North Carolina

Food & Drink

Pickle-Brined Dipped Chicken

North Carolina’s answer to Nashville hot chicken


A Southern-Minded Sport Coat

Chapel Hill’s Alexander Julian fashions a sport coat to beat the Southern heat

What's in Season

Why You Should Be Cooking with Pimento Peppers

One taste of an Ashe County pimento, and you may shun watery bell peppers for good

Arts & Culture

Brilliant Blooms: See the Dahlias in North Carolina

Detour-worthy dahlia destinations in Western North Carolina


When Two Southern Icons Collide…

Combining two North Carolina favorites

Garden Variety

A Southern Mountain Garden

A revival landscape in Highlands, North Carolina

In the Garden

A Secret Southern Garden

A jewel box garden in Raleigh, North Carolina


Burk Uzzle: A Life in Pictures

Three summer exhibitions explore the remarkable career of North Carolina’s Burk Uzzle

Food & Drink

Blackberry and Peach Cobbler

The crowd-pleaser dessert


Catching Up With The Avett Brothers

The Avett Brothers return with a new album and a new outlook

Food & Drink

Southern Road Trip: Tar Heel Eats

Turning back the clock to a time when the midday meal was king

12 Slideshow

Food & Drink

Dispatch From the Road: Lunching Across North Carolina

Tag along with writer Jed Portman on a road trip through the Tar Heel State in search of rib-sticking meals


Olmsted’s Southern Stand

How the father of landscape architecture left his final fingerprints on the South

Fork in the Road

A Bold Move in Barbecue

North Carolina pit master Sam Jones is breathing new fire into the old-school smokehouse


Damian Stamer: Painting the Past

A North Carolina painter finds that you can go home again—maybe

Good Dog

All in a Dog’s Work

A bold little spaniel with strange business of her own

Sporting Scene

The Quail Field Primeval

How a North Carolina plantation turned back the clock on bobwhite habitat

The Southern Agenda

The Southern Agenda: April/May 2016

Goings-on in the South and beyond

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Sporting Scene

North Carolina’s George Hi Plantation

Where the quail feel right at home


Holiday, USA: Festive Southern Town Names

A few of our favorite holiday-named Southern locales that wear their yuletide spirit proudly