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.


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...

Camping in Your Own Backyard

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

Camp Romance

Memories of summer love change with age, but some details never fade.

Love & Milkshakes at the Soda Fountain

Two scoops. Two straws. Two sippers. When shared, the simple milkshake, stirred and whirred and blended into frothy bliss,...

The Timeless Summer Fling

Temporary as tides and tan lines, the summer romance is a seasonal rite of passage.

Forever, Always, A Love Grows in the Land of the Longleaf Pine

A son’s tribute to one couple’s thick-or-thin, extraordinarily ordinary love for one another, and North Carolina.