The view of Grandfather Mountain from Beacon Heights Trail in Avery County. (Image via Shutterstock).
The Last County In North Carolina Without a Confirmed COVID-19 Case

Avery County has ramped up coronavirus testing in the last week, but still hasn’t found its first confirmed coronavirus case.

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Close or Open? How Private Schools Reacted To Gov. Cooper’s Public School Shutdown Order

State officials shuttered public schools for the rest of the academic year. But what about private schools? North Carolina is one of 44 states (along with Washington D.C.) that have announced that public school campuses will be closed for the rest of the year, meaning that 1.47 million North Carolina kids won’t be going back...

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‘The Driving Force Is Institutionalized Racism’: Black North Carolinians Are Getting Hit Hard By COVID-19

African-Americans make up less than a quarter of the state’s population, but nearly 40 percent of its confirmed coronavirus cases and deaths.