Highlands, NC, was recently named "America's best small mountain town" Travel & Leisure. (Shutterstock)
Good News Friday: NC Has ‘America’s Best Small Mountain Town’

Saturday is the first official day of fall and being in North Carolina makes it that much sweeter. Read on for NC Fall categories that we’re the best at. 

We've picked 6 ways to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month in NC. (Shutterstock)
6 Ways to Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month in NC

This month honors the incredible contributions of Hispanic Americans. We’ve curated 6 ways to celebrate in NC, from Wilmington to Charlotte.

Rosalind Pichardo, the founder of the Philadelphia organization Operation Save Our City, demonstrates how to administer Narcan at the Health and Human Services Humphrey Building on Friday, Sept. 8, 2023, in Washington. Health officials held an event on Friday to mark the availability of the opioid overdose-reversal drug naloxone without a prescription. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
Here’s How One NC County Is Recovering from the Opioid Epidemic

This eastern NC County is using the cash to buy more Narcan, an emergency overdose treatment. They’re also partnering with local orgs to reach more people. Share this with someone in Wilson. 

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The Best Way to Eat Grits, According to North Carolinians

Last month, we asked North Carolinians who follow us on Facebook to share the best way to eat grits, and wow, did you folks have opinions.

North Carolina wide receiver Kobe Paysour (8) runs in for a touchdown as South Carolina defensive back Keenan Nelson Jr. (18) looks on during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 2, 2023, in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/Erik Verduzco)
Good News Friday: NC Teams Put A Whoopin’ on SC Teams This Week

NC schools brought the pain to their SC rivals. Plus: A Balsam, NC woman turns 100, and her flowers—planted by her late husband—turn 48.

Flowers lay under a boarded up window at Caudill Labs on the UNC-Chapel Hill campus in Chapel Hill, N.C., Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2023, after a graduate student fatally shot his faculty adviser. A bullet hole could be seen earlier Tuesday in the bottom left corner of that window. (AP Photo/Hannah Schoenbaum)
Why the Shooting at UNC-Chapel Hill Is Different for Asian Americans

When people of color are accused of committing high-profile crimes, their community tends to bear the blame for it too. It’s the same way in the UNC shooting.

Freedom Park in Raleigh, honoring the experiences of Black North Carolinians, is officially opening. (Image via NC African American Heritage Commission)
Good News Friday: New Park Honoring the Black Experience in NC Opens

Raleigh's Freedom Park is a beauty. Plus, two NC bed & breakfasts get some big honors.