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.


The Kinston Hangings (Part 2): A General’s Fatal Anger

The Hangings at Kinston, Part II: Just after another defeat in battle, Maj. Gen. George E. Pickett unleashes his...

Dancing on the Dunes

In Nags Head, teenagers rocked the floors of the Casino when they danced.

The Shaggers

A couple wins ribbons for a classic Carolina dance.

Basketball Road: The Story of ACC Basketball

In our state, the ACC isn’t about one school or one player or one game. To name one brings...

Sip of Relief

Dope wagons delivered a pick-me-up for tired textile workers.

The Backyard Clothesline

Hanging clothes is more than pinning garments on a line. It tells you something about your neighbors, and it...

The Best Barber I’ve Ever Had

Who do you trust to cut your hair? The answer may say more about you than you realize.

The Kinston Hangings (Part 1): Caught Between Blue and Gray

The Kinston Hangings, Part I: In eastern North Carolina, poor fishermen and farmers want to be left alone. But...

The Night Hydrogen Bombs Fell Over North Carolina

A plane carrying two hydrogen bombs crashes in Wayne County and residents rush to find and disarm the weapons.