Jeremy Markovich

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


Away Message’s Season 3, Episode 2: A Rescue In The Gorge

On May 7, 2016, a hiker fell hundreds of feet down a mountainside, and ended up in a treacherous spot in North Carolina’s most rugged place. This is the story of a rescue that took hours and a recovery that took months — one that shows how unforgiving the wilderness can be.


The Cowman of Caswell County

A trained engineer with a love of farming found his calling in rolling green hills and a herd of white, French cows.


The Python with a Purple Heart

How a soldier rescued a Burmese python from a dinner table during the Vietnam War and brought it back to North Carolina.


Away Message Podcast

Our State’s podcast goes the distance to reveal hard-to-find stories across North Carolina.


A Pirate’s Life for NC

In the 1950s and ’60s, the Dare Coast Pirates Jamboree brought dancing, fish fries, and elaborate costumes to the Outer Banks each spring — until things got a little too rowdy.


A Fish Worth Fighting For

In the creeks and rivers of the Coastal Plain, shad are harbingers of spring. For the folks in one tiny town, their annual Shad Festival also heralds a renewed spirit of resilience.

Drink Local

All Aboard: Tap Hopper Tours

Tap Hopper Tours started as a way to help beer lovers explore Greensboro. Then, its founders discovered something that brewers really needed.