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.


A Special Resource for Teachers of North Carolina History

Governor Jim Hunt wrote a special message to North Carolina history teachers encouraging them to use Our State’s “50 Moments that Made NC” piece as a teaching tool in their classrooms, complete with a free PDF download.


Sanderling Resort Getaway

Enter for a chance to win a two-night stay at Sanderling Resort, including daily breakfast and one dinner for two at the Lifesaving Station.


Carolina Calendar: September 2017

Make the most of summer before it slips away: Embrace the heat at a pepper festival, or head to outdoor movies and concerts across the state.


Made in NC Awards Winston-Salem Getaway

Enter for a chance to win a two-night stay at the Kimpton Cardinal Hotel in Winston-Salem, dinner for two at the Katharine restaurant, and a $200 Mast General Store Gift Card.


Carolina Calendar: July 2017

Things are looking up: Keep your eyes on the summer sky for Fourth of July fireworks, kite festivals, and stargazing events.