The Lines That Shape Us

To live in North Carolina is to live within our borders, but those boundaries are more than just lines on a map.


Celebrating Our State

For 85 years, Our State has been highlighting the people and places that make us proud to call North Carolina home.

1940s Series

Preserving History

Earl Kirkland shares stories of the Great Flood of 1940 with visitors of the Swain County Heritage Museum.

Decades Series

The Deluge of 1940

Mountain communities bear the brunt of the decade’s most deadly Atlantic storm — forever changing our western landscape.