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An Island of Your Own

Davis Island wasn’t always an island. In the 1900s, a hurricane cut a path through a peninsula that juts out into Core Sound, separating a stately home at its tip from the mainland.

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I Saw it in Our State

Our State Magazine’s mission is to reflect the beauty of North Carolina, to tell the stories of its amazing people and its remarkable history, and to suggest wonderful places to visit. We are unabashedly in love with the Tar Heel State, and every video is designed to be a tribute to where we live.

Kid in a car at the Soap Box Derby

Soap Box Heroes

At the top of the hill at the Burke County Fairgrounds, a torch is passed to a new generation of racers who must face their fears, drive straight, and compete for a Derby…

Visitors stroll through the vernal Airlie Gardens

Video: Airlie Gardens

Spanning 67 acres, this botanic garden showcases a Wilmington couple’s Gilded Age dream through the flower-lined paths, pergola, and resilient live oaks.

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