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.

How North Carolina Became ‘Variety Vacationland’

North Carolina is naturally as pretty as a postcard. Still, finding a way to share that beauty with the...

Our Peerless Possum, A North Carolina Symbol

There is no other marsupial in North Carolina as cute and cuddly as the possum.

Dolley Madison’s Red Velvet Dress is Our Scarlet Mystery

Dolley Madison was born in Greensboro, and the most famous piece of her wardrobe resides in the city’s museum....

Searching for a Proper Pair of Shoes

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

Even Show Dogs Will Do Anything for a Treat

Carolina show dogs aren’t so different from pet pooches: Turns out, a little kibble goes a long way.

Was North Carolina a Haven for Pirates?

Everybody knows Blackbeard made a habit of roaming North Carolina's shores, but few know the real reasons why.

In Hog Heaven at Asheboro-Based Harley-Davidson

The spirit, heritage, and unmistakable rumble of Harley-Davidson thrives in Randolph County.

Last Call At Jackalope Jack’s

After years of memories, meet-ups, first dates, and sing-a-longs, a long goodbye may be coming for one of Charlotte’s...

Our Mysterious State Wildflower, The Carolina Lily

Carolina lilies are breathtakingly beautiful — when you can find them.