Louise Jarvis Flynn

Louise Jarvis Flynn is the features editor at Our State.

Western

City Portrait: Brevard

Pisgah National Forest is the ideal amphitheater for nature’s music. But come summer, the historic hamlet next door erupts in symphonies as gorgeous as waterfalls, and old-time jams as rousing as mountain trails.

Dining

Miss O Knows Best: Owens’ Restaurant

Owens’, the oldest family-owned restaurant on the coast, knows how to keep generations of Outer Banks families and tourists hungry for more. Hint: Change is overrated.

Eastern

Two Cultures Come Together on Ocracoke Island

On Ocracoke Island, where old-timers claim kin from Blackbeard’s day, a new community is taking shape. The two cultures may not speak the same native language, but they understand that the best way to weather change is together.

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