Piper Anderson

Piper Anderson was one of Our State's fall 2018 editorial interns.


Phydeaux in Chapel Hill

When your pet is in need of pampering, leash up and head to a Triangle-area store designed for the furry, feathered, and fabulous.


MG3 Farms in Prospect

MG3 Farms’ hand-built hydroponic greenhouse offers a warm place for plants to flourish during winter’s freeze.


Ale Trails: Western

Need help narrowing down destinations in Beer City, USA? Looking for tips on a lesser-known brewing scene? Our guide to Asheville, Hendersonville, and Morganton is a good place to start.

Home & Garden

Made in NC: ShoeBeeDo

A longtime leatherworker in Concord crafted her passion into the perfect handbag, which won the top prize in the Style category of the 2018 Made in NC Awards.


Made in NC: Jenni’s Ugly Chocolates

A chocolatier’s knack for crafting unexpected flavors into delicious confections won her the top prize in the Food and Drink category of the 2018 Made in NC Awards.