Arts & Culture


Ten Thoughts on Thunder Road’s Closure

The last ride is approaching for a wooden icon at Carowinds, so our senior writer channeled his inner child...

Secrets of Sunny Point

Most everyone in Brunswick County knows about Military Ocean Terminal Sunny Point, the country’s largest ammunition port. But hardly...

Bees Go to Town as Popularity of Urban Beekeeping Grows

There's buzz in Durham at Bee Downtown, a nonprofit that seeks to increase public awareness of the importance of...

A Lifetime of Love: The Longest Married Couple in North Carolina

Meet Willie and Daniel Williams of Charlotte, who are 96 and 98 years old. They’ve been married for 77...

Generations of Families Call The Unpainted Aristocracy Home

“Rustic” and “vintage” don’t quite apply to a handful of century-old — and older — Nags Head cottages. Try...

At Home with Bombadil

Watch Bombadil perform "Forgive Me Darling" and "Love is Simply" off of their newest album, Hold On.

A Guide to Native Plants in North Carolina

For garden inspiration, look at what's already growing naturally in North Carolina. Here are six native plants in North...

Learning to Fly: A Conversation with The Wright Brothers Author David McCullough

The Pulitzer Prize-winning historian talks with Our State about the Wright Brothers’ first flight.

Why Are There Two Styles of NC Barbecue?

Eastern-style or Lexington-style barbecue? You know what you like, but do you know how they both came to be?...