Once people had their first taste of cold drinks in Wilmington in the late 1800s, they couldn’t forget that refreshing coolness, and the ice industry was born. Today, only a fraction of it lingers in the Port City.
A socialite collects intelligence for the Confederacy. Her loyalty comes at a price. (Volume 3, Part 7)
Pick a word, any word. And dive down into the rabbit hole of regional knowledge. For card-carrying Carolinians, the definitive Encyclopedia of North Carolina tells you all you need to know about our great state.
“A big neighborhood” is what Carl Goerch called this state, and in this neighborhood, these mountains, Sandhills, and beaches, he found himself. To commemorate the 80th anniversary of the magazine he founded, we used his writings as a guide and explored North Carolina by plane and car, pen and camera. We understand why he fell in love.
A former U.S. Navy officer raids and razes union merchant ships. (Volume 3, Part 6)
Our State magazine celebrates its 80th anniversary this June. We look pretty good for our age, don’t we?
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.