Behind the Curve: Why the Minimum Wage in NC Hasn’t Gone Up in Years
North Carolina kept its minimum wage at $7.25 while most other states boosted pay this year.   More than half of the nation’s states — 26 of them — opted to raise their minimum wages in 2022 to address gaps between what people make and what it costs to get by. But North Carolina wasn’t among...
The push for higher wages has seen some states, but not North Carolina, raise the minimum wage. (Image via Shutterstock)
From days of service to drive-through rallies, poetry readings and live-streamed teach-ins, North Carolina's statewide King Day celebrations have something to offer everyone. The aim: to push beyond a day of remembrance and spark a long-term commitment to justice. (KatieKaboom from Pixabay/Canva)
Put Your Hand to the Plow: Virtual and Live MLK Day Events in NC

Our list of 2022 MLK Day events in North Carolina includes everything from service days to online teach-ins and drive-through parades.

A Nevada woman hands back a nose swab after administering herself a COVID-19 test during a preview of a testing site in North Las Vegas, Nev. (Image via AP Photo/John Locher, File)
At-Home Testing Just Got Easier, and More in NC COVID News

NC hospitals fill up with COVID patients, as federal officials reveal their plan to increase availability of at-home tests.

FILE - In this Monday, July 15, 2019 file photo, a state districts map is shown as a three-judge panel of the Wake County Superior Court presides over the trial of Common Cause, et al. v. Lewis, et al, in Raleigh, N.C.  North Carolina has often been cited as an example of political gerrymandering. Now court rulings against its legislative and congressional districts also could become an example for other states. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)
Judges: North Carolina Lawmakers Gerrymandered, but There’s Nothing We Can Do About It

But good government groups and voting rights advocates say they’re confident the NC Supreme Court will strike down the GOP’s tilted voting maps.

Healthcare workers process COVID1-9 rapid antigen tests at a testing site Thursday. Last week North Carolina broke single-day records for COVID-19 cases three days running, according to the NC Department of Health and Human Services, topping out at 19,620. Friday, the state reported 28,474 new cases. (Jae C. Hong/AP Photo)
Latest Omicron News Is Giving North Carolina Deja Vu

North Carolina is seeing a huge spike of Omicron variant infections, risking staffing shortages at hospitals and schools.

Supporters of those charged in the Jan. 6, 2021 attack on the US Capitol pass a counter-protester with a 'LOSER' sign in Washington, DC. North Carolina was home to 18 of the insurrectionists. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
How to Stop the Insurrectionist Next Door

Of the Jan. 6 insurrectionists, 18 called North Carolina home. Here's how seemingly normal people become extremists, how to spot it and ways to stop it.

Supporters of President Donald Trump surround the U.S. Capitol following a riot on January 6, 2021 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Samuel Corum/Getty Images)
Eye-Witness Congressional Staffer: One Year Later, Insurrection ‘Doesn’t Bode Well for Any of Us’

The chief of staff for longtime Congresswoman Alma Adams on what he saw when Trump supporters stormed American democracy.

Sabrina Jackson waits while her dad Jack Jackson fills out a ballot at the St. Paul's National Guard Armory on Election Day on November 3, 2020 in St. Pauls, North Carolina.  (Photo by Melissa Sue Gerrits/Getty Images)
Make Elections Matter Again, North Carolina. Ban Gerrymandering.

Why North Carolina’s high court might finally do something about the cheating in our ever-gerrymandered state.

A silverback gorilla receives a COVID vaccine at the NC Zoo in October (Photo courtesy of the NC Zoo.)
Think Your Job Is Hard? Try Giving a COVID Vaccine to a Gorilla.

Armed with protective gear and ground meat, NC Zoo workers delivered potentially life-saving shots this fall to primates and lions.