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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: Timeless Traditions
Airdate: August 26, 2021
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Scotland County Highland Games
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Historic Corolla Park
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Korners Folly
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Zweli's Kitchen and Catering
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Mitchell Hardware from My Home, NC
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Title: Mountains to Sea
Airdate: August 19, 2021
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Featured Stories:
Burke County Adventures
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Western North Carolina Sculpture Center and Park
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Sam Jones BBQ
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Bogue Sound Distillery
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Title: Hidden Gems
Airdate: August 12, 2021
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Featured Stories:
The Old Mill of Guilford
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Surry County Sestercentennial
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The Graylyn Estate
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Mount Olive
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The Table Restaurant and Back to Earth Farm
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Title: Sea Sprays and Blueways
Airdate: August 5, 2021
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Featured Stories:
Gaston County Blueways Adventure
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Outer Banks Brewing Station
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Seavisions Charters
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Haw River Mushrooms from My Home, NC
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Title: Along Our Waters
Airdate: July 29, 2021
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Featured Stories:
Croatan National Forest
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A Weekend in Washington
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Savage Surfboards
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Title: Handcrafted Arts
Airdate: July 22, 2021
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Featured Stories:
Yadkin Valley Fiber Center
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Mary's Gone Wild
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Artspace
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Bolick and Traditions Pottery
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Penland School of Craft
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Title: Get Outside!
Airdate: July 15, 2021
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Featured Stories:
Yadkin River State Paddle Trail
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Snakeroot Ecotours
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Howell Woods Environmental Learning Center
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Hang Gliding at Jockey's Ridge
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Tweetsie Railroad
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Paradise in Eden from Our State Magazine
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Title: From Guglhupf Bakery and Café
Airdate: July 8, 2021
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Featured Stories:
Val's Gourmet Bakery
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The Lion and the Rose Bed & Breakfast
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The Pour House Music Hall and Record Shop
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Guglhupf Bakery, Café and Biergarten
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Nellie's Southern Kitchen from My Home, NC
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Title: From the Ava Gardner Museum
Airdate: July 1, 2021
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Featured Stories:
IBX Balloon Flights
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Boone's Fly Shop
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The Ava Gardner Museum
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The Colonial Inn
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Matthews, NC from Our State
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Title: Day Trips Around Greenville
Airdate: Thursday, June 24, 2021
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Featured Stories: 
Greenville Brew and 'Cue Trail
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Coffee Arts at Swindell's Store
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Kitty Hawk Kites in Beaufort
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Main and Mill Oyster Bar and Tavern
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Simply Natural Creamery from Our State
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Title: Classic Carolina
Airdate: June 17, 2021
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Featured Stories:
The Andy Griffith Museum
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Qualla Arts and Crafts Mutual
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Battleship North Carolina
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The Omni Grove Park Inn
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The Lost Colony
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Red Bridges Barbecue Lodge from Our State
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Title: Fan Favorites
Airdate: Thursday, June 10, 2021
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Featured Stories:
Dirty Dancing Festival at Lake Lure
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King Chicken Drive-In
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Yoder's Dutch Pantry
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Woolly Worm Festival
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S&T's Soda Shoppe
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Title: The Foothills
Airdate: Thursday, June 3, 2021
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Featured Stories:
The Reeves Theater and Café
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Fading D Farm
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Traphill
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Wilkesboro
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Yadkin Valley Wines from Our State
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Title: NC Green Travel
Airdate: Thursday, May 27, 2021
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Featured Stories:
Lake Waccamaw State Park
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Raffaldini Vineyards and Winery
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NC Green Travel Initiative
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The North Carolina Botanical Garden
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Top of the Hill Restaurant, Brewery and Distillery
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Bright Works Bistro
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Title: Wake Up NC!
Airdate: Thursday, May 20, 2021
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Featured Stories:
Zuma Coffee
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Richard's Coffee Shop
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Lorraine's Coffee House and Music
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Vortex Donuts
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Esteamed Coffee
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Title: Day Trips from Greensboro
Airdate: Thursday, May 13, 2021
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Featured Stories:
A Weekend in Greensboro
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Glencoe Mill Village
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Haand Pottery
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Goat Lady Dairy from Our State
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Title: International Charms
Airdate: Thursday, May 6, 2021
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Featured Stories:
La Caseta
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French Connections
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Flor de America Cigars
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Namu
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Chai Pani from My Home, NC
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Title: Historic Sites
Airdate: Thursday, February 25, 2021 
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Featured Stories:
Reunion on Somerset Place
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The Scottish Tartans Museum and Heritage Center
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Wright Brothers National Memorial Visitor Center
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Linney's Mill
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Judaculla Rock from My Home, NC
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Title: Wineries, Breweries and Spirits
Airdate: Thursday, February 18, 2021
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Featured Stories:
The Chatham Beverage District 
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Botanist and Barrel Cidery
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The Lost Colony Brewery and Cafe
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Southern Grace Distilleries
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A Wine-Lover's Guide to the Upper Hiwassee Highlands from Our State Magazine
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Title: Romance
Airdate: Thursday, February 11, 2021
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Featured Stories:
The Candy Factory | Learn More
La Guinguette Cafe | Learn More
Uncle Cheesecake | Learn More
Miss Angels Heavenly Pies | Learn More
Imladris Farm’s Jam Man | Learn More

Title: Cozy Escapes
Airdate: Thursday, January 7, 2021
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Featured Stories:
The Beach in Winter | Learn More
Beech Mountain Resort | Learn More
The Grand Bohemian Hotel | Learn More
Winter Waterfalls | Learn More
Meet the Maker: Janet Blough from Our State Magazine | Learn More

Title: From the North Carolina Museum of Art
Airdate: Thursday, November 26, 2020
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Featured Stories:
King Saul at the NCMA | Learn More
Accessing Art | Learn More
Smith's Red & White | Learn More
The Christmas Tree Whisperer | Learn More

Title: From Downtown Durham
Airdate: Thursday, November 19, 2020 
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Featured Stories:
Postcards of Durham | Learn More
The Workshop | Learn More
Traphill | Learn More
The Arepa Bar | Learn More
Roam Outdoors | Learn More

Title: From the Seagrove Pottery District
Airdate: Thursday, November 12, 2020
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Featured Stories:
North Carolina Daniel Boone Heritage Trail | Learn More
The Horton Hotel | Learn More
Antiquing in Wilson | Learn More
Moravian Cookies: A Living History | Learn More
Celebration of Seagrove Potters | Learn More

Title: From Holly Springs
Airdate: Thursday, November 5, 2020
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Featured Stories:
Warsaw Veterans Day Parade | Learn More
Hiddenite Arts and Cultural Center | Learn More
On the Square | Learn More
Five Star Coffee Roasters | Learn More

Title: From UHill Walls in Durham
Airdate: Thursday, October 29, 2020
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Featured Stories:
Camp North End | Learn More
Todd General Store | Learn More
Homeplace Beer Company | Learn More
Morris Costumes | Learn More

Title: From Mount Airy
Airdate: Thursday, October 22, 2020
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Featured Stories:
Round Peak Vineyards | Learn More
Fort Macon State Park | Learn More
Raleigh Road Outdoor Theatre | Learn More
Appalachian Mural Trail | Learn More
So Good Pupusas | Learn More

Title: From the Land of Waterfalls
Airdate: Thursday, October 15, 2020
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Featured Stories:
RV Camping in Brevard | Learn More
Café Madeleine Bakery and Wine | Learn More
Pettigrew State Park | Learn More
Stone Ashe Vineyards | Learn More
Parahdise Sculpture | Learn More

Title: From The Innovation Quarter in Winston-Salem
Airdate: Thursday, October 8, 2020
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Featured Stories:
Krankies Coffee | Learn More
The Roanoke River Trail | Learn More
Seagrove Orchids | Learn More
Benne on Eagle | Learn More

Title: From Dock 1053
Airdate: Thursday, October 1, 2020
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Featured Stories:
Good Hops Brewing and Disc Golf | Learn More
Mason's Sweet Shoppe | Learn More
Wilber's Barbecue | Learn More
Hammocks Beach State Park | Learn More
The Art of Light | 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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