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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.

The next new episode, Mountain Spirit/Keepers of the Vine/Thalian Hall, premieres November 5th!

Emmy Statue 
  Watch the latest new episode,
  See Our State's wins at the 29th Midsouth Regional Emmy® Awards!    

Coloring Contest ENTER TO WIN: What It Was, Was Football Coloring Contest!

This month, CenterPiece magazine, UNC-TV's award-winning monthly program guide, presents its first-ever coloring cover. Coloring is a great way to relax, and it’s fun for all ages. To celebrate Our State’s new season, color your cover (or download a copy here) and submit it to be entered in a random drawing. One lucky artist will win a year’s subscription to Our State magazine and other great prizes!

OFFICIAL RULES: No purchase necessary. Coloring sheet entries are on the cover of the October 2015 issue of UNC-TV’s monthly program guide CenterPiece, downloadable online here and at facebook.com/unctv, and available at UNC-TV events during the promotion period, September 30-November 2, 2015. One entry per household. Odds of winning determined by the number of entries received. All entries must be received at UNC-TV by Monday, November 2, 2015. UNC-TV employees and their family members are ineligible to participate in this promotion. Winner will be announced in the December issue of CenterPiece. Submit your completed coloring sheet, along with your name and contact information to UNC-TV PO Box 14900 RTP, NC 27709-4900, centerpiece@unctv.org, facebook.com/unctv or tweet it to us @unctv.

Coming up on Our State:

10/8 - William Ivey Long: Ties that Bind/Natural Connections
Meet acclaimed Broadway costume designer William Ivey Long, who got his start working backstage at The Lost Colony outdoor drama. He returned to Manteo years later to put his expertise to work redesigning every costume after a disastrous fire threatened this North Carolina treasure. Then, head to the Southern Appalachian woods with naturalist, herbalist and storyteller Doug Elliott.

10/15 - Tweetsie Railroad/Silver Lining/Brasstown Dancers
Tweetsie Railroad is one of North Carolina's best-loved attractions. Silver Lining captures beach life with fresh eyes on every new canvas with plein air painter John Silver. Brasstown Dancers vibrantly interpret historic folk life.

10/22 - Elizabeth City/Window Dressing/On Pines and Needles
Bland Simpson introduces us to Elizabeth City, his home town. See how Salem Stained Glass restores and creates dazzling arrays of windows for churches. Learn how longleaf pine needles emerged as a valuable North Carolina harvest.

10/29 - Stickbuilt/Pumpkin Delights/Tar Heel Towns: Weaverville
On the Guilford College campus, acclaimed artist Patrick Dougherty constructs otherworldly sculptures out of saplings. See the Halloween pumpkin carvings and crowds who visit them on a bridge in Bynum. D.G. Martin explores a delightful mountain destination.

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