Travel & Outdoor
Our State: Celebrating North Carolina

Our State: Celebrating North Carolina June 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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1 min.
our state at your fingertips

Our annual coastal issue is packed with fascinating island stories, delicious fish recipes, and a slew of places and events to visit throughout North Carolina — and that’s just in print. This month, we’ve compiled a comprehensive online guide to Wilmington, curated a collection of stories on all seven of our state’s iconic lighthouses, and combed our archives for the best seafood recipes that Our State has published. ourstate.com/wilmington ourstate.com/nclighthouses ourstate.com/seafoodrecipes…

3 min.
as good as it gets

There are menus I’ve saved, framed, and hung on the wall in my own kitchen like artwork, the ones printed on fancy textured cardstock and whose descriptions read like poetry: North Carolina yellowfin tuna, charred and encrusted in chili, in sesame, in smoked sea salt; Oregon Inlet triggerfish with seared greens; local red snapper topped with shaved radishes. Roll these words — chef words that I didn’t know 20 years ago, 30 years ago — over and over on your tongue: emulsion, mirepoix, tapenade, remoulade, vinaigrette. Lemon brown butter. Saffron, quinoa, capers. Crème fraîche. I’ve had meals that have convinced me that North Carolina seafood chefs are wizards, concocting culinary magic in their kitchens, and then, to the table, here the food comes, as beautiful as it sounds, presented on bright white plates…

2 min.
between land & sea

1 Currituck Sound is North Carolina’s northernmost sound, and one of several bodies of water that make up what transportation waterway? A. Intracoastal B. Atlantic C. Intercoastal 2 Albemarle Sound — at various times called the Sea of Rawnocke, Roanoke Sound, and the Albemarle River — is about 50 miles long and is fed by several rivers, including which of the following? A. Tar B. Neuse C. Alligator 3 Croatan Sound is one of the connecting waterways between Pamlico and Albemarle sounds. U.S. Highway 64 crosses Croatan Sound in two places between the mainland of Dare County and what island? A. Roanoke B. Ocracoke C. Emerald 4 Roanoke Sound is the narrow strip of water that separates Roanoke Island from Bodie Island and its villages. What popular state park is on the northeastern side of this sound, near Nags Head? A. Wright Brothers B.…

2 min.

ALL EARS THE ARTICLE ABOUT the fine folks who inhabit MerleFest each year was delightful (“Mighty MerleFest,” April, page 96). At the festival, there are musical prodigies right along-side musical geniuses, who propagate the rich heritage of NC mountain music through MerleFest — a worthy goal! Paula Pittman Johnson VIA FACEBOOK GOOD ROOTS I tried your roasted carrots last night — they were wonderful (“Garden Gold,” April, page 37). I added a couple of cut-up red potatoes, a few onion slices, and a handful of gourmet tomatoes to the carrots. I topped the dish with parsley and chives from my herb garden, and it was delicious. I think the fresh lemon juice was the real hit! Nancy Sands WHITSETT A Medicinal MARVEL JOE HOLLIS is a kind and beautiful man who holds so much knowledge and wisdom (“The Life-Changing…

1 min.
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3 min.

Play Knee Deep Adventures. An outdoor adventure is never far away when you’re in Uptown. Just beyond the Town Common, on the scenic Tar River, Knee Deep Adventures offers kayak and stand-up paddleboard rentals — plus guided tours and even SUP yoga. When P.J. Connelly and his family walk through Uptown Greenville, they pass storefronts and restaurants full of life. It’s a far cry from the Uptown that Connelly saw 15 years ago, when he left Wisconsin to play baseball at East Carolina University. After graduating, Connelly went on to pitch in the Los Angeles Angels organization. But something about Greenville stuck with him. Not quite a college town, not quite a metropolitan city, it has small-town comforts with the luxuries of an urban environment. “It was a community where I always…