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.


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.


Carolina Calendar: May 2018

It doesn’t matter if you’re strolling through a farmers market or an arts festival, searching for ripe strawberries or rustic decor — this month, you’ll find plenty to fill your bag.