and Bob Garner samples the southern cuisine at Lucky 32 in Greensboro.

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Dillsboro Easter Hat Parade

The Dillsboro Easter Hat Parade in Jackson County has become a popular event in this mountain community.

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Belmont Criterium

Only in its second year, this bike race through downtown Belmont is drawing huge crowds.

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Historic Gold Hill

Derek Long explores the former gold capitol of North Carolina.

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WNC Nature Center

This popular nature center in Asheville showcases the flora and fauna of the region.

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Lucky 32

Bob Garner samples the fare at this popular southern-style restaurant in Greensboro.

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March 27, 2014

This week's show takes us to Greenville for their annual PirateFest, we travel to Hillsborough to visit Leland Little Auctions, sample wines in Blowing Rock at the Blue Ridge Wine and Food Festival, get geared up at Inner Banks Outfitters, and Deborah Holt Noel visits the Creative Center in Greensboro.

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March 24, 2014

We see a Blackbeard exhibit, preview Merlefest and take an art walk in Elizabeth City.

Queen Anne's Revenge Exhibit

This exhibit of artifacts from Blackbeard's Queen Anne's Revenge is traveling the state.

Asheville Electrobikes

Come along for a tour of Asheville on an electric bike.

Historic Murray's Mill

Take a tour of the complex around historic Murray's Mill in Catawba.

Elizabeth City First Friday Art Walk

Join Deborah Holt Noel at Elizabeth City's First Friday Art Walk.

April 17, 2014

We visit Kinston's BBQ Festival, Hope Plantation & Bob Garner visits the 4 Winds Café.

Barbecue Festival on the Neuse

Derek Long previews one of the largest barbecue cook-off festivals in the state.

"Collecting Carolina": Hope Plantation

Hope Plantation near Windsor displays early 19th Century furnishings.

Fire on the Mountain

Fire on the Mountain celebrates the art of blacksmithing in Spruce Pine.

Hezekiah Alexander House

Take a tour of the oldest home in Mecklenburg County.

Four Winds Cafe

Bob Garner samples the southern fare at the Four Winds Café in Climax.

April 10, 2014

We visit a ukulele academy, Round Mountain Creamery and Harrah's Cherokee Casino.

North Carolina Ukulele Academy

We visit the NC Ukulele Academy in Wilmington and meet its founder.

Charlotte Comedy Theater

Meet the founder and learn about the inspired improv at the Charlotte Comedy Theater.

Round Mountain Creamery

Round Mountain Creamery in Black Mountain offers Grade A certified cheeses.

Grifton Historical Museum

This museum captures the fascinating history of this small eastern NC town.

Harrah's Cherokee Casino Resort

Deborah Holt Noel tours the newly expanded Harrah's Cherokee Casino and Resort.

April 3, 2014

We take in the Dillsboro Easter Hat Parade, a bike race & Bob Garner visits Lucky 32.

Dillsboro Easter Hat Parade

The Dillsboro Easter Hat Parade in Jackson County has become a wildly popular event.

Belmont Criterium

Only in its second year, this bike race through downtown Belmont is drawing huge crowds.

Historic Gold Hill

Derek Long explores the former gold capitol of North Carolina.

WNC Nature Center

This popular nature center in Asheville showcases the flora and fauna of the region.

Lucky 32

Bob Garner samples the fare at this popular southern-style restaurant in Greensboro.

March 27, 2014

We celebrate PirateFest, visit Hillsborough and the Creative Center in Greensboro.

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Thursday April 24, 2014 at 9:00pm:

Queen Anne’s Revenge Exhibit-Producer Clay Johnson
Fremont, NC

Asheville Electric Bike Tours
-Producer Derek Long
Asheville, NC

Murray’s Mill Historic Site
-Producer Stephanie Bourland
Catawaba, NC

Merlefest
-John Litschke
Wilkesboro, NC

Elizabeth City First Friday Art Walk
-Producer Deborah Holt Noel
Elizabeth City, NC


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