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North Carolina Weekend

Rediscover & Reconsider the State You're in with Refreshing, New Shows in October

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.

North Carolina Weekend premieres season 18 with From Dock 1053, Thursday, October 1, at 9 PM, on UNC-TV.

North Carolina Weekend Newsletter

Our weekly email delivers amazing food, art and cultural opportunities across the state to help you make your weekend plans.

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This Season on North Carolina Weekend

Title: From Dock 1053
Airdate: Thursday, October 1, 2020 | Watch Preview
Featured Stories:

  1. Good Hops Brewing and Disc Golf | Learn More
  2. Mason's Sweet Shoppe | Learn More
  3. Wilber's Barbecue | Learn More
  4. Hammocks Beach State Park | Learn More
  5. The Art of Light | Learn More

Relive Your Favorite Moments from Season 17

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

Let Us Take You There

From down low on the ground to flying high above it all, North Carolina Weekend's engaging, new “Let Us Take You There” vignettes put you in the heart of all the action!

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Let Us Take You There: The Duke Lemur Center

We show off some of the Duke Lemur Center's newest residents in this short video.

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Let Us Take You There: The Duke Lemur Center
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Let Us Take You There: The Duke Lemur Center
Let Us Take You There: Sylvan Heights Bird Park
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Let Us Take You There: Sylvan Heights Bird Park

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!

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Take a look at all the Bob Garner-approved eateries across North Carolina!

North Carolina Weekend Newsletter

Our weekly email delivers amazing food, art and cultural opportunities across the state to help you make your weekend plans.

Sign up for our newsletter.