A North Carolina Christmas — 8 families remember the simple joys of seasons past
Heaven’s Song by David Arcus
In the spirit of Christmas and its inspiring sounds, we take an intimate look at the organs of Duke University.
Five stories of Christmas in North Carolina reassure us that, although traditions may shift, family, faith, and festivities will always color our fondest memories.
A Tale of Two Wagons by Chip Womick
A Lifetime of Christmases by Maria Johnson
Two Centuries of Christmas by Tommy Hays
Christmas and Cotton in Charlotte, 1934 by Laurie Prince
December Days on the Outer Banks by Lynn Salsi
Retreat for All Seasons by Bob Garner
Highland Lake Inn, with a 26-acre campus in Flat Rock that includes the elegant Season’s restaurant, offers an ideal getaway for the holidays — or any other time of year.
Trail of Trust by Jeri Rowe
How a self-reliant blind hiker learned to lean on others during a six-month journey along the Appalachian Trail.
Welcome to Our State
A Return to Christmas by Elizabeth Hudson
Our State Quiz
Christmas Celebrations by Alan Hodge
Christmas in North Carolina brings a bevy of exciting holiday celebrations. Get in the yuletide spirit with this month’s quiz on Tar Heel Christmas events.
Tar Heel Treasures
Symbols of Faith by Chris Gigley
A pair of beautiful artifacts offers insight into early High Point’s thriving black community.
Tar Heel Literature
Long Story Short: Flash Fiction by Sixty-Five of North Carolina’s Finest Writers. Edited by Marianne Gingher.
Chasing Moonlight: The True Story of Field of Dreams’ Doc Graham by Brett Friedlander and Robert Reising
Christmas Cake by Lynne Hinton
The Nine Pound Hammer: Book 1 of the Clockwork Dark by John Claude Bemis
Abigail Ann and the Santa Claus Plan by Guy and Nancy Walker
The Picture Man by Julia Taylor Ebel
Flashes of Fiction by Leah Hughes
A master of time management, author Marianne Gingher gives readers bite-size pieces of fiction from some of North Carolina’s finest writers in a unique anthology.
Unforgettable Ballad by Charles Dickson
One of the nation’s most beloved Christmas carols sprang from North Carolina’s Appalachian heritage.
Tar Heel Humor
Season’s Greetings by Daniel Wallace
Tar Heel Towns
Davidson by Mark Derewicz
The tight-knit town north of Charlotte successfully blends hip and historic with community.
Tar Heel History
Christmas, Old and New
Celebrating two Christmases is a longstanding tradition in Rodanthe on northern Hatteras Island.
Tar Heel People
The Old-Hand Way by Jimmy Tomlin
With a can-do attitude and decades of woodworking projects behind him, Henry Kendall of Greensboro takes on a new project — Noah’s Ark.
In Character by Stephanie Burt
From her grandmother’s sewing room to the Children’s Theatre of Charlotte, Courtney Burt Scott turns a love of sewing into creative costumes that bring performers to life before young audiences.
Tar Heel Gardening
The Christmas Tree After Christmas by L.A. Jackson
Make the holidays last all year with these clever ways to reuse your evergreen.
Tar Heel Tastes
Buttermints by Debbie Moose
Once you try a hand-pulled buttermint that has sweetly softened over time, there is no going back to Brach’s.
Holiday Favorites by Charlotte Fekete
Three recipes reach far back into Southern history to help us celebrate the season.
Tar Heel Images
Winter Morning by Joe Tello of Hillsborough
Sunrise on the newly fallen snow gives a lavender glow to a field north of Hillsborough.