Illustration of Shad Fish and a number 1 trophy

Best in Shad

When a beloved catch returns to North Carolina’s fresh waters to spawn, residents of a Pitt County town set their sights — and lines — on an annual spring celebration.

Country ham biscuits

Our Plate

From Southern classics like ham biscuits to small-town creations like bright red hot dogs, how much do you know about North Carolina’s quintessential foods?

Points of Pride

North Carolina’s state symbols make up a one-of-a-kind collection that tells our story. They include our native plants, the art we create, the crops we grow, and so much more.