K McKay

K McKay is the digital content writer at Our State. She is a graduate of Elon University, and was the spring 2017 digital intern at Our State. K loves meeting readers as she travels across the state, and is always ready to try a new restaurant.


Meet the Maker: Buttermilk Boutique

Tie Whittaker’s sweet tooth runs in the family, and for five years, she’s used it to bring the down-home, Southern flavors of her childhood to her pastry company, Buttermilk Boutique.


Meet the Maker: Walker Banjos

The twang of banjos and the buzz of power tools have filled the Kinston home of luthier Marvin Walker for nearly 30 years. The fruits of his labor are stringed works of art that he often gives away to lucky — and usually unsuspecting — musicians.


Like a Local: Clayton

This Johnston County town is rapidly building its future on the foundation of its past.