North Carolina in Neon

Most of the neon signs that once illuminated motels, theaters, and restaurants across the state have been replaced, but a few glowing examples of this nostalgic art form are still lovingly preserved as icons of a bygone era.

Barbecue, Born & Bred

A pitmaster in Chowan County was raised on North Carolina pork. At Old Colony Smokehouse in Edenton, he draws on his family’s heritage — as well as barbecue traditions from across the South.