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10 Tiny Treasures: Small North Carolina Towns to Visit This Winter
From the mountains of western North Carolina to the shores of the eastern coast, North Carolina knows how to do winter. Here are 12 small towns worth visiting this cold season.
The Festival of Lights in Blowing Rock, NC. (Photo via Visit NC)
Where to tuck into a serious weekend breakfast in Raleigh and Durham
Where to tuck into a serious weekend breakfast in Raleigh and Durham

From classic diner food to fresh farm-to-table fare, both Raleigh and Durham are full of exceptional eateries serving up top-notch breakfast and brunch grub

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper, right, speaks while state Health and Human Services Secretary Kody Kinsley listens at an Executive Mansion news conference in Raleigh, N.C., on Monday, Sept. 25, 2023. Cooper and Kinsley announced that North Carolina would launch Medicaid expansion coverage on Dec. 1. Expansion will be able to start because Cooper said he'll let a state budget bill sent by the General Assembly last week to his desk become law without his signature. (AP Photo/Gary D. Robertson)
How Biden’s American Rescue Plan helped NC finally expand Medicaid

President Biden’s 2021 American Rescue Plan provided a $1.7 billion “signing bonus” to North Carolina to expand Medicaid, which Gov. Roy Cooper described as "a major part of our successful effort to finally get Medicaid expansion."

5 Walking Trails for Winter Hiking Along NC’s Blue Ridge Parkway
5 Walking Trails for Winter Hiking Along NC’s Blue Ridge Parkway

We go exploring in western North Carolina with five great walking trails for hiking in the winter months, all of which are located along the North Carolina portion of the Blue Ridge Parkway.

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Mold and classes in trailers: Inadequate funding for schools is hurting NC communities

Schools across the state are dealing with dilapidated classrooms and buildings in need of significant repair or a total rebuild due to a lack of investment in public education.

LGBT Center of Raleigh is putting on 'Transgiving,' an event aimed at providing community and friendship to trans folks who don't always have a warm reception with family this time of year. (Shutterstock)
‘TransGiving’: Raleigh LGTBQ center has a seat at the table for everyone

Thanksgiving can be a hard time to be around family, especially for those in the Trans community. The LGBTQ Center of Raleigh invites those looking for good community and good food to stop in for a Thanksgiving meal.

Supporters of LGBTQ Rights at a rally in Raleigh.Photo: Dylan Rhoney/Cardinal & Pine
Op-ed: My child left NC because of new anti-LGBTQ laws. Mark Robinson would make things worse.

As a mother, my journey through parenthood has been a tapestry woven with love, challenges, and unwavering support for my child.  This Thanksgiving, however, marks a significant departure from the traditions we’ve shared for years as a family. Forced apart by North Carolina’s hateful anti-trans legislation, my adult transgender child, seeking safety and acceptance, made...

NC Principal Wins National Education Award
Watch NC principal give emotional speech on winning ‘Oscars of teaching’

A North Carolina principal won the prestigious Miliken Educator Award, which is like winning an Oscar in teaching!

Recognizing that some LGBTQ people are not welcomed home by family, Charlotte's 5th annual "Eat, Gay, Love" aims to offer a Thanksgiving community for all. (Shutterstock)
‘Eat, Gay, Love’: Charlotte Thanksgiving event celebrates local LGBTQ community

People in the LGBTQ community don't always have a welcoming family during the holiday season. “Eat, Gay, Love” invites anyone searching for a good meal and a welcoming community on Thursday.