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.


R.Riveter Giveaway

Enter for a chance to win six handmade R.Riveter products, including the brand new Leather Wallet, which will be released early May 2017.


Salem Creek $500 Giveaway

Enter for a chance to win a Salem Creek $500 Gift Certificate valid towards a Capel Rug purchase of your choice.


Weekend in the Sandhills Getaway

Enter for a chance to win a golf getaway for two to Pinehurst. Package includes two nights of relaxation at the Homewood Suites by Hilton, two rounds of golf, and more.


Raleigh Brewgaloo Getaway

Enter for a chance to win two tickets to Brewgaloo, North Carolina’s Largest Craft Beer Festival, complete with a two-night stay for two, $50 in drink tickets, and more.


Village Realty’s Soundfront Getaway

Enter for a chance to win a week-long getaway at the The Currituck Club golf resort in Corolla, plus a round of golf for two and a $100 dining certificate.

Home & Garden

Photo Essay: Spring in North Carolina Brings an Abundance of Azaleas

Springtime finds North Carolina in full bloom. Mountains to coast, in suburban yards and along remote trails, the azalea — perhaps more than any other native plant — brings Southern charm wherever it grows.