The January 2017 Issue

The January 2017 Issue

The Photography Issue

Behind the Lens: Seven regular Our State contributors share their stories with their own words and pictures.

As North Carolina’s unofficial photographer, Hugh Morton captured memorable scenes from the mountains to the coast.

Bob Timberlake, one of the South’s most celebrated painters, turns North Carolina landscapes into visual stories.

Plus: One of the top photography programs on the East Coast can be found at a small community college in Asheboro.

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Travel

This Weekend in North Carolina: January 20-22
Guides

This Weekend in North Carolina: January 20-22

Your curated guide to events happening across the state this weekend, from the mountains to the coast.

Where & How to Take the Perfect Charlotte Skyline Photo
Central

Where & How to Take the Perfect Charlotte Skyline Photo

North Carolina’s largest city is an inspiring backdrop for photography. The reasons for the pictures, and the stories behind them, say a lot about the place, and its people.

Best Kept Secrets in the Triad: Elsewhere
Presented By Capital Subaru of Greensboro

Best-Kept Secrets in the Triad: Elsewhere, a Living Museum

At this thrift store turned living museum, the artists and exhibits are constantly changing, but the materials remain the same.

Boulted Bread in Raleigh Bakes with Tradition
Central

Boulted Bread in Raleigh Bakes with Tradition

In a bright and modern storefront, three friends mill their own flour to bake bread the old-fashioned way.

Wine With a View at Treehouse Vineyards in Monroe
Travel

Enjoy Wine With a View at Treehouse Vineyards in Monroe

In Monroe, Treehouse Vineyards offers a selection of sips, and a special place to enjoy them — several cozy cabins, high in the trees.

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Presented By The Outer Banks of North Carolina

10 Things You Might Not Know About the Outer Banks

You’ve visited the Wright Brothers National Memorial and seen The Lost Colony, but whether this is your first or 15th trip to the Outer Banks, there’s always more to discover.

Food

Cream of Mushroom Soup Recipe
Recipes

Cream of Mushroom Soup Recipe

This rich and savory soup is filling enough to be an entrée. Try including different varieties of mushrooms for added interest and flavor.

Willow's Bistro, Winston-Salem
Dining

Willow’s Bistro in Winston-Salem Combines Innovation with the Familiar

Raised on Southern comfort food and trained in traditional culinary arts, a chef in Winston-Salem brings the best of both worlds to his menu at Willow’s Bistro.

Black Bean Burger Recipe
Recipes

Black Bean Burger Recipe

If you’re a traditionalist, these burgers are great on a bun with all your favorite fixings. For something new, try them with avocado, salsa, and sour cream.

Pintos and Onions Recipe
Recipes

Pintos and Onions Recipe

Pair this simple dish with a serving of cornbread, and you’ll have yourself a filling, satisfying meal.

White Bean and Rosemary Dip Recipe
Recipes

White Bean and Rosemary Dip Recipe

This quick and zesty recipe is perfect paired with warm pita for dipping — or spread it on a sandwich.

Red Lentil Soup Recipe
Recipes

Red Lentil Soup Recipe

Fend off the winter blues with a warming bowl of this savory soup.

NC Culture

Hugh Morton Captured the Essence of Our State Through Photos
Arts

Hugh Morton Captured the Essence of Our State Through Photos

As North Carolina’s unofficial photographer, Hugh Morton captured memorable scenes from the mountains to the coast.

"Reflections in Black and White" Photo Exhibit
Arts

Cape Fear Museum Photo Exhibit Portrays Separation and Similarity

An exhibit of photographs in Wilmington powerfully shows the not-too-distant past, and a city where people were segregated, but more similar than they realized.

Baker Barber Photo Collection Captures Anonymous Images of the Past
History

Baker Barber Photo Collection Captures Anonymous Images of the Past

In Henderson County, volunteer sleuths are trying to identify some 75,000 photographs spanning a century of everyday life in western North Carolina.

january 2017 photo essay
Arts

Photo Essay: Snapshots and Stories from 7 Our State Photographers

Randolph Community College trains plenty of talented people to become photographers. Here are the stories of seven regular Our State contributors, told with their own words and pictures.

Randolph Community College's Top-Notch Photography Program
Arts

Randolph Community College’s Top-Notch Photography Program

One of the top photography programs on the East Coast can be found at a small community college in Asheboro, where old-school film techniques prepare artists to work in the digital age.

Ramblin' Man: The Storied Life of Southern Artist Bob Timberlake
Arts

Ramblin’ Man: The Storied Life of Southern Artist Bob Timberlake

Bob Timberlake, one of the South’s most celebrated painters, turns North Carolina landscapes into visual stories. At 80, he, and his art, have more to tell.