An Appalachian State University professor explores the mountains to find the telltale shades of autumn. Then he shares on social media the best places to find the most color in nature.
A Q&A with Our Ramblin’ Man
Each month, T. Edward Nickens roams and writes on the Carolina countryside. We sat down with the longtime Our State contributor to discuss his favorite outdoor spot in the state, the inspiration behind his columns, and his most treasured story.
A Q&A with Our State’s Resident Playlist Maker: Mark Kemp
Each month, our senior editor, a former music editor of Rolling Stone, curates one-of-a-kind Spotify playlists featuring North Carolina songs and musicians. We sat down with him to find out more about his love of music.
4 Flower Arrangements Inspired by North Carolina
These flower arrangements inspired by Biltmore, Reynolda, Duke, and Elizabethan gardens are proof that blooming where you’re planted can be truly awe-inspiring.
Made in NC: Our Most Honorable Mentions of 2020
From a sleek new take on a classic rocking chair to a stylish Blue Ridge Mountain scene in miniature, these incredible runners up are worthy of wonder.
Our State Knows Best: Apples
Find out what three experts have to say about picking the perfect apple, baking the most delicious pie, and searching for the hard-to-find heirloom varieties of our state’s favorite fall fruit — plus the one apple they’d eat for the rest of their lives.
Our State Knows Best: Travel
Three North Carolina travel experts share their best tips for planning a trip, their favorite routes and destinations across the state, and a little advice: Travel is all about what you see between where you are and where you’re going.
Our State Knows Best: Cheese
Slice it, melt it, pair it: Find out what three makers and mongers have to say about our state’s artisan cheeses — plus, the tasting notes they always look for.