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.


Classic Chicken Salad

Apples, grapes, and toasted almonds add a delicious sweetness and crunch to this chicken salad recipe.


Hang Gliding in Currituck County

In the northernmost corner of our east coast, Currituck County is a sight for sore eyes — especially from a bird’s-eye view. Experience the beaches, sounds, forests, and buildings while soaring thousands of feet above.


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.


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.


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.