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.

Thunder Road

The heart-racing, thrill-seeking, breathtaking story of North Carolina’s favorite roller coaster.

Beach Ball: The Morehead City Marlins

College baseball players from across the country come to small Southern towns like Morehead City for a taste of...

To Be Rather Than to Seem: The NC State Motto

Even though our state motto is Latin, nothing is lost in translation.

James Adams Floating Theatre Provided a Big Show on the Sounds

“Show Boat” was the one of the most popular musicals ever made. And it all started when writer Edna...

The Battle of the Crater

The Union Army’s plan to explode a mine succeeds, but the confederate counterattack proves more deadly. (Volume 4,...

Gatsby’s Asheville

Thomas Wolfe and F. Scott Fitzgerald defined the ’20s — the boom and bust, the roar and crash —...

Corolla’s Castle: The Whalehead Club

Today, Whalehead in historic Corolla stands quietly. But in the Roaring ’20s, when a wealthy industrialist and his wife...

Summer 2014 Soundtrack

A North Carolina summer sounds like no other. While fireflies and fireworks light up the evening skies, we invite...

Mint Julep Jazz Band: Live at Our State

Durham's Mint Julep Jazz Band turns the Our State library into a dance hall.