Our State 80th Anniversary

Eighty years is a long time. Since Our State began as The State on June 3, 1933, we’ve created 2,046 issues. In that time a few things have changed, some stayed the same, and the mission of the magazine holds true: to celebrate the people, places, and culture in North Carolina.

To honor our 80th anniversary, we’ve compiled some exclusive content for our fans and readers. Click through the links below to see it all.

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Since 1933, Our State has shared stories about North Carolina with readers both in state and around the world. We celebrate the people and places that make this state great. From the mountains to the coast, we feature North Carolina travel, history, food, and beautiful scenic photography.