Away Message, if you don’t already know, is Our State’s first podcast. For its first season, senior writer Jeremy Markovich explored the most remote places in North Carolina, and for Season 2, we’re bringing you along on a scavenger hunt of sorts. We’re looking for hard to find places, but also lost artifacts, secrets, missing people, and forgotten stories. New episodes begin April 3, 2018, but we’ve included a short preview of what’s to come:
You can find all of Season 1’s episodes ataway.ourstate.com, through iTunes, or wherever else you subscribe to podcasts. And if you’re new to podcasts and want to know how to listen and how they work, we’ve written a short explainer for you here.
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This tiny city block in downtown Greensboro once had a gigantic reputation. Not so much for its charbroiled beef patties — though they, too, were plentiful — but for its colorful characters and their wild shenanigans.
In the 1950s, as Americans hit freshly paved roads in shiny new cars during the postwar boom, a new kind of restaurant took shape: the drive-in. From those first thin patties to the elaborate gourmet hamburgers of today, North Carolina has spent the past 80 years making burger history.