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.

Textiles Keep Spinning at Unifi

An innovative recycled yarn brings hope to a recovering industry.

The Story of the Tobacco Industry in
North Carolina

Fifty years ago, the landmark surgeon general’s report on smoking and health shook the tobacco industry in North Carolina....

Mebane Antique Auction Reminds Us That We Are What We Keep (and Forget)

A former “picker” discovers history, nostalgia, identity, and — oh yes — value in discarded objects and abandoned places.

Carolina Collectors

These three collectors have something in common: they all turned to Jon Lambert to help uncover...

The Wright Brothers’ Legacy Endures in North Carolina

How 2 men, 12 seconds, and 1 monument changed North Carolina forever.

What Say You

One writer holds forth on the quirks, charms, and cautions of the Southern spoken word.

Who We {Say We} Are

Are you a typical North Carolinian? The Elon University Poll asks residents about their likes, dislikes, and opinions on...

Q&A with Taylor Mathis

Taylor Mathis, food photographer and the blogger behind Taylor Takes a Taste, attended 35 football tailgates in 16 states...

Shag, You Say? Oh, Behave!

Our state dance will get your feet moving — just add beach music.