Those seeking comfort, peace, or solitude find quiet places for contemplation and prayer at these picturesque destination churches.
A Gracious Plenty in Greensboro
For more than 30 years, on one special Thursday in November, a community has come together over bread, soup, handmade pottery, and a good cause.
On the Trail of Faith & Frescoes in West Jefferson
Contemporary murals adorn the exteriors of buildings throughout West Jefferson and the High Country. But the walls inside a handful of churches offer stunning displays of an ancient technique.
An Our State Playlist: That Ole Time Religion
This spring, we’ve curated a roof-raising, harmony-laden Spotify playlist featuring 20 great gospel songs by North Carolina artists.
Memories in Wood & Stone
A Williamsboro native reflects on growing up near Old Saint John’s Episcopal Church, a place defined by its long history and dedicated caretakers.
35 Amazing Historic Places to See in North Carolina
The National Register of Historic Places has documented some 95,000 structures, sites, and districts across the country. In North Carolina, around 2,900 properties — from churches and cotton mills to farms, homes, and schools — have earned this designation. Now, these special spots representing our state’s history are known nationwide.
The Longest Night
When the holiday season stirs feelings of longing and melancholy, a winter solstice service brings light, comfort, and hope on the darkest day of the year.
Pilgrimage to Portsmouth
An old church bell rings, and an abandoned barrier island springs back to life. For those who make the biennial journey to this once-bustling shipping and fishing village, there's comfort in the ritual of remembering.
The Church on the Pamlico
At a homegrown sanctuary on the Pamlico, mighty waters carry generations through every twist and turn in life. Shoes are optional. Bug spray isn’t.