North Carolina Weekend: Season 9

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9th Season (July 2011 - June 2012)

June 28, 2012

North Carolina Symphony: Summerfest- Producer Julia Carpenter
Cary,  NC

Maple View Dairy-Producer Rob Holliday
Hillsborough, NC

Alleghany Historical Museum-Producer Heather Burgiss
Sparta, NC

Beech Mountain Golf-Producer Jeff Smith
Beech Mountain, NC

Rippington's Restaurant- Producer Bob Garner
Waxhaw, NC

June 14, 2012

7th Street Public Market- Producer Derek Long
Charlotte,  NC

American Dance Festival-Producer Julia Carpenter
Durham, NC

NC Blueberry Festival-Producer Rick Sullivan
Burgaw, NC

Laurel Gray Vineyards-Producer John Litschke
Hamptonville, NC

Lulu's Dine and Wine- Producer Bob Garner
Charlotte, NC

June 7, 2012

Sunset Beach
Brunswick County, NC
Derek Long explores this popular, family-friendly beach and learns about efforts to preserve its old pontoon bridge.

Model Drag Car Racing
Rockingham, NC
Learn all about this adrenaline-fueled sport for lovers of speed.

Autumn Creek Vineyards
Mayodan, NC
Stephanie Bourland visits this popular winery that boasts great wines, a pavillion and even quaint cabins.

National Hollerin' Contest
Spivey's Corner, NC
Check out this wildly popular festival that honors an old tradition.

Wildwater Rafting
Bryson City, NC
Join Deborah Holt Noel on a Nantahala River rafting trip with Wildwater Adventures.

May 31, 2012

Western NC Glass Show
Morganton, NC
Rick Sullivan offers a sneak peak at this brand new glass show with over fifteen glass artists.

NC Zoo: Dinosaurs
Asheboro, NC
This new exhibit at the NC Zoo with animatronic dinosaurs is a huge hit!

Elizabethtown Profile
Elizabethtown, NC
Derek Long explores the county seat of Bladen County.

Jim "Cathfish" Hunter Museum
Hertford, NC
See how the town of Hertford honors its legendary hometown hero.

Dick's Hot Dog Stand
Wilson, NC
Bob Garner visits this legendary hot dog joint in WIlson.

Thursday May 24 at 9:00pm:

NC Adventure Racing
Charlotte, NC
Derek Long learns about the popular sport of adventure racing.

Doll and Miniature Museum of High Point
High Point NC
Stephanie Bourland tours this amazing collection of dolls and miniatures.

Six Sundays in Spring
Wake Forest, NC
The town of Wake Forest hosts six Sunday afternoon concerts.

Battery Park Book Exchange and Champagne Bar
Asheville, NC
KarinReed profiles this popular used book store and wine bar in Asheville.

Wilmington, NC
Deborah Holt Noel meets the chef and mixologist at one of Wilmington's finest restaurants.

Thursday May 17 at 9:00pm:

WNC Nature Center
Asheville, NC
Derek Long explores Asheville's "wildest" park.

Greensboro Public Garden
Greensboro, NC
Stephanie Bourland tours the four public parks in Greensboro.

Roanoke RIver Fishing
Weldon, NC
Learn about shad fishing on the Roanoke.

The Inn on Main Street
Weaverville, NC
KarinReed profiles this charming B&B in the heart of Weaverville.

The Olde Hickory Tap Room
Hickory, NC
Bob Garner samples the pub fare at this popular spot in downtown Hickory.

Thursday May 10 at 9:00pm:

Historic Gold Hill
Rowan County, NC
Derek Long explores this restored mining town and meets some of the ladies that still run the unique shops.

Troy-Bumpass Inn B&B
Greensboro, NC
Stephanie Bourland tours this historic home and its new innkeepers who are still preserving its legacy.

Timeless Cruizers
Efland, NC
Check out this popular cruize-in in Efland.

Keaton's BBQ
Cleveland, NC
This little chicken shack south of Salisbury has been drawing crowds for years thanks to its friendly owner and secret sauce.

The Snowbird Mountain Lodge
Robbinsville, NC
Join Deborah Holt Noel for this springtime excursion to this charming mountain get-away.

Thursday, May 3, 2012 at 9:00pm:

Lake Eden Arts Festival
Black Mountain, NC
This popular festival celebrates art, culture and nature.

The Woodwright's School
Pittsboro, NC
Take a woodworking class with Roy Underhill himself at his new school in Pittsboro.

Magic WIngs Festival
Durham, NC
This popular "Critter" festival at the NC Museum of Life and Science is great for the kids.

Mountain Hearth Lodge
Sparta, NC
If you're seeking tranquilty and nature's bounty, this small lodge in Sparta is the perfect place.

Risto's Place
Statesville, NC
Bob Garner visits this popular restaurant in downtown Statesville.

Thursday, April 26, 2012 at 9:00pm:

French Broad River Festival
Hot Springs, NC
This festival combines rafting, mountain biking, music and fun for the entire family.

Sanford Pottery Festival
Sanford, NC
Get the lowdown on this popular festival in Sanford.

Blandwood Mansion
Greensboro, NC
Learn the history of this remarkable home of North Carolina Governor James Motley Morehead.

The Pamlico House B &B
Washington, NC
Karin Reed profiles this charming B&B in the heart of Washington's river district.

Battistella's Classic New Orleans and Upscale Southern Cuisine
Raleigh, NC
Meet New Orleans native Brian Battistella and get a peek at this authentic New Orleans restaurant in downtown Raleigh.

Thursday, April 19, 2012 at 9:00pm:

Nature Research Center
Raleigh, NC
This showcase addition to the NC Museum of Natural Sciences is opening this weekend. Check out our preview.

Island Farm
Manteo, NC
Step back in time at this historic farm on the outskirts of Manteo.

The Morehead Inn
Charlotte, NC
Explore this grand B&B in the heart of Charlotte.

Wilkesboro, NC
Get the lowdown on this amazing festival at the campus of Wilkes Community College.

MerleFest Food
Wilkesboro, NC
Bob Garner introduces us to the folks at Wilkes Community College Culinary School and learns how they prepare for MerleFest.

Thursday, April 12, 2012 at 9:00pm:

Hunger Games Movie Tour
Burke County, NC
Explore the sites where the popular movie was filmed in Burke County.

Loch Norman Highland Games
Rural Hill, NC
Step back in time at this early Scottish settlement to see how music and games were played in the highlands of Scotland.

Blue Ridge Wine and Food Festival
Blowing Rock, NC
Blowing Rock throws a great wine and food festival with celebrity chefs and more!

The Green Park Inn
Blowing Rock, NC
This historic inn has been carefully restored to its former splendor.

The Ruddy Duck Tavern and Jacks
Morehead City, NC
Join Deborah Holt Noel as she hits two popular Morehead City nightspots.

Thursday, April 5, 2012 at 9:00pm:

Siler City Arts Incubator
Siler City, NC
See how a small arts incubator has transformed SIler City.

Contra Dancing
Carrboro, NC
Stephanie Bourland goes to Contra Dancing hotbed, Carrboro, to learn about this wildly popular dance.

Wheels Through Time Museum
Maggie Valley, NC
Not only are the 300 motorcycles on display here rare, most of them still run!

The Monte Vista Hotel
Black Mountain, NC
See how this lovingly restored hotel still captures the hearts of the residents and vistors of Black Mountain.

Over the Falls
Wake Forest, NC
Join Bob Garner as he samples the unique pub fare at this popular spot in Wake Forest.

Thursday, March 29, 2012 at 9:00pm:

Somerset Place
Creswell, NC
Karin Reed tours this restored plantation in Creswell and learns about the lives of the slaves who toiled there.

Wadesboro Profile
Wadesboro, NC
Derek Long profiles the historic town of Wadesboro and its restored Ansonia Theatre.

Cape Lookout National Seashore
Harker's Island, NC
Spring is a great time to visit these remarkable barrier islands.

Banner Elk WInery and Blueberry Villa
Banner Elk, NC
See North Carolina's highest elevation winery and tour the sumptious Blueberry Villa.

Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts & Culture
Charlotte, NC
Join Deborah Holt Noel as she meets the people behind this amazing cultural center in Charlotte.

Thursday, March 22, 2012 at 9:00pm:

Pee Dee National Wildlife Refuge
Anson County, NC
Explore the trails and scenery at this birders wonderland.

Ray's Splash Planet
Charlotte, NC
This water park run by Charlotte Parks and Recreation is a great bargain for parents looking for activities for their kids.

Durham Savoyards
Durham, NC
This musical troupe has been performing GIlbert & Sullivan for almost 50 years.

Rendezvous Mountain Educational State Forest
Purlear, NC
Learn the history of this remarkable state forest and see how it is used to educate young people.

On the Square
Tarboro, NC
Bob Garner discovers why this bistro in the heart of historic Tarboro draws crowds from around the state.

Thursday, March 15, 2012 at 9:00pm:

Catawba Valley Pottery & Antiques Festival
Hickory, NC
Find out why this pottery festival brings in pottery lovers from across the country.

NC Dance Theatre
Charlotte, NC
Meet the artistic directors behind North Carolina's premier dance company as they prepare for Sleeping Beauty.

Charlotte Saint Patrick's Day Parade
Charlotte, NC
The people of Charlotte really know how to throw a party!

Ben Long Fresco Trail Part 3
Crossnore, NC
Follow producer Derek Long as he travels the famed Ben Long Fresco Trail in this three-part series.

Catch & Phun
Wilmington, NC
Join Deborah Holt Noel as she meets Keith Rhodes, the chef behind two of Wilmington's coolest seafood restaurants.

Thursday, March 8, 2012 at 9:00pm:

Opera Carolina
Charlotte, NC
Julia Carpenter profiles NC's oldest opera compand and introduces us to Victoria Livengood, the "Dixie Diva" as she prepares for "Eugene Onegin."

The Dunhill Hotel
Charlotte, NC
And while you're in Charlotte, make sure to book a night or two at this amazing boutique hotel with its very trendy restaurant.

Ben Long Fresco Trail Part 2
Statesville, NC
Follow producer Derek Long as he travels the famed Ben Long Fresco Trail in this three-part series.

Dobra Tea
Asheville, NC
Lovers of fine tea will be astounded at the quality and variety of tea at this Asheville Tea House.

The Mad Boar
Wallace, NC
Bob Garner tours and tastes this popular restaurant and pub in Wallace that combines Old World design with New World food.

Thursday, March 1, 2012 at 9:00pm:

ACC Hall of Champions
Greensboro, NC
Inside the Greensboro Coliseum complex you can find just about anything you need to know about all of ACC sports.

Sandhills Antique Farm Equipment Show
Lillington, NC
When a group of Harnett County farmers created a farm park, it was only the beginning of what is now a popular event.

Ben Long Fresco Trail Part 1
Statesville, NC
Follow producer Derek Long as he travels the famed Ben Long Fresco Trail in this three-part series.

The Cypress Grill
Jamesville, NC
Check out the scene at one of the last herring shacks along the Roanoke River.

LabourLove Art Gallery
Durham, NC
Its not just a gallery, its an artist collective with an on-going Friday night concert series in Durham's historic Golden Belt.

Thursday, February 23, 2012 at 9:00pm:

Triad Stage: Reynolds Price Trilogy
Greensboro, NC
The Triad Stage in Greensboro is mounting a trilogy of Reynolds Price's dramas under the title "New Music." Rob Holliday profiles this must-see event.

Carolina Ballet: Balanchine Rarities
Raleigh, NC
The Carolina Ballet performs three rare works by choreographer George Balanchine.

Sky High Sports
Pineville, NC
Kids of all ages are flocking to this trampoline arena outside Charlotte.

The Art Center
Carrboro, NC
See why the Art Center is called Carrboro's living room.

Sid's Catering
Beulaville, NC
The barbecue--only available on Saturday--is so popular that folks show up at breakfast!

Thursday, February 9, 2012 at 9:00pm:

Between Two Flags: The Civil War in Northeastern NC
Elizabeth City, NC
This new exhibit at the Museum of the Albemarle in Elizabeth City provides a look at the Civil War through various real people who experienced it first hand. Also, check out three recently recovered Confederate Flags.

Bostic Lincoln Center
Bostic, NC
Folks in Bostic think Abe Lincoln was born here, and they've built a small museum that supports their case!

The Spa at Fearrington
Pittsboro, NC
Karin Reed tours this unpretentious but elegant spa that is getting rave reviews.

Historic Hope Plantation
Windsor, NC
A new interpretation of Governor David Stone's will has led to a complete revamping of his grand home.

The Country Squire
Warsaw, NC
Bob Garner visited this beloved Duplin County restaurant as it celebrates 50 years of success.

Thursday, February 2, 2012 at 9:00pm:

Mummies of the World
Charlotte, NC
This exhibit at Discovery Place in Charlotte collects mummies from around the world in a startling and fascinating display.

Raleigh Contemporary Art Museum
Raleigh, NC
Go behind the scenes at this groundbreaking museum in the heart of Raleigh.

Pia's of Washington
Washington, NC
After a day of sightseeing in this eastern North Carolina town, end your day with a visit to this popular restaurant.

Stone Mountain State Park
Roaring Gap, NC
This popular park is noted, not only for its size, but its amazing granite dome.

French Broad Chocolate Lounge
Asheville, NC
Join Deborah Holt Noel for a taste of the amazing chocolates and hip, downtown vibe at this popular spot in Asheville..

Thursday, January 26, 2012 at 9:00pm:

Cape Fear Regional Theatre
Fayetteville, NC
Julia Carpenter profiles this hometown favorite as the CFRT pays tribute to their 50th birthday with a revival of their greatest hits.

Greensboro Coffee Cup Collaborative
Greensboro, NC
Find out how Greensboro is honoring their civil rights heritage with public art.

International Civil Rights Center and Museum
Greensboro, NC
This groundbreaking museum in Greensboro celebrates its one-year anniversary this week.

Eastern North Carolina Wildlife Art Show
Washington, NC
This festival has everything--from decoy carving to dog jumping.

Brushy Mountain Smokehouse and Creamery
North Wilkesboro, NC
Join Bob Garner for the Sunday Buffet at this popular eatery in North Wilkesboro.

Thursday, January 19, 2012 at 9:00pm:

NC Jazz Festival
Wilmington, NC
Get the low-down on this popular three-day event in downtown Wilmington.

Gaston County Museum
Dallas, NC
This excellent museum captures early 20th century life in Gaston County with remarkable displays and memorabilia.

Oakwood Cafe
Raleigh, NC
You wouldn't know it by its name, but this restaurant in historic Oakwood offers authentic Cuban and Argentinian food; don't miss the Tango Thursdays!

Medoc Mountain State Park
Hollister, NC
It lies thirty miles from the nearest town so vistors to this gem of a park can really get away from it all.

Wine & Design
Raleigh, NC
Join Deborah Holt Noel at this wildy popular night out that combines painting lessons and wine!

Thursday, January 12, 2012 at 9:00pm:

Winterfest in Blowing Rock
Blowing Rock, NC
From a polar bear plunge to a chili cook-off, the town of Blowing Rock really knows how to celebrate winter.

Bold-faced Liar's Showdown
Laurinburg, NC
Meet some of the contestants at this unique story-telling event in Laurinburg.

Discovery Place: Kids
Huntersville, NC
This is a great place to take the kids on a cold winter day!

South Mountains State Park
Connelly Springs, NC
Join Derek Long on this visit to our largest state park.

Char Restaurant and Bar
Boone, NC
Bob Garner checks out this popular upscale restaurant in Boone.

Thursday, January 5, 2012 at 9:00pm:

Duke Lemur Center
Durham, NC
Take a tour of the largest collection of lemurs in the world and learn how you can tour the facility.

Linbrook Heritage Estate and John Deere Museum
Trinity, NC
Meet Jerry Neal, owner of this grand estate in Randolph County, and learn how this successful businessman has kept close to his roots.

Transylvania Waterfalls in Winter
Brevard, NC
Join Rick Sullivan as he tours some of North Carolina's most splendid waterfalls in the middle of winter.

Mother Earth Brewing
Kinston, NC
This brewery in the heart of the tobacco belt is rapidly becoming a major player in the craft beer world.

Sweet Potatoes Restaurant
Winston-Salem, NC
Deborah Holt Noel samples the southern cuisine at this intimate metropolitan restaurant in the heart of Winston-Salem.

Thursday December 29, 2011 at 9:00pm:

Westglow Resort & Spa
Blowing Rock, NC
Karin Reed shows us why this sumptious resort is listed as one of the best in the world.

Exploring the Yadkin Valley
Jonesville, NC
Find out why the Yadkin Valley has so much more to offer than wine--such as ballooning, llamas, even truffles.

Mebane, NC
Stephanie Bourland explores this quaint Alamance County town and finds lots of cool things to do and see.

Cary, NC
This may be the most prestigious restaurant in the triangle and Deborah Holt Noel shows us why it has recently won a coveted 5-star rating.

Josh's On Union Square
Hickory, NC
Bob Garner samples brunch as this popular new restaurant in Hickory.

Thursday December 22, 2011 at 9:00pm:

Titanic: The Artifact Exhibit
Greensboro, NC
This exhibit at the Natural Science Center of Greensboro is a fascinating tribute to the doomed ship and its voyagers.

First Footin' at Rural Hill
Huntersville, NC
Come join the celebration of New Year's at this historic heritage home of Scottish settlers in the Mecklenberg County area.

Genghis Khan at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences
Raleigh, NC
Rob Holliday tours this remarkable exhibit of the Mongol ruler and his conquests.

Fiddles Pub
Elkin, NC
Check out this family friendly pub in Elkin and see why its so popular.

Smoky Mountain Barbecue
West Jefferson, NC
Bob Garner samples the 'cue and other delicacies at this mountain favorite.

Thursday December 15, 2011 at 9:00pm:

Mike's Farm
Beulaville, NC
Join us at this popular family farm in Onslow County for tree-trimming, treats, and a Christmas light show.

Cape Fear Serpentarium
Wilmington, NC
Karin Reed meets the intrepid owner of this fascination reptile habitat and watches a feeding.

Sylvan Heights Bird Park
Scotland Neck, NC
Winter is a great time to visit this incredible bird habitat.

J. Betski's
Raleigh, NC
This popular restaurant in Raleigh serves up authenic Central and Eastern European cuisine.

National Gingerbread House Competition
Asheville, NC
When Deborah Holt Noel was invited to be a judge at this famous event at the Grove Park Inn she brought a camera along for a peek behind the scenes.

Thursday December 8, 2011 at 9:00pm:

Blumenthal Performing Arts Center
Charlotte, NC
Julia Carpenter takes us on a tour of the six venues under the wing of the Blumehtal Performing Arts Center and learns how it has become a cultural destination in Charlotte.

Wrightsville Beach Museum of History
Wrightsville Beach, NC
Learn some of the fascinating history of this popular beach town.

Black Mountain
Black Mountain, NC
See why Black Mountain is called the "Front Porch" of western North Carolina.

Burke Manor Inn Bed & Breakfast
Gibsonville, NC
See how the little town of Gibsonville became the home of a stately B&B as well as an incredible French restaurant.

The Warehouse Restaurant
Winterville NC
Bob Garner can't stop raving about the incredible country-cooking at this favorite place in Winterville.

Thursday December 1, 2011 at 9:00pm:

Nutcrackers Around North Carolina
Raleigh, NC
Julia Carpenter takes us on a tour to see how the beloved holiday ballet "The Nutcracker" is performed around the state.

Great Smoky Mountains Railroad "Polar Express"
Bryson City, NC
All aboard for this holiday favorite train ride to visit Santa.

Wilmington Mansion Tour
Wilmington, NC
Join Karin Reed on this tour of three of Wilmington's historic homes.

WrightsvilleBeach, NC
Derek Long shows us why paddleboarding has become one of the fastest growing activities at the coast.

Hillsborough Candlelight Christmas Tour
Hillsborough, NC
Join Deborah Holt Noel on this popular holiday tour of some of Hillsborough's historic homes.

Thursday November 24, 2011 at 9:00pm:

Rembrandt in America
Raleigh, NC
Go behind the scenes to learn the inside story of the amazingnew exhibit at the NC Museum of Art and learn how early experts were fooled by fake Rembrandts.

Burning Coal Theatre Company
Raleigh, NC
Meet the directors of this premier theatre company and catch a glimpse of their latest production.

What Fir Tree Farm
Boone, NC
Rick Sullivan takes us to an organic tree farm in Boone and meets two families getting ready for Christmas.

Chatham County Studio Tour
Pittsboro, NC
Derek Long profiles four Chtham County artists as they prepare for the popular studio tour.

Jack Cobb and Son Barbecue Place
Farmville, NC
Bob Garner samples the 'cue at this popular barbecue joint in Farmville.

Thursday November 17, 2011 at 9:00pm:

A Christmas Carol
Raleigh, NC
Julia Carpenter takes us behind the scenes to meet Ira David Wood III, artistic director and creator of Raleigh's most beloved theatre event.

Pullen Park
Raleigh, NC
Just in time for the holidays Raleigh is re-opening the famous merry-go-round at Pullen Park.

Raleigh Art and Food Tour
Raleigh, NC
Come along for a walking tour of some of the capitol city's unique galleries and eateries.

Pettigrew State Park
Creswell, NC
Clay Johnson explores this gem of a park in eastern North Carolina.

The Cuban Revolution Restaurant and Bar
Durham, NC
Join Deborah Holt Noel at this exotic restaurant and bar that mixes Latin food and vibe with 60's politics!

Thursday November 10, 2011 at 9:00pm:

Haw River Ballroom
Saxapahaw, NC
Derek Long explores the newest venue in the revitalized milltown of Saxapahaw..

Wake Forest Art After Hours
Wake Forest, NC
Wake Forest unrolls the red carpet on the second Friday of every month for a town-wide celebration of art and music.

Carolina Designer Craftsmen Guild Show
Raleigh, NC
This popular art and craft show brings in thousands of visitors to see the latest works of some of North Carolina's geatest artisans.

Country Doctor Museum
Bailey, NC
Step back in time at this fascinating museum that expretly re-creates the world of the country doctor.

GoGuo's Asian Grill
Greenville, NC
Join Bob Garner and his Korean-born grandson at this popular Korean barbecue grill in Greenville.

Thursday November 3, 2011 at 9:00pm:

Museum of Life and Science: Race
Durham, NC
This provocative exhibit at the Museum of Life and Science asks us to examine if people are really different.

Kinston Civil War Sites
Kinston, NC
This coastal plain town offers the Civil War buff a tour of battlefields as well as an accurate replica of the CSS Neuse.

NC Museum of History: Story of NC Part 2
Raleigh, NC
Derek Long previews the final installment of this permanent exhibit at the NC Museum of History.

O.Henry Hotel
Greensboro, NC
Stephanie Bourland tours this lively boutique hotel that honors one of Greensboro's most famous resident.

Raleigh, NC
Deborah Holt Noel meets the family behind this popular Lebanese restaurant.

Thursday October 27, 2011 at 9:00pm:

Liberty Profile
Liberty, NC
Stephanie Bourland explores this small Randolph County town and finds tons of fun things to do and see.

Onslow County Farmers Market
Jacksonville, NC
Not only is this farmers market a showplace for eastern North Carolina vegetables and flowers, but it is NC's only completely solar-powered farmers market!

Orange County Studio Tour
Chapel Hill, NC
Rick Sullivan previews the 17th annual Orange County Studio Tour.

Museum of the Albemarle
Elizabeth City, NC
From duck decoys to full-size Coast Guard choppers, this museum is a must-see if you're in northeastern North Carolina.

Crossroads Grill
Taylorsville,, NC
Bob Garner heard about the burgers here from three counties away so you know he had to try them.

Thursday October 20, 2011 at 9:00pm:

Jackson County Courthouse
Sylva, NC
Get a look at the most photographed courthouse in North Carolina and learn about the great little mountain town of Sylva.

NC Arboretum
Asheville, NC
If you're in the Asheville area, make sure to take the time to explore this amazing arboretum in the heart of the Blue Ridge.

Aviator Brewing Company
Fuquay-Varina, NC
What started as a near lark has turned into one of the triangle's hottest breweries. Karin Reed meets the founders and tours the nearby smokehouse as well.

Shelby Livermush Festival
Shelby, NC
Derek Long explores this Cleveland County jewel and even samples the famous livermush!

FRANK Gallery
Chapel Hill, NC
Deborah Holt Noel profiles this new artist-owned gallery in Chapel Hill that adds quite a spark to Franklin Street.

Thursday October 13, 2011 at 9:00pm:

The Original Hollywood Horror Show
Snow Camp, NC
Meet the two Hollywood veterans who return every year to create a "killer" haunted house in Alamance County.

Ayr Mount
Hillsborough, NC
This beautifully preserved Federalist-style home in Hillsborough is must-see for anyone interested in North Carolina's heritage.

Carolina Ballet: Dracula
Raleigh, NC
The Carolina Ballet's popular ballet of the undead is back. Meet the choreographer and composer of this favorite.

The Sanderling Spa and Resort/Pine Island Sanctuary
Duck, NC
Karin Reed visits this sumptious spa in the Outer Banks and then visits an Audubon Sanctuary right next door.

Josh's On Union Square
Hickory, NC
Bob Garner samples Sunday Brunch at this popular restaurant in downtown Hickory.

Thursday September 29, 2011 at 9:00pm:

Oakboro Cruise-in
Oakboro, NC
This little town in Stanly County throws quite a party every fourth Friday with a cruisein and burnout.

Bascom Lamar Lunsford Music Festival
Mars Hill, NC
Lunsford was called the "Minstrel of Appalachia" and thsi festival that bears his name is a testament to his lve of mountain people and their music.

Western NC Quilt Trail
Burnsville, NC
Watch this story to learn how to follow the incredible quilt trail in the mountains.

Slightly Askew WInery
Elkin, NC
Everything in this winery is a little "different" except its great wines!

The Burger Basket
Taylorsville, NC
Bob Garner finds more than good burgers at this popular hometown eatery.

Thursday September 22, 2011 at 9:00pm:

Ruggero Piano Concerts
Raleigh NC
One of the best kept secrets in Raleigh are the free Fourth Friday Concerts and the Jazz Hour performed at Ruggero's very own performance hall.

North Carolina Seafood Festival
Morehead City, NC
Rick Sullivan previews this huge festival for seafood lovers everywhere.

Wake Forest Area Studio Tour
Wake Forest, NC
Catch this preview of this popular artisan studio tour.

High Point Museum
High Point, NC
Derek Long tours this museum that details the rich history of High Point.

Wildwater Ziplines
Bryson City, NC
Join Deborah as she zips through the mountains at this wild adventure setting.

Thursday September 15, 2011 at 9:00pm:

Tiffany at Biltmore
Asheville, NC
Visitors to Biltmore will love this fascinating exhibit of rare Tiffany lamps now displayed at Biltmore Estate. For an added treat, check out the gardens to see how the lamps are replicated in nature.

Davidson County Ag Fair
Lexington, NC
If you like county fairs--and who doesn't--be sure to check out this fair since all the proceeds help disadvantaged kids in Davidson County.

Haw River State Park
Browns Summit, NC
This state park has a unique mission--its set up exclusively for group trips.

Carrboro Music Festival
Carrboro, NC
Derek Long previews this one day festival that brings over 150 music acts to the little town of Carrboro. And its all free!

Jazebels Jazz Bistro
Burlington, NC
Bob Garner samples Sunday brunch at this low-country and Creole based bistro that offers live jazz music and more.

Thursday September 8, 2011 at 9:00pm:

North Carolina Veterans Park
Fayetteville, NC
As we remember our fallen heros this weekend, we thought a visit to North Carolina's newest park would be in order. Rick Sullivan introduces us to some of the heros of the new North Carolina Veterans Park in Fayetteville.

"Beyond the Frame" Sculpture exhibit
Graham, NC
Check out this unique exhibit at the Alamance County ArtsCouncil that turns famous paintings into interactive sculpture.

Vineyards on the Scuppernong
Columbia, NC
Clay Johnson meets and greets the owners of a winery that honors NC's famous grape.

Eno River State Park
Durham, NC
Derek Long explores this gem of a park that sits in the heart of the busy triangle.

Shoji Spa
Asheville, NC
Join Deborah Holt Noel at this Asian inspired spa and retreat in Asheville.

Thursday September 1, 2011 at 9:00pm:

Special Report: NC Beaches after Irene
Emerald Isle, NC
Be sure to check out this report on the state of North Carolina's beaches after Irene. Follow links to's up-to-date listing of all the open beaches.

Carolina Performing Arts
Chapel Hill, NC
Julia Carpenter previews the exciting new season at the Carolina Performing Arts and gets a personal tour of the historic venues where you can see some of these amazing performances.

Historic Plymouth
Plymouth, NC
Thousands of visitors to the Outer Banks pass right by this historic river town. Clay Johnson shows you what they are missing.

Historic Mordecai Park
Raleigh, NC
Jeff Cline unravels the fascinating story of the feud between our 17th president and one of Raleigh's first oligarchs.

Central Cafe
Raleigh, NC
Join Bob Garner at the Central Cafe as he samples what some people say is the state's best cheeseburger!

Thursday August 18, 2011 at 9:00pm:

New River Winery
Lansing, NC
Clay Johnson sample the wine and meets the winemakers at Ashe County's only winery.

Hanging Rock State Park
Danbury, NC
Derek Long explores this park that is popular with climbers and hikers.

All-A-Flutter Butterfly Park
High Point, NC
You're in for a treat at this butterfly farm that lets you get up close and personal with beautiful Monarch Butterflies.

Yadkin County Cultural Arts Center
Yadkinville, NC
This small town has a great space for performers and artists of all kind.

Hillsborough BBQ Company
Hillsborough, NC
Bob Garner is a man of many talents and one of them is judging barbecue. Find out what he thinks of this new hot spot in Hillsborough.

Thursday August 11, 2011 at 9:00pm:

Fort Raleigh National Historic Site
Manteo, NC
Julia Carpenter discovers three things you probably didn't know about this fascinating national treasure.

Lake James State Park
Nebo, NC
Derek Long found a great beach in the mountains at this popular state park.

Textile Heritage Center
Cooleemee, NC
Step back in time at this lovingly restored mill town to learn how textiles changed the entire culture of North Carolina.

Newton Soldiers Reunion
Newton, NC
See how the entire town of Newton turns out to honor our veterans.

Crave Dessert Bar
Charlotte, NC
Join Deborah Holt Noel as she satisfies her sweet tooth at this cool late night dessert bar in Charlotte.

Thursday August 4, 2011 at 9:00pm:

Horn in the West
Boone, NC
Go behind the scenes with Julia Carpenter at this popular outdoor drama, garden and museum that explores frontiier life in North Carolina.

Airborne & Special Operations Museum
Fayetteville, NC
Rick Sullivan tours this inspiring museum that honors the men and women who have kept our country safe. As a bonus, he visits the new North Carolina Veterans Park next door!

Carolina Beach State Park
Carolina Beach, NC
Join Derek Long as he explores this gem of a state park.

Dan River Company
Danbury, NC
Here's one way to beat the heat--rafting down the Dan River!

Yum Yum Ice Cream
Greensboro, NC
When its hot outside--heck anyime--people flock to this popular spot in Greensboro for homemade ice cream and old style red hot dogs.

Thursday July 28, 2011 at 9:00pm:

Unto These Hills
Cherokee, NC
Go behind the scenes with Julia Carpenter at this popular outdoor drama that recounts the uplifiting story of the Cherokee People.

Carolina Wind Yachting Center
Washington, NC
All aboard for fun at this sailing center in Washington that offers anything you need for a sailing adventure at our coast.

Natural Science Center of Greensboro
Greensboro, NC
Stephanie Bourland tours this kid friendly science museum that is a big hit in the triad.

Bladen County Lakes
Bladen County, NC
Derek Long explores the Carolina Bays--unique lakes in Bladen County that have become popular state parks.

Enso Asian Bistro and Sushi Bar
Charlotte, NC
Think sushi is complicated? Deborah Holt Noel takes the mystery out of sushi, sashimi and other treats at this popular Asian bistro.

Thursday July 21, 2011 at 9:00pm:

Fly-fishing at Chetola Resort
Blowing Rock, NC
Chetola Resort has something for everyone, so Clay Johnson focussed on the fly-fishing classes and came away with quite a fish tale.

Roanoke Island Festival Park
Manteo, NC
Julia Carpenter explores all the great things to do at this seaside park that celebrates our state's beginnings.

Lone Hickory Indoor Arena
Yadkinville, NC
Think rodeos only happen west of the Mississippi? Think again as you watch the competitors at this family friendly indoor arena.

Elsewhere Living Museum
Greensboro, NC
What do you get when you combine an old thrift store with a team of creative people? A living museum that's loads of fun.

Company Shops Market
Burlington, NC
Bob Garner samples the fare at this new co-op in Burlington.

Thursday July 14, 2011 at 9:00pm:

The Lost Colony
Manteo, NC
Join Julia Carpenter for a behind-the scenes look at America's most famous outdoor drama.

Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands
Asheville, NC
Rick Sullivan previews this monumental craft fair that invites the best artisans of the Southeast.

NC Peach Festival
Candort, NC
See how the little town of Candor became such a big place for peaches.

William Mangum
Greensboro, NC
Artist William Mangum has a new exhibit and book called North Carolina Beautiful and one look at his paintings will tell you why.

Royce's Bluegrass Jam
Danbury, NC
What started as an informal bluegrass jam in Stokes County has turned into quite an event.


Thursday, July 7, 2011 at 9:00PM

Hamlet Profile
Hamlet, NC
Rick Sullivan explores the rich history of Hamlet and its role as a major railroad center.

Southside Farms
Chocowinity, NC
Clay Johnson visits this unique u-pick-em farm with an amazing variety of fruits and vegetables to choose from.

River House Country Inn WineFest
Grassy Creek, NC
As if the River House Inn wasn't a great enough experience, they've now added a wine festival for even more fun.

Franklin Folk Festival
Franklin, NC
Derek Long spent the day at this evocative festival that harkens back to how our earliest pioneers in the mountains survived and thrived.

Virlie's Grill
Pittsboro, NC
Bob Garner visits this friendly eatery in the heart of Pittsboro that cooks food the way your grandma made.