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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, Poems for Everyone/Hart Square, online now.

Coming up on Our State:

10/23 - 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.

10/30 - 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.

11/6 - Lighter than Air/Mrs. Hanes' Moravian Cookies
In the flatlands just south of Elizabeth City looms a monolithic monument to a mostly forgotten chapter of World War II. We will visit the giant Weeksville hangar that harbored Lighter than Air control craft and learn how they helped turn the tide in the Atlantic. Then, travel to Clemmons, and meet the remarkable family behind Mrs. Hanes' Moravian Cookies.

11/13 - Sculpting Glass/Hillsborough/Bodie Island Lighthouse
Asheville glass artist Alex Gabriel Benrstein uses molten glass to create amazing forms and shapes. D.G. Martin visits the Orange County seat to enjoy its vibrant community and rich history. Bodie Island Lighthouse is getting a long awaited restoration so that visitors may once again climb this coastal landmark. 

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