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Our State: Celebrating North Carolina

Our State: Celebrating North Carolina April 2020

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Through compelling narrative stories and jaw-dropping photography, Our State magazine celebrates everything that makes our state great! Each month, we reflect the beauty of North Carolina, tell the stories of its amazing people and its remarkable history, and suggest wonderful places to visit. We are unabashedly in love with the Tar Heel State, and every page is designed to be an inspiring tribute to where we live.

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3 min.
carolina glee club

Still dark at 6 a.m. when I take my short, mile-and-a-half walk beneath the budding red maples and sprouting Bradford pears of my neighborhood streets. Up ahead, a car with dimmed headlights stops and starts, flashing intermittent brake lights: The newspaper carrier is leaving the warmth of his car to hand-deliver the paper to the front doorsteps instead of pitching it from his window the way you might expect. At this early hour, I’m the only one who sees this act of kindness, and I wonder if he knows how much the residents here appreciate it, how there are neighbors who need the convenience of a newspaper delivered to the threshold of their door or the eave of their porch, a welcome arrival. By the time I make my way back…

2 min.
beer made here

1 English explorers in North Carolina during the early 18th century noted that the Native Americans they encountered brewed beer. One recipe used cedar berries, and another used which ingredient that’s also found in moonshine? ○ A. Corn○ B. Barley○ C. Wheat 2 Microbrewing officially started in North Carolina in 1986, when the Weeping Radish Restaurant and Brewery opened in Manteo. Weeping Radish founder Uli Bennewitz is originally from which German state with a long brewing tradition? ○ A. Hesse○ B. Hamburg○ C. Bavaria 3 Highland Brewing Company opened in 1994 as Asheville’s first craft brewery. One of its most popular beers goes by which name that reflects the heritage of early Appalachian settlers? ○ A. Moravian Porter○ B. Gaelic Ale○ C. German Pilsner 4 Natty Greene’s Brewing Company opened in Greensboro in 2004. The brewery…

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winter whiteout

THE FEBRUARY ARTICLE “The Blizzard of 1960” (page 132) brought memories flooding back. The lead photo is especially poignant to me. Although the photo is in black and white, I can recognize the 1957 Plymouth Belvedere four-door sedan at the far right. Our family car was a 1957 Plymouth Belvedere four-door sedan. I don’t know how many similar cars were in the area at the time, but that could be our father driving down West King Street. Miles Preston Hughes III WICHITA, KANSAS CONGRATULATIONS TO PHILIP GERARD ON HIS STORY “The Blizzard of 1960.” I was touched with emotion when I read that George Trivett, a janitor at Appalachian State Teachers College (now Appalachian State University), was killed delivering heating coal to my dorm, Justice Hall. I lived in Justice my junior year.…

1 min.
painted by the dozen

ASHEVILLE You remember the thrill of the hunt: The way your heart skipped a beat when your eye caught a pop of color in the grass. The rattle of something sweet inside plastic shells, or the look of swirling pastel dyes on real ones. During Biltmore’s annual Easter egg hunt, one of the largest in the Southeast, hundreds of children experience that same timeless joy as they fill their baskets — and their hearts. Biltmore’s annual Easter egg hunt will be held on April 12. (800) 411-3812, biltmore.com…

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carolina calendar

CHAPEL HILL Baby Goat Festival At Spring Haven Farm, this time of year means one thing: baby goats. “They’re really comical and fun to be around — the way they bounce and jump,” says Andrew Crihfield, who runs the farm in Chapel Hill with his wife, Lori, and their son Cullen. Every weekend through May 3, visitors can participate in Easter egg hunts and interact with more than 50 goats and other farm animals. “Our whole family really loves animals,” Andrew says. “We believe that they enrich everybody’s lives.” Every Saturday and Sunday from March 21-May 3. (919) 407-1806, springhaven.farm.…

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WESTERN BLOWING ROCK Trout Derby APRIL 4 Cast a line and kick off trout season! Kids can fish for native mountain trout at Broyhill Park’s lake, while adults can fish in any Watauga County body of water. (828) 295-4636, blowingrock.com. VALDESE April Craft Market APRIL 11 Homemade treats, prizes, and crafts: Ring in spring at the Old Rock School, which has been a center for the community since 1922. (828) 879-2120, townofvaldese.com. SYLVA Greening Up the Mountains APRIL 25 Out with winter and in with spring. Shake off the winter blues by browsing handcrafted jam, honey, pottery, soap, and other crafts at this festival. (828) 554-1035, greeningupthemountains.com. CENTRAL DOBSON Surry Old-Time Fiddlers Convention APRIL 3-4 Pull out your fiddle and dancin’ shoes — this festival at Surry Community College is all about recognizing traditional music that started in the Old North State. (336)…