Arts & Culture

Prized Possessions

Don’t ask us to choose just one. Each of these North Carolina objects and artifacts contributes special significance to our state treasure chest.

Civil War Series

The Union Takes Wilmington

Confederate troops fail to defend the vital port city. (Volume 5, Part 1)

Arts

Passion Means Patience to Bakersville Glassblower

Richard Ritter, a glassblower in Bakersville, is a true talent and one of only 19 individuals to hold the honor as a North Carolina Living Treasure.

Food

The Triangle’s TerraVita Bolsters Healthy Appetites

Colleen Minton founded TerraVita, a weekend event every autumn that showcases and offers local food, drink, and ways to prepare them that aren’t only good for your health, but good for the land, too.

Arts & Culture

A Ray of Light at Currituck Lighthouse

For 10 years, Meghan Agresto has lived 40 steps from the 140-year-old Currituck Beach Lighthouse, making certain its light never fails.

Drink

Hot Buttered Rum Recipe

An unlikely cocktail ingredient, butter nicely accents the winter spices in this hot buttered rum recipe. When it’s just plain cold outside, warm up with a cup.

Drink

Hidden Gem (er, Bean) Coffee Roasters

Good coffee comes with great care, each bean mulled over thoughtfully and roasted to perfection. From Counter Culture to Joe Van Gogh to Carrboro Coffee Roasters, North Carolina has long been home to many tried-and-true, small-scale coffee roasters. It’s clear this state cares about its coffee. Where’s the best place to grab a cup or bag of freshly roasted coffee in North Carolina? Here are just some of many great coffee roasters in the state.