Katie Schanze

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


Fall 2018 Oktoberfest Roundup

Sound the alphorn: Oktoberfest is coming! There’s plenty of bratwurst, lederhosen, and beer to go around at these festivals across the state.


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.


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.


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.


Downtown: Saxapahaw

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


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.


Downtown: Swansboro

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