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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.
Coming up on Our State:
5/21 - 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.
5/28 - Mule Rider/To the Lighthouse
Meet Bernie Harberts, a North Carolinian who has sailed the world and now travels the state - and wherever Polly the mule takes him - in his hand-built mobile home. Along the way, strangers turn into friends as Bernie and Polly bring out the best in our state on Mule Rider. Then take in the restoration of the Bodie Island Lighthouse, a beacon to mariners since 1872.
6/4 - 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.
6/11 - Orchids in the Garden/Scenes from 64/The Southern Wild
Learn how the beautiful but finicky orchid finds an ideal environment at the Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden in Belmont. Next, follow artist Chris Wilson as he travels Highway 64 with grand ambitions. Then, spend an emotional summer with the gorillas at the North Carolina Zoo.
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.