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Exploring North Carolina

March 1, 2018

We visit a music venue in Black Mountain, celebrate Art in Bloom, & dine in Blowing Rock.


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 Public Media North Carolina 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 Public Media North Carolina, Natural World Productions, LLC, WRAL-TV and the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences.

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Watch 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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