Dear friends, Each day, more than 300,000 readers and followers of Our State magazine look forward to our social media posts on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook, in which we showcase
Each day, more than 300,000 readers and followers of Our State magazine look forward to our social media posts on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook, in which we showcase the beauty of North Carolina’s landscape, favorite foods, town tours, and more.
Today, however, as we continue to monitor the reports of the devastating flooding and damage from Hurricane Florence, we recognize that now is not the time to share our favorite cornbread recipe.
This week, we are suspending all activity on our social media feeds so that we do not distract from the relief and recovery organizations that need our help, including:
North Carolina is known for many things, but nothing more important this week than the qualities of endurance, resilience, and hope. For proof, just look toward our symbols of strength in eastern North Carolina: Seven mighty lighthouses that have weathered countless storms; a 2,633-ton armored battleship designed to withstand torpedoes; wild horses that have survived for centuries; ancient oaks that know how to bend, then rebound; generations of farming families who continue their legacies; hundred-year-old churches and congregations that hold tight to one another.
North Carolinians pull together. And we pull through. This week, we’re pausing, in order to prepare for the fight ahead.
Editor in Chief