‘A Marathon, Not a Sprint’: How One Eastern NC District Aims to Make Up for Classroom Time Lost to Covid
Inside Greene County's use of federal and state COVID relief on summer camps, extended school days, and more.
The empty halls at West Greene Elementary in Snow Hill, NC, in April. Many students returned to in-person learning in the Greene County school in April. They've been trying to make up for lost time since. (Photo by Billy Ball)
NEW YORK, USA - JUNE 18: A new Federal Holiday ''Juneteenth'' is celebrated in the heart of Harlem, New York City, United States on June 18, 2021. President Biden signed legislation making June 19, or Juneteenth, a new national holiday. (Photo by Tayfun Coskun/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
Our Juneteenth: When Emancipation Came to One of North Carolina’s Largest Plantations

After the Civil War, news of Emancipation took months to wind its away across the South. Enslaved workers at Stagville, one of NC largest plantations, met the news with hope and resilience.

Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., left, and Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., right, walk from a policy luncheon on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, July 8, 2015. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
Paycheck Fairness Act Could Have Helped Close the Wage Gap for Women. Instead, Republicans Shot It Down.

Paycheck Fairness Act Could Have Helped Close the Wage Gap for Women. Instead, Republicans Shot It Down.

A young feminine-presenting person in a rainbow cape and yellow goggles holds a hand out in invitation to the viewer. Crowds in the background appear to be celebrating.
9 North Carolina Festivals to Watch for This Summer

With COVID-19 waning (for now, fingers crossed!), North Carolina festivals are booking in 2021. Here are the ones to catch.

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A Bunch of Free, or Nearly Free, Activities for North Carolina Kids This Summer

We get it. You need something cheap to do with your kids this summer. Here’s a list of activities only a short drive away from every corner of North Carolina.

The spread at Zweli's Kitchen & Catering in Durham, thought one the only full-service, authentic Zimbabwean restaurant in the United States. (Image via Zweli's Instagram)
Country-Fried Steak, Braised Goat, and Fresh Fish: Here Are Some of the Best Black-Owned Restaurants in NC

From Mama Dip’s to Boss Hog’s, we wanted to show off not just the depth and deliciousness of North Carolina’s restaurants, but the diversity.

It's summer. Here's Cardinal & Pine's guide to the best swimming holes in North Carolina. (Image via VisitNC)
Bust Your Butt or Skinny Dip: Our Guide to North Carolina’s Best Swimming Holes

It’s summer again in North Carolina. Trust us. You need to know how to find the best — and the chilliest — swimming holes in the state.

Voting rights groups in North Carolina denounced new voting law bills authored by the state's Republicans as "Jim Crow 2.0" on Monday in Raleigh. (Photo by Michael McElroy)
‘Jim Crow 2.0’: Voting Rights Groups Denounce GOP Rewrite of NC Voting Laws

After a documented decade of GOP gerrymandering and voter suppression in North Carolina, Republicans are sponsoring a controversial new bill called the “Election Integrity Act.”

A silver alarm clock illustrates that time is running out for the North Carolina budget to be approved by July 1.
Teacher Raises and Wider Access to Health Care on Hold as NC Budget Deadline Looms

If North Carolina legislators can't agree on a budget before July 1, the state will grapple with crucial service gaps for the second year in a row.