Sara Pequeño is the summer 2017 digital intern at Our State. She grew up in the famous small town of Mount Airy and studies journalism at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her favorite part about writing is getting to talk to people about their passions.
North Carolina was one of the last colonies to have a printer's office, opening operations in New Bern in 1749. Two years later, on August 9, 1751, the first issue of the North Carolina Gazette was born.