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.

Our State’s Holiday Gift Guide

Start your holiday shopping with our 2015 Holiday Gift Guide!

At Home with Look Homeward

Watch Look Homeward perform "Heads Hung Tall" and "Motown" in their Chapel Hill dome home.

On the Appalachian Trail with Hiker Jennifer Pharr Davis

Her first hike on the Appalachian Trail took five months; years later, she did it in 46 days. A...

When Trolleys Ruled the Roads of North Carolina

A century ago, streetcars were more than just a romantic notion. They were a reliable way for North Carolinians...

Have young’uns, will travel.

Or, what ensues when a young family heads for Cherokee. In an RV.

What It’s Like to Ride Out a Hurricane Off the North Carolina Coast

As Joaquin approaches, we talk to a man who made it through a Category 2 storm

A Tartan of Our Own

The dyed woolen cloth makes a lovely scarf or a fetching tie, but the distinctive Carolina tartan pattern represents...

The History of the Outer Banks Dunes

During the Depression, hundreds of men found work — and a common goal — constructing dunes to protect our...

The Official State Symbol of Saying No

When North Carolina wanted a new state carnivorous plant, Christmas tree, or freshwater fish, the legislature knew it could...