National Guard soldiers assist by directing those arriving for vaccination appointments at Bojangles Arena in Charlotte, NC, the primary site of vaccine distribution for Mecklenburg County. (Image for Cardinal & Pine by Grant Baldwin)
‘Spend More Time With the Grandkids’: North Carolinians Line Up in Charlotte for COVID Vaccine

Eat out. Get a haircut. Be a good citizen. People in Charlotte on why they rushed to get the COVID vaccine as NC upped inoculation efforts.

Members of the NC General Assembly stand in this April file photo. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
‘Their Inaction Might Actually Kill People’: Parents Thrash NC Lawmakers Over In-Person School Testing

With coronavirus booming, some parents want NC to back off on a plan for students to take standardized testing in-person at school.

Parents and educators in Wake County are pushing back on a plan to reopen K-12 schools for the spring semester despite soaring coronavirus rates. (Image via Shutterstock)
‘The Virus is Calling the Shots:’ Parents, Teachers Push Back on Wake County School Reopening

As coronavirus booms, Wake County schools hope for spring return, but some parents and educators in the largest district in NC aren’t sold.

With state Sen. Jeff Jackson training in the National Guard, Charlotte's Marisa Jackson is closing out her husband's crucial race for him. (Image submitted by Marisa Jackson)
‘Rise to the Occasion’: How Marisa Jackson is Closing Out Her Husband’s Crucial State Senate Campaign

With NC state Sen. Jeff Jackson barred from campaigning amid National Guard training, Marisa Jackson on her first (and last?) campaign.

Democratic vice presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., speaks to supporters at UNC-Asheville, Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020, in Asheville, N.C. (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek)
‘The Outcome of the Race Will be Decided by You’: Kamala Harris Stresses Unity in NC

Kamala Harris made two stops in NC Wednesday, emphasizing healthcare and education in a critical battleground state with needs in both areas.

Parents and educators in Wake County are pushing back on a plan to reopen K-12 schools for the spring semester despite soaring coronavirus rates. (Image via Shutterstock)
‘This Was Completely Preventable’: Educators Question NC Teacher’s Death From COVID

After a Stanly County teacher dies of coronavirus, NC educators debate the safety of in-person learning during the coronavirus pandemic.

Mark Robinson won election Tuesday night as NC's lieutenant governor.
‘I’m Not Ashamed’: Republican Candidate for Lieutenant Governor Blasted for Racist, Homophobic Posts

The Republican candidate for NC lieutenant governor, Mark Robinson, is in a close race with Democrat Yvonne Lewis Holley.