Ready or Not, Here Comes Omicron. Here’s What You Need to Know About the New COVID Variant, North Carolina.
The Omicron variant is a reason for concern, but public health leaders are optimistic vaccination and boosters will offer some protection.
Gov. Roy Cooper, left, applauds 8 year-old Daniel McCullock after McCullock received the Pfizer child COVID-19 vaccination from Dr. Kathy Merritt at Chapel Hill Pediatrics and Adolescents in Chapel Hill, N.C., Thursday, Nov. 4, 2021.  The new Omicron variant of COVID-19 is a reason for concern, but public health leaders believe vaccination will offer some protection. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
A massive wildfire has been burning at NC's Pilot Mountain since Saturday, torching hundreds of acres. (Photo by Richard Hill)
Pilot Mountain Is Burning. North Carolina, Climate Change Just Got Personal.

We can't be in denial any longer. Expect more blazes like this in North Carolina as the planet warms. 

Participating in Giving Tuesday makes more impact than you think. Besides the warm fuzzy feeling of helping out–and a tidy tax write-off–it helps grassroots, community-based  organizations meet their year-end goals of programming and assistance for your next-door neighbors. But sometimes it can be hard to know who to give to. C&P has listed a few that are making real change in their communities. (Getty Images)
These North Carolina Nonprofits Are Making a Difference. Consider Lending Them a Hand on Giving Tuesday.

This Giving Tuesday, consider donating to a nonprofit that serves communities of color in North Carolina.

These two runners brought the Thanksgiving spirt at a prior Charlotte Turkey Trot (Image courtesy of Charlotte Turkey Trot.)
Work Up an Appetite at One of These Seven NC Thanksgiving Fun Runs

Jumpstart your Thanksgiving morning with a pick from our Top 7 North Carolina turkey trots, 5ks and fun runs.

A rack of roasted rabbit on a grill is in the foreground, with an inset of Chef Daryl 'DC' Cooper in the lower left corner
Tired of Turkey? BBQ a Rabbit or Try This Curried Vegan Pie Instead

Acclaimed Charlotte, NC chefs Julia Simon and Daryl Cooper offer Turkey Day alternatives for home cooks looking to go beyond the big bird.

Mattamuskeet National Wildlife Refuge (Image via Getty)
From Snowshoeing to Birding: 4 Budget-Friendly NC Winter Adventures

These outdoor getaways will let you explore North Carolina without breaking the bank.

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Want to Honor NC’s Military This Veterans Day? Here Are Nine Events Across the State.

North Carolina is home to the 7th-largest military population in the US. That means plenty of chances to honor them this Veterans Day.

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North Carolina Could See Boost in Child Care, Health Care, Paid Leave, and Housing if Congress Acts

The "Build Back Better" legislation, a benchmark for President Biden’s administration, faces opposition from Republicans.

Six members of the Littleturtle family, who are Lumbee and Tuscarora, wear traditional regalia for a dance.
Powwows, Plant Medicine and Hip Hop: NC Celebrates Native American Heritage Month

Storytelling, theater, music, and Indigenous food, C&P's guide to celebrating North Carolina's native population properly.