February 16, 2017

This week's show takes us to the Umstead Hotel and Spa in Cary to explore their art collection and enjoy afternoon tea, then its off to explore Elk Knob Park, followed by a visit to Wilmington's Museum of the Bizarre. Then take to the kids for aerial adventures at Kinetic Heights in Charlotte, and Deborah Holt Noel samples Italian fare at Quanto Basta in Winston-Salem.

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February 9, 2017

This week's show takes us to Smithfield to visit the Ava Gardner Museum, then we meet the young owners of Pho Nomenal Dumpling Food Truck, next we head to Edenton for a visit to the Inner Banks Inn, followed by a visit to the Earl Scruggs Center in Shelby, and Bob Garner samples the BBQ and more at Picnic in Durham.

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February 2, 2017

This week's show takes us on a tour of the Wilson Humanities and Fine Arts Center in Wilmington, then we visit Zuma Coffee in Marshall, we learn the history of Calabash and its famous seafood, we check out the Hiddenite Arts and and Heritage Center, and Deborah Holt Noel explores a children's zone and art space at the Imperial Centre in Rocky Mount.

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January 26, 2017

This week's show visits the aquarium at the Greensboro Science Center, we meet chairmaker Brian Boggs in Asheville, get inspired at Bitty and Beau's Coffee in Wilmington, work up a sweat the the Table Tennis Center in Morrisville, and Bob Garner visits Emma's of Salisbury.

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January 19, 2017

This week's show takes us to Blowing Rock for their annual Winterfest celebration, then we go to Qualla Arts and Crafts Mutual to view Cherokee art, next its off to Washington to explore its renovated theater, then to the Weatherspoon Art Museum in Greensboro for a look at Japanese prints and we tour Jones von Drehle Vineyards in Thurmond.

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January 12, 2017

This week's show looks at a new exhibit at the NC Museum of Art, then we visit Round Mountain Creamery in Black Mountain, Stanfield's General Store in Four Oaks, we learn about auctions at Brunk Auctions in Asheville, and Bob Garner samples the fare at Webb Custom Kitchen, once the site of a classic movie theater in Gastonia.

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January 5, 2017

This week's show takes to Swannanoa to preview the gathering of musicians that assemble at Warren Wilson College every summer, then we profile a new restaurant, the Hen and the Hog, in the town of Halifax, followed by a sample of English style beers at Fortnight Brewing in Cary, then a visit to Black Mountain Chocolate in Winston-Salem, & we wrap up with Deb's visit to Lou Reda's in Rocky Mount.

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December 29, 2016

This week's show highlights some of our favorite stories from 2016, like Gallery Mugen in Asheville, Replacements Ltd in McLeansville, The Inn on Bath Creek, Di Lisio's Italian Restaurant in Winston-Salem, and the Durham Hotel.

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December 22, 2016

On this week's show, we visit the Spencer Doll and Toy Museum, go fishing for stripers on the Roanoke River, explore the grand Green Park Inn in Blowing Rock, visit Mary's Gourmet Diner in Winston-Salem, and Deborah Holt Noel visits the NC Arboretum in Asheville for their winter light show.

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December 15, 2016

This week's show takes us for a tour of Mitchell's Nursery--one of the state's largest poinsettia nurseries, we explore Sylvan Heights Bird Park in Scotland Neck, visit the friendly confines of Wilkes Hardware in North Wilkesboro, meet the regulars at the Player's Retreat in Raleigh and Bob Garner samples Latin street food at Sabor in Charlotte.

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December 8, 2016

This week's show takes us to Wendell for the popular Christmas Light show, then we visit historic Edenton to learn about its holiday plans, then we preview the NC Master Chorale holiday performance, followed by a trip to Old Salem to learn about Moravian holiday traditions, and end up in Asheville for a zany holiday comedy bus tour.

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December 1, 2016

This week's show takes us to Linville Falls to sample wines made from high mountain grapes at Linville Falls Winery, next on to Asheville to meet the owners of French Broad Chocolates, then on to Waxhaw where Bob Garner meets the innovative chef at Heritage Food and Drink, followed by a visit to Curate in Asheville to sample tapas, and we end up at the Mecca in Raleigh.

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November 24, 2016

This week's show takes us to Belhaven where the River Forest Manor has been gracefully restored, next we head to Cary for the Chinese Lantern Festival, followed by the Antiques Extravaganza in Raleigh, a tour of Little River Park in Rougemont, and Deborah learns about holiday activities at Chimney Rock State Park.

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November 17, 2016

This week's show takes to Lake Lure where Julia Carpenter examines the antique collection at the 1927 Lake Lure Inn and Spa, then to New Bern to explore the renovated battlefield park. We meet a scent artist in Cary who creates personalized fragrances at Escentuelle, then off to Charlotte to sample the doughnuts at Joe's Doughs, followed by Bob Garner's visit to Randy's BBQ in Troutman.

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November 10, 2016

This week's show takes us to the mountains to explore New River State Park. Then we celebrate the 21st American Indian Heritage Festival in Raleigh, explore Town Creek Indian Mound, meet the owner of Big Oak Restoration in Mebane, and Deborah Holt Noel immerses us in the Serafina Experience in Asheville.

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November 3, 2016

This week's show takes us first to Asheville to meet the owner of the Gourmet Potato Chip Company, then we head to Selma to check out the country music scene at the Selma Ice House Theatre, next a preview of the Carolina Artisan Craft Show in Raleigh, followed by a preview of the NC ComicCon in Durham, and Bob Garner samples softshell crabs at the Spot Grill in Beaufort.

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October 27, 2016

This week's show takes us to Manteo to meet the rum makers at Outer Banks Distilling, then we head to Black Mountain to meet the Dynamite Coffee Roasters. Next, off to Greenville for a preview of the Down East Holiday Show, followed by a visit to Southern Roots Restaurant in Jamestown, and finally, Deborah Holt Noel goes on train ride with the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad.

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October 20, 2016

This week's show takes us to Rockingham County for a hay bale sculpture event called "Hayodan." We also explore Cataloochee Ranch in Maggie Valley, go on the Wilmington Art Walk, visit the popular Mason Jar Tavern in Holly Springs and Bob Garner samples brunch at Pembroke's in Wilmington.

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October 13, 2016

This week's show previews the new Art Deco Cars exhibit at the North Carolina Museum of Art, then we head to Kannapolis to explore the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame. Next, its off to Winston-Salem to meet the Popcorn Fanatics, the Sparta where they throw an Hillbilly Comedy Show, and wrapping up with a trip to BBQ HQ, Grillbillies in Raleigh.

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October 6, 2016

This week's show takes us to the Chicken Mull Festival in Martin County, we visit Capt'n Bill's Volleyball and Grill in Wilmington, we explore the historic Propst House in Hickory, meet the owners of the Roaring River Vineyard, and Bob Garner samples the food at a seafood themed food truck in WIlmington.

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September 29, 2016

This week's show takes us to Lenoir for a profile of folk artist Charlie Frye, then we head to Banner Elk to explore the food scene, then its off to Raleigh for a preview of the International Festival, followed by a trip to the Bost Grist Mill in Concord, and we wrap up with after-hours fun at the NC Zoo.

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September 22, 2016

This week's show takes us to Avery County for a tour of Apple Hill Farm and its many creatures, then we enjoy a Saturday at Duplin Winery, sample the award winning burgers at Hops Burger Bar in Greensboro, learn about the Lunsford Music Festival in Mars Hill, and Bob Garner extols the legendary shrimpburger in at El's Drive-in.

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September 15, 2016

This week's show takes to Wilson to learn why its the antiquing capitol of North Carolina, then we head to Thomasville to learn about its train heritage. Next we charter the Miss Bea for a tour of the waters around Washington, followed by a visit to the popular Stanbury Restaurant in Raleigh and we end the show with a trip to Rocky Mount for the Eastern North Carolina BBQ Throwdown.

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September 8, 2016

This week's show highlights three big festivals in our state: the Carolina in the Fall Music and Food Festival in Wilkesboro, the Stokes Stomp at Moratock Park in Danbury and the National Folk Festival in Greensboro. We also preview the NC Mountain State Fair in Fletcher, and Bob Garner samples the fare at Lanes Ferry Dock and Grill in Rocky Point.

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February 16, 2017

we enjoy tea at the Umstead, explore Elk Knob Park, and Italian food in Winston-Salem.

February 9, 2017

We visit the Ava Gardner Museum, the Inner Banks Inn, and sample the fare at Picnic.

February 2, 2017

We visit a performing arts center in Wilmington, Zuma Coffee in Marshall, and Calabash.

January 26, 2017

We visit an aquarium in Greensboro, get inspired at Bitty and Beau's Coffee, and more.

January 19, 2017

We celebrate Winterfest, view Cherokee art, and visit the Turnage Theater in Washington.

January 12, 2017

We preview a new art show, visit a creamery and sample a new restaurant in Gastonia.

January 5, 2017

We preview the Swannanoa Gathering and restaurants in Halifax and Rocky Mount.

December 29, 2016

We celebrate some of our favorite stories from 2016.

December 22, 2016

We visit a doll museum, go striper fishing, and check out the NC Arboretum lights.

December 15, 2016

We visit a poinsettia nursery, the Player's Retreat and sample Latin Street food.

December 8, 2016

We visit Edenton for the holidays, learn Moravian holiday traditions and ride with LaZoom.

December 1, 2016

We visit Linville Falls Winery, and sample tapas and chocolate in Asheville.

November 24, 2016

We explore River Forest Manor, an antiques fair and Chimney Rock State Park.

November 17, 2016

We explore the Lake Lure Inn, visit Joe's Doughs, and sample BBQ in Troutman.

November 10, 2016

We visit New RIver State Park, and enjoy the Serafina experience in Asheville.

November 3, 2016

We visit a gourmet potato chip company, preview NC ComicCon & visit The Spot Grill.

October 27, 2016

We visit a rum distillery, a coffee roaster, and take a train ride through the mountains.

October 20, 2016

We preview "Hayodan," explore Cataloochee Ranch and sample brunch at Pembroke's.

October 13, 2016

We preview an art deco cars exhibit, the NC Music Hall of Fame & meet Popcorn Fanatics.

October 6, 2016

We go to the Chicken Mull Festival, a volleyball playground and a seafood food truck.

September 29, 2016

We explore the Banner Elk food scene, meet Charlie Frye and groove at the zoo.

September 22, 2016

We visit an alpaca farm, the Lunsford Festival, & sample shrimpburgers in Morehead City.

September 15, 2016

We go antiquing in Wilson, charter a boat in Washington, and check out a BBQ throwdown.

September 8, 2016

We visit three festivals, the Mountain State Fair, and a popular grill in Rocky Point.

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Thursday, February 16, 2017, at 9:00pm:

Tea and Art at the Umstead Hotel and Spa - Producer Julia Carpenter - Cary, NC   

Elk Knob State Park - Producer Derek Long - Todd, NC 

The Museum of the Bizarre - Producer Derek Long - Wilmington, NC  

Kinetic Heights - Producer Keith Blatz - Charlotte, NC 

Quanto Basta Italian Eatery and Wine Bar - Producer Deborah Holt Noel - Winston-Salem, NC

About North Carolina Weekend

Join host DeboDeborah Holt Noelrah Holt Noel as she shares the best things to see and do across the state each weekend.

After a long week of work, chores, and routines, most people breathe a sigh of relief when the weekend arrives. But how can people find out about all the great places to visit across the state?  How can folks get an idea of what an event might be like--before driving two hours to find out for themselves?  Wherever you live in North Carolina, chances are that a nearby music festival, craft show, barbecue or street fair is waiting for you on the weekend. Whether it's 5 or 50 miles away, there's a myriad of possibilities to make you look forward to your next trip…and that's what North Carolina Weekend is all about!

This exciting weekly program takes viewers on a journey beyond black and white pictures and boring text descriptions and into the colorful sites and sounds of the story--giving them a firsthand look at what North Carolina has to offer. Whether you're a fan of bluegrass or jazz, an experienced hiker looking for a new trail to conquer, a family planning their next vacation, or just someone who wants to explore the town next door, this show is for you.

Looking to get away this weekend? Then grab your day planner and TV remote and find out what a North Carolina weekend has in store for you.

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