The Stanly News and Press (Albemarle, NC)


June 23, 2012

Doc Watson Featured On Our State's Icon Issue Cover

Saturday, June 23, 2012 — Doc Watson, North Carolina's flat-picking guitar legend who recently passed on, is featured on the cover of Our State magazine's Icon issue.

"We created our icon issue to showcase those extraordinary people, places, and things in North Carolina that surpass our geographical boundaries and propel some of North Carolina's most notable images into the national spotlight," says Our State editor Elizabeth Hudson. "And on our cover, we were so proud to pay tribute to Doc Watson -- a beloved musical icon whose reach went well beyond North Carolina and resonated throughout the entire United States."

From sweet tea to the 82nd Airborne to the Mast General Store, Our State's July issue celebrates 100 Icons of North Carolina and includes a pullout, keepsake poster that illustrates the icons with original artwork and descriptions.

Seven of the icons are featured in full-length stories that answer the question: "What is an icon?" They are: Mayberry, Billy Graham, Doc Watson, furniture, Richard Petty, ACC on Basketball Road, and the song 'Carolina On My Mind.'

To read more about the 100 Icon of North Carolina, pick up the July issue of Our State, on sale 6/26/2012. Our State is available in bookstores and on newsstands across the state. You can also visit our website at for a sneak peak of the July issue

Our State magazine is North Carolina's premier statewide magazine devoted to travel, history, people and places. Published since 1933, Our State showcases North Carolina through stunning photography and powerful storytelling and is the perfect source of information for those who've lived here all their lives or for those looking to visit. Today, Our State magazine has subscribers in every state and in 31 different foreign countries. For more information, visit or call (800) 948-1409.


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