Digital Archive Scavenger Hunt

Digital Archive Scavenger Hunt

Try your hand at Our State‘s digital archive scavenger hunt for a chance to win a $25 gift card to the Our State Store.
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Arts & Culture

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Readers’ Choice: 2013 Video of the Year

Vote for Our State’s 2013 video of the year in this year’s Readers’ Choice.
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Readers Choice: 2013 Photo Essay of the Year

Vote for your favorite photo essay from this past year.
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Readers’ Choice: 2013 Story of the Year

With every issue of Our State, our intent is to tell good stories that capture the true essence of the people and places that make North Carolina unique. We often hear from you about the stories you enjoy most, the
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Christmas Tree

Oh, (State) Christmas Tree!

A Fraser fir, always and only. Folks who’d stoop to taking home something like a Scotch pine? Amateurs.
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Balsam Mountain Inn Music

Balsam Encore

There are no televisions at this mountain retreat, where an older form of entertainment keeps guests coming back.
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Marie Evans Pocket Portraits

Pocket Portraits: Miniature Pet Sculptures

An artist in Welcome gives her customers a way to keep the animals they love close to their hearts.
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Capture Carolina: 2013 Reader Photo Contest Winners

We’re happy to announce the winners of this year’s reader photo contest.
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Prayer For NC

Faith and Equality: 5 Books That Inspire Win Bassett

Writer, lawyer, divinity student – Win Bassett shares five books on faith and equality that shaped his perspective on life.
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Amazing Grace: An Original Composition

Listen to singer and cellist Shana Tucker’s original arrangement of this traditional hymn.
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Letters from Home

Boogie Woogie Redux

Letters From Home — an Andrews Sisters tribute act from the Piedmont — brings fans of the original trio to their feet with World War II-era ditties.
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