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.

Stories of Mountain Folk

A Sylva radio program preserves Appalachian history through spoken narratives.

Eric Ennis Makes His Art One Bead at a Time

At 80 years old, Eric Ennis creates artwork on fine fabrics with skills he’s practiced for decades.

From This Seat at Coker Arboretum

Inside Coker Arboretum in Chapel Hill, you can observe native plants sharing soil with plants from around the world.

Virginia Creeper

One, two, three, four, five — allow this plant to thrive.

Hell and High Water: The Flood of 1916

The flood of 1916 broke every record in the book. The death and destruction it caused in Western North...

An Earthly Pursuit

Jugtown Pottery, a Seagrove tradition almost a century old, is in good hands — the same ones that have...

Readers’ Choice Winners: The Best of Our State 2012

Here are the winners of our 2012 Readers' Choice voting!

License Plate Special

A North Carolina artist recycles license plates, builds custom guitars, and sells them to celebrities and Tar Heels alike.

Religion in the Ranks Chapter I of II

Many Christians living in the Confederacy Believe there is little doubt that God is on their side. (Volume 3,...