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.


Occupation of the East

Eastern North Carolina becomes a grim battleground in the fight for control of the state. (Volume 4, Part 5)

The Fish That Built Beaufort

For years, a fish at the bottom of the food chain was king in Carteret County. The menhaden industry...

North Carolina Fiddle Festivals

Fiddlers’ conventions have long brought North Carolina communities together.

Cigar-Box Fiddles

A craftsman in Asheville combines music, art, and history to give cigar boxes unexpected new life.

The Man Who Taught a Fiddler to Play Guitar

Before he learned to play fiddle, the South’s most famous fiddler learned to play guitar. Charlie Daniels has never...

Two Berries Are Better Than One

Because having two official state berries — the blueberry and the strawberry — means plenty of opportunities for hands-on...

Lumina Pavilion

“Only when it was gone did we realize what was lost.”

Lakeside Legends

In the ’60s and ’70s, Williams Lake and Lake Artesia became weekend hotspots for teens looking to put on...

Summer in the Sixties

Every generation makes its own beach memories. Summer in the '60s was seafood and station wagons, bathing suits and...