North Carolina Weekend: Season 8

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8th Season (July 2010 - June 2011)

Thursday, June 30, 2011 at 9:00PM

Beech Mountain Trails
Beech Mountain, NC
Jeff Smith explores some of the new trails around Beech Mountain.

Jim "Catfish" Hunter Museum
Hertford, NC
Perquimons County's famous native son is honored at this loving tribute to the late, great Jim "Catfish" Hunter.

Southern Classic Cars
Wake Forest, NC
Perhaps the coolest gathering of cars around can be found at this showplace in Wake Forest. Don't miss the Cruze-In!

Hot Doggett 100
Mars Hill, NC
If you love cycling and have yet to experience one of the many NC mountain centuries, check out this feature for a taste of what to expect.

House in the Horseshoe "Marker Minute"
Sanford, NC
Enjoy this short feature about Sanford's famous Revolutionary home and an official NC Historic Site.

Guglhupf Bakery and Cafe
Durham, NC
Deborah Holt Noel can't stop raving about this German inspired cafe in Durham that is also home to some incredible pastries!

 

Thursday, June 23, 2011 at 9:00PM

An Appalachian Summer
Boone, NC
Every July the campus of ASU offers an incredible array of concerts, art, drama and dance. Check it out.

Merchants Millpond State Park
Gatesville, NC
Rob Holliday explores this unique state park that offers the paddling enthusiast a rare treat.

Dormie Golf Club
West End, NC
Jeff Smith, our Weekend Golfer, got a chance to play a round at this special club that will soon go private. You have until December 2012 to follow his lead.

Inn at Bingham School
Mebane, NC
Karin Reed explores this gracious inn just outside of Chapel Hill that has a rich history and fascinating innkeepers.

Pik-N-Pig
Carthage, NC
Bob Garner samples the fare at this popular spot located near Carthage's small airport. People even fly in for the food.

Thursday, June 16, 2011 at 9:00PM

US National Whitewater Center
Charotte, NC
See why this amazing venue just outside of Charlotte has activities for every type of outdoor enthusiast.

NC Blueberry Festival
Burgaw, NC
Join in the fun with Rick Sullivan at this small town's big event.

Cradle of Forestry
Brevard, NC
Learn about the origins of forestry management and have some great hikes as well at this unique learning center in the mountains.

Mountain Farm Lavender Festival
Burnsville, NC
Videographer Alan Brown profiles this popular festival that honors the humble lavender plant.

American Dance Festival
Durham, NC
Julia Carpenter previews this groundbreaking festival and meets some of the people that make it all happen.

Thursday, June 9, 2011 at 9:00PM

Oconaluftee Indian Village
Cherokee, NC
Join Derek Long for this tour of this faithful recreaton of an early Cherokee village.

Wrightsville Beach Boat Tour
Wrightsville, NC
All aboard for this fun and fact-filled cruise of one of North Carolina's favorite beaches.

Carolina Heritage Winery
Elkin, NC
Explore this completely organic winery in the heart of NC's wine region.

Mount Mitchell Golf Resort
Burnsville, NC
Join Weekend Golfer for a round at this popular mountain golf haven.

Mucho Mexico Sizzlin'
Nashville, NC
Bob Garner learns why this small Mexican eatery draws crowds from all over.

Thursday, June 2, 2011 at 9:00PM

Little Switzerland
LittleSwitzerland, NC
Join Derek Long for this tour of the gem of the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Lincolnton Hog Happenin'
Lincolnton, NC
You'll love this poetic homage to Lincolnton's great festival featuring Harleys and hogs.

Southport
Southport, NC
Derek Long explores this historic port town and discovers all the cool things to do there.

Doll and Miniature Museum of High Point
High Point, NC
Come along with Stephanie Bourland for an insider's tour of this great little museum.

Salute! NC WIne Festival
Winston-Salem, NC
Join Deborah Holt Noel for this great festival celebrating NC wine and food.

Thursday, May 26, 2011 at 9:00PM

Brevard Concert Series
Brevard, NC
Derek Long profiles this famous summer concert series as it celebrates it's 75th anniversary.

Caratoke Highway
Currituck County, NC
Join Clay Johnson as he makes his way to the Outer Banks along the old Caratoke Highway and discovers its hidden gems.

Lil' Johns Mountain Music Festival
Snow Camp, NC
This family-run bluegrass and mountain music festival offers an intimate setting, great food and camping and the best music around.

Crossnore School
Crossnore, NC
Travelers through the mountains should take the time to explore this school for children and the shops and galleries that provide funding for its long success.

Adams Roadside Barbecue
Goldsboro, NC
Bob Garner samples the'cue at a new barbecue restaurant that is doing just fine in the heart of BBQ country.

Thursday, May 19, 2011 at 9:00PM

Kayaking Adventures
Pittsboro, NC
Join Derek Long on a kayaking trip around Jordan Lake with an outfitter that specializes in beginners of all ages.

Art in Clay
Winston-Salem, NC
Heather Burgess explores this fascinating exhibit of early pottery and decorative arts at Old Salem.

Carolina History and Haunts
Charlotte, NC
Steel your nerves for a spooky ghost tour of the Queen City.

Pinehurst #2
Pinehurst, NC
Weekend Golfer Jeff Smith is back for a look at famous Pinehurst #2 which has been carefully restored to its original style.

Memories Beach Club
Atlantic Beach, NC
Join Deborah Holt Noel for shag lessons and beach music at the the Crystal Coast's #1 beach music club!

Thursday, May 12, 2011 at 9:00PM

Billy Graham Library
Charlotte, NC
Find out why this tour of Billy Graham's home is a must-see for anyone interested in the life of this reknowned man of faith.

Paddling Rockingham County
Eden, NC
Three rivers run through Rockingham County and all of them offer plenty of fun for the paddler or camper.

Museum of the Cherokee Indian
Charlotte, NC
This fascinating museum is rated one of the best Native American museums in the country.

Poplar Grove Plantation
Wilmington, NC
Join Rick Sullivan for a tour of this 19th century peanut plantation just outside of Wilmington.

Smith's Grocery and Restaurant
Dortches, NC
Just north of Rocky Mount Bob Garner discovered a local grocery store famous for its country meats. So he had to sample breakfast as well!

Thursday, May 5, 2011 at 9:00PM

Lake Eden Arts Festival
Black Mountain, NC
This popular festival mixes art and music for one of the best times in the mountains.

North Carolina Opera
Raleigh, NC
Julia Carpenter profiles the North Carolina Opera and meets some of the gifted performers that bring this art form to the state.

ACC Hall of Champions
Greensboro, NC
Rob Holliday tours this new shrine to some of the area's best athletes, coaches and teams.

Timeless Cruizers Car Show
Efland, NC
Join Rick Sullivan for a day at this popular car show.

Jack Ventures
Elkin, NC
Antique pickin' has really taken off--meet a few avid collectors in this fun story.

The Olde Mecklenberg Brewing Company
Charlotte, NC
Enjoy German style beers at this popular brewing company in Charlotte.

Thursday, April 28, 2011 at 9:00PM

Smithfield Ham & Yam Festival
Smithfield, NC
Derek Long visits this family friendly festival honoring two of Smithfield's best known products.

Blue Ridge Music Hall of Fame
Wilkesboro, NC
This region of North Carolina is legendary for its music tradition and this up and coming museum is a great place to learn more.

Sanford Pottery Festival
Sanford, NC
Rick Sullivan profiles this huge pottery festival in the heart of Sanford that brings large crowds and large fun.

New Hope Valley Railway
New Hillt, NC
All aboard for this popular train ride held on the first Sunday of every month.

Paddling Beaufort County
Washington, NC
Its a great time of year to explore the wondrous waterways of Beaufort County by kayak.

The Olde Mecklenberg Brewing Company
Charlotte, NC
Enjoy German style beers at this popular brewing company in Charlotte.


Thursday, April 21, 2011 at 9:00PM

MerleFest
North WIlkesboro, NC
It may be North Carolina's greatest music festival. Watch and see why.

Fire on the Mountain
Spruce Pine, NC
Derek Long forges a great story about this annual blacksmithing festival in Spruce Pine.

Mebane
Mebane, NC
Stephanie Bourland profiles this Alamance County town that has seen a major resurgence.

HerbFest
Wake Forest, NC
This two week festival is a mecca for herb and garden lovers.

Revolution Restaurant and Bar
Durham, NC
The name says it all. Deborah Holt Noel profiles this hot restaurant in revived downtown Durham.


Thursday, April 14, 2011 at 9:00PM

North Carolina Museum of History: The Story of North Carolina
Raleigh, NC
Get a preview of this landmark exhibit at the NC Museum of History.

Playmakers Repertory Company
Chapel Hill, NC
Julia Carpenter profiles this acclaimed theatrical company and learns more about its history and outreach.

Block House Steeple Chase
Tryon, NC
Tally-ho for a look at this popular spring event in Polk County.

Planet Earth Celebration
Raleigh, NC
In honor of Earth Day, the NC Museum of Natural Sciences throws a big party.

The Sweet Onion
Waynesville, NC
Bob Garner samples the fare at this popular restaurant in Waynesville.


Thursday, April 7, 2011 at 9:00 PM

North Carolina Museum of Art: 30 Americans
Raleigh, NC
Meet the people behind this amazing collection of contemporary African-American art.

Blue Ridge Wine and Food Festival
Blowing Rock, NC
Here's a great festival to check out if you happen to be in the mountains this weekend. Lots of great wine and food.

Historic Beaufort Tours
Beaufort, NC
For a different way to tour North Carolina's third oldest city, try riding through the historic district on an English double-decker bus!

J.H. Adams Inn
High Point, NC
Karin Reed profiles this sumptious inn in the heart of High Point.

Key City Grille
North Wilkesboro, NC
Here's a chance to learn about North Wilkesboro as well as its most popular restaurant.


Thursday, March 31, 2011 at 9:00 PM

Cameron Art Museum
Wilmington, NC
This re-located, expanded and re-branded museum is now a showpiece for Wilmington with programs and actviities for everyone.

64th Annual NC Azalea Festival
Wilmington, NC
And while you're in Wilmington, you don't want to miss this landmark festival.

Morganton Profile
Morganton, NC
Folks on their way to the mountains sometimes fly right by this charming town. Well, we stopped for a look around and found a lot going on in Burke County.

Raffaldini Winery and Vineyards
Ronda, NC
There are a lot of wineries in this area of the YadkinValley but none quite like this Italy inspired winery that makes you think you've landed in Tuscany!

Mrs. G and Me
Hendersonville, NC
Bob Garner was in Hendersonville recently and came upon this downtown bistro that left himmighty impressed!


Thursday, March 24, 2011 at 9:00 PM

Historic Hope Plantation
Windsor, NC
Hope Plantation, the home of former NC Governor David Stone, is re-opening with a new interpretation of the home and a new appreciation of this remarkable man. Don't miss this fascinating story.

Catawba Valley Pottery & Antiques Festival
Hickory, NC
We went into our vaults for this story because this pottery festival is such a popular event.

Pia's of Washington
Washington, NC
Clay Johnson profiles this restaurant in tiny Washington that has a big-city vibe.

Durham Savoyards
Durham, NC
For nearly 50 years, the Durham Savoyards have been performing Gilbert & Sullivan light operas. Here's a chance to meet some of these amateur "professionals."

The Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa
Asheville, NC
Join Deborah Holt Noel on a tour of this landmark inn.


Thursday, March 17, 2011 at 9:00 PM

Wheels Through Time Museum
Maggie Valley, NC
Rob Holliday gets a behind the wheels tour of this incredible motorcycle museum that brings in cycle fans from around the world.

North Carolina Botanical Garden
Chapel Hill, NC
Just in time for spring John Bollenbacher explores this botanical resource and its newest "green" features.

Carolina Ballet: Carmen
Raleigh, NC
The Carolina Ballet's production of "Carmen" is a long-anticipated event and Julia Carpenter introduces us to the dancers and choreographers that deliver this much loved favorite.

Inner Banks Artisans Center
Washington, NC
Clay Johnson profiles this resource in eastern North Carolina that is more than a gallery for fans of the arts.

Emma Keys Flat Top Grill
Greensboro, NC
Once a barbershop, now a popular hamburger grill, Bob Garner presents another mouth-watering "House Special."


Thursday, March 10, 2011 at 9:00 PM

Replacements, Ltd
McLeansville, NC
Karin Reed goes behind the scenes at the famous Replacements Ltd.

Cypress Grill
Jamesville, NC
Derek Long just had to check out this quirky eatery in the heart of Jamesville that's famous for its fried herrting.

The Smith-McDowell House
Asheville, NC
The oldest surviving dwelling in Asheville is worth a visit.

Native American Resource Center
Pembroke, NC
In the heart of UNC Pembroke is an incredible museum and resource focussed on the Native Americans of our state and country.

Snowbird Mountain Lodge
Robbinsville, NC
Join Deborah Holt Noel at this fantastic mountain lodge.


Thursday, March 3, 2011 at 9:00 PM

Stone Mountain State Park
Roaring Gap, NC
Derek Long explores this popular park and the great dome that bears its name.

Cape Lookout National Seashore
Cape Lookout, NC
Videographer Pete Bell brings back incredible images of the places and people that venture to this fabled seashore.

Goldsboro Profile
Goldsboro, NC
Come see why Goldsboro has a lot more to see than just the famous Seymour Johnson Air Force Base.

The Dunhill Hotel
Charlotte, NC
David Huppert profiles this ultra-cool boutique hotel in the Queen City and samples the fare at its remarkable restaurant as well.

Piedmont
Durham, NC
Bob Garner enjoys Sunday brunch at this innovative Durham restaurant.


Thursday, February 24, 2011 at 9:00 PM

Kinston's Civil War Sites
Kinston, NC
Derek Long explores Kinston's vital role in the Civil War and the fate of the ill-fated CSS Neuse.

The Spa at Fearrington
Pittsboro, NC
Need a little pampering? Karin Reed takes a tour of the the new spa at Fearrington Village.

The Chelsea Restaurant
New Bern, NC
Clay Johnson profiles this popular restaurant housed in one of New Bern's most famous sites.

McRitchie Winery and Ciderworks
Thurmond, NC
Meet the McRitchies--winemakers from the Northwest with a deep passion for family and the land.

Table
Asheville, NC
Its a simple name, but the cuisine at this popular restaurant in Asheville is anything but simple.


Thursday, February 17, 2011 at 9:00 PM

Carolinas Aviation Museum
Charlotte, NC
NC's rich aviation history is lovingly displayed in this up and coming museum.

NC Transportation Museum
Spenser, NC
The Shops at Spencer was the site for repairing the trains that crossed the state. Now its an incredibly diverse museum with train rides, classic cars and more.

NCSU Performing Arts
Raleigh, NC
Julia Carpenter tours the renovated Stewart Theatre and profiles the talented faculty and students who bring dramatic arts to NC State University.

South Mountains State Park
Connelly Springs, NC
Derek Long and his crew explore the state's largest park.

Charlie's BBQ and Grille
Clayton, NC
Bob Garner samples the 'cue at this popular restaurant owned by a former state Highway Patrol officer.


Thursday, February 10, 2011 at 9:00 PM

Eastern North Carolina Wildlife Arts Show
Washngton, NC
Not only an incredible art exhibit, this popular event has decoy carving, bird calling and events for the sporting dog as well.

Carolina Ballet: Ugly Duckling
Raleigh, NC
The family favorite of the Carolina Ballet's spring season has been a stable of the ballet's repertoire.

Oakwood Cafe
Raleigh, NC
Scott Marsh profiles Raleigh's only Argentinian and Cuban inspired restaurant and the Meccia family that proudly run it.

The Candy Factory
Lexington, NC
If you have a sweet tooth, this hometown favorite has the classic candies of your childhood as well as all the new stuff.

The Chocolate Lounge
Asheville, NC
Just in time for Valentine's Day, join Deborah Holt Noel at Asheville's grooviest chocolate hot spot.


Thursday, February 3, 2011 at 9:00 PM

DSI Comedy Theater
Carrboro, NC
Get behind the scenes of one of the Triangle's hottest comedy venues and learn what it takes to make it in stand-up and improv.

Lake Mattamuskeet
Swan Quarter, NC
Clay Johnson explores North Carolina's largest lake and the incredible waterfowl that make this place a national treasure.

Gibbs Store
Englehard, NC
And while you're visiting Hyde County, step into Gibb's Store for a shop that has everything.

Medoc Mountain State Park
Hollister, NC
Its tucked away in Halifax County and miles from the nearest town, but Medoc Mountain State Park is well worth the visit.

The Eddy Pub & Restaurant
Saxapahaw, NC
Bob Garner checks out the hottest thing going in Saxapahaw and brings along his grandson, Sadler, for the ride.


Thursday, January 27, 2011 at 9:00 PM

The Barn Dance
Julian, NC
Folks from mile around come to this "music barn" to dance, sing karoke, and just have good ol' family fun.

Greenville Museum of Art
Greenville, NC
Clay Johnson profiles this celebrated art museum with an interesting history and a dedicated mission.

LATIBAH Collard Green Museum
Charlotte, NC
Derek Long explores this one-man museum devoted to African-American culture and history.

The Forever Inn
Wadesboro, NC
This cozy B&B offers guests great food and sheer relaxation in the heart of Wadesboro.

Fayetteville State University Performing Arts
Fayetteville, NC
Deborah Holt Noel explores the many cultural offerings provided by Fayetteville State University.


Thursday, January 20, 2011 at 9:00 PM

Asheville Coffee Crawl
Asheville, NC
People say the coffee scene in Asheville rivals that of Seattle, so Rick Sullivan decided to do a coffee crawl through this mountain town.

Weatherspoon Art Museum
Greensboro, NC
The Weatherspoons Art Museum celebratesits 70th birthday this year and Derek Long offers a preview of what to expect.

Flyball
Raleigh, NC
What's flyball? Only the hottest sport on four legs.

Belhaven Memorial Museum
Belhaven ,NC
Derek Long tours this small museum in the heart of tiny Belhaven and finds a remarkable collection of early 20th century life.

Snyder Farms
Sophia, NC
Bob Garner samples the country cooking at this wildly successful buffet in the heart of Randolph County.


Thursday, January 13, 2011 at 9:00 PM

Mother Earth Brewing Company
Kinston, NC
Clay Johnson profiles this up-and-coming brewery that is winning praise from beer lovers all over the state.

Gaston County Museum
Dallas, NC
Derek Long tours this museum that pays tribute to the many industries and cultures that influenced Gaston County.

Transylvania Waterfalls in Winter
Brevard, NC
Transylvania County is blessed with hundreds of waterfalls, so Rick Sullivan decided to explore them in winter for a new look.

Aurora Fossil Museum
Aurora ,NC
Derek Long tours this small museum that is blessed with an incredible fossil repository in its back yard..

Wine and Design
Raleigh, NC
Join Deborah Holt Noel at this popular painting class that offers wine with its art lessons.


Thursday, January 6, 2011 at 9:00 PM

Discovery Place: Kids
Huntersville, NC
Get a sneak peak at this brand new hands-on center for kids in downtown Huntersville.

Mendenhall Plantation
Jamestown, NC
Derek Long tours this lovingly restored Quaker settlement.

The Neusiok Trail
New Bern, NC
This trail running through the Croatan National Forest near New Bern is an undiscovered delight as Clay Johnson reports. And the winter may be the best time to hike it.

Black Mountain
Black Mountain ,NC
Derek Long reveals why this town is called the Gateway to the Mountains.

Grey's Tavern
Greensboro, NC
Bob Garner samples the fare at this popular spot in downtown Greensboro.

Thursday, December 30, 2010 at 9:00 PM

We hope you enjoy our year-in-review program this weekend highlighting some of our favorite stories from 2010.

North Carolina Museum of Art Re-opening
Raleigh, NC
The re-opening of the North Carolina Art Museum was a major event of 2010 and North Carolina Weekend was there to cover the story.

Mount Airy-Merry-Go-Round
Mount Airy, NC
The buzz around this weekly live music performance in downtown Mount Airy has gone world-wide. We were excited to report on this for North Carolina Weekend.

Blue Moon Bistro
Beaufort, NC
This restaurant in Beaufort was Bob Garner's personal suggestion for an encore showing.

Cat's Cradle
Carrboro ,NC
Deborah Holt Noel had a great time at this venerable music club in the heart of Carrboro.

Thursday, December 23, 2010 at 9:00 PM

Piedmont Winterfest
Greensboro, NC
Stephanie Bourland reports on this brand new outdoor skating rink in the heart of Greensboro that is setting the stage for the US Figure Skating Championships later in January.

Memory Lane Auto Museum
Mooresville, NC
This popular museum displays not only rare vintage cars, but also go-karts, motorcycles, trucks, toys and some great racing relics.

The Sanderling Resort and Spa
Duck, NC
Karin Reed profiles this sumptious spa in the Outer Banks that pampers its clients all year long.

Pine Island Sanctuary and Audubon Center
Duck, NC
And just a few steps away from the Sanderling is an incredible nature preserve that is worth a visit.

Highland Lake Inn
Flat Rock, NC
Join Bob Garner as he samples the incredible breakfast buffet at this famous mountain inn.

Thursday, December 16, 2010 at 9:00 PM

Tanglewood Festival of Lights
Clemmons, NC
Enjoy the video tour of this amazing holiday light show.

Exploring Yadkin Valley
Yadkin Valley, NC
If you think the only attraction of the Yadkin Valley is wine, think again. How about balloon rides, inns, lamas and truffle hunting!

Mike's Farm
Beulaville, NC
Derek Long gets the holiday treatment at this popular family farm.

Freeman Roundhouse Museum
Wilson, NC
If you're traveling down I95 over the holidays, do yourself a favor and check out this fascinating home and museum honoring Wilson's African-American heritage.

Forest City Christmas
Forest City, NC
Deb had a great time visiting Forest City as the town launched its holiday season.

Thursday, December 9, 2010 at 9:00 PM

Historic Oakwood Candlelight Tour
Raleigh, NC
Rick Sullivan previews this popular holiday tour in Raleigh.

Art Tatum: The Piano Starts Here
Raleigh, NC
The legendary jazz great Art Tatum's music is incredibly reproduced by state of the art technology at this incredible one-man/computer show.

Southern Supreme Fruit Cake Company
Bear Creek, NC
This family-owned facility in the heart of Chatham County draws throngs of tourists for a bite of fruit cake and other sweets.

Decorating at Biltmore
Asheville, NC
Overwhelmed by holiday decorating? Join Deborah Holt Noel at the Biltmore House as she learns from the experts.

Timothy's Fine Dining
Asheboro, NC
Join Bob Garner as he samples the fare at Asheboro's ground-breaking restaurant.

Thursday, December 2, 2010 at 9:00 PM

Enchanted Airlie Gardens
Wilmington, NC
If you're in the Wilmington area over the holidays, be sure to check out incredible Airlie Gardens and their enchanting holiday display.

Textile Heritage Museum
Cooleemee, NC
There's a lot more to this museum than you would expect at this lovingly restored tribute to the men and women that created North Carolina's textile industry.

Malaprops Bookstore
Asheville, NC
Go behind the scene at Asheville's favorite hometown bookstore.

Hanover Park Winery
Yadkinville, NC
This small winery in Yadkinville is winning big recognition around the state and country for its exceptional wines and outgoing owners.

Herons
Cary, NC
Join Deborah Holt Noel at this landmark fine dining experience in the heart of the Umstead Hotel.

Thursday, November 25, 2010 at 9:00 PM

Germanton Gallery and Winery
Germanton, NC
This little gallery has defied the odds and become one of the most popular galleries in the state. The wine is good, too.

O.Henry Hotel
Greensboro, NC
Stephanie Bourland gives us a tour of one of the triad's premiere hotels.

Starrlight Mead
Pittsboro, NC
Mead is wine made from honey and the Starrs of Pittsboro brew some of the best mead in the country.

Sylvan Heights Waterfowl Park
Scotland Neck, NC
Derek Long visits this amazing waterfowl park where visitors can see literally hundreds of birds--some rare, most exotic! All fascinating.

Troutman's Barbecue
Denton, NC
Bob Garner visits one of the classic piedmont style barbecue joints--Troutman's.

Thursday, November 18, 2010 at 9:00 PM

North Carolina Designer Craftsmen Guild Show
Raleigh, NC
This annual event in Raleigh delivers the works of North Carolina's greatest artisans right to your back door for Christmas.

Norman Rockwell at NC Museum of Art
Raleigh, NC
In what promises to be a huge event, go behind the scenes at this fascinating new exhibit to judge over 400 works by one of America's greatest artists.

Bostic Lincoln Center
Bostic, NC
Was Abraham Lincoln really born in North Carolina? Well, there's a dedicated bunch of folks in Bostic that can trace his origins to this community and Jeff Cline went to see their evidence. Come along for an interesting history lesson.

Seagrove Pottery
Seagrove, NC
Seagrove has two pottery festivals this weekend, so Derek Long visited this famous town to meet some of the great potters there.

City Stage at Level 5
Wilmington, NC
This small theatre in Wilmington has a great series of plays and a rooftop bar with incredible views of Wilmington. Two shows in one!

Thursday, November 11, 2010 at 9:00 PM

North Carolina History Center
New Bern, NC
Enjoy this tour of Tryon Palace's brand new History Center.

Billy Elliot at the DPAC
Durham, NC
The Tony Award-winning musical makes its road tour debut at the DPAC in Durham.

Carl Moser Photographs
Hickory, NC
If you're in the Hickory area, be sure to check out Carl Moser's photography, beautifully presented at the Hickory Museum of Art.

Navitat Canopy Tours
Barnardsville, NC
Rick Sullivan profiles Navitat, near Asheville, and their nationally ranked canopy tour.

SoJam
Durham, NC
If you love a capella music, this weekend in Durham offers some great performances and workshops.

The Irregardless Cafe
Raleigh, NC
Join Bob Garner at one of Raleigh's original "green" restaurants.

Thursday, November 4, 2010 at 9:00 PM

RagApple Lassie Vineyards
Boonville, NC
Meet the folks behind the winery with the funny name.

Animal Grossology
Raleigh, NC
From the best-selling kids books comes a great new exhibit at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences about all the gross things in the animal world.

Salute! Veteran's Day in Kinston
Kinston, NC
See how a group of dedicated volunteers honor veterans in Kinston on Veterans Day Weekend.

Cross Triangle Greenway
Durham, NC
Rick Sullivan tries out the latest trails in the Triangle.

Glasshalfull and Open Eye Cafe
Carrboro, NC
Join Deborah Holt Noel as she samples the wine, food, coffee and music at two of Carrboro's hottest venues.

Thursday, October 28, 2010 at 9:00 PM

The North Carolina Arboretum
Asheville, NC
Stephanie Bourland reports on this crown jewel of the state, a garden of nature just minutes from the Blue Ridge Parkway and Biltmore Estate.

Ken's Corny Corn Maze
Garner, NC
Looking for something fun to do with the kids this weekend? How about this fun-filled corn maze and all of its other attractions.

Dutch Creek Trails
Villas, NC
Karin Reed discovers a different way to enjoy the mountains--perched on a saddle with the gentle horses of Dutch Creek.

Destination: Burgaw
Burgaw, NC
This small railroad town in the heart of Pender County has a fascinating history and wonderful people to meet.

Triangle Food Trucks
Durham, NC
They're the hottest thing in the food industry these days: food trucks! Bob checks out two of them in Durham.

Thursday, October 21, 2010 at 9:00 PM

The Mint Museum Re-opening
Charlotte, NC
The Mint Museum, one of Charlotte's landmark art museums, has re-opened and Rob Holliday has a preview.

Shelby Liver Mush Expo and Fall Festival
Shelby, NC
Join Derek Long as he profiles Shelby's Fall Festival and find out why the town has embraced Liver Mush. Well, somebody has to embrace Liver Mush, I guess.

The History Place
Morehead City, NC
Carteret County's fascinating history comes alive at this popular museum in the heart of Morehead City.

Marshall Arts
Marshall, NC
This small town in the mountains is a hotbed for craftsmen and musicians and a converted high school is the nexus for some fantastic art.

Outer Banks Vacation
Hatteras Island, NC
Deborah Holt Noel offers tips to enjoying a fall vacation on the Outer Banks.

Thursday, October 14, 2010 at 9:00 PM

Carolina Ballet: Dracula
Raleigh, NC
The Carolina Ballet unveils a new version of "Dracula", choreographed by famed choreographer Lynne Corbett-Taylor. This special event combined with "The Masque of the Red Death" promised to be a spectral event for fans of the Carolina Ballet.

Ben Long Fresco Trail Part 3
Crossnore, NC
Follow along with Derek as he travels down the Ben Long Fresco Trail in Part 3 of this 3-part story.

Westglow Resort and Spa
Blowing Rock, NC
Join Karin Reed on a day of pampering at this top ten resort and spa.

Corn Shucking Frolic
Pinnacle, NC
Step back in time and learn how our ancestors celebrated the fall harvest at this popular "frolic" in Surry County.

White Swan Barbeque
Atlantic Beach, NC
Bob Garner wraps up his trip to the Crystal Coast with a visit to an old favorite.

Thursday, October 7, 2010 at 9:00 PM

The Asheville Symphony
Asheville, NC
Stephanie Bourland visits the Asheville Symphony as they prepare for their 50th season.

Ben Long Fresco Trail Part 2
Charlotte, NC
Follow along with Derek as he travels down the Ben Long Fresco Trail in Part 2 of this 3-part story.

Bald Head Island Golf
Bald Head Island, NC
Weekend Golfer Jeff Smith recently took the ferry to this golf mecca and filed this report.

Fall Colors
Boone, NC
Check out Rick Sullivan's excellent videography and learn all about the fall colors from visitnc.com's leaf expert!

StrikeCity Charlotte
Charlotte, NC
Deb had a blast at this popular spot in Charlotte. Strike!

Thursday, September 30, 2010 at 9:00 PM

The Record: Contemporary Art and Vinyl
Durham, NC
Be sure to check out this fascinating new exhibit at Duke University's Nasher Art Museum. As Rick Sullivan reports, its not all about the music world, it explores the boundaries between several worlds.

Ben Long Fresco Trail Part 1
Statesville, NC
Follow along with Derek as he travels down the Ben Long Fresco Trail in Part 1 of this 3-part story.

East Coast Drag Times Hall of Fame
Henderson, NC
Not only can you meet drag racing greats at this popular street festival in Henderson, but did you know they used to make trucks there as well?

Catawba Falls
Old Fort, NC
Come along with John Bollenbacher as he reveals an amazing waterfall that has only recently been opened to the pubic.

Big Oak Drive-In and BarBQ
Salter Path, NC
Ever had a shrimpburger? Bob Garner has, and according to him, this is the place to get one. And the barbecue is good, too!

Thursday, September 23, 2010 at 9:00 PM

Bascom Lamar Lunsford Music Festival
Mars Hill, NC
You may not recognize the name, but Bascom Lamar Lunsford was an archivist of vanishing mountain music and the festival in his name is a treasure trove of great music tradition.

George Washington: New Views from Mount Vernon
Raleigh, NC
This fascinating new exhibit at the North Carolina Museum of History is already a big hit. Derek Long offers a preview.

Wake Forest Area Artist's Studio Tour
Wake Forest, NC
Studio tours are a great way to meet and greet an artist and this popular tour in greater Wake Forest is worth the journey.

Yum Yum Better Ice Cream
Greensboro, NC
Although this hot dog and ice cream shop is over eighty years old, it may be Greensboro's best kept secret! Mandy Brannon reveals the secrets to Yum Yum's success.

FRANK
Chapel Hill, NC
Deborah Holt Noel checks out the hottest new gallery in Chapel Hill.

Thursday, September 16, 2010 at 9:00 PM

Carrboro Music Festival
Carrboro, NC
This one-day festival in Carrboro has exploded in popularity and Derek Long tells us why.

Quail Hunting and Lawn Mower Racing in Ellerbe
Ellerbe, NC
Pete Bell dropped in this small Richmond County town recently and found a lot happening--including an incredible quail habitat as well as fast-paced lawn mower racing that even has an Earnhardt involved.

Point Lookout Bike Riding
Old Fort, NC
Rick Sullivan--an avid cyclist--discovered an old road in McDowell County that has been rehabbed for hikers and cyclists alike.

Buffalo Tavern Bed & Breakast
West Jefferson, NC
Enjoy this tour of what may be one of the friendliest B&B's in the mountains. Its also got ghost stories and great food!.

Battistella's New Orleans Kitchen
Raleigh, NC
It may not be easy to find, but Bob Garner came upon this authentic cajun/creole restaurant in Raleigh that blew him away.

Thursday, September 9, 2010 at 9:00 PM

Ayden Collard Festival
Ayden, NC
Rick Sullivan (not a fan of collards) checks out this family-friendly festival in the heart of Pitt County.

Down Home: Jewish Life in North Carolina
Raleigh, NC
This exhibit at the NC Museum of History explores the rich history of Jewish culture in North Carolina.

Benjamin Vineyards and Winery
Saxapahaw, NC
Meet the winemakers who have crafted masterful wines from their vineyard in the heart of the Haw River Valley.

Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Cherokee, NC
Derek Long explores the North Carolina side of this large park in the heart of the mountains.

Lookout Cruises
Beaufort, NC
Join Deborah as she sails on a catamaran from Beaufort to Cape Lookout!

Thursday, September 2, 2010 at 9:00 PM

Bull Durham Blues Festival
Durham, NC
Durham is considered the home of the Piedmont Blues but this popular festival honors all of the blues...check it out.

Greensboro Historical Museum
Greensboro, NC
Stephanie Bourland profiles the fascinating new "Voices of a City" exhibit at this popular Gate City museum.

Pettigrew State Park
Creswell, NC
Clay Johnson explores this hidden gem of a park that contains North Carolina's second largest natural lake.

Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art
Winston-Salem, NC
John Bollenbacher explores SECCA, one of the South's landmark contemporary art museums.

Marabella
Washington, NC
A true Italian restaurant in the small river town of Washington? Bob Garner had to see it for himself, and is he glad he did!

Thursday, August 26, 2010 at 9:00 PM

On The Same Page Literary Festival
West Jefferson, NC
Find out what happens when a small mountain town puts on a big-time literary festival.

ZipQuest Ziplines
Fayetteville, NC
Check out this new zipline that soars through the canopy of Carver's Falls.

Lumber River State Park
Robeson and Scotland Counties
Derek Long explores this unique state park that meanders along for miles of black water.

Piedmont Environmental Center
High Point, NC
John Bollenbacher profiles this natural oasis in the heart of the Triad.

The Ruddy Duck Tavern and Jack's Waterfront Bar
Morehead City, NC
Deborah Holt Noel went to Morehead City recently and had too much fun at both of these venues within steps of each other.

Thursday, August 19, 2010 at 9:00 PM

Battleship North Carolina
Wilmington, NC
Rick Sullivan brings us a new story about the famed battleship in beautiful HD .

Lakes of Person County
Person County, NC
Person County is blessed with two great lakes: Hyco and Mayo and Derek Long explores both of them.

Destination: Columbia
Columbia, NC
Clay Johnson tours this small river town and finds more than meets the eye.

Saxapahaw Saturday Nights
Saxapahaw, NC
Spend your Saturday afternoon and evenings at this laid back farmer's market and music venue.

Blue Moon Bistro
Beaufort, NC
Bob Garner is still raving about this popular beach bistro.

Thursday, August 12, 2010 at 9:00 PM

Wilson Creek Wilderness Area
Caldwell County, NC
This mountain stream flows through acres of wilderness and lots of history.

Raeford Parachute Center
Raeford, NC
Join videographer Pete Bell on his first skydive!

Amtrak Bike Train
Cary, NC
All aboard with Rick Sullivan and his friends as they hop a train that carries their bikes to a great adventure.

Newton Soldiers Reunion
Newton, NC
For over a hundred years the town of Newton has honored the men and women who have served their country. Derek Long went back to his hometown to capture the experience.

Asheboro Summer Concert Series
Asheboro, NC
Deborah Holt Noel went to Asheboro to hear some great music and found that there was a lot more to this town than the nearby zoo!

Thursday, August 5, 2010 at 9:00 PM

Paddling Rockingham County
Eden, NC
Three rivers run through Rockingham County and the waters provide a thrilling experience for paddlers of all skill levels. Throw in some amazing history and you can find quite an adventure in Rockingham County.

Ashe County Fiddlers Convention
Jefferson, NC
Go behind the scenes of this amazing competition with some of the mountains' best musicians.

Sanctuary Vineyards
Jarvisburg, NC
Clay Johnson profiles these Outer Banks winemakers that make truly outstanding wines along with contributions to the heritage of the barrier islands.

Quilt Trail of Western North Carolina
Burnsville, NC
If you've ever driven through Yancey or Mitchell County and wondered what the story was behind all the quilt blocks around, you're in for a treat.

The Steele Pig
Sanford, NC
Bob Garner recently visited this upscale restaurant in Sanford and got more than he bargained for!

Thursday, July 29, 2010 at 9:00 PM

Chinqua Penn Plantation
Reidsville, NC
Step back into the Gilded Age with this tour of Chinqua Penn Plantation in Rockingham County, probably one of North Carolina's most storied homes.

Parkway Playhouse
Burnsville, NC
This playhouse in the heart of the mountains is more than a great venue to watch theatre, its also a learning center for young thespians and the longest running summer playhouse in North Carolina.

Destination: Washington
Washington, NC
Clay Johnson takes on a detailed tour of the "original" Washington.

Stecoah Cultural Arts Center
Robbinsville, NC
Its more than a great music venue; its got wonderful food and lots of arts and crafts, too!

Thursday, July 22, 2010 at 9:00 PM

Caratoke Highway
Currituck County, NC
Producer Clay Johnson reports on a route to the beach that's as much fun as the beach itself.

Old Hampton Store and Gristmill
Linville, NC
If you're traveling the Blue Ridge Parkway, make sure to stop by here for great food, old favorites and great music.

Chatham Hill Winery
Morrsiville, NC
Check out Chatham Hill for fine wines, great ambiance and a fascinating tour of this urban winery.

Robert Ruark Inn
Southport, NC
At long last the historic home of writer Robert Ruark is restored and Karin Reed reports that this new inn is well worth a trip to Southport.

Crook's Corner Cafe and Bar
Chapel Hill, NC
Bob Garner samples brunch at this legendary home of shrimp 'n' grits.

Thursday, July 15, 2010 at 9:00 PM

"Glow" at NC Museum of Natural Sciences
Raleigh, NC
Ever wonder how a lighting bug works? Check out this new exhibit at the Museum of Natural Sciences.

Blue Ridge Parkway Visitor Center
Asheville, NC
If you're planning to travel the Blue Ridge Parkway this summer, be sure to stop by this fascinating visitor center first.

NC Peach Festival
Candor, NC
If peaches are your thing, check out the NC Peach Festival to get your fix!

Fort Macon State Park
Atlantic Beach, NC
Come along with Derek Long as he explores one of North Carolina's most popular parks.

Tobacco Road Sports Cafe
Durham, NC
Join Deborah Holt Noel at this sports bar in Durham that offers great food, drinks and all the sports you can handle.

Thursday, July 8, 2010 at 9:00 PM

International Civil Rights Center and Museum
Greensboro, NC
Join Deborah Holt Noel for a tour of this ground-breaking new museum in Greensboro.

Banner Elk Winery
Banner Elk, NC
Clay Johnson explores this winery and B&B that proves you can make great wines up in the high country.

Lemur Island
Asheboro, NC
Check out the new primates at the NC Zoo. Here's a hint--they're from Madagascar!

Jockey's Ridge State Park
Nags Head, NC
Come along with Derek Long as he explores one of North Carolina's most popular parks.

The Fairview Dairy Bar
Sanford, NC
Bob Garner visits a local favorite and discovers why places like the Fairview should not be missed.

Thursday, July 1, 2010 at 9:00 PM

Thomas Day Exhibit
Raleigh, NC
This new exhibit at the North Carolina Museum of History is a fascinating look at the free man of color from before the Civil War who has been called the father of the furniture industry in North Carolina.

Bladen County Lakes
Bladen County, NC
This eastern North Carolina county has two state parks created from the fascinating Carolina Bays, and each park offers something different.

Chimney Rock State Park
Chimney Rock, NC
Rob Holliday explores this popular park with its dramatic peaks and cooling waterfalls.

The Cupola House
Edenton, NC
Come along with Derek Long as he explores on of North Carolina's oldest houses.

Guglhupf Bakery and Cafe
Durham, NC
The name might be hard to pronounce, but Guglhupf is quickly becoming a must visit for anyone who likes incredible pastries, German cuisine, stunning architecture, or all three!