Katie Schanze

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

Home & Garden

Made in NC: ha!

A stylish, handmade backpack that reflects a regional textile tradition and the beauty of the mountains won first place in the Style category of the 2019 Made in NC Awards.

Drink

Made in NC: Noble Cider

An Asheville cidery’s local-to-the-core hard cider spritzers won the top prize in the Drink category of the 2019 Made in NC Awards.

Home & Garden

Made in NC: Koolbird

A Charlotte woodworker’s stylish, retro birdhouses won the top prize in the Craft category of the 2019 Made in NC Awards.

Eats

Made in NC: Little Bird Chocolate

A Winston-Salem chocolatier’s delicious micro-batch confections won him the top prize in the Food category of the 2019 Made in NC Awards.

Home & Garden

Made in NC: Wheeler’s Chairs

A Wilkes County woodworker’s love for traditional, old-time chair making is reflected in his stunning ladderback rocking chairs, which won the top prize in the 2019 Made in NC Awards.

Home & Garden

Meet the Maker: Ritchie Hill Bakery

Cheese straw connoisseurs Heath and Charles Ritchie follow a 100-year-old family recipe to create a beloved (and addicting) Southern staple in Concord.

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