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Our State: Celebrating North CarolinaOur State: Celebrating North Carolina

Our State: Celebrating North Carolina

March 2019

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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Mann Media
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On Facebook, you can share photos with other travelers in the Our State Travel Club group page. You’ll see when your favorite North Carolina gifts and decor go on sale in the Our State Store. And on our magazine’s page, you’ll be able to engage with other readers about stories and videos you love in print and online. Join today!facebook.com/ourstatemagazinefacebook.com/ourstatestorefacebook.com/groups/ourstatetravelclubTOP LEFT: ANAGRAM PHOTO; BOTTOM: DENIS TANGNEY JR/GETTY IMAGES ■…

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spring forward

(PHOTOGRAPH BY SARA BRENNAN)A lifetime of work — 20 years of standing for daily 14-hour stretches on unforgiving concrete floors when she had her own business in Asheboro; 20 years of shuffling over 97,000 square feet of warehouse when she sold furniture at a large store in Greensboro; five years of near-daily visits back and forth to doctors with my dad, which meant long treks to and from hospital parking lots (if you’ve done that, you know how many steps that is) — took a hard toll on my mother’s feet and legs.She developed ropy varicose veins that knotted her calves so badly that walking became difficult. Her muscles cramped. Her ankles swelled. Her circulation slowed, so she wore my dad’s compression stockings. That helped a bit.Last winter, finally able…

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art for all

Heidi Lippman’s glass art installation Milling Around is the centerpiece of this park in downtown Clinton. (PHOTOGRAPH BY FAITH TEASLEY)1 North Carolina artist Jim Gallucci’s sculpture Immigrant Gate II was permanently installed in Raleigh in 2010. The powder-coated steel piece stands 12 feet high and represents the artist’s family coming to America from what country in the 1930s?A. EnglandB. ItalyC. Germany2 In addition to its more than 1,800 animals, the North Carolina Zoo has around 50 works of art representing different species and their habitats. The zoo is located in Asheboro in what county?A. GuilfordB. AsheC. Randolph3 One of Durham’s most recognizable pieces of public art is a large bull that stands in the Central Carolina Bank Plaza. This bronze bovine goes by what name, which was the World War…

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supper with the stars

I particularly appreciated the recent article on the Plantation Supper Club (“Seeing Stars,” January, page 120). I lived in Winston-Salem in the late ’60s and was in my 20s when I visited the club. We would reserve a table in groups of two or more couples, enjoy the show, dance, and pretty much close the place on weekends. Behavior at the Plantation was “grown-up.” We never saw a need for a bouncer — there were no obnoxious drunks. Good manners were often enforced by next-table peer pressure. The place was class all the way.John EckerdCHARLESTON, WEST VIRGINIAI DANCED THE NIGHT AWAY AT THE PLANTATION Supper Club as a high school student. One night that I will never forget was spent dancing to the music of The Dorsey Brothers. I also saw…

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we live here

THIS MONTHSet Sail for ORIENTAL | an Herbal Remedy in LELANDComfort by the Cup in HATTERAS | Spice It Up in ASHEVILLECatch Some Air with the YOUNG AT HEART | RECIPES: Say Cheese!Gourmet Barbecue in FAYETTEVILLE | the Cupcake Queen of WILMINGTON ■…

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oriental

PlayBow to Stern Boating.After a week of sailing school, kids will be taking their grandparents out on the water instead of playing video games, owner Jim Edwards says. Oriental’s calm waters are the perfect place for kids and adults alike to find their sea legs.Everywhere you look in Oriental, there’s water. Streets wind around creeks that spread out like fingers from the Neuse River. Behind almost every house, boat masts and riggings can be spotted among the trees, sprouting from hidden waterways. Here, boats outnumber people three to one.Known as “the sailing capital of North Carolina,” this tiny waterfront town draws boaters from up and down the East Coast and beyond. They stop for repairs on their way down the Intracoastal Waterway — and some never leave. This is a…

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