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4 North Carolinians Making a Difference for Kids in the Tar Heel State
4 North Carolinians Making a Difference for Kids in the Tar Heel State

They say that children are our future. The North Carolinians in this story made a choice to help the future look a little brighter.

First Ward Park in Charlotte, NC
Spraygrounds, Cooling Stations, and Free Rides: Here’s What Charlotte Is Doing to Protect People from The Heat

Mecklenburg County, home to NC's largest city, is offering a lot of programs to protect people from the brutal heat. 

South Carolina's J. Michelle Childs has the support of Democrat Rep. James Clyburn and the GOP's Sen. Lindsey Graham to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer. But a record of fighting discrimination and labor lawsuits while she was in private practice is prompting pushback from worker advocacy groups. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)
SC Judge Could Be the First Black Woman on the Supreme Court. Her Labor Record Has Sparked Concerns.

South Carolina Judge J. Michelle Childs has a chance at the US Supreme Court, but labor and discrimination cases may cloud her shot.

From days of service to drive-through rallies, poetry readings and live-streamed teach-ins, North Carolina's statewide King Day celebrations have something to offer everyone. The aim: to push beyond a day of remembrance and spark a long-term commitment to justice. (KatieKaboom from Pixabay/Canva)
Put Your Hand to the Plow: Virtual and Live MLK Day Events in NC

Our list of 2022 MLK Day events in North Carolina includes everything from service days to online teach-ins and drive-through parades.

Families have been celebrating Kwanzaa since 1966, when Dr. Maulana Karenga introduced the amalgamation of East and West African traditions to help Black people reconnect to their African heritage. (Hill Street Studios/Getty Images)
Celebrate Kwanzaa In Person and Online at These Events Across North Carolina

North Carolina has many events this week of Kwanzaa to reconnect you to African culture.

Oftentimes women escaping intimate partner violence are starting at a deficit, because they must leave necessities such as clothing and shoes behind. Charlotte's Eva Lee Parker Fund helps replace those items for them and their children. (Viviane Moos/Corbis via Getty Images)
‘Impossible to Leave on Her Own’: NC Domestic Violence Survivors Request More Help During Holidays

As survivors attempt to escape domestic violence over the holidays, requests for help from NC advocates have skyrocketed.

Contrary to popular belief, there are plenty of opportunities to ice skate below the Mason-Dixon Line. North Carolina has facilities across the state for beginner to expert skaters, as well as opportunities for hockey, figure skating, curling and more. (Photo by Evelyn Hockstein/ The Washington Post via Getty Images)
Ice Skating in the South? Slide Into the Holidays at One of These 11 NC Rinks.

Ice skating isn't just up North! Here are some of the best indoor and outdoor ice rinks around North Carolina.