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.
Real Estate Regret
What’s not to love about living in a historic house once owned by a North Carolina governor? The squirrels and possums and snakes, of course.
A Nash County couple traveled across North Carolina with Our State in hand. Now, she continues their adventures with his memory in her heart.
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.
On June 15, 1940, a tiny turtle named Leopold lived up to his royal name by winning first place in Mount Airy’s Turtle Derby. The prize? Twenty dollars.
John Hall’s ancestors played an integral role in the development of Catawba County. He carries on their legacy with a sense of humble pride.
4 Retro Icebox Recipes
When refrigeration arrived in the home kitchen, it brought delicious possibilities to the dinner table. With warmer days ahead, we’ve revived these treats from the old days.
For generations, locals claimed that a young, unknown Walt Disney came to Asheville to live and work in 1924.