Our State: Celebrating North Carolina June 2021

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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our state up to date

You’ve Got Mail! Want Our State in your inbox? Pick your perfect email newsletter! For a Monday morning “hello!” from our staff, a dose of North Carolina history, and a to-do list filled with fun ideas and events, try We Live Here. For a curated collection of delicious recipes each week, try Eats. For amazing restaurants to visit across the state, try Dining Out. We’ll deliver travel inspiration, gardening tips, hiking suggestions, and much more straight to your inbox. Discover them all — and subscribe for free! — at ourstate.com/newsletters. PHOTOGRAPHY BY ANAGRAM PHOTO, CHARLES HARRIS, THOMAS MOORS…

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seaside shangri-las

What a grand time it must’ve been at Kitty Hawk, at Kill Devil Hills, at Nags Head back in the day, before there were flashing neon “Vacancy” signs, before the four-lane bypass was built parallel to the Beach Road, before the motel billboards touted color television and free HBO. The Sea Ranch — you know the one, oceanfront on the Outer Banks, adorned with the curving, azure seahorse on the side of the building — held weekly cocktail parties hosted by the owner, Alice Sykes. Story goes that Alice was instrumental in introducing liquor by the drink to Dare County and likely sold the first mixed drink on the island. (How I would love to know what that drink was!) Guests were known to flock to the Sea Ranch for…

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sound state of mind

1 Edenton was the site of a pre-Revolutionary “tea party” in 1774, when 51 women boycotted tea and cloth imported from England. Today, Edenton is a thriving town on the shore of which sound? ○ A. Albemarle ○ B. Core ○ C. Croatan 2 Harkers Island on Back Sound has a population of about 1,200 residents. Back Sound is also near which town that is the fourth oldest in North Carolina? ○; A. New Bern ○ B. Beaufort ○ C. Bath 3 Cape Carteret was incorporated in 1959 and is part of an area called the Western Crystal Coast. This Carteret County town is located on which sound? ○ A. Albemarle ○ B. Back ○ C. Bogue 4 Point Harbor goes by the nickname “America’s Hometown” and is located on the southern tip of Currituck County. Point Harbor is near which bridge…

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the whirligig legacy

I READ WITH GREAT INTEREST AND APPRECIATION your article about Vollis Simpson (“Spinning Wheels,” April, page 162). I lived in Wilson for a few years and often visited his workshop even when I moved away. I am fortunate to have two of Simpson’s pieces, which I acquired in 1999, and he was gracious enough to autograph the smaller one. He was a very unassuming man who had a unique talent. I remember going to the Whirligig Park and seeing all those large whirligigs spinning and cracking and screeching in the wind! I appreciate Our State and the Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park and Museum for keeping his memory and work alive. Doug HerrinOXFORD Look! I was just skimming through Our State magazine this morning, and the centerfold is me! “Easter in North Carolina,” April,…

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coastal contentment

NAGS HEAD The Bodie Island Lighthouse is a beloved landmark of the Outer Banks, yet many are unaware that this is not the original lighthouse — or even the second. The first attempt was abandoned in 1859 because of structural problems that resulted in a leaning tower; the second was destroyed during the Civil War. Finally, in 1872, the coastal icon was completed (properly this time) and has been illuminating Nags Head ever since. ORIENTAL Most folks who live in or visit this charming coastal town — fondly known as the sailing capital of North Carolina — are used to seeing the underside of the Robert Scott Bridge from their boats. From early spring through late fall, boaters traverse the waters around this peninsula town, exploring the creeks, watching for wildlife, and soaking…

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to-do list

cool down WITH A GLASS OF LEMONADE One of the best — and tastiest — ways to escape the heat and humidity of a North Carolina summer is with a tall glass of lemonade. Lentz Ison, beverage director of Dram & Draught, created two spins on this classic drink that you can make (soft or hard) at home or order from one of their locations this month. Cheers! DRAM & DRAUGHT COCKTAIL BAR dramanddraught.com 1 Glenwood Avenue, Suite 101Raleigh, NC 27603 300 West Gate City BoulevardGreensboro, NC 27406 The Chesterfield Building701 West Main StreetDurham, NC 27701(coming in July) Peach Jam & Basil Lemonade Yield: 1 drink. 2 ounces freshly squeezed lemon juice1½ ounces simple syrup1 teaspoon peach jam4 basil leaves (optional) MAKE IT HARD: 2 ounces bourbon (Lentz likes CB Fisher’s Bottled in Bond Bourbon)1 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice¾ ounce…