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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.

Watch the latest new episode, Dorton Arena/Wild Horses/The Flag Man, online now!

The next new episode debuts Thursday, August 7:

Poems for Everyone/Hart Square - Experience poet Amy Bagwell’s vision of immersing the public in poetry through murals and news racks in Uptown Charlotte. Then, travel to Hart Square, an oasis of nineteenth-century life in modern Catawba County, where Dr. Robert Hart explains his dedication to not only preserving the largest collection of historical log structures in the United States, but bringing that history to life.


Coming up on Our State:

7/31 - Trailmakers/Wild Friends/Wonders in Wood
Meet Allen de Hart, 'father' of the Mountains to Sea trail. Durham's Piedmont Wildlife Center and Triangle Wildlife Rehabilitation Clinic help educate the public about the needs of wildlife. John Sipe creates finely crafted musical instruments.

8/7 - Poems for Everyone/Hart Square - NEW EPISODE
Experience poet Amy Bagwell’s vision of immersing the public in poetry through murals and news racks in Uptown Charlotte. Then, travel to Hart Square, an oasis of nineteenth-century life in modern Catawba County, where Dr. Robert Hart explains his dedication to not only preserving the largest collection of historical log structures in the United States, but bringing that history to life.

8/14 - 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.

8/21 - Living with an Island/Island Inspirations/Nocturnal Visitors
Take a casebook look at how to coexist with nature on a barrier island system. "Old Baldie" is not just a beacon to tourists; the lighthouse and the island it waches over inspire a special group of artists. Enthusiastic volunteers help a seldom seen nocturnal visitor to our coastal shores: loggerhead turtles.


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