People With Disabilities Make 64 Cents on the Dollar Compared to Everyone Else. A New Federal Grant Helps. 
A $13.8 million grant in NC will increase access to resources, competitive wages and benefits.
President Joe Biden speaks during a celebration of the Americans with Disabilities Act, and to mark Disability Pride Month, in the Rose Garden of the White House, Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Bagpipers dressed as Highlanders promoting the STARZ original series "Outlander" are seen during San Diego Comic-Con in 2015. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision for STARZ/AP Images)
‘Outlander’ Gets It Wrong. Here Are 7 Misconceptions About NC’s Scottish Heritage.

The popular fantasy romance series has spurred a lot of interest in our state’s Scottish ancestry. But some of it is just plain wrong.

North Carolina has no shortage of locally-owned farms where you can pick your own pumpkins this fall. (Shutterstock)
10 Locally-Owned North Carolina Farms to Pick Your Own Pumpkins This Fall

These family-friendly North Carolina farms might sell you a pumpkin, offer a hayride, or scare you so much you pee your pants this Halloween (if you’re into that sort of thing). 

A North Carolina labor organizer talks about the value of Black, working-class voters in the 2022 election. (Shutterstock)
Republicans Don’t Want Black, Working-Class Voters To Turn Out

A worker from Charlotte on how crucial it is for working-class North Carolinians to vote this year. 

A NC bookstore owner curates her book selection by focusing on the joys of Black childhood. (Shutterstock)
Why Children’s Books Centering Black Children Are So Important

For Banned Books Week, a North Carolina bookstore owner on raising a generation of Black children that see themselves on the page.

Amanda Darrow, director of youth, family and education programs at the Utah Pride Center, poses with books that have been the subject of complaints from parents in Salt Lake City on Dec. 16, 2021.  The wave of attempted book banning and restrictions continues to intensify, the American Library Association reported. Numbers for 2022 already approach last year's totals, which were the highest in decades. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
Why Banning Books Is A Jim Crow Practice

For Banned Books Week, an N.C. State professor of English explains how the recent surge in bans is targeting Black people and LGBTQ people.

AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File
Registering for Democracy: Why Your Vote Matters

September 20 is National Voter Registration Day. In an op-ed, Cristina Tzintzún Ramirez, the president and executive director of NextGen America, highlights the growing importance of young voters.

A freight train runs through the middle of downtown Enfield, North Carolina in June. (Photo by Michael McElroy, Cardinal & Pine)
How a Last-Minute Deal Brokered by the White House Averted a Costly Rail Strike for N.C.

North Carolina is a major corridor for freight lines, and a strike would have made existing supply-line disruptions even worse across the state and nationally. 

It's not our state butterfly, but for our money, the red spotted purple butterfly might be the most beautiful we've seen. (Shutterstock)
Butterflies Aren’t Just for Spring: 5 NC Fall Butterflies and Where to Find Them 

Some butterflies are disgusting. Some are sneaky. Others are just plain beautiful. And NC is the perfect state to seek them out.