Decades Series

The Deluge of 1940

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


Celebrating Our State

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


Toad & Wee: Strike It Rich

Young prospectors head to Hiddenite hoping for gemstones. Yet the most priceless nugget they uncover may be the lesson that value is in the eye of the beholder.

Decades Series

The Home of the Airborne

After the Great War, the army planned to mothball a sandhills airfield. But when the United States is pulled into another conflict, the base is reborn with a new purpose and a new name: Fort Bragg.


A Literary Loft in Wilmington

Bedtime stories take on new meaning at a downtown Wilmington bookshop, where there’s no shame in dozing off with a good book.


The Magic of a Local Bookshop

Your local bookshop is more than a cozy retreat: It holds thousands of lives, millions of truths, the comfort of countless stories — and, as one novelist found out, always a little magic.