Arts & Culture

Coming Home with Leah Shaw: Performance and Q&A

Leah Shaw, winner of Our State’s 2014 Singer-Songwriter competition, performs her song “Carolina I’m Home” and talks about pining for the land of the longleaf pine.

Arts & Culture

Grits & Soul: Live at Our State

Asheville’s Grits & Soul sings about love, heartbreak, and North Carolina in the Our State library.

Life

Patriot Rovers Brings Healing to Veterans with PTSD

A High Point nonprofit not only trains and provides service dogs to veterans with PTSD, but also names the dogs in honor of soldiers who have lost their lives.

Arts

Steph Stewart & the Boyfriends, “Wake Me, Carolina”

In 2007, folk musician Stephanie Stewart left North Carolina for the Pacific Northwest. A year later, she returned with inspiration for a song. Watch Steph Stewart & the Boyfriends perform “Wake Me, Carolina” at Turntable in Jamestown, NC.

Arts

Lords of the Ring: The Raleigh Ringers

When this handbell choir puts on a show, the rhymes and chimes of traditional melodies give way to rock ’n’ roll.

Arts

Annie Cicale Calligraphy

From the pen of a Fairview artist flows proof of the enduring importance of handwriting.

Arts

Paperhand Puppet Intervention Inspires Family Fun

In Saxapahaw, volunteers gather to turn cardboard, cornstarch, and other odds and ends into puppets whose giant size matches the scope of their makers’ mission.