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The next new episode debuts Thursday, May 1!

Thursday nights at 8:00 P.M., only on UNC-TV

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.

Watch the latest new episode East Fork Pottery/Sweetheart Stream: The Lumber River online now.

Coming up on Our State:

4/3 (NEW EPISODE) - 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.

4/10 - The Land Beneath his Feet/The 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.

4/17 - Tryon Palace/David Holt/Energy Xchange
Retrace the amazing reconstruction of this richly historic site. Meet musician, storyteller and historian David Holt, and get treated to his concert. Travel to Burnsville to learn how a landfill ingeniously powers artists’ studios.

4/24 - Tar Heel Towns: Elizabeth City/Window Dressing/On Pines and Needles
Bland Simpson introduces us to his home town. Salem Stained Glass restores or creates a dazzling array of windows for churches, public buildings and private homes all over our state. Longleaf pine needles have become a valuable North Carolina harvest.

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