Watch stories found in the magazine come to life in exclusive videos produced by Our State, and see the results below.
A coastal snowfall, an iconic sled, and a gruff grandpa conspire for a final adventure down the dunes.
Leah Shaw, winner of Our State’s 2014 Singer-Songwriter competition, performs her song “Carolina I’m Home” and talks about pining for the land of the longleaf pine.
Asheville’s Grits & Soul sings about love, heartbreak, and North Carolina in the Our State library.
A High Point nonprofit not only trains and provides service dogs to veterans with PTSD, but also names the dogs in honor of soldiers who have lost their lives.
In 2007, folk musician Stephanie Stewart left North Carolina for the Pacific Northwest. A year later, she returned with inspiration for a song. Watch Steph Stewart & the Boyfriends perform “Wake Me, Carolina” at Turntable in Jamestown, NC.
When this handbell choir puts on a show, the rhymes and chimes of traditional melodies give way to rock ’n’ roll.
From the pen of a Fairview artist flows proof of the enduring importance of handwriting.
In Saxapahaw, volunteers gather to turn cardboard, cornstarch, and other odds and ends into puppets whose giant size matches the scope of their makers’ mission.