Arts & Culture

North Carolina is a land rich in culture, art and creative diversity. Our State magazine brings you features about the people and places of North Carolina.

Christmas Aboard the USS North Carolina

For USS North Carolina crewmen in the middle of World War II, Christmas came wrapped in a filmstrip.

At Hoggard’s Windsor Light Display, It’s Christmas All Year Long

For the Hoggard brothers of Bertie County, the holidays come with hard work, a lot of lights, and an...

Our State’s Holiday Gift Guide

Start your holiday shopping with our 2015 Holiday Gift Guide!

The Night Before Christmas with a North Carolina Twist

A new take on a classic, with apologies to Clement C. Moore.

Ramblin’ Man: Christmas Tree Hunting

A family trip to the mountains to find a tree is more about tradition than perfection.

Every Ornament Tells a Story

Trimming the family Christmas tree brings back memories with each addition of a cherished decoration — whether shiny and...

This Holiday Season, Send a Veteran a Card

Join Our State in sending season’s greetings to North Carolina’s veterans.

Around — and For — the Table, We Give Thanks

From a basted bird to a gravy boat to boring Cousin Bob, a good setting comes with character.

Food for Thought: November Book Picks

In North Carolina, our culinary history is held fast by tradition: A pot of collards, sweet from the first...