The Bernie Meme Traveled the World This Week. Why Not North Carolina?
A mittened Bernie Sanders meme was all the rage during Inauguration Week. So we brought the shivering socialist home to NC.
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Tenants' rights advocates march in Boston on Jan. 13. The protest was part of a national day of action calling on the incoming Biden administration to extend the eviction moratorium initiated in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Phota via AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
How NC Residents Will Benefit from Biden’s Freeze on Evictions, Student Loan Payments

President Joe Biden has hit the ground running, signing nearly 30 executive orders in his first days in office.

Some parents and educators are fired up over a plan to return NC students to schools for in-person testing. (Image via Shutterstock)
Sending Teachers Back to Classrooms for Tests Is Absolute Madness

A NC teacher on the misguided mandate for in-person standardized testing in school amid the COVID pandemic.

Caroline Lattimore, a Durham member of the historically Black Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority, joined many of her sisters celebrating Vice President Kamala Harris' inauguration Wednesday. (Image via Lattimore)
‘So Very Proud’: How AKA Sisters in NC Greeted Kamala Harris’ Groundbreaking Inauguration

With loads of pink and pearls, North Carolina members of Kamala Harris' historically Black sorority AKA celebrate her historic inauguration.

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400,000 Deaths and Rising: A Timeline of America’s Fight Against Coronavirus

Thursday marks the one-year anniversary of the first coronavirus patient being documented in the United States.

Joe Biden sworn in as president
She Was in the 6th Grade the Last Time She Watched an Inauguration. Here’s Why She Tuned in for Biden’s.

“I wanted to watch today to see our country being taken over by someone who actually believes in truth and kindness, and who is here to take care of us."

Police stand guard after the confederate statue known as Silent Sam was toppled in Aug. 2018 by protesters on campus at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, N.C.  (File photo by AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)
From Silent Sam to the US Capitol: Why We Should Have Seen the Violence Coming

The white supremacists who overtook the US Capitol got their start in places like Chapel Hill, where UNC authorities failed to recognize the dangers sparked by Silent Sam.

Pennsylvania Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine speaks at a news conference on July 21, 2020, in York, York County. (Flickr/Office of Gov. Tom Wolf)
Biden Taps Rachel Levine for Assistant Secretary of Health. She Could Be the First Openly Trans Federal Official.

Vice President-elect Kamala Harris called Levine “a remarkable public servant with the knowledge and experience to help us contain this pandemic.”

US President-elect Joe Biden delivers remarks on the public health and economic crises at The Queen theater in Wilmington, Delaware on January 14, 2021. - President-elect Joe (Photo by JIM WATSON/AFP via Getty Images)
‘We Have to Act’: Biden Announces $1.9 Trillion Relief Package

President-elect outlines how he wants to get the American economy back on track with direct aid to individuals and small businesses, funding for vaccinations, and a large investment in infrastructure.