COVID relief funding allowed schools to provide meals at no cost to all school children over the last year. (Image via Shutterstock.)
‘We Have to Feed Their Minds’: Why NC School Officials Don’t Want to See a COVID Relief Program End

Schools participating in the federal school lunch program provided meals at no cost for the last year. That will end in June.

Early voting is underway for the May primaries in North Carolina, where candidates will be winnowed down for the important mid-term elections. (Image via Shutterstock.)
You’ve Got the Power (to Vote Early). Now Do It.

We’ve got the answers to your basic questions about the May 17 primary elections in North Carolina.

Lactation certificate program student Sierra Bizzell, left, demonstrates a technique with a breast model for program director Janiya Mitnaul Williams March 17. The Cone Health Women’s MedCenter clinic serves women from all backgrounds in East Greensboro. (Photo by James Parker/NC A&T University)
NC’s Biggest HBCU Is Boosting Breastfeeding and Survival Rates for Black Babies

NC A&T is leading the effort to swell the ranks of Black lactation consultants, yielding better health outcomes for Black mothers and kids.

Early voting begins Thursday and lasts through May 14  for North Carolina's 2022 primary elections. (Image via Shutterstock)
Early Voting Kicks Off Thursday in North Carolina. Here’s What You Need to Know

The May 17 primary is a few weeks out, but voters can start casting their ballots Thursday across the state.

Philonise Floyd, brother of George Floyd, left, and Benjamin Crump, civil rights attorney who represented the family of George Floyd, right, pause for reporters at the Capitol in Washington, on May 25, 2021. (Image via AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
Attorney Ben Crump:  NC Must Change Laws that “Justify” Police Killings of Black People 

The call for changes came after a special prosecutor announced an off-duty law enforcement officer won’t be charged for killing Fayetteville’s Jason Walker. 

You've got a month to get your hands on those sweet NC-grown berries before they're gone.
Those Shortcakes Look Lonely: Where to Pick Your Own NC Strawberries

Few things taste better than a North Carolina-grown strawberry. Here’s where to get your fix this year.  

Tests for COVID from the federal government get sent right to your home, shortly after you sign up.
Hey NC: Don’t Forget to Order Your Second Batch of Free COVID Tests

Every household can get two sets of at-home tests mailed to them, free of charge. Don’t forget to get yours!