On a trip to Halifax and Weldon in northeastern North Carolina, discover Revolutionary War history, splash and play in the Roanoke River, sip local spirits, and more.
The Life & Times of Our State Magazine
To commemorate our 90th anniversary, we’ve compiled a time line that highlights the stories, contributors, and themes that have shaped this magazine — and your view of the Old North State — using nine decades of our own words.
Chopped Shrimp Salad
A simple shrimp salad tastes like 5-star fare, so long as it’s made with fresh North Carolina shrimp.
NC Icons: Our State Magazine
Us? An icon? Well, after 90 years and more than 2,000 issues celebrating North Carolina from mountains to coast, we hope you’ll agree that we’ve earned the title.
11 Our State Recipes You Loved in May
Classic double cheeseburgers, strawberry pound cake, and baked shrimp cocktail were among your favorite recipes in May. Find out what else made the list.
The Wild & Wonderful North Carolina Zoo
In Asheboro, come face to face with incredible animals at the world’s largest natural habitat zoo.
7 Vintage Games, Crossword Puzzles, and Quizzes from the Our State Archives
Think you’re a North Carolina trivia master? Test your knowledge with retro games from way back when.
4 Picnic Perfect Retro Recipes
The recipe for a picturesque summer afternoon in North Carolina is as follows: Mix clear skies with good company and serve with a basketful of these delicious lunchtime classics.
6 Cool Exhibits From Mountains to Coast
From fossil pits to a helicopter simulator, the littlest Carolinians will discover wonder at these one-of-a-kind museum exhibits across the state.