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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, NC Weekend brings our state's must-see places and events right into your home.

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This Season on NC Weekend

Title: Historic Sites
Airdate: Thursday, February 25, 2021 | Watch Episode

Featured Stories:
Reunion on Somerset Place | Learn More
The Scottish Tartans Museum and Heritage Center | Learn More
Wright Brothers National Memorial Visitor Center | Learn More
Linney's Mill | Learn More
Judaculla Rock from My Home, NC | Learn More

 

Title: Wineries, Breweries and Spirits
Airdate: Thursday, February 18, 2021 | Watch Episode

Featured Stories:
The Chatham Beverage District | Learn More
Botanist and Barrel Cidery | Learn More
The Lost Colony Brewery and Cafe | Learn More
Southern Grace Distilleries | Learn More
A Wine-Lover's Guide to the Upper Hiwassee Highlands from Our State Magazine | Learn More

Title: Romance
Airdate: Thursday, February 11, 2021 | Watch Episode

Featured Stories:
JuneBug Retro Resort | Learn More
Leatherwood Mountains Resort | Learn More
Art and Afternoon Tea at the Umstead Hotel | Learn More
The Jarvis at 220 Bed and Breakfast | Learn More
The Hackney | Learn More

Title: Family Trips
Airdate: Thursday, February 4, 2021 | Watch Episode

Featured Stories:
Mystery Hill | Learn More
Kayaking the Alligator River | Learn More
Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden | Learn More
The Lionel Train Store | Learn More
The Brunswick Islands from Our State Magazine | Learn More

Title: Highway 64
Airdate: Thursday, January 28, 2021 | Watch Episode

Featured Stories:
Outer Banks Distilling | Learn More
River and Twine Tiny House Community | Learn More
Downtown Lenoir | Learn More
Downtown Apex | Learn More
Cheetie Kumar from My Home, NC | Learn More

Title: Back to Nature
Airdate: Thursday, January 21, 2021 | Watch Episode

Featured Stories:
The Durham Lemur Center | Learn More
Nags Head Woods Nature Preserve | Learn More
Western North Carolina Nature Center | Learn More
Grandfather Mountain | Learn More
North Carolina Bee Exchange from Our State Magazine | Learn More

Title: Sweet Temptations
Airdate: Thursday, January 14, 2021 | Watch Episode

Featured Stories:
The Candy Factory | Watch | Learn More
La Guinguette Cafe | Watch | Learn More
Uncle Cheesecake | Watch | Learn More
Miss Angels Heavenly Pies | Watch | Learn More
Imladris Farm’s Jam Man | Watch | Learn More

Title: Cozy Escapes
Airdate: Thursday, January 7, 2021 | Watch Episode

Featured Stories:
The Beach in Winter | Watch | Learn More
Beech Mountain Resort | Watch | Learn More
The Grand Bohemian Hotel | Watch | Learn More
Winter Waterfalls | Watch | Learn More
Meet the Maker: Janet Blough from Our State Magazine | Watch | Learn More

Title: From the North Carolina Museum of Art
Airdate: Thursday, November 26, 2020 | Watch Episode

Featured Stories:
King Saul at the NCMA | Watch | Learn More
Accessing Art | Watch | Learn More
Smith's Red & White | Watch | Learn More
The Christmas Tree Whisperer | Watch | Learn More

Title: From Downtown Durham
Airdate: Thursday, November 19, 2020 | Watch Episode

Featured Stories:
Postcards of Durham | Watch | Learn More
The Workshop | Watch | Learn More
Traphill | Watch | Learn More
The Arepa Bar | Watch | Learn More
Roam Outdoors | Watch | Learn More

Title: From the Seagrove Pottery District
Airdate: Thursday, November 12, 2020 | Watch Episode

Featured Stories:
North Carolina Daniel Boone Heritage Trail | Watch | Learn More
The Horton Hotel | Watch | Learn More
Antiquing in Wilson | Watch | Learn More
Moravian Cookies: A Living History | Watch | Learn More
Celebration of Seagrove Potters | Watch | Learn More

Title: From Holly Springs
Airdate: Thursday, November 5, 2020 | Watch Episode

Featured Stories:
Warsaw Veterans Day Parade | Watch | Learn More
Hiddenite Arts and Cultural Center | Watch | Learn More
On the Square | Watch | Learn More
Five Star Coffee Roasters | Watch | Learn More

Title: From UHill Walls in Durham
Airdate: Thursday, October 29, 2020 | Watch Episode

Featured Stories:
Camp North End | Watch | Learn More
Todd General Store | Watch | Learn More
Homeplace Beer Company | Watch | Learn More
Morris Costumes | Watch | Learn More

Title: From Mount Airy
Airdate: Thursday, October 22, 2020 | Watch Episode

Featured Stories:
Round Peak Vineyards | Watch | Learn More
Fort Macon State Park | Watch | Learn More
Raleigh Road Outdoor Theatre | Watch | Learn More
Appalachian Mural Trail | Watch | Learn More
So Good Pupusas | Watch | Learn More

Title: From the Land of Waterfalls
Airdate: Thursday, October 15, 2020 | Watch Episode

Featured Stories:
RV Camping in Brevard | Watch | Learn More
Café Madeleine Bakery and Wine | Watch | Learn More
Pettigrew State Park | Watch | Learn More
Stone Ashe Vineyards | Watch | Learn More
Parahdise Sculpture | Watch | Learn More

Title: From The Innovation Quarter in Winston-Salem
Airdate: Thursday, October 8, 2020 | Watch Episode

Featured Stories:
Krankies Coffee | Watch | Learn More
The Roanoke River Trail | Watch | Learn More
Seagrove Orchids | Watch | Learn More
Benne on Eagle | Watch | Learn More

Title: From Dock 1053
Airdate: Thursday, October 1, 2020 | Watch Episode

Featured Stories:
Good Hops Brewing and Disc Golf | Watch | Learn More
Mason's Sweet Shoppe | Watch | Learn More
Wilber's Barbecue | Watch | Learn More
Hammocks Beach State Park | Watch | Learn More
The Art of Light | Watch | 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

Our Storytellers

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Our 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 PBS NC.

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 PBS North Carolina 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 also hosted 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 PBS NC series on rural life in the Tar Heel state entitled “Carolina Countryside,” which was later broadcast on Discovery.

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