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.


North Carolina’s United Nation of NASCAR

The Charlotte area has been a driving force in stock car racing since the sport’s earliest days, when moonshiners...

The History of the Scuppernong

In Columbia, the river that gave its name to our grape is a lifeline and a family tie.

Freedom Nears for Slaves

The slave trade in North Carolina thrives, despite the impending demise of the Confederacy. (Volume 4, Part 10)

Asheville’s Fortress of Art: The Biltmore Estate

A top-secret scheme during World War II made a room at Biltmore a hidden vault for our nation’s most...

Scuppernong Books Creates Community Among The Shelves

At Greensboro’s independent bookstore, good reads are ripe for the picking.

Matt Tommey’s Vine Art Baskets

Grapevines join bark and kudzu in an Asheville artist’s unique take on baskets.

Sailing the Sea in a Shad

The state historical boat blends beauty and utility.

Carolina Classic: Tailgating

Tailgating is tradition in North Carolina. Explore how fans across the state show their team spirit through food, travel,...

Mountain Must-Reads

Whether you’re planning a visit to western North Carolina this fall and need a book for the road, or...