History


Celebrating Our State’s 80th Anniversary

Our State magazine celebrates its 80th anniversary this June. We look pretty good for our age, don't we?

Celebrating 80 Years: Pages Past

See inside some of the earliest pages of Our State in this special 80th anniversary photo gallery.

Celebrating 80 Years: A Cover Gallery

View a gallery of Our State covers through the years.

Renaissance Man

In 86 years of life in North Carolina, Billy Arthur has pretty much done it all.

Writing the War

A Catawba County native becomes a trusted correspondent in a time when battle stories are sensational. (Volume 3, Part...

The Getaway

A Yankee fighting for the South is taken as a prisoner of war. (Volume 3, Part 4)

Tales of North Carolina Field Trips

Each year, our state’s fourth graders examine North Carolina’s history for a state-mandated project. But one mother found plenty...

Freedom Fighter: Remembering the 1st North Carolina Colored Volunteers

Following Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation, a lifelong slave, William Henry Singleton, raises an army of black men: the 1st North...

Religion in the Ranks Chapter II of II

The passion of one minister, the Rev. Alexander Davis Betts, pushes him to great lengths with the 30th North...