Our State Staff

Since 1933, Our State has shared stories about North Carolina with readers both in state and around the world. We celebrate the people and places that make this state great. From the mountains to the coast, we feature North Carolina travel, history, food, and beautiful scenic photography.

Home & Garden

The 2019 Made in NC Awards

The Made in NC Awards celebrates the talented people who make our state special. Show us what you’re made of, North Carolina.


The 13 Best Recipes of 2018

From a legendary Atlantic Beach pie to an irresistible shrimp and grits casserole, these recipes are our readers’ favorites — and ours, too!


Carolina Calendar: January 2019

Whether you prefer to start the new year in the warmth of a theater or outside, running a marathon, there are plenty of ways to enjoy winter in North Carolina.


A Revolutionary Tea Party

Edenton, a former port town on Albemarle Sound, has been called one of America’s prettiest towns. Its rich history makes it a true North Carolina treasure.


Abrams BBQ & Seafood

At a handful of Abrams BBQ & Seafood restaurants across eastern North Carolina, the founding family invites you to load up your plate at the buffet and join them for a meal.


Carolina Calendar: July 2018

Whether you’re in the mood for barbecue and beach music or fruit festivals and fireworks, we’ve got your holiday plans covered.


Carolina Calendar: June 2018

Cool evenings and plenty of sunshine inspire us to head outside, where outdoor dramas, open-air concerts, and berry festivals beckon.


Downtown: Waynesville

This Haywood County town is known as the gateway to the Smokies, but it holds much more than just spectacular mountain views.