Katie Schanze

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


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.


Neighborhood: Oakwood

At Christmastime, this historic Raleigh neighborhood proves that there’s truly no place like home for the holidays.


Follow the Smoke

How do you turn a cozy oyster feast at an Orange County homestead into an annual rollicking festival? Just add a little music, a lot of barbecue, and a bunch of friends you haven’t met yet.


Downtown: Carrboro

This funky, free-spirited town in Orange County has long been shaped by the university down the street, but these days, it stands on its own.


Ale Trails: Piedmont

The brewery scenes in Charlotte, Raleigh, and Winston-Salem are flourishing. With so many great options in each city, it can be tough to figure out where to start. We can help!