Research Triangle Park, NC – UNC-TV Public Media North Carolina (PMNC), North Carolina’s Statewide public media network, goes all-in to Hickory and Catawba Valley this month with its PMNC CARES initiative. Public Media North Carolina is connecting audiences with resources through education and service…and we want to hear from citizens from across the area. PMNC wants to know what works, what needs work, what matters and how to serve Catawba Valley residents and all North Carolinians better than ever.

Thursday & Saturday,
March 22 & 24

North Carolina Weekend Taping:
The team will explore Hickory and discover the gems of the community – including Hatch Sandwich, Harper House, Salt Block Art Museum, Fourk Dinner, Sweet Pea B&B, 1712 Spirits, the Catawba Valley Pottery Gala, Old Hickory Tap Room and much more! Learn more at

Saturday, March 24, 1pm

North Carolina Weekend Meetup—Open to the Public!
Join David Hardy, senior producer of North Carolina Weekend, and videographer Bob Gunter for a free meet-and-greet at the Olde Hickory Tap Room, on Union Square, at 1pm. Learn more and RSVP at

About PMNC Cares
Public Media North Carolina Connecting Audiences with Resources through Education and Service—is a yearlong listening tour initiative to take PMNC to communities across North Carolina. Over 2018, PMNC is traveling across the state meeting citizens from all walks of life and telling stories that matter in seven communities—Winston-Salem, Hickory, Goldsboro, Wilmington, Asheville, Charlotte and the Triangle area of Chapel Hill, Durham and Raleigh. Learn more about visits and activities both past and present at

About UNC-TV Public Media North Carolina
UNC-TV Public Media North Carolina (PMNC) provides people of all ages with enriching media through a distinctive array of programs and services. This statewide public media network is comprised of four over-the-air channels—UNC-TV PBS & More Channel, North Carolina Channel, Rootle PMNC’s 24/7 PBS KIDS Channel and The Explorer Channel—as well as online content delivery and in-person engagement.

Storytelling is what drives Public Media North Carolina. By listening to, learning from and telling the stories of North Carolinians working tirelessly to improve their communities, PMNC fulfills its promise and meets its responsibility as stewards of public media. On-air, online and in-person, PMNC connects its audience, communities and partners with each other, the world and endless possibility by providing content and services that educate, engage and inspire. Visit and join the conversation by connecting with us at, @unctv on Twitter and