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North Carolina Weekend

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Episodes Airing Thursdays, at 9 PM, on UNC-TV

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Your Host - Deborah Holt Noel

Join host Deborah Holt Noel as she shares the best things to see and do across the state each weekend. Whether you're a fan of bluegrass or jazz, an experienced hiker looking for a new trail to conquer or a family planning their next vacation, North Carolina Weekend brings our state's must-see places and events right into your home.

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THIS SEASON ON NORTH CAROLINA WEEKEND
Title: From Transfer Company Food Hall
Encore Airdate: Thursday, August 22, 2019
Original Airdate: Thursday, June 27, 2019
Featured Stories:
1. Downtown Lenoir - View | Learn More
2. The Lost Colony - View | Learn More
3. Taste Carolina Gourmet Food Tours - View | Learn More
Title: From Clayton
Encore Airdate: Thursday, August 15, 2019
Original Airdate: Thursday, June 20, 2019
Featured Stories:
1. Black Mountain College Museum and Arts Center - View | Learn More
2. Main Street Pizzeria and Taphouse - View | Learn More
3. Sunset Ridge Buffalo Farm - View | Learn More
4. Cowboy Brazilian Steakhouse - View | Learn More
Title: From The Golden Belt Building
Encore Airdate: Thursday, August 8, 2019
Original Airdate: Thursday, June 13, 2019
Featured Stories:
1. Duke Homestead State Historic Site - View | Learn More
2. Pocosin Arts School of Fine Craft - View | Learn More
3. The Asheville Radio Museum - View | Learn More
4. Island Farm - View | Learn More
Title: From Smithfield
Encore Airdate: August 1, 2019
Original Airdate: Thursday, June 6, 2019
Featured Stories:
1. The Mustang Owners Museum - View | Learn More
2. Shatley Springs - View | Learn More
3. Pitt County Brew and ‘Cue Trail - View | Learn More
4. Canteen Market and Bistro - View | Learn More
Title: From Fayetteville and Cumberland County
Original Airdate: Thursday, July 25, 2019
Featured Stories:
1. A Weekend in Fayetteville - View | Learn More
2. Tweetsie Railroad - View | Learn More
3. Farmer and the Dail Bakery - View | Learn More
Title: From Maple View Farm
Original Airdate: Thursday, July 18, 2019
Featured Stories:
1. Turtle Island Preserve - View | Learn More
2. Grandfather Mountain - View | Learn More
3. Waterbug Tours - View | Learn More
4. Scoops Ice Cream and Such - View | Learn More
Title: From the Rosemary House B&B and Kindred Gallery in Pittsboro
Original Airdate: Thursday,July 11, 2019
Featured Stories:
1. Pittsboro's Folk Art Scene - View | Learn More
2. Adventures in Burke County - View | Learn More
Title: From North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences
Original Airdate: Thursday, July 4, 2019
Featured Stories:
1. Asheville’s Glass Scene - View | Learn More
2. Southern Grace Distilleries - View | Learn More
3. Aurora Fossil Museum - View | Learn More
4. Willow’s Bistro - View | Learn More

Title: From Gibsonville
Encore Airdate: Thursday, May 30, 2019
Original Airdate: October 11, 2018
Featured Stories:
1. A Weekend in West Jefferson - View I Learn More
2. Machapunga EcoTours - View I Learn more
3. Gibsonville Antiques and Collectibles - View I Learn more

Title: From New Bern
Encore Airdate: Thursday, May 23, 2019
Original Airdate: March 28, 2019
Featured Stories:
1. A Weekend in New Bern - View I Learn More
2. The Jarvis at 220 Event Venue and Bed & Breakfast - View I Learn more
3. Persimmons Waterfront Restaurant - View I Learn more
Title: From Chatham Beverage District
Encore Airdate: May 16, 2019
Original Airdate: March 21, 2019
Featured Stories:
1. The Chatham Beverage District - View I Learn More
2. The 1915 with the Blue Ridge Artisan Center - View I Learn more
3. The Hickory Museum of Art turns 75 - View I Learn more
4. Marabella Restaurants - View I Learn More and More
Title: From Theatre in the Park
Encore Airdate: Thursday, May 9 2019
Original Airdate: March 14, 2019
Featured Stories:
1. NC Stage Company - View I Learn More
2. The Country Doctor Museum - View I Learn more
3. Wake2Wake Watersports - View I Learn more
4. The Starlight Café and Farm - View I Learn more
Title: From Ayr Mount
Encore Airdate: Thursday May 2, 2019
Original Airdate: March 7, 2018
Featured Stories:
1. “A Vanderbilt House Party” - View I Learn More
2. Linney’s Mill - View I Learn more
3. Sensation Farmhouse Restaurant - View I Learn more
 
Title: From Brightleaf Square
Encore Airdate: Thursday, April 25, 2019
Original Airdate: Thursday, February 28, 2019
Featured Stories:
1. King Chicken Inn - View | Learn More
2. Levine Museum of the New South - View | Learn More
3. Angry Troll Brewing - View | Learn More
4. The Mad Boar Restaurant - View | Learn More
Title: From Pittsboro
Encore Airdate: Thursday, April 18, 2019
Original Airdate: February 14, 2019
Featured Stories:
1. The Barn Dance - View | Learn More
2. French Connections - View | Learn More
3. Bluegrass Around the State - View | Learn More
4. The Fiction Kitchen - View | Learn More
Title: From Fayetteville
Encore Airdate: Thursday April 11, 2019
Original Airdate: February 21, 2019
Featured Stories:
1. The Scottish Tartans Museum and Heritage Center - View | Learn More + And More
2. Andy Warhol Exhibit at the McCune International Art Gallery - View | Learn More
3. Carolinas Aviation Museum - View | Learn More
4. The Riverview Cafe - View | Learn More
 
Title: From Downtown Goldsboro
Encore Airdate: April 4, 2019
Original Airdate: February 7, 2019
Featured Stories:
1. Conrad & Hinkle Food Market - View | Learn More
2. Seymour Johnson Air Force Base - View | Learn More
3. Studio 32 - View | Learn More
4. Rose Hill Restaurant - View | Learn More
 
Title: From Union Station
Encore Airdate: January 31, 2019
Original Airdate: November 29, 2018
Featured Stories:
1. Carolina Touring Company - View | Learn More
2. Sanctuary Vineyards - View | Learn More
3. Enchanted Airlie and Denton Farm Park Holiday Train - View | Learn More Airlie | Learn More Denton
4. East Carolina Wildlife Art Festival - View | Learn More
Title: From Copa Restaurant in Durham
Encore Airdate: January 24, 2019
Original Airdate: November 22, 2018
Featured Stories:
1. Copa - View | Learn More
2. The Billy Graham Library - View | Learn More
3. Surry Wine Passport Part Two - View | Learn More
4. La Farm Bakery - View | Learn More
 
Title: From The Hindu Society of NC
Encore Airdate: January 17, 2019
Original Airdate: November 15, 2018
Featured Stories:
1. Indian Culture in the Triangle - View | Learn More
2. Wright Brothers National Memorial Museum - View | Learn More
3. Surry Winter Wine Passport- Part One - View | Learn More
4. Stackhouse American Eatery and Pub - View | Learn More
Title: From Morgan Street Food Hall
Encore Airdate: January 10, 2019
Original Airdate: November 8, 2018
Featured Stories:
1. A Weekend in Edenton - View | Learn More
2. Nags Head Woods Preserve - View | Learn More
3. Morgan Street Food Hall - View | Learn More
4. "Outlander" at Tryon Palace - View | Learn More
Title: From The Mayton Inn in Cary
Encore Airdate: January 4, 2019
Original Airdate: November 1, 2018
Featured Stories:
1. Cary’s Food and Beer Scene - View | Learn More
2. The GlasStation - View | Learn More
3. Southern Distilling Company - View | Learn More
4. The Redneck BBQ Lab - View | Learn More
Title: From The Ackland Art Museum in Chapel Hill
Encore Airdate: December 27, 2018
Original Airdate: October 25, 2018
Featured Stories:
1. The Muddy Creek Café - View | Learn More
2. The Ackland Art Museum - View | Learn More
3. Beaufort Grocery Company - View | Learn More
4. The Conservators Center - View | Learn More

Title: From Vita Vite Wine Bar in Raleigh
Encore Airdate: December 20, 2018
Original Airdate: October 18, 2018
Featured Stories:
1. The Original Siamese Twins Exhibit - View | Learn More
2. The O. Henry Hotel - View | Learn More
3. The French Broad Chocolate Lounge - View | Learn More
4. Villa Verde Dominican Restaurant - View | Learn More

Title: From the Unscripted Hotel in Durham
Encore Airdate: December 6, 2018
Original Airdate: October 4, 2018
Featured Stories:
1. Destination: Lansing - View I Learn More
2. Ernie Barnes Exhibit at NC Museum of History - View I Learn more
3. Thomasville Trains - View I Learn more
4. Mike's Farm - View I Learn More

OUR STORYTELLERS
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Host - Deborah Holt Noel


Deborah Holt Noel is a graduate of Saint Augustine's College (University) and earned her Master of Arts degree from the University of Maryland at College Park. As part of her Master's requirement, Deborah produced an historical 37-minute documentary titled Exhausted Remedies: The Joe Holt Story, about her family’s pioneering effort to integrate Raleigh Public Schools. This documentary won a prestigious CINE Eagle award and was featured in the Visions series on UNC-TV.

She enjoys life in the Triangle as a wife and mother, and when she's not out discovering fun and beautiful places across the state, she likes to visit with local family and friends.

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Julia Carpenter


Julia has been a volunteer with UNC-TV since 1996. She started pitching on camera during ‘Festival’ pledge breaks and has been a regular ever since. As a past UNC-TV Board member from 2000 – 2010, she chaired the documentary “North Carolina's World War II Experience,” and has received many community service awards. She is now host of the NC Weekend segment series "Collecting Carolina."

Trained at the Royal Ballet Lower School and Arts Educational in London, Julia has a love of the arts and history: "I have my dream job, traveling across our fascinating state and telling stories about the thriving arts community all around us."
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Bob Garner


Bob Garner is the author of “Bob Garner’s Book of Barbecue,” as well as two previous books about North Carolina’s favorite food: “North Carolina Barbecue: Flavored by Time” and “Bob Garner’s Guide to North Carolina Barbecue.”

Bob has appeared on Food Network with Paula Deen (“Paula’s Home Cookin”) and with Bobby Flay (“Food Nation”); on ABC’s “Good Morning America;” and on the Travel Channel’s “Road Trip.” He has produced several hour-long specials on North Carolina “down home” restaurants, as well as producing a UNC-TV series on rural life in the Tar Heel state entitled “Carolina Countryside,” which was later broadcast on Discovery.
EXTRAS
COLLECTING CAROLINA
Discover North Carolina treasures with Julia Carpenter!
MMM-MMM MAP
Take a look at all the Bob Garner-approved eateries across North Carolina!
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