Kevin Rivera, barber at Midwood Barbers in Charlotte, cuts hair in late May while wearing a mask. Masks are required in personal care businesses like salons, but NC is considering a mandatory mask rule in all public spaces. (Photo for Cardinal & Pine by Grant Baldwin)
Duke Study Author: Masks Aren’t Going Anywhere, With or Without a Vaccine

Researcher's study delved into effectiveness of various face masks, found novel coronavirus too unpredictable to say when masks won’t be necessary.

Thomas Phillips and Caleb Parker kiss during their Feb. 29 wedding in Durham. Twelve United Methodist ministers risked discipline from the international church for participating in the same-sex wedding. (Photo by Tammy Jean Lamoureux of L'Amour Foto).
Methodists Banned Gay Marriage. But 12 of Their NC Pastors Defied the Church Together

One of the world's largest Christian denominations banned same-sex marriage. But a spring wedding in North Carolina defied the church.