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.


Are the Tar and Pamlico Rivers the Same River?

There's a distinct line that divides the Tar and Pamlico rivers, but many don't even realize that the two...

The Art of Letterpress Finds a Home in Durham

A trio of Durham printers finds satisfaction in — and a new demand for — the original methods of...

To Find Fireworks (Or Not) by Crossing the NC/SC Border

A father and his two young sons explore the sights, sounds, and sometimes tastes of North Carolina.

Meet the Asheboro Man Behind Mad Magazine’s Cartoons

What, me worry? No need, when your workdays are filled with fighting onions, Andy Griffith, and Yoda.

Made in NC Products Guide

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

Preservation Efforts Continue Full Steam Ahead at NC Train Stations

The setting for many a joyful arrival or weepy departure, where riders clutched boxed lunches, duffle bags, and vanity...

Rebirth of the Indian Motorcycle

An iconic motorcycle found a new life in North Carolina.

Music Maker Relief Foundation Supports Working Artists

An organization in Hillsborough preserves the music of the South by supporting the artists who make it.

Just Like A Dad: A Father’s Day Essay

For his first Father’s Day, a new dad finds his father’s old identity.