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.

Music Maker Relief Foundation Supports Working Artists

An organization in Hillsborough preserves the music of the South by supporting the artists who make it.

Just Like A Dad: A Father’s Day Essay

For his first Father’s Day, a new dad finds his father’s old identity.

On The River

Float away on the scenic waters that course through our state.

The Levine Museum of the New South

For new residents and natives alike, the best way to get to know our state isn’t a book or...

Dennis and Nancy Quaintance are the Mister & Miz of the Hospitality Biz

Whisk together two hotels, three restaurants, and two risk-averse personalities. Add a passion for food and the environment, and...

The Carolinian Offers Nostalgia to Passengers Willing to Wait

The Carolinian crosses the state every day, taking people where they need to be, but getting from Point A...

To Bee Rather Than to Seem

Is North Carolina’s state insect, the honey bee, worthy of the royal treatment it receives?

Wagons Ho! A Look at the Daniel Boone Wagon Train

The brave North Carolinians who followed in Daniel Boone’s footsteps with wagons and livestock could’ve done it in cars...

From Bluegrass to Zydeco, Asheville Music Flourishes

Asheville won’t sit still for labels. Its inhabitants will smile and oblige mountain-music expectations with strings that threaten to...