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.


Beaufort’s Angel Maker

Edith Lockhart’s crocheted creations usher her through hard times and help her see beauty in life’s imperfections.

Receding Image

Bayard Wootten was a gifted, innovative pioneer as a female photographer in her home state. So why have we...

The Women’s War

With millions of young men lost in — or lost to — battle, and economic calamity a relentless opponent,...

Waterside Weaver

Beth Burns rarely leaves Roanoke Island, but if she does, she wraps herself in one of her scarves —...

Follow His Lead

Allen de Hart began hiking at age 5, and his journeys tally more than 57,000 miles. But he always...

The Keepers of Our Communities

Long before Facebook, service clubs created a sense of community. In order to stay viable now, these meritorious groups...

A Separate Peace

The war reaches North Carolina, but pacifists in the Old North State secretly oppose the Confederacy.
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Artistic Impression

Asheville resident Wendy Whitson took up art because of her uncle. Although life pulled her away, she now realizes...

A New Old-Timer

North Carolina native Jonathan Byrd draws upon a style of folk music even older than bluegrass. But he uses...