A Judge Told NC’s Legislature to Fix Huge School Funding Inequalities. They’re Just Not Doing It
The courts excoriated the state 24 years ago because rural schools aren’t funded like urban schools. The legislature is out of time to make it right. 
It's been a long decade for public education in North Carolina. (Image via Shutterstock)
Kindred in Davidson is helmed by a James Beard finalist who specializes in contemporary Southern cuisine.
Small Towns, Big Flavor: North Carolina’s Hidden Culinary Gems

Raleigh, Durham, and Charlotte get all the attention, but these small-town food scenes in North Carolina are worth exploring.

Move over, Virginia. North Carolina has some of the best spots for a romantic couples' getaway. (Image via Shutterstock)
Sorry Virginia. North Carolina Is For Lovers.

Want to impress a date? From Manteo to Blowing Rock, North Carolina has natural beauty, great food, and loads of conversation-starters.

One of North Carolina's most influential figures, Pauli Murray still doesn't get her due for her part in combatting racial injustice, homophobia, and sexism. A new Amazon Prime Video doc about Murray, who grew up in Durham, premiers this weekend in the Bull City. (Image via Pauli Murray Center)
Pauli Murray: The North Carolina Hero Too Few Know About

A documentary about North Carolina civil rights trailblazer Pauli Murray will premier this weekend in Durham before being released to a national audience. 

Members of the NC General Assembly stand in this April file photo. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
‘Child Marriage Doesn’t Discriminate’: Here’s What You Need to Know About North Carolina’s New Law

As the long-awaited law goes into effect, North Carolina has the fifth most child marriages in the nation.  

A view of a damaged trailer in Haywood County, NC, after historic flooding. Gov. Roy Cooper declared a State of Emergency in Haywood County after the heavy rainfall from Tropical Depression Fred devastated the area, putting businesses under 6 feet of water and mud and killing several.l 
Climate scientists warn that climate change will produce more frequent and violent storms in the years to come. (Photo by Peter Zay/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
Climate Change Is Not a Warning for North Carolina – It’s Already Here.

A rural North Carolina advocate on the need for big climate change and infrastructure plans to offset the impacts on farms and families.

A blue jay gives us a gorgeous view in Guilford County. A "mysterious disease" impacting songbirds across the U.S. appears to have missed our feathered friends in North Carolina. (Image via Shutterstock)
Birdwatchers Rejoice. The ‘Mysterious Disease’ Threatening Songbirds Has Spared North Carolina.

Our pandemic isn’t over. But North Carolina songbirds have missed the worst of a disease that plagued birds across the U.S.

Line judge Maia Chaka stands on the field during the second half of an NFL football game between the Carolina Panthers and the New York Jets Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021, in Charlotte, N.C. Chaka became the first Black woman to official an NFL game when she called the Panthers-Jets game Sunday in Charlotte. (AP Photo/Nell Redmond)
A Black Woman Officiated the Panthers Game. It’s the First Time in NFL History.

The Panthers recognized Maia Chaka, who hails from Virginia, during Sunday’s game against the Jets in Charlotte. 

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North Carolina Muslims Continue Progressive March Despite 20 Years of Sept. 11 Bias

Hate crimes against US Muslims have exploded by 500% in the years since Sept. 11, 2001. Still, more Muslims than ever are running for elected office and raising their voices for progressive change.