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.


This Weekend in North Carolina: July 21-23

Your curated guide to events happening across the state this weekend, from the mountains to the coast.


Escape to the Yadkin Valley

Enter for a chance to win a getaway to the Yadkin Valley, including a two-night stay at The Hampton Inn-Shelton Vineyards, dining gift certificates, outdoor activities, and more.


Girlfriend Getaway at the Mayton Inn

Enter for a chance to win an overnight getaway with friends, complete with your own private cocktail party, a spa session, and a three-course dinner at the Verandah.


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.


PicoBrew Giveaway

Enter for a chance to win the Pico Pro by PicoBrew: the world’s first automated home brewing appliance.


Carolina Calendar: June 2017

Soak up the North Carolina sunshine with a variety of outdoor activities, because summer is finally here.