An ‘Ofrenda’ for Healing: How the Pandemic Changed One NC Artist’s Dia De Los Muertos Altar
"It’s been really hard for people to lose loved ones. We need the little somethings that bring us together and art does that.”
The grueling COVID-19 pandemic changed the way Charlotte artist Rosalia Torres Weiner created her annual Dia De Los Muertos altar, or "ofrenda," which will be debuted this weekend in Charlotte. Here, Torres Weiner shows off her work in 2017 at the Mexican Cultural Institute in Washington D.C. (Photo by Sergio Ochoa courtesy of Torres Weiner)
Read to find out what beloved (and hated) Halloween candies match our elected officials in North Carolina. Photos via Shutterstock, AP and Getty Images.
When Your Lt. Gov is More a Circus Peanut Than a Smartie, and Other NC Leaders’ Candy Matches

We talk a lot about these influential leaders and their opinions. But we want to know which Halloween candy best describes them.

NC officials are preparing to roll out vaccine boosters in the state, now that the CDC has approved the medicine. The booster shots will not be distributed in mass public settings the way the vaccines were, but will be available at doctors offices to those who qualify. (Image via AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
The CDC Approved COVID Vaccine Boosters. Here’s How to Get One in NC.

NC officials are preparing to roll out vaccine boosters in the state, now that the CDC has approved the Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson versions for fully vaccinated people.

Load up on quarters. It's a primo nerd paradise in the Asheville Pinball Museum. (Image via Facebook)
Crocs, Docs, and Pinball: 7 Quirky Museums You Have to See in North Carolina

Sometimes you’d rather see a big weird doll collection or a pinball paradise than a painting anyway.

This Associated Press file photo show a group of Lumbee Native Americans in Maxton in front of a crude cross they captured during a gun battle with members of the Ku Klux Klan in 1958. (Photo via AP Photo)
History Made Here: A Guide to 7 of NC’s Lesser Known Civil Rights Sites

From schools where segregation was challenged to early sit-ins, visit these spots to explore North Carolina’s proud civil rights history.

Photo via Roanoke Rapids Graded School District.
Find Out Why These 6 Iconic Buildings Are Known Far Beyond North Carolina

From a gothic cathedral to space-age arena, your guide to some of North Carolina’s most memorable structures.

Pediatricians saw a drop in childhood vaccinations in 2020. Photo illustration via Getty Images.
How COVID Fears Are Disrupting NC Children’s Routine Vaccinations

North Carolina saw immunizations for children plunge in 2020. It got better in 2021, but many NC babies and toddlers went without potentially life-saving vaccines.  

Educators protest budget shortfalls under Republican leadership outside the NC General Assembly in May 2018. The budget has become a very secretive process in the state. (Photo by Sara D. Davis/Getty Images)
The State’s Budget Belongs to the People of North Carolina. So Why Is It Settled in Back Rooms?

NC's budget plan has a huge impact on your education and healthcare. Too bad it's such a big secret.

Carl (left) and Pernell Beatty (right) flank their sister Celeste, the owner of Harlem Brew South, in her taproom. The warehouse is the site of Operation Dixie, a historical and successful labor campaign in 1946. More than 10,000 tobacco workers, mostly women, gathered from around the state and voted to unionize for better working conditions. Harlem Brew's lager is named '1946' in tribute.
Raise Your Glass: Black-Owned Brewery Elevates Rocky Mount Community

Celeste Beatty, owner of Harlem Brew South, emphasizes community as well as craft to solidify her rare position in the craft beer market.