Editor’s Column

Each month, editor Elizabeth Hudson shares her thoughts about life in North Carolina.
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Have a comment to share or a story suggestion for our editorial team? Want to list a date or event for publication in the magazine? Want to submit a Tar Heel image or share a recipe? You can do all of those things and more through our convenient online submission forms.
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Our State has a lot of stories to tell since its start in 1933. Find archives and links to recent years’ content here.
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At Our State, our mission is to reflect the beauty of North Carolina, to tell the stories of its amazing people and its remarkable history, and to suggest wonderful places to visit. We are unabashedly in love with the Tar Heel State, and every page is designed to be a tribute to where we live. Read more about the history of the magazine here.
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Writer Guidelines

Since 1933, Our State: Down Home in North Carolina has been the most comprehensive source of information on the people, places, culture, history, and folklore of North Carolina. We accept well-written, high-quality articles on subjects of interest to those who live in, visit, or simply love the Tar Heel state.
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Photography Guidelines

Stunning photography is a hallmark of Our State magazine. Photography used in the magazine is currently obtained by assignment only.
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