The North Carolina themed magazine, Our State, is now digitized and can be viewed at Our State Digital Collection. The magazine started in 1933 and is chock full of North Caroliniana. And since it has gone online I have looked up articles as disparate as the 1929 Loray Mill Strike in Gastonia and the reintroduction of elk in the Great Smokey Mountains. There is even a whole issue devoted to Wilson County!
Warning: I started playing with their search engine and I almost missed my lunch break an hour later.