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North Carolina Weekend

Rediscover & Reconsider the State You're in with Refreshing, New Shows Throughout June & July!

Find your weekend destination on UNC-TV.

Thursdays, at 9 PM | Fridays, at 5 PM

Tuesdays, at 7:30 PM

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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Funding for North Carolina Weekend is made possible in part by ElectriCities.


As our state begins to re-open, North Carolina Weekend invites you to rediscover—and reconsider—the state you’re in. Thoughtfully curated episodes explore the best weekend daytrips and great getaways.

Please note: Your safety is our top priority; wth COVID-19 limiting travel and recreation, we urge you to continue following public health officials’ guidance for physical distancing. Many of the places featured on North Carolina Weekend may be closed, have reduced hours or just aren’t appropriate at this time. So, sit back, enjoy the show and take notes about all the great things you can do in our state as our situation improves. Thank you for your understanding and have a rejuvenating North Carolina Weekend!

Title: State Park Treasures, Part 1

Airdate: Thursday, June 4, 2020
Featured Stories:

  1. Stone Mountain State Park View
  2. Goose Creek State Park View
  3. Merchant’s Millpond State Park View
  4. Hammocks Beach State Park View
  5. Gorges State Park View
  6. Count on Me NC Campaign

Title: Country Stores

Airdate: Thursday, June 11, 2020
Featured Stories:

  1. D.E. Turner Hardware View
  2. Thompson’s Store View
  3. Stanfield’s General Store View
  4. JR Moore & Son General Store View
  5. Conrad & Hinkle Food Market
  6. Wilkes Hardware View

Title: Small-Town Delights

Airdate: Thursday, June 18, 2020
Featured Stories:

  1. Historic Halifax View
  2. Burgaw Train Depot View
  3. Andy Griffith Museum View
  4. Richard's Coffee Shop View
  5. Carl McEwan Historic Village View
  6. Elkin Trails

Title: Things To Do with the Kids

Airdate: Thursday, June 25, 2020
Featured Stories:

  1. Simply Natural Creamery View
  2. Aurora Fossils View
  3. Eden Drive-In View
  4. Sylvan Heights Bird Park View
  5. Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum View
  6. Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station View
  7. Duke Lemur Center

Title: Finding Your Adventure

Airdate: Thursday, July 2, 2020
Featured Stories:

  1. Nantahala Outdoor Center View
  2. Cashie River Tree Houses
  3. Mount Mitchell Biking View
  4. Rocky Face Park View
  5. American Tobacco Trail Greenway
  6. River Girl Fishing Company View

Title: Mountain Towns

Airdate: Thursday, July 9, 2020
Featured Stories:

  1. Burnsville
  2. Hendersonville View
  3. Downtown Lenoir View
  4. Banner Elk Foodie Tour View
  5. Lake Junaluska Conference & Retreat Center View
  6. Hot Springs Resort & Spa View

Title: State Parks & Treasures, Part 2

Airdate: Thursday, July 16, 2020
Featured Stories:

  1. Fort Macon State Park
  2. Lumber River State Park
  3. Carolina Beach State Park View
  4. Aquariums
  5. Bald Head Island View

Title: Arts Around NC

Airdate: Thursday, July 23, 2020
Featured Stories:

  1. Tiffany Glass at Reynolda View
  2. Qualla Arts & Crafts View
  3. Asheville Glass Scene View
  4. Southern Highlands Craft Guild View
  5. Studio 32 Gallery View
  6. National Tea Pot Show at Cedar Creek Gallery View

Title: Best of Bob Garner

Airdate: Thursday, July 30, 2020
Featured Stories:

  1. Wilber’s Re-Opening
  2. Redneck BBQ Lab View
  3. Montero’s Restaurant View
  4. Sweet Potatoes View
  5. El’s Drive-In View
  6. Pinehurst Track Restaurant View
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