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.


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.


Celebrating Our State

For 85 years, Our State has been highlighting the people and places that make us proud to call North Carolina home.


Carolina Calendar: April 2018

Birds and blooms are our harbingers of spring. This month, head to an avian festival or garden fair to celebrate their welcome return.


Carolina Calendar: March 2018

It’s winter’s last stand, but you can beat the blues by hopping aboard a model train show or testing your spring readiness at an Easter hat competition and parade.