Economy


Educators protest budget shortfalls under Republican leadership outside the NC General Assembly in May 2018. The budget has become a very secretive process in the state. (Photo by Sara D. Davis/Getty Images)
The State’s Budget Belongs to the People of North Carolina. So Why Is It Settled in Back Rooms?

NC's budget plan has a huge impact on your education and healthcare. Too bad it's such a big secret.

Raleigh Denim is made in the state capital, but known well beyond. (Image courtesy of Raleigh Denim.)
Five Fashion Brands Putting North Carolina On the Map

These designers who call North Carolina home are shaping style well beyond our state's borders.

A view of a damaged trailer in Haywood County, NC, after historic flooding. Gov. Roy Cooper declared a State of Emergency in Haywood County after the heavy rainfall from Tropical Depression Fred devastated the area, putting businesses under 6 feet of water and mud and killing several.l 
Climate scientists warn that climate change will produce more frequent and violent storms in the years to come. (Photo by Peter Zay/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
Climate Change Is Not a Warning for North Carolina – It’s Already Here.

A rural North Carolina advocate on the need for big climate change and infrastructure plans to offset the impacts on farms and families.

Daycare employee Remontia Greene tends to three infants in a preschool in Clayton, NC, in 2009.  Local leaders in North Carolina are touting the potential for two major infrastructure bills in DC to impact childcare as well as community colleges and broadband internet. (Photo by Ted Richardson/Raleigh News & Observer/Tribune News Service via Getty Images)
Guaranteed Preschool and Free Community College: How Democrats’ Infrastructure Plan Could Impact North Carolina Families

Infrastructure isn't just roads and bridges. Local leaders in North Carolina talk about how federal proposals could impact child care, internet service, and more.

Just in time for fall, Cardinal & Pine collects some of the best spots for picking apples in North Carolina. (Image for Shutterstock)
It’s Apple-Picking Season in North Carolina. Here’s Our Guide to the Best Spots This Fall.

Bar none, one of the best things you can do in North Carolina in the fall. Get picking.

Marvel Studio's 2013 film Iron Man 3 was one of the biggest films shot in North Carolina. Credit: Zade Rosenthal/ Marvel Studios
29 Blockbusters and Busts Shot in North Carolina (There’s Sure to Be a Few Filmed Near You)

Whether you live in the mountains, the coast, or the Piedmont, some major Hollywood movies were filmed near you in North Carolina.

In this 2004 file photo, off-duty Greensboro, NC firefighters Kevin Ozment, left, and Mark Cockman carry their purchased cabinet to a trailer from the Crown Mark furniture store in downtown High Point, NC. High Point is touted as the furniture capitol of the world.  (Photo by Gina Ferazzi/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)
A Design Lover’s Guide to High Point, the ‘Furniture Capital of the World’

High Point’s reputation for design is well-earned. We’ll show you where to shop, learn, and stay in this North Carolina city known across the world for furniture.