Arts

The Sound of Discovery at Lunchbox Records

Records — you know, the big, round, black discs that introduced you to Nat King Cole and Kenny Rogers and The Beatles — are still spinning at Charlotte’s Lunchbox Records.

Arts & Culture

Author Frances Mayes Finds Muse in Chatwood

The Under the Tuscan Sun author has recently taken up residence in the literary town of Hillsborough, making the early 19th century Chatwood property her labor of love.

Arts

Mipso in Japan

In the summer of 2013, Mipso’s Jacob Sharp, Joseph Terrell, and Wood Robinson toured Japan. We caught up with them to learn more about their experiences abroad and the mini documentary that showcases their travels.

Arts

The Our State Music Series

For over a year, we’ve been inviting North Carolina musicians and bands to play their music in our office. Click on the images below to watch these sessions.

Life

North Carolina’s United Nation of NASCAR

The Charlotte area has been a driving force in stock car racing since the sport’s earliest days, when moonshiners in hot rods outran the feds on midnight runs during the week and traded paint on the track on weekends. The area is now home to the biggest race teams, the NASCAR Hall of Fame in downtown Charlotte, and Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord. Visit any of those places, and you’ll find citizens of “NASCAR nation,” who love to share their passion for racing.

History

The History of the Scuppernong

In Columbia, the river that gave its name to our grape is a lifeline and a family tie.

Civil War Series

Freedom Nears for Slaves

The slave trade in North Carolina thrives, despite the impending demise of the Confederacy. (Volume 4, Part 10)

History

Asheville’s Fortress of Art: The Biltmore Estate

A top-secret scheme during World War II made a room at Biltmore a hidden vault for our nation’s most valuable works of art.