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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.
Coming up on Our State:
7/2 - Wild Horses/Dorton Arena/The Flag Man
Learn about the uncertain fate of the famous Corolla horses and the people trying to save them. Follow the journey of Dorton Arena, from a simple concept drawing to a world-renowned icon of the NC State Fair and practical design innovation. Explore the history of our Star Spangled Banner with John Andringa, also known as the “Flag Man,” and his collection of over 130 flags.
7/9 - Charlie Poole/Bamboo Country/Vanishing Links
Travel back to the early 1900s to meet Charlie Poole, a linthead from Eden, and hear his revolutionary approach to banjo. Visit the Haiku Bamboo Nursery, and learn more about this beautiful and often misunderstood plant. Discover writer Katey Schultz's passion for North Carolina's hidden footbridges, as she leads a roundabout tour through the North Carolina mountains.
7/16 - Sand and Wood/Harper House/Puppet Masters
Join us to explore Jockey's Ridge and Nags Head Woods Preserve. Then, we'll tour the stunning Victorian home in Hickory known as Harper House. Finaly, see the amazing puppet artistry of the Paperhand Puppet Intervention.
7/23 - Grandfather Mountain/Going Nuts/Vintage Vending
The wild back country of this popular attraction is now poised to become partners with the NC State Parks system. Bertie County Peanuts is a family business that's reaping the benefits of a major NC crop as well as giving the county an economic boost. Vintage drink machines are brought back to life as artifacts from a bygone era.
Our State is produced by UNC-TV in partnership with Our State Magazine.
BB&T generously supports Our State. Since 1872, BB&T has been supporting the people and communities of North Carolina.