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North Carolina Weekend

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

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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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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 | Learn More
  2. Goose Creek State Park View | Learn More
  3. Merchant’s Millpond State Park View | Learn More
  4. Hammocks Beach State Park View | Learn More
  5. Gorges State Park View | Learn More
  6. Count on Me NC Campaign View| Learn More

Title: Country Stores

Airdate: Thursday, June 11, 2020
Featured Stories:

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

Title: Small Town Delights

Airdate: Thursday, June 18, 2020
Featured Stories:

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

Title: Things To Do with the Kids

Airdate: Thursday, June 25, 2020
Featured Stories:

  1. Simply Natural Creamery View | Learn More
  2. All-A-Flutter Butterfly Park View | Learn More
  3. Eden Drive-In View | Learn More
  4. Sylvan Heights Bird Park View | Learn More
  5. Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum View | Learn More
  6. Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station View | Learn More
  7. Duke Lemur CenterView| Learn More

Title: Finding Your Adventure

Airdate: Thursday, July 2, 2020
Featured Stories:

  1. Nantahala Outdoor Center View | Learn More
  2. Cashie River Tree HousesView| Learn More
  3. Mount Mitchell Biking View | Learn More
  4. Rocky Face Park View | Learn More
  5. Cary Greenways View| Learn More
  6. River Girl Fishing Company View | Learn More

Title: Mountain Towns

Airdate: Thursday, July 9, 2020
Featured Stories:

  1. Burnsville View | Learn More
  2. Hendersonville View | Learn More
  3. Downtown Lenoir View | Learn More
  4. Beech Mountain Summer Adventures View | Learn More
  5. Lake Lure Spa & Inn View | Learn More
  6. Lansing View| Learn More

Title: State Parks & Treasures, Part 2
Airdate: Thursday, July 16, 2020
Featured Stories:

  1. Tar River Canoeing View | Learn More
  2. Grandfather Mountain State Park View | Learn More
  3. Elk in Maggie Valley View | Learn More
  4. Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park View | Learn More
  5. Bald Head Island View | Learn More
  6. Crowders Mountain State Park View | Learn More

Title: Arts Around NC

Airdate: Thursday, July 23, 2020
Featured Stories:

  1. Tiffany Glass at Reynolda View | Learn More
  2. Blue Ridge Craft Trails View | Learn More
  3. Asheville Glass Scene View | Learn More
  4. National Tea Pot Show at Cedar Creek Gallery View | Learn More
  5. Sawtooth School for Visual Art View | Learn More
  6. Studio 32 Gallery View | Learn More

Title: Best of Bob Garner

Airdate: Thursday, July 30, 2020
Featured Stories:

  1. Fish Bites in Wilmington View | Learn More
  2. The Redneck BBQ Lab in Benson View | Learn More
  3. Merritt's Grill in Chapel Hill View | Learn More
  4. S&T's Soda Shoppe in Pittsboro View | Learn More
  5. Sweet Potatoes Restaurant in Winston-Salem View | Learn More
  6. Burrito Bros in Marion View | Learn More
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