The Great Smokey Mountains of North Carolina. The state placed fifth in a national poll of the best states in America. (Image via Shutterstock)
North Carolina Makes the Top Five in Head-to-Head Matchup of States

The Tar Heel State has beautiful mountains, beaches, and a boatload of personality. Good call, America.

George Floyd's killing in Minneapolis inspired 15-year-old Ocir Black of Winston-Salem, NC, to collect poignant letters from Black mothers to their sons. (Graphic by Denzel Boyd)
‘Love Letters To My Son’: How George Floyd Inspired a North Carolina Teen to Write a Book

George Floyd called out for his mom. The tragedy moved North Carolina's Ocir Black to collect letters from Black mothers to their sons.

'Not So Super Publishing' Founder Jacques Nyemb makes comic and children's book gold out of everyday Black heroes. (Image via Not So Super Publishing; Photo by Carolyn Scott)
POW! NC Comic Writer Smashes Racial Injustice, COVID on the Page

How Black Lives Matter and being a dad influenced Jacques Nyemb’s ‘Not So Super Publishing’ company.

Workers erect a tent outside of Raymond James Stadium ahead of Super Bowl 55 Thursday, Feb. 4, 2021, in Tampa, Fla. (Image via AP/Charlie Riedel)
Bojangles, Cheerwine, and a Laptop: How to Host a Virtual Super Bowl Party

COVID-19 doesn’t need to get in the way of you (safely) eating those wings and getting together with friends. Here’s C&P’s guide to a virtual get-together.

Naomi Osaka wears a protective mask due to the COVID-19 virus outbreak, featuring the name "George Floyd", while arriving at the 2020 US Open. (Image via AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
Tennis Superstar Naomi Osaka Buys Stake in NC’s Pro Women’s Soccer Team

Naomi Osaka announced she’s now a partial owner of the NC Courage, the pro women’s soccer team that plays in Cary.