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.

A Daily Slice of Life at Urban Ministries of Durham

In line or behind the counter, the souls at Urban Ministries of Durham defy stereotypes.

What’s the History of the Sweet Potato?

The sweet potato dates back centuries and how it became North Carolina's official state vegetable is just part...

Family Tradition: Fried Turkey Day

A father and his two young sons piece together a patchwork of North Carolina memories. Now they're seeking a...

A Note of Appreciation for Fall’s First Frost

When the temperature drops and the sky clears, a layer of white is the first sign that winter is...

Q&A with Parmalee’s Lead Singer Matt Thomas

With several consecutive hits on country radio, including “Carolina” and “Already Callin’ You Mine,” homegrown band Parmalee is establishing...

Why We Love November, The Coziest Month

Pull out the blankets; put on the chili. In North Carolina, November eases us into winter.

The Marines of Montford Point

During World War II, a military base in Jacksonville served as the training camp for the first African-American Marines...

A Milestone for Women, Mayors, and North Carolina

For the first time, three women will be in charge of our state’s three largest cities, carrying on a...

An Ode to the Gravel Road

Getting off the asphalt and onto an unpaved road now and then is good for the soul.