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.

Surrounded By Silence, Guilford College President Finds Her Voice

She was born deaf. She didn’t learn sign language until her 20s. She was on track to run the...

Rhiannon Giddens & The Making of NC’s Most Beautiful Voice

With a talent — and a repertoire — that spans opera to gospel, bluegrass to blues, a native songbird...

Tony Peacock Has Somethin’ to Holler About

Tony Peacock helps preserve a piece of rural North Carolina heritage with his voice — very loudly.

Homeplace: Oakwood

As one of Raleigh's oldest neighborhoods, Oakwood has seen many changes over the years. Its enduring beauty and character...

A Toast to the Scuppernong

Sure, the scuppernong may be the South’s sweetest fruit, but we should also be grateful for what it’s not.

Tommy Tomlinson Discovers The Power of Voice After Nearly Losing His Own

Just as his career as an award-winning journalist was taking off, cancer threatened to take it all away.

Reflections of North Carolina Poet Laureate, Shelby Stephenson

Memories of growing up in rural North Carolina inspire the state’s poet laureate.

When Raising Young Children, It’s All Noise, All the Time

In search of his echo, The Toad learns the logistics of yelling loudly — and listening quietly. (The second...

The Monti Brings Live Storytelling Across the State

If you thought storytelling was as simple as telling a story, then you’ve never been on a stage, in...