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Our State: Celebrating North Carolina

Our State: Celebrating North Carolina

November 2020

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.

País:
United States
Idioma:
English
Editor:
Mann Media
Periodicidad:
Monthly
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3 min.
scenes from a museum

I hadn’t taken a single art class in school, owing to the fact that my artistic ability is limited to doodles and stick figures. I’d never helped paint a poster for a class president or papier-mâché’d a float for homecoming, and I most certainly was not a member of the high school art club. Yet none of that stopped me from walking out of homeroom one morning and boarding the school’s activity bus for a field trip that the art club was taking to the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh. At my grandmother’s house, framed landscape oil paintings by her sister, my great-aunt Dorothy, hung on the walls, and at Christmas, we displayed Norman Rockwell’s Christmas Book on the coffee table. At home, my dad had books about the…

2 min.
a way with wood

1 Nationally known wood-carver Tom James Wolfe was a prolific carver of caricatures and author of wood-carving books. He taught classes at his shop that was located on which mountain that is also home to the Mile-High Swinging Bridge? ○ A. Grandfather○ B. Roan○ C. Crowders 2 The John C. Campbell Folk School has taught the art of wood carving since the late 1930s. It’s located in which mountain community that’s on the Clay/Cherokee county line? ○ A. Andrews○ B. Unaka○ C. Brasstown 3 Legendary wood-carver and teacher Amanda Crowe began learning her craft at 4 years old. As a member of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, Crowe lived most of her life in which part of the Great Smoky Mountains? ○ A. Pigeon Forge○ B. Qualla Boundary○ C. Fontana Village 4 Wood-carver Vic Kirkman…

1 min.
view from here

Over the River & Through the Woods LINVILLE FALLS Driving across the Linville River on the Blue Ridge Parkway, you’re not likely to notice the elaborate stone arches of the 1940 Linville River Bridge beneath you. But stop at the parking area at milepost 316.5, and a short trail will lead you to the river’s edge — and a more complete view of one of the parkway’s longest stone bridges. PHOTOGRAPHY BY JOEY SEAWELL, STACEY VAN BERKEL, REVIVAL CREATIVES…

4 min.
comfort across cultures

SOUTHERN COOKING IS often Grandma’s cooking, which was definitely the case for Toriano and Serena Fredericks. Beans and greens cooked low and slow. Fry oil shimmering in a cast-iron pan. Pork — often a whole hog — that took all day to prepare, but was worth it when the family was celebrating something. Even just being together. For the Frederickses, these traditions converge at Boricua Soul, their restaurant in downtown Durham. In 2015, the couple quite literally test-drove a concept blending their grandmothers’ cooking: On a food truck dubbed “The Soul Patrol,” they’d roam Triangle-area office parks and food truck rodeos, delivering family histories and food memories through a takeout window. Today, at their brick-and-mortar spot, Serena and Toriano pile paper trays high with foods inspired by intersections that they’ve discovered through…

1 min.
glazed goodness

INSIDE THE BERRY TOWNE CRAFTS BAKERY, local pecans are dry roasted with chipotle peppers and spices, then slowly swirled in a glaze of honey, sugar, and syrup before they’re spread out to harden. The result: Berry Towne’s award-winning Sweet n’ Spicy Pecans, a delicious treat and the perfect crunchy addition to a spinach salad or charcuterie platter. But they’re also much more than that — the pecans are handmade by artisans at Goldsboro’s O’Berry Neuro-Medical Treatment Center for adults with intellectual disabilities. O’Berry’s residents are assigned crafts that reflect their interests: glazing nuts, throwing pottery, making soap. Soon after the Berry Towne Crafts artisan program began 18 years ago, the center built an Appalachian-style log cabin to display and sell the products. Program Manager Charles Spiron says that the goal is…

5 min.
welcome to quail country

Each month, T. Edward Nickens roams and writes on our Carolina countryside. THE BIRD DOG SWAPS ENDS in midair. Literally. One moment, he is vaulting through the meadowed forest, a schooner in a sea of broomsedge and turkey oaks, seining the air for the scent of a quail, then suddenly he finds it mid-stride. Instantly, the pointer contorts while aloft, pulling off an aerial 180, and lands on four paws, solid as a statue, nose angling toward the ground. Somewhere, just beyond his quivering muzzle, is a covey of quail. I’ve seen a lot of bird dogs point an awful lot of quail, but that was a move more akin to a freestyle snowboard competition than a North Carolina pinewoods quail hunt. I’m not sure I’ve ever seen a bird dog pull…