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.


Tailor-Made For Perfection

From a medieval helmet to Johnny Reb’s bayonet, a Salisbury craftsman — forger, tailor, tanner — is dedicated to...

The Perfect Sunday

At any age, in any household, the weekly gift of time is treasured.

Civil War Relic Hunting with Joe Crews

Hillsborough collector Joe Crews sought to preserve a Union soldier's identity. In the process, he discovered his own.

Writer Philip Gerard Relives the Civil War

A writer revisits the personal challenges, successes, and doubts in discovering and documenting North Carolina's role in the Civil...

One Nation, Again After Johnston’s Surrender

After four years and thousands of lives lost, the war ends. (Volume 5, Part Four)

‘Pop the Cap’ Initiative Celebrates 10 Years

Ten years after North Carolina's alcohol by volume limit on beer was raised, "Pop the Cap" organizer Sean Lilly...

NC Towns Foster Friendships with Sister Cities

Many North Carolina towns have formed lasting partnerships with cities across the globe, proving it's the mutual mission of...

A Fan Until the End, and Beyond

A new study uses obituaries to find out what makes the loyal followers of college sports.

Like Learning How to Ride a Bike

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