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.

Protesters face Charlotte police after George Floyd's killing in May 2020. (Photo by Grant Baldwin for Cardinal & Pine)
‘We Need To Do Better’: The Push for North Carolina After George Floyd

NC Attorney General Josh Stein co-chaired a racial equity task force that proposed dozens of state policy changes and legislation following Floyd's killing.

A person in an orange shirt accompanied by another in gray load numerous gas containers into a sedan at a Charlotte, NC gas station.
Hoarders Are Reselling Gas at $100 a Gallon in NC. Here’s Why That’s an Offer You Should Definitely Refuse.

Hoarders are reselling gas at high markups in North Carolina, but buying is dangerous and thanks to Colonial Pipeline resuming production, unnecessary.

ELIZABETH CITY, NORTH CAROLINA - APRIL 27: Patrice Revelle stands in front of police in riot gear as they force people off a street as they protest the killing of Andrew Brown Jr. on April 27, 2021 in Elizabeth City, North Carolina. The police were enforcing an 8 pm curfew announced after the shooting death of Brown by Pasquotank County Sheriff deputies on April 21.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
After Elizabeth City Shooting, North Carolina Democrats Push for Speedy Release of Bodycam Footage

Some NC Dems introduced a bill Tuesday to change the law surrounding the release of police bodycam footage after Andrew Brown Jr.'s killing.

The pandemic has upended Ramadan for the second year in a row. Stylist Lamia Ashour of Charlotte tells us how she's adapting.
With Ramadan Upended Again by COVID, One Charlotte Woman Took Her Celebration Global

Each Ramadan, NC's Lamia Ashour looks for ways to uphold the Islamic tenet of giving, but the pandemic is complicating things again.