For a Mecklenburg County photographer, a high school project became an adult passion: documenting nostalgic signs and billboards across Charlotte.
Ad Ventures in North Carolina
Some of our most indelible impressions of North Carolina come from the advertisements that tempt us to explore everything that our state has to offer.
The Krispy Kreme Doughnut
The glazed, pillowy-soft doughnuts, invented in Winston-Salem in 1937, are a Tar Heel tradition.
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.
12 Piedmont Traditions
Welcome to the heart of North Carolina! From iconic foods to industries that shaped a region, the center of our state is rich in history and traditions.
North Carolina’s Iconic Food Imports
There’s really no such thing as a Carolina bagel or Queen City gumbo. But if the following culinary traditions weren’t exactly invented in North Carolina, we’ve certainly made them our own.
You Berry Believe It Coffee Cake
Every bite of this decadent coffee cake is loaded with blueberry flavor and crumbly streusel crunch.
“Hot Light” Breakfast Sandwich
For a sweet and savory start to your day, try this bacon, egg, and cheese sandwich with a Krispy Kreme twist.
Spring Has Sprung Doughnut Burger
Hit the drive-through, fire up the grill, and celebrate the return of warm weather with this sweet-and-savory delight.