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NEW YORK, USA - JUNE 18: A new Federal Holiday ''Juneteenth'' is celebrated in the heart of Harlem, New York City, United States on June 18, 2021. President Biden signed legislation making June 19, or Juneteenth, a new national holiday. (Photo by Tayfun Coskun/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
Our Juneteenth: When Emancipation Came to One of North Carolina’s Largest Plantations

After the Civil War, news of Emancipation took months to wind its away across the South. Enslaved workers at Stagville, one of NC largest plantations, met the news with hope and resilience.

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9 North Carolina Festivals to Watch for This Summer

With COVID-19 waning (for now, fingers crossed!), North Carolina festivals are booking in 2021. Here are the ones to catch.

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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.

The spread at Zweli's Kitchen & Catering in Durham, thought one the only full-service, authentic Zimbabwean restaurant in the United States. (Image via Zweli's Instagram)
Country-Fried Steak, Braised Goat, and Fresh Fish: Here Are Some of the Best Black-Owned Restaurants in NC

From Mama Dip’s to Boss Hog’s, we wanted to show off not just the depth and deliciousness of North Carolina’s restaurants, but the diversity.

It's summer. Here's Cardinal & Pine's guide to the best swimming holes in North Carolina. (Image via VisitNC)
Bust Your Butt or Skinny Dip: Our Guide to North Carolina’s Best Swimming Holes

It’s summer again in North Carolina. Trust us. You need to know how to find the best — and the chilliest — swimming holes in the state.

In this May 2018 file photo, lawmakers and legislative employees watch the crowd grow outside of the North Carolina Legislative Building as educators gathered to protest education funding shortfalls. We're launching "Cardinal Voices" to feature the voices of the everyday North Carolinians speaking on the most important issues of the day. (Photo by Sara D. Davis/Getty Images)
Change Begins in NC Homes. That’s Why We’re Launching ‘Cardinal Voices.’

A new project featuring local North Carolinians speaking directly to the local issues that matter to them.

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They Butted Heads on the Vaccine. Now an NC Woman Bakes for Her Sick Friend.

Their decades-long relationship grew strained over one’s anti-vaccine stance. Then NC food writer Amy Rogers learned her friend was hospitalized by COVID-19.