Katie Quine

Quine is the digital editor at Our State. Her favorite stories to write are those born out of conversation. She won the first-place 2013 NC College Media Association award for feature writing.

Central

Like a Local: Kannapolis

A city shared by Cabarrus and Rowan counties, Kannapolis is at an exciting juncture in its history, too. It’s the only city in the nation that has purchased more than 50 acres of its own downtown while leaders seek to revitalize it. From the community’s first brewery to a new baseball stadium, there’s a lot of exciting change to come in the next half-decade. Until then, we’re honoring the beloved institutions that already make Kannapolis a great place to live — and love.

Guides

U.S. Highway 158 Coastal Travel Guide

Produce stands and hole-in-the-walls, local oddities and museums, a road trip to the beach is not just about the destination; it’s also about the journey. If you’re in northeastern North Carolina and heading toward the Outer Banks along Highway 158, there are plenty of roadside attractions that offer more than just a chance to stretch your legs.

Central

A Springtime Guide to Winston-Salem

There’s no shortage of fun in the Twin City. As the weather warms up, you have your options of things to do, and our visitor’s itinerary will tell you what’s new and can’t be missed this spring.

History

Edging Closer to Answers: The Lost Colony

The Lost Colony is one of our nation’s oldest and most fascinating mysteries. Long after its disappearance, groups of dedicated researchers are still pursuing the facts.

Central

Like a Local: Albemarle

A short drive from Charlotte, this Stanly County city offers old-fashioned fun, new American cuisine, and some of the Piedmont’s best hiking trails.

Eastern

10 Things You Might Not Know About the Outer Banks

You’ve visited the Wright Brothers National Memorial and seen The Lost Colony, but whether this is your first or 15th trip to the Outer Banks, there’s always more to discover.

Eastern

Knotts Island is One of the Coast’s Best-Kept Secrets

When coming straight from North Carolina’s mainland, the unincorporated community of Knotts Island is only accessible by ferry. Its remoteness is what locals love.

History

Revisiting North Carolina’s Ties to the Miracle on Hudson

Eight years after the emergency landing of US Airways Flight 1549 on New York’s Hudson River, a Charlotte passenger reflects on the events of January 15, 2009 and how the “miracle” is sealed in North Carolina’s aviation history.