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Inspired by the pages of Our State magazine, UNC-TV’s half-hour monthly series, Our State, takes you down-home in North Carolina for an in-depth look at the people and places that make our state great! Compelling stories, stunning high-definition videography, and thoughtful narration take you beneath the surface, providing answers to the hows and whys of all things Our State.

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 Coming up on Our State:

3/19 - Waterway Tales/Love Valley/Doll Lady 
Join Bland Simpson for a scenic trip up the Intracoastal Waterway. See the authentic Old West style of the "Cowboy Capital of North Carolina." Enjoy the traditional Corn Husk Dolls of local artisan Pam Earp.

3/26 - Living with an Island/Island Inspirations/Nocturnal Visitors
A casebook look is taken at how to coexist with nature on a barrier island system. "Old Baldie" is not just a beacon to tourists; it and the island it waches over bring inspiration to a special group of artists. Enthusiastic volunteers help a seldom seen nocturnal visitor to our coastal shores, loggerhead turtles.

4/2 - East Fork Pottery/Sweetheart Stream: The Lumber River
Passionate artist Alex Matisse reveals the thoughts and emotions behind his work as he creates pottery with an aesthetic that fuses pre-industrial traditions. Then, join Bland Simpson on a literary journey down the Lumber River.

4/9 - The Land Beneath His Feet/Gardens of Calvary/Barns Reborn
Learn how Hillsborough novelist and Hollywood soap opera scribe Michael Malone finds his story-telling voice in the South. Next, discover a garden full of botanical curiosities and more at Calvary Episcopal Church in Tarboro. Then, meet Roger Dinger, who deconstructs old barns and transforms the weathered wood into fascinating works of art.

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