Life

A Super Slide and Everything Fried at the State Fair

A father and his two young sons explore the sights, sounds, and sometimes tastes of North Carolina. This time, they’re visiting the North Carolina State Fair.

Arts

At Home with Look Homeward

Watch Look Homeward perform “Heads Hung Tall” and “Motown” in their Chapel Hill dome home.

Life

On the Appalachian Trail with Hiker Jennifer Pharr Davis

Her first hike on the Appalachian Trail took five months; years later, she did it in 46 days. A record-setting hiker reflects on what it means when a trail becomes a path for life.

History

When Trolleys Ruled the Roads of North Carolina

A century ago, streetcars were more than just a romantic notion. They were a reliable way for North Carolinians to get around.

History

A Tartan of Our Own

The dyed woolen cloth makes a lovely scarf or a fetching tie, but the distinctive Carolina tartan pattern represents so much more.

History

The History of the Outer Banks Dunes

During the Depression, hundreds of men found work — and a common goal — constructing dunes to protect our Outer Banks.

Life

The Official State Symbol of Saying No

When North Carolina wanted a new state carnivorous plant, Christmas tree, or freshwater fish, the legislature knew it could always count on one man… to vote against them.