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.

Have young’uns, will travel.

Or, what ensues when a young family heads for Cherokee. In an RV.

What It’s Like to Ride Out a Hurricane Off the North Carolina Coast

As Joaquin approaches, we talk to a man who made it through a Category 2 storm

A Tartan of Our Own

The dyed woolen cloth makes a lovely scarf or a fetching tie, but the distinctive Carolina tartan pattern represents...

The History of the Outer Banks Dunes

During the Depression, hundreds of men found work — and a common goal — constructing dunes to protect our...

The Official State Symbol of Saying No

When North Carolina wanted a new state carnivorous plant, Christmas tree, or freshwater fish, the legislature knew it could...

Made in NC Products Guide

Your shopping guide for products made right here in North Carolina.

100 Voices from 100 Counties

In North Carolina, we don’t speak with one voice. We speak with hundreds. Thousands. Millions. Each one is different,...

How to Create Your Perfect Outdoor Entertaining Space for Fall

When it comes to fall entertaining, nowhere is more inviting than your own backyard. Spruce up your space with...

Cape Fear Riverkeeper Kemp Burdette Speaks for the Water

A riverkeeper tends the waterway — and its creatures and canals — that he’s known since birth.