Scott Huler

Huler is a freelance writer based in Raleigh and a Piedmont Laureate Emeritus. He has written for such newspapers as the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Philadelphia Inquirer, and the Los Angeles Times and magazines including Backpacker, Fortune, and Child. His award-winning radio work has been heard on "All Things Considered" and "Day to Day" on National Public Radio and on "Marketplace" and "Splendid Table" on American Public Media, and he sometimes serves as guest host on "The State of Things" on WUNC-FM. He is the author of six books, most recently On the Grid.

Nature

T. Gilbert Pearson, the Man Who Loved the Birds

More than a century ago, T. Gilbert Pearson worked tirelessly to save the birds of North Carolina and the world. His legacy persists today, along with the park he created for them.

Central

City Portrait: Raleigh

To understand our capital city, get to know it at sidewalk level: The story of Raleigh unfolds on its streets.

Life

Pucker Up: The Story of Seersucker

One author wonders when he’s qualified to legitimately sport seersucker, and take the plunge into the South’s favorite cool, calm, collected — and rumpled — stripes. (Hint: You don’t need a straw boater or croquet mallet.)

History

History Unwrapped: The Our State Back Catalog

This month, we are thrilled to announce the opening of the State Library of North Carolina’s latest digital collection: the entire back catalog of this magazine — just in time for Christmas.

Western

Tunnel Vision: Blue Ridge Parkway

It’s part of the quintessential Blue Ridge Parkway experience: to drive through one of our 25 parkway tunnels. But if you’ve only thought about what you’ll see when you get to the other side, well, you’re missing something. This story will open your eyes to those dark holes in the mountains.

History

The Man and Plan Behind
Research Triangle Park

Archie Davis, who helped found the Research Triangle Park, recognized in North Carolinians a desire to learn, to look ahead, to lead. Today, his vision continues to guide our world-famous research park.

Food

Pimento Cheese

Did you know those spicy pimentos were first mixed in to protect fresh cheese from flies? Did you know the spread’s origins may actually be from up North? But then our companies — Star Foods in Burlington, Ruth’s Salads in Charlotte — began making it, and then we all started eating it, and before long, pimento cheese belonged to us.