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Find your weekend destination with NC Weekend on PBS NC.
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, NC Weekend brings our state's must-see places and events right into your home.
This Season on NC Weekend
Watch Now: Romance | NC Weekend
Thursday, February 11, 9 PM on PBS NC and the PBS Video App
North Carolina Weekend explores romantic places around the state beginning with a trip to JuneBug Retro Resort in Weaverville, horseback lovers will love Leatherwood Mountains Resort, or maybe try afternoon tea at the Umstead Hotel and Spa in Cary. Romantics on the coast will love The Jarvis at 220 B&B in New Bern or if you want a romantic meal or cocktail you'll love the Hackney in Washington.
Title: Back to Nature
Airdate: Thursday, January 21, 2021 | Watch Episode
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: Cozy Escapes
Airdate: Thursday, January 7, 2021 | Watch Episode
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 Seagrove Pottery District
Airdate: Thursday, November 12, 2020 | Watch Episode
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 Mount Airy
Airdate: Thursday, October 22, 2020 | Watch Episode
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
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 Dock 1053
Airdate: Thursday, October 1, 2020 | Watch Episode
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
Title: Country Stores
Airdate: Thursday, June 11, 2020
Title: Things To Do with the Kids
Airdate: Thursday, June 25, 2020
Title: Finding Your Adventure
Airdate: Thursday, July 2, 2020
Title: State Parks & Treasures, Part 2
Airdate: Thursday, July 16, 2020
Title: Arts Around NC
Airdate: Thursday, July 23, 2020
Title: Best of Bob Garner
Airdate: Thursday, July 30, 2020
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.
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."
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.
Take a look at all the Bob Garner-approved eateries across North Carolina!