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.


15 Perfect Pies

Creamy coconut custard, legendary chocolate chess, lemon topped with billowy meringue — we love pie! Here are a few of our favorite recipes.


Meet the Maker

Meet the Maker is a series that celebrates talented North Carolinians. See our latest episodes and catch up on season one below.


Carolina Calendar: April 2019

Search for a vintage treasure at a festival or discover a new artist at a concert — the spring season is all about adventure.

Home & Garden

50 Years of Furniture Tradition: Part 2

An influential force in North Carolina’s furniture-making community, LEE Industries in Conover collaborates with talented regional artisans and craftspeople within a 50-mile radius to create truly local pieces.


50 Years of Furniture Tradition: Part 1

In the rolling foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, LEE Industries plays an integral role in the local furniture-making community, whose proud craftspeople continue a tradition that has been passed down for generations.


Carolina Calendar: March 2019

It’s never too early to dream of spring. Pick up a vase at a pottery sale or art show — it will be full of flowers before you know it.