College Basketball is King in NC. But Should Ailing Businesses Expect a Boost?
Under normal circumstances, college basketball is a big boon to NC businesses. But these are not normal circumstances.
Duke and UNC-Chapel Hill square off in February in Chapel Hill. College basketball is expected to return in the coming days, although the pandemic will blunt the economic impact. (Photo by Peyton Williams/UNC/Getty Images)
President-elect Joe Biden introduces his nominees and appointees to key national security and foreign policy posts at The Queen theater, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020, in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
Biden Wants To Quickly Get His Cabinet Through. But the GOP Isn’t Talking Right Now.

Biden called on the Senate for a “prompt hearing” on his Cabinet picks after inauguration, but the president-elect likely faces a fight.

A formerly incarcerated writer discusses the criminal justice reform issues he'd like to raise with Vice President-elect Kamala Harris. Graphic via Denzel Boyd for COURIER
I Was Once Incarcerated for a Non-Violent Drug Offense. Let’s Do Lunch, Kamala Harris.

If I were ever given the opportunity to sit down with the future vice president, I'd like to have a meaningful conversation about criminal justice reform.

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper, joined by his wife Kristin, reacts after being declared winner over Republican Dan Forest in the governor's race in Raleigh, N.C., Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. State election officials certified the governor's race and most in the state Tuesday, Nov. 24. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
It’s Official. Trump, Cooper, Tillis Take North Carolina.

State officials approve certification of 2020 election results, although pending recounts and protests in five races remain.

The Rev. Greg Drumwright leads a 1,000-person march to the polls on Election Day in Graham, NC. (Photo by Alvin Jacobs Jr. for Cardinal & Pine)
Push for Racial Justice in Alamance County Continues with Weekend March

Weeks after peaceful marchers were pepper-sprayed on the way to the polls, Black Lives Matters supporters will be back in Alamance County this Sunday.

Gov. Roy Cooper ordered a mandatory mask rule this week. (Image via NC DPS)
Gov. Roy Cooper on COVID-19 Surge: “We Are in Danger.”

Gov. Roy Cooper moved Monday to close loopholes in the state’s mask mandate and require masks in indoor settings, as well as outdoors when with non-household members.

John Kerry shakes hands with Joe Biden
Meet Biden’s Cabinet Picks: A Climate Champion, a Woman Who Faced a Man With a Machine Gun, and More

Biden’s initial cabinet choices indicate that he plans to surround himself with a group of diverse, experienced officials with whom he already has relationships.

Parents and educators in Wake County are pushing back on a plan to reopen K-12 schools for the spring semester despite soaring coronavirus rates. (Image via Shutterstock)
‘The Virus is Calling the Shots:’ Parents, Teachers Push Back on Wake County School Reopening

As coronavirus booms, Wake County schools hope for spring return, but some parents and educators in the largest district in NC aren’t sold.

Solo Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving Is Going to Be Weird This Year. Here’s How to Cope.

A behavioral psychologist says the first step to coping with a different Thanksgiving is acknowledging the strangeness of the times.