Katie Schanze

Katie Schanze is the assistant editor and digital editor of Our State.

Gathering Place

Next Stop: Happy Hour

In Charlotte’s busy South End, The Suffolk Punch is a depot for the modern age.


56 Food Experiences You Can’t Miss in NC

Whether you’re born-and-fed or looking for an Old North State culinary education, these are the food experiences from mountains to coast that you simply must check off your list. Ready? Let’s dig in.


A Weekend in Washington

Relax on the river in this former port town — the original Washington — on North Carolina’s Inner Banks.


Brewery Adventures: Western

The best reward for outdoor lovers after a long day of hiking, paddling, and exploring in the mountains of North Carolina? A stop at a craft brewery surrounded by natural beauty.


Beyond the Beach on the Hammock Coast

Wander beneath Spanish moss, go for a swing in a rope hammock, and eat to-die-for she-crab soup at this peaceful coastal escape two hours south of Wilmington.