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.

Deviled eggs make for a welcome side at any gathering. (Image via Getty Images.)
From Deviled Eggs to Dessert, Top 5 Recipes for Your Next North Carolina Cookout

North Carolinians are getting vaccinated and getting together. Here’s some ideas of what to bring next time you grill out with friends and family.

In this 2016 file photo, journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones attends the Peabody Awards Ceremony in New York. A controversy over tenure at North Carolina's flagship university has highlighted discrimination against Black students, student-activists said Wednesday in Chapel Hill. (Photo by Brent N. Clarke/FilmMagic)
After Nikole Hannah-Jones Snub, UNC ‘Not Safe for Black Students’ Either, Activists Say

North Carolina’s flagship public university has been the scene of numerous race-related controversies in recent years, including white supremacist rallies around a Confederate monument.

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Boom: Here’s Where to Watch Fireworks in Eastern North Carolina this Fourth of July

Freedom is back in vogue in 2021 with the return of plenty of North Carolina communities hosting fireworks displays that COVID nixed the previous year.

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A Bunch of Free, or Nearly Free, Activities for North Carolina Kids This Summer

We get it. You need something cheap to do with your kids this summer. Here’s a list of activities only a short drive away from every corner of North Carolina.

A bill in the state legislature would eliminate a sales tax on menstrual products that many say discriminates against women.
North Carolina Women are Taxed $8 Million a Year for Tampons. New Legislation Could End That.

North Carolina is one of 30 states that tax menstrual products but there's a push to repeal this "pink tax" that women largely pay for these essential items.

Kevin Fisher, of Quincy, Mass., left, receives his second shot of Moderna COVID-19 vaccine from RN Katherine Francisco, of Avon, Mass., right, at a mass vaccination clinic, Wednesday, May 19, 2021, at Gillette Stadium, in Foxborough, Mass. A month after every adult in the U.S. became eligible for the vaccine, a distinct geographic pattern has emerged: The highest vaccination rates are concentrated in the Northeast, while the lowest ones are mostly in the South. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
A Vaccine Lottery? Gov. Cooper Says He’s Looking Into It.

To boost vaccination rates, North Carolina's governor is researching rewarding vaccinations with a game of chance.