Arts & Culture

North Carolina is a land rich in culture, art and creative diversity. Our State magazine brings you features about the people and places of North Carolina.


Toy Stories at Spencer Doll and Toy Museum

In a glittery gown or camo flak jacket, a doll is a doll is a doll. (Unless it’s an...

Ann Bailey Builds a Life on Diamond Dreams

A Nash County orphan at 8, a widow in her 30s, Ann Bailey decided early on that hard work...

100 Years of Hugging: Winey Bears Country Store

Whether torn to shreds by a jealous pet, or simply loved to pieces after years of cuddling, stuffed animals...

Readers’ Choice: 2014 Story of the Year

With every issue of Our State, our mission is to tell good stories that capture the true essence of...

Readers’ Choice: 2014 Cover of the Year

Each Our State cover is meticulously selected for its ability to capture the essence of the issue and to...

Readers’ Choice: 2014 Recipe of the Year

In 2014, our food bloggers and recipe testers were busy in the kitchen creating dishes that celebrated classic Southern...

Readers’ Choice: 2014 Photo Essay of the Year

From the peaks of Grandfather Mountain to the farms of Iredell County, Our State's 2014 photo essays tell a...

Readers’ Choice: 2014 Video of the Year

Watch stories found in the magazine come to life in exclusive videos produced by Our State, and see the...

Joyride: A Sled Ride with Grandpa

A coastal snowfall, an iconic sled, and a gruff grandpa conspire for a final adventure down the dunes.