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THE STATE offers a tribute to its founding fathers on the magazine's sixtieth birthday, with a brief history of the origin and evolution of the magazine included.
The STATE magazine's first issue was published on June 3, 1933, and its publisher, Carl Goerch, was from New York. Goerch was born in Tarrytown in 1891 and came to North Carolina in 1913. Hodge recounts how Goerch started the magazine, which would become one of the top regional publications in the nation, and discusses other individuals, including Billy Arthur and Bill Sharpe, who were closely connected with it.
Carl Goerch, editor, author, broadcaster, and founder and publisher of The State magazine in 1933, is remembered in this editorial. Goerch died in September 1974.
Carl Goerch terminated his 28 year span of broadcasting with his \"Carolina Chats\" program on radio station WPTF. Goerch, founder of The State in 1933, is something of a legend in Eastern North Carolina, his voice easily recognized by radio listeners. Goerch was known for his many practical jokes, including the report of a UFO during an airplane flight from Wilmington to Raleigh.
Commemorating the 80th anniversary of The State/Our State magazine, Maxwell uses the words of the magazine's founder, Carl Goerch, as a guide to exploring the North Carolina.