Katie Schanze

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


A Hop, Sip, and a Jump

The Yadkin Valley wine region — the state’s first American Viticultural Area — is dotted with vineyards, many just minutes apart. Get winery hopping with these three itineraries.

Home & Garden

Luxe Lofts

Choose your own adventure at this chic, historic loft in downtown Asheville.


Meet the Maker: Katie Crawford Art

Fayetteville artist Katie Crawford Allen combines the wonder of childhood with the wisdom of adulthood to create whimsical characters that bring imagination to life.


Happy Hens and Highlands in Burnsville

A couple in Yancey County started farming to connect with the land. But it’s their connection with Highland cows that has captured hearts around the world.