NC college students met with President Biden this week to call for gun reforms. (Image via Sen. Natalie Murdock's Twitter)
Good News Friday: NC Students Talk Gun Reform with President Biden

Our weekly roundup of happy news in NC goes to the White House. Plus: Pumpkin patches are finally opening, and social media reunites a woman with her “guardian angel.”

First Ward Park in Charlotte, NC
Spraygrounds, Cooling Stations, and Free Rides: Here’s What Charlotte Is Doing to Protect People from The Heat

Mecklenburg County, home to NC's largest city, is offering a lot of programs to protect people from the brutal heat. 

Forsyth County is giving out free electric fans to people who need it during this grueling heat. (Shutterstock)
One NC County Is Fighting the Heat By Giving Out Free Electric Fans

We all agree it’s hot outside - and in Forsyth County they’re taking cool down efforts seriously.

Extreme Heat
Almost 4,000 North Carolinians Will Get Skin Cancer This Year. Here’s How to Not Be One of Them.

Sun damage gets us all, and can have negative impacts on your health now and in the future. Read these 5 methods on beating the heat and UV rays.

NC Pet Shelter
Good News Friday: When a NC Pet Shelter Asked for Help, People Answered

This week’s Good News Friday roundup may have a touch of bittersweet feelings (anything about a NC pet shelter does!), but we promise it's all good news. 

Memory loss
Wake County Libraries Expand Free Program for People with Memory Loss

Public libraries in NC’s capitol county are investing in memory care kits that help people connect with family and caregivers.

NC school supplies
Teachers Are Spending Their Own Money for NC School Supplies. Here’s How You Can Help.

Gov. Cooper's annual supply drive ends on Aug. 18 and is the perfect way to show love to North Carolina’s teachers.