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.

Home & Garden

Welcome Home

From a modern-day maritime village in Oriental, to a couple’s dream vacation home (and putting green) on Lake Pinehurst, to rustic cabins with history in Highlands, these stylish and welcoming spots across the state have us dreaming of a home away from home.


Carolina Calendar: February 2019

Taste a variety of chocolates, catch a show, take home an elegant blossom, and share time with someone special during this sweet month.


Our Top Stories of 2018

Lake lore, fearless skiers, and chocolate pie: Here are the top five stories that captured readers’ attention this year.


7 Cake Recipes You’ll Love

Slathered with frosting, drizzled with icing, dusted with powdered sugar: Here are Our State’s most popular cake recipes of 2018.


Carolina Calendar: December 2018

Fill up on gingerbread, sing carols to your heart’s content, and revel in the countless joys of the holidays in North Carolina.


Shucking 101

Lin Peterson, co-owner of Raleigh based Locals Seafood and an expert on the art of shucking oysters, demonstrates two different ways to open and enjoy these tasty mollusks.