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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:

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.

8/28 - The Krüger Brothers/An Illuminating Personality
Meet the Krüger Brothers, German immigrants who grew up in Switzerland and followed the sound of the music they loved all the way to North Carolina. Then, with a playful love of fireworks and a meticulous process, pyrotechnician Jeff Hale creates magic in the sky with his dazzling displays.

9/4 - Thomas Built Bus/Poplar Appeal/Cherokee Language
Go behind the scenes of the company that has been making the ubiquitous yellow busses for several generations. Naturalist and storyteller Doug Elliot shares entertaining perspectives. Explore Cherokee language and culture as one of the primary areas within the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area.

9/11 - 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.


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