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Bagpipers dressed as Highlanders promoting the STARZ original series "Outlander" are seen during San Diego Comic-Con in 2015. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision for STARZ/AP Images)
‘Outlander’ Gets It Wrong. Here Are 7 Misconceptions About NC’s Scottish Heritage.

The popular fantasy romance series has spurred a lot of interest in our state’s Scottish ancestry. But some of it is just plain wrong.

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.

NY Racing owner John Cohen, who played football at Grambling State University from 1993-1997,  returned to the NASCAR Cup Series with a Chevrolet Camaro repping the GSU Tigers.  Cohen was joined by three other Black owners, including Michael Jordan and his former NC State teammate, Brad Daugherty. (Photo provided by John Cohen)
Daytona 500’s Historic Diversity Revved Up a Broader Audience

With a Black race director, grand marshal, a driver, four owners, and a car sporting HBCU colors, this year's Daytona 500 was the most diverse ever.

Vogue editor Andre Leon Talley arriving at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute gala benefit in 2011. The 6'5 tastemaker favored authoritative robes and caftans in later years. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini)
How Andre Leon Talley’s Epic Style Was Informed By His Durham Grandmother

At the height of the fashion world, Talley credited his grandmother for teaching him to use style as a defense. 'Clothes were my armor of warfare...I had to represent.'

North Carolina singer-songwriter Fantasia Barrino performs in 2018.  (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/WireImage)
NC Women Rockers Who Shook Up the Music World

It's Women Rock Day, and we're paying tribute to these North Carolina visionaries who broke barriers and blazed new trails in popular music.

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.

Curling up on a chilly morning with holiday movie classics are a tradition many families enjoy. These seasonal movies feature Black leads and mostly Black casts. (Getty Images)
From ‘The Wiz’ to ‘Jingle Jangle,’ 9 Holiday Classics With Black Leads To Stream

Here are 9 classic Christmas movies featuring Black leads and casts, and where to find them on streaming services.