Jeremy Markovich

Jeremy Markovich is a digital manager, writer, and podcast host at Our State.


Space Seeds: Moon Trees in Western North Carolina

Back in 1971, astronaut and former U.S. Forest Service smoke jumper Stuart Roosa carried more than 400 seeds into space with him on Apollo 14. Two of those seeds found a new home in North Carolina.


A Bonus Episode of Away Message: Moving to Mayberry

What do outsiders see when they look at North Carolina? Host Jeremy Markovich turns to The Andy Griffith Show for answers, and talks to former actress Betty Lynn who worked on the series, then moved to the real-life town that the fictional Mayberry was based on.


The Long Way Back to The Sphinx

Three years after a devastating fall from the side of a mountain in the rocky wilderness of Linville Gorge, an avid hiker returned to the scene to find acceptance and renewal.


Away Message’s Season 3, Episode 5: The Concert on Powder Horn Mountain

Curtis Johnson fell in love with music while growing up in Wilkesboro, North Carolina. But when he gave up his job as a disc jockey to support his family, he held on to his dream. Now, he puts on small house-style concerts in an out-of-the-way place, and the shows keep everyone coming back for more.


The Governor’s Wet Suit

In 1965, North Carolina Gov. Luther H. Hodges showed off locally-made products in an unusual way.


The Rightful Owners

In 1789, when the newly formed federal government was trying to pass the Bill of Rights, it created 14 copies. One would remain with the federal government, and the rest were sent to the original 13 states. North Carolina’s copy went to the State Capitol, and for 75 years, it stayed there without much fanfare. And then, the trouble began.


Changing Channels

Our writer returns to the scene of his youthful side job: guiding rafts filled with neophytes through the man-made currents of the U.S. National Whitewater Center near Charlotte. But this unique center has evolved over the past decade — and so has our writer.