In this Dec. 11, 2019, file photo, Rep. Val Demings, D-Fla., gives her opening statement during a House Judiciary Committee markup of the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump on Capitol Hill in Washington. Demings is among the women Joe Biden is considering for his vice presidential running mate. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
‘If You See It, You Can Be It’: Former State Lawmaker Linda Coleman Says Black Woman VP Would Diversify State, Local Races Too

Coleman says a Black woman landing Biden's VP pick would have a "trickle down" impact on the diversity of candidates in NC and beyond.

FILE - In this July 17, 2019, file photo, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms speaks during a Senate Democrats' Special Committee on the Climate Crisis on Capitol Hill in Washington. Neither public rivals nor personal friends, Bottoms and Stacey Abrams spent years climbing parallel ladders from nearby outposts at Atlanta City Hall and the Georgia Capitol.  Now the Atlanta mayor and the former Georgia governor candidate find themselves at the same political intersection on Joe Biden's list of potential running mates. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
NC Supreme Court Justice Anita Earls: Black Woman VP Would Send ‘Incredibly Powerful Message’

NC Supreme Court Associate Justice Anita Earls talks about the 'incredibly powerful message' it would send if Biden chooses a Black woman for his VP pick.

Susan Rice, the U.S. ambassador to the U.N., whispers in the ear of Vice President Joe Biden in the United Nations Security Council,  Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2010. Rice is on the shortlist of potential running mates for Biden (AP Photo)
Wake Commissioner Jessica Holmes: Biden Choosing a Black Woman as VP Would ‘Break That Glass Ceiling’

Half of the choices for Biden's VP pick are women of color. Leading women of color in NC—including lawyers, judges, and lawmakers—tell us why that matters.

In this Saturday, June 1, 2019 file photo, ex-Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., speaks at an SEIU event before the 2019 California Democratic Party State Organizing Convention in San Francisco. Harris is only the second Black woman to serve in the Senate, and in 2020, a prominent contender for the vice-presidential ticket. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
‘A Long Time Coming’: NC Sen. Natalie Murdock Tells Us Why Biden’s Choice for VP Matters

Half of the choices for Biden's VP pick are women of color. Leading women of color in NC—including lawyers, judges, and lawmakers—tell us why that matters.

Gov. Cooper says NC shelters will be in place as Isaias makes landfall, although with coronavirus precautions. (Image via NC DPS)
Isaias Landfall: How Do You Deal With a Hurricane and COVID at the Same Time? NC Is About to Find Out.

With Isaias forecast to strengthen into a hurricane before making landfall Monday, how will coronavirus impact NC's storm shelters?

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After President’s About-Face, NC Republicans Raising Funds on Trump Brand Masks

After the president changes tone on face masks during coronavirus pandemic, NC Republicans look to raise money on Trump-brand face masks.

Workers at a Walgreens location in Durham, N.C. assist persons with tests for COVID-19 at a temporary drive-thru site where patients administer their own tests, Thursday, May 7, 2020. Persons with appointments who meet certain criteria are assisted as pharmacists stand by. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
How NC Plans to Keep Black, Latino Communities Safe from COVID-19

Black and Latino North Carolinians have been sickened by COVID-19 at alarming rates, and the state health department is trying to change that.