Our State: Season 5 Episodes

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Season 5

Episode 501

Tweetsie RailroadExperience a funfilled tip of the hat to the Old West at Tweetsie Railroad in the North Carolina mountains.

Silver LiningSilver Lining captures beach life with fresh eyes on every new canvas with plein air painter John Silver.

Brasstown DancersBrasstown Dancers vibrantly interpret historic folk life.

Episode 502

Tarheel Towns: Elizabeth City - Bland Simpson introduces us to his home town.

Window Dressing - How Salem Stained Glass restores or creates a dazzling array of windows for churches, public buildings, and private homes all over our state.

On Pines and Needles - Longleaf pine needles have become a valuable North Carolina harvest.

Episode 503

Living with an Island - A casebook look at how to coexist with nature on a barrier island system.

Island Inspirations - "Old Baldie" is not just a beacon to tourists; it and the island it waches over bring inspiration to a special group of artists.

Nocturnal Visitors - Enthusiastic volunteers help a seldom seen nocturnal visitor to our coastal shores, loggerhead turtles.

Episode 504

Trailmakers - Meet Allen de Hart, 'father' of the Mountains to Sea trail.

Wild Friends - Durham's Piedmont Wildlife Center and Triangle Wildlife Rehabilitation Clinic help educate the public to the needs of wildlife.

Wonders in Wood - The finely crafted musical instruments of John Sipe.

Episode 505

Gingerbread - The creativity, excitement and high drama that make up this annual event at Grove Park Inn.

Cheerwine - Billy Barnes tells the story of this popular NC soft drink.

Maple Creek Farm - Learn about a family business that collects sap from trees and creates syrup for your table.

Episode 506

Grandfather Mountain - The wild back country of this popular attraction, now poised to become partners with the NC State Parks system.

Going Nuts - 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 Vending - Vintage drink machines are brought back to life as artifacts from a bygone era.

Episode 507

Thomas Built Bus - Behind the scenes of the company that has been making the ubiquitous yellow busses for several generations.

Poplar Appeal - The entertaining perspectives of naturalist and storyteller Doug Elliot.

Cherokee Language - Explore Cherokee language and culture as one of the primary areas within the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area.

Episode 508

Sculpting Glass - Asheville glass artist Alex Gabriel Benrstein uses molten glass to create amazing forms and shapes.

Tar Heel Towns: Hillsborough - D.G. Martin visits the Orange County seat to enjoy its vibrant community and rich history.

Bodie Island Lighthouse - Bodie Island Lighthouse is getting a long awaited restoration so that visitors may once again climb this coastal landmark.