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Exploring North Carolina

North Carolina's Two Coasts, Part 1

Watch part one of this two-part episode, which probes the natural forces that created our state’s coastline.

Explore Our Diverse State

Host Tom Earnhardt, North Carolina native, explores our state’s diverse local landscapes and unique natural features in this UNC-TV original series. Each exciting episode reveals something special about our state—from natural treasures found in the Great Smoky Mountains to the endless biodiversity of our ever-changing coastline.

Exploring North Carolina is made possible by a partnership between UNC-TV, Natural World Productions, LLC, WRAL-TV and the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences.

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atch Past Episodes of Exploring North Carolina

For nine seasons, Exploring North Carolina has taken viewers on a journey of discovery through North Carolina. From the Black Mountains trails atop Mount Mitchell, and the gold and gemstone mines lining the Piedmont to the endless fossil digs in the clay beds of the Coast, host Tom Earnhardt seeks out the natural wonders that make up our state. 
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