A Year-Round Guide to Franklin and Nantahala

Ready to come home for Christmas? Our State editor — and resident soundtrack maker — Mark Kemp curated this selection of 30 holiday songs by North Carolina artists, including James

Madison County Championship Rodeo

Ready to come home for Christmas? Our State editor — and resident soundtrack maker — Mark Kemp curated this selection of 30 holiday songs by North Carolina artists, including James

Rosemary and Goat Cheese Strata

Ready to come home for Christmas? Our State editor — and resident soundtrack maker — Mark Kemp curated this selection of 30 holiday songs by North Carolina artists, including James

An Our State Playlist: A Carolina Christmas

Ready to come home for Christmas? Our State editor — and resident soundtrack maker — Mark Kemp curated this selection of 30 holiday songs by North Carolina artists, including James Taylor, Roberta Flack, Nina Simone, Charlie Daniels, John Coltrane, and many more. It’s the perfect Christmas party playlist, background music for your holiday baking, and accompanying soundtrack to a drive through twinkling lights.