The results are in! See the winners of this year's Readers' Choice Awards.
Readers’ Choice: 2014 Story of the Year
With every issue of Our State, our mission is to tell good stories that capture the true essence of the people and places that make North Carolina unique. Read some of the most popular stories from the year and see the results below.
Readers’ Choice: 2014 Cover of the Year
Each Our State cover is meticulously selected for its ability to capture the essence of the issue and to tell a story all its own. Click on the images below to view the covers and see the results at the bottom of the page.
Readers’ Choice: 2014 Recipe of the Year
In 2014, our food bloggers and recipe testers were busy in the kitchen creating dishes that celebrated classic Southern recipes and locally-inspired flavors. Which of these recipes was your favorite? Click on the images to learn more and find the recipe links then see the results.
Readers’ Choice: 2014 Photo Essay of the Year
From the peaks of Grandfather Mountain to the farms of Iredell County, Our State's 2014 photo essays tell a story all their own. Look below to review excerpted pages from this year's photo essays. Scroll through each slideshow and then see the results.
Readers’ Choice: 2014 Video of the Year
Watch stories found in the magazine come to life in exclusive videos produced by Our State, and see the results below.
Local Loaf: Restaurant. Patisserie. Bakery.
Local Loaf owner and chef Adam Spears channels culinary mentors at his combined restaurant, patisserie, and bakery at Charlotte's 7th Street Public Market.
Chicken Cheese Ball Recipe
Combine chicken, cheese, and North Carolina pecans for this quick, flavorful appetizer.
Music Issue Mix: November 2014
We couldn't have created a music issue without feeling inspired by our favorite music-makers.