See inside some of the earliest pages of Our State in this special 80th anniversary photo gallery.
View a gallery of Our State covers through the years.
In 86 years of life in North Carolina, Billy Arthur has pretty much done it all.
A Catawba County native becomes a trusted correspondent in a time when battle stories are sensational. (Volume 3, Part 5)
A Yankee fighting for the South is taken as a prisoner of war. (Volume 3, Part 4)
Each year, our state’s fourth graders examine North Carolina’s history for a state-mandated project. But one mother found plenty for the family to learn, too.
Following Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation, a lifelong slave, William Henry Singleton, raises an army of black men: the 1st North Carolina Colored Volunteers. (Volume 3, Part 3)
The passion of one minister, the Rev. Alexander Davis Betts, pushes him to great lengths with the 30th North Carolina regiment. (Volume 3, Part 2)
The flood of 1916 broke every record in the book. The death and destruction it caused in Western North Carolina defined flooding for an entire generation of survivors, and their stories live on nearly 100 years later.