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.


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.

Manual Labor of Love: An Ode to the Typewriter

A pair of celebrated North Carolina writers pay homage to the pleasures of lifting a platen.

In Its Heyday, Reynolda House’s Pool Offered a Grand Splash

Under a ceiling of glass, residents of Winston-Salem’s most famous home — and their guests — splashed and played...

Why is Raleigh the Capital of North Carolina?

Raleigh wasn't always the capital of North Carolina. The story of how it became our state's seat of government...

Homeplace: Sissipahaw Lofts in Saxapahaw

After the textile industry left town, Saxapahaw has since been revitalized. Part of the town's mill has been converted...