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What a showoff. An otherwise beautiful male indigo bunting (left) looks rather plain in comparison to the male painted bunting, one of 7 elusive North Carolina birds to watch. (Shutterstock)
Rare Bird Bingo: Our Guide to Finding 7 Elusive (But Beautiful) North Carolina Avians

From Crayola-colored buntings to a bird that looks like a flame in flight, we’ll tell you where to find some of our favorite feathered friends.

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.  

North Carolina head coach Hubert Davis speaks during a news conference about the Men's Final Four NCAA basketball tournament, Sunday, April 3, 2022, in New Orleans. North Carolina will face Kansas in the final game on Monday. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
Hubert Davis Is Making History And Not Because His Team Is Playing for a National Championship.

Unpacking an extraordinary first season for the first Black coach to lead the legendary basketball program at UNC-Chapel Hill.

North Carolina-born actress, dancer, and singer Ariana DeBose arrives at the Oscars Sunday. She shattered boundaries with her Academy Award win for "Best Supporting Actress." (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Beyond ‘The Slap’: NC’s Ariana DeBose Is the Real Story of This Year’s Oscars

The Wilmington-born actress, singer, and dancer became the first openly queer, Afro-Latino actress to win an Oscar.

North Carolina's Deja Kelly attempts a layup during a Jan. 21 game with Virginia. Women's college teams like UNC, NC State, and UNC Charlotte have made it a golden time to be a fan in North Carolina. (AP Photo/Ben McKeown)
Why It’s a Great Time To Be a Women’s College Basketball Fan in NC

As the Wolfpack and Tar Heel women compete for Sweet 16 spots Monday, a reminder that the women’s game in North Carolina is a jewel.

North Carolina is home to Fayetteville’s Fort Bragg, the largest military base in the nation with 53,700 active-duty troops. Back in December 2021, 96% of soldiers at Fort Bragg had met the Army’s vaccination deadline, but at least 350 outright refused the shot. (Filip Andrejevic/Unsplash)
Army Prepares to Kick Out COVID-19 Vaccine Refusers

Roughly 97% of all Army soldiers are at least partially vaccinated. But the military service has issued official reprimands to more than 3,000 soldiers, who amid the rising Covid cases, could pose a health risk to the rest of the force.

Civil rights visionary Ella Baker, who grew up in eastern North Carolina, at a 1968 news conference. (AP Photo/Jack Harris)
Take a Road Trip Through Some of the Blackest Moments in NC History

Bring history to life with an east-to-west road trip that travels from the coastal maroon colonies to the founding of the sit-in movement to the site of MLK’s address in Durham.