Katie Schanze

Katie Schanze is the assistant editor of Our State.

Central

Neighborhood: Fisher Park

A century ago, Greensboro’s first park inspired the city’s most fashionable neighborhood. Today, it’s filled with heart and history.

Central

Downtown: Belmont

There’s a rhythm in the history of this Gaston County city, and chic restaurants and shops are creating an infectious new beat.

Nature

Into the Woods

Come July, Jackson County wildflowers pop with color. A walk through a quiet cove forest reveals the new blooms of plant species as old as the hills.

Central

Downtown: Saxapahaw

On the banks of the Haw River, a tiny town in Alamance County is enjoying a rural renaissance.

History

Back in the Day: The Cool Pool

In July 1933, just months after the Tarboro pool opened, the town council hired an industrial refrigeration company to design and install a cooling unit for their new pool.

Eastern

Downtown: Swansboro

In this quaint, laid-back town in Onslow County, every turn leads you back to the water.

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