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: 2014 Recipe of the Year

In 2014, our food bloggers and recipe testers were busy in the kitchen creating dishes that celebrated classic Southern recipes and locally-inspired flavors. Which of these recipes was your favorite? Click on the images to learn more and find the recipe links then vote below.
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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 story all their own. Look below to review excerpted pages from this year’s photo essays. Scroll through each slideshow and then vote.
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Readers’ Choice: 2014 Video of the Year

Watch stories found in the magazine come to life in exclusive videos produced by Our State, and vote for your favorite video from 2014 below.
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Joyride: A Sled Ride with Grandpa

A coastal snowfall, an iconic sled, and a gruff grandpa conspire for a final adventure down the dunes.
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Coming Home with Leah Shaw: Performance and Q&A

Leah Shaw, winner of Our State’s 2014 Singer-Songwriter competition, performs her song “Carolina I’m Home” and talks about pining for the land of the longleaf pine.
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Grits & Soul: Live at Our State

Asheville’s Grits & Soul sings about love, heartbreak, and North Carolina in the Our State library.
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Steph Stewart & the Boyfriends, “Wake Me, Carolina”

In 2007, folk musician Stephanie Stewart left North Carolina for the Pacific Northwest. A year later, she returned with inspiration for a song. Watch Steph Stewart & the Boyfriends perform “Wake Me, Carolina” at Turntable in Jamestown.
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Lords of the Ring: The Raleigh Ringers

When this handbell choir puts on a show, the rhymes and chimes of traditional melodies give way to rock ’n’ roll.
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Annie Cicale Calligraphy

From the pen of a Fairview artist flows proof of the enduring importance of handwriting.
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Paperhand Puppet Intervention Inspires Family Fun

In Saxapahaw, volunteers gather to turn cardboard, cornstarch, and other odds and ends into puppets whose giant size matches the scope of their makers’ mission.
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