Pediatricians saw a drop in childhood vaccinations in 2020. Photo illustration via Getty Images.
How COVID Fears Are Disrupting NC Children’s Routine Vaccinations

North Carolina saw immunizations for children plunge in 2020. It got better in 2021, but many NC babies and toddlers went without potentially life-saving vaccines.  

A toddler girl enjoys a bag of popcorn while in a corn maze field. Image via Getty Images.
Eight NC Corn Mazes to Get Lost in This Year

As we get ready for Halloween and fall, grab the family to one of these North Carolina corn mazes.

Activists take part in a protest outside of the Old Ebbitt Grill to call for a full minimum wage with tips for restaurant workers in Washington, DC in May 2021. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP via Getty Images)
‘More Rights for the Employer’: Why Workers Have it So Bad in North Carolina

North Carolina’s lack of worker protections makes it the worst place in the country to work, especially for Black women, a recent analysis found.

Chris Rutledge, a nurse for Samaritan’s Purse, eats lunch in January 2021 during the only short break of her 12-hour shift inside the COVID-19 field hospital in Lenoir, N.C. (AP Photo/Sarah Blake Morgan)
Mobile Morgues and Desperation: Inside North Carolina’s Least Vaccinated County

A hospital leader in Robeson County tells C&P why she’s exhausted, mad, and scared for her community right now. 

Reverend Gregory Hardy is arrested in April 2015 as he and other clergy members demonstrate for Medicaid expansion outside the Senate chamber at the North Carolina Legislature in Raleigh, N.C. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
Too Poor To Get Sick: What’s Next for the Half-Million Uninsured North Carolinians

Inside the wait for Medicaid expansion in North Carolina, one of 12 states spurning a federally-funded healthcare program for poor people.

NCDOT workers assess damage to a bridge spanning the Pigeon River, Thursday in Bethel, N.C., (Travis Long/The News & Observer via AP)
Haywood County Starts Its Recovery From Catastrophic Flooding

Seven people are still missing and two are confirmed dead after Tropical Storm Fred tore through Western North Carolina this week. 

Many parents and guardians have already received their first advance child tax credit payments, which will continue monthly through December. Any one who hasn't can check their eligibility as well as make changes to their deposit accounts, address and number of dependents by going to irs.gov and updating their information. (Photo by Sarah L. Voisin/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
Still Waiting on Your $250-$300 Child Tax Credit? Try These Next Steps.

Parents nationwide have begun receiving their monthly child tax credit payments. If you haven't gotten yours, here's what to do.