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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PirateFest

The town of Greenville hosts a big party featuring arts, food and yes, pirates.

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Collecting Carolina: Hillsborough

In this edition of Collecting Carolina, Julia Carpenter travels to Hillsborough to meet a famous auctioneer and looks for treasures at Daniel Boone Village.

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Blue Ridge Wine and Food Festival

This popular festival in Blowing Rock presents great wines and foods from the region.

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March 20, 2014

This week's show takes us to an exhibit at the NC Museum of History that features Lebanese culture in North Carolina, we learn about paintball in Angier, visit High Rock Farm in Gibsonville, embark on Cycle NC's eastern North Carolina weekend, and Bob Garner samples Dame's Chicken and Waffles in Durham.

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Cedars in the Pines

The NC Museum of History explores Lebanese culture in North Carolina.

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High Rock Farm

Explore this lovingly restored farm and estate in Gibsonville.

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Cycle NC Eastern Ride

Learn all about this popular three day bike ride in eastern North Carolina.

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Dame's Chicken & Waffles

Bob Garner samples the chicken and waffles at this popular spot in Durham.

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March 13, 2014

This week's show takes us to Burgaw to explore the state's oldest train depot, we learn about camellia shows in Wilmington, take in an antique farm equipment show in Lillington, sample the unique brews at FontaFlora Brewery in Morganton and Deborah Holt Noel visits Vimala's Curryblossom Cafe in Chapel Hill.

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Burgaw Historic Train Depot

Derek Long explores the state's oldest train depot in Burgaw and learns its fascinating history.

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FontaFlora Brewery

This small brewery in Morganton specializes in locally sourced ingredients and a great vibe.

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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.

PirateFest

The town of Greenville hosts a big party featuring arts, food and yes, pirates.

Collecting Carolina: Hillsborough

Julia Carpenter looks for antique treasures in Hillsborough.

Blue Ridge Wine and Food Festival

This popular festival in Blowing Rock presents great wines and foods from the region.

March 20, 2014

We explore Lebanese culture, visit High Rock Farm & sample chicken & waffles in Durham.

Cedars in the Pines

The NC Museum of History explores Lebanese culture in North Carolina.

High Rock Farm

Explore this lovingly restored farm and estate in Gibsonville.

Cycle NC Eastern Ride

Learn all about this popular three day bike ride in eastern North Carolina.

Dame's Chicken & Waffles

Bob Garner samples the chicken and waffles at this popular spot in Durham.

March 13, 2014

We visit Burgaw's train depot, a brewery in Morganton & try Indian food in Chapel Hill.

Burgaw Historic Train Depot

Derek Long explores the state's oldest train depot in Burgaw.

FontaFlora Brewery

This small brewery in Morganton specializes in locally sourced ingredients.

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Kinston Barbecue Festival on the Neuse-Producer Derek Long
Kinston, NC

“Collecting Carolina”: Hope Plantation
-Producer Julia Carpenter
Windsor, NC

Fire on the Mountain
-Producer Derek Long
Spruce Pine, NC

Hezekiah Alexander Homesite
-Producer Keith Blatz
Charlotte, NC

Four Winds Cafe
-Producer Bob Garner
Climax, NC


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