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.


Highway Marker Program Puts History on a Stick

The N.C. Highway Historical Marker Program, among the first of its kind, ensures that every county in our state...

Johnston’s Last Stand at the Battle of Bentonville

Confederate brigades battle Sherman’s troops in Bentonville. (Volume 5, Part Three)

In Praise of the Pink Dogwood Flower

Dogwoods’ blushing blooms win the we-try-harder competition in the spring landscape.

Field Trip: A Visit to the State Line

A father and his two young sons explore the sights, sounds, and sometimes tastes of North Carolina.

What’s With North Carolina’s Weird Laws?

From a resolution that makes hurricanes illegal to a ban against off-key singing, this state has some unusual laws...

Roadside Chapels: Small Space, Large Presence

Seeking the petite and sacred spaces just off our highways and byways.

Wood-Carver Tom Wolfe Turns Pine Into Characters

Many wood-carvers steer clear of our state tree as a medium, but Tom Wolfe has always seen faces in...

Now, Voyager: Retracing John Lawson’s Journey

Recalling an early explorer, a canoer seeks the empty spaces in the Carolina coastal marshes.

The Solace of Bookshelves

From Louis Round Wilson to Wilson County, in a library you're always, and never, alone.