Our editor in chief carries on a sweet Valentine’s Day tradition started by her father.
by Alan Hodge
Our state’s performance venues bring talent from around the world — and just around the corner — to North Carolina music lovers.
by Jodi Helmer
A new performing arts center inspired a wave of creativity in this Johnston County town.
When Margaret Winslow gutted her century-old Greensboro home, she discovered charming character hidden by layers of history.
At this Raleigh restaurant, friends and neighbors gather for homey entrées, famous layer cakes, and memories of those who came before.
by Lynn Wells
Matchmaker, matchmaker, make it from scratch: Each of these recipes combines two classic Southern ingredients for one delicious dish.
by Ronni Lundy
In tiny Marshall, a new bright spot has appeared on the Blue Ridge Mountains dining scene: Star Diner. Located in a former gas station, this acclaimed restaurant is one of many local businesses reinventing retro spaces.
by Jimmy Tomlin
Why are vintage gas stations the hot new destination for two-handed burgers, fancy grilled cheeses, and local pints? Think: location, location, location.
by Lori K. Tate
A group of physicians brings a healthy community spirit to a new restaurant in an old Cabarrus County hosiery mill.
by Sheri Castle
Farm-to-fork dining gets a posh polish in a historic bank building in Washington.
In 1943, Franklin D. Roosevelt sat for a portrait by a young African-American artist from Mooresville. Decades later, historians still want to know whether Selma Burke’s sculpture inspired the image on the dime.
Painted Carolina: An Our State Gallery Featuring Our Favorite NC Paintings
The decade blows in with a series of winter storms that threaten to incapacitate the High Country. But residents are resilient — and the rest of the state mobilizes to help.
Pity the poor opossum: Our state marsupial has been vilified for centuries. Now, an advocate makes the case for rethinking its reputation.