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NC Secretary of Health and Human Services Mandy Cohen and Gov. Roy Cooper said residents should look to a scaled-back Thanksgiving as coronavirus surges again. (Image via NC DPS)
How NC’s Latest Coronavirus Surge Could Change Thanksgiving

Smaller gatherings, more testing, outdoor meals. Here's why coronavirus has many people in NC rethinking Thanksgiving this year.

Tubs of Penny's pimento cheese, which is produced in Charlotte. (Photo via Penny's.)
Want Non-Controversial Pimento Cheese? We’ve Got You and Your Crackers Covered.

NC-based pimento cheese brands step in after the SC owner of Palmetto Cheese lambasted the Black Lives Matter movement.

A NC counselor gives advice for high schoolers on enduring the coronavirus-era virtual classroom. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Back in Session: Gov. Cooper Gives Elementary Schools Option to Reopen

Gov. Roy Cooper announced Thursday that K-5 schools could reopen in October, but final decisions are left up to local school boards.

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How Biden Plans to Help Parents Find Affordable Child Care That Fits Their Needs

By the time her son was born in 2017, “$1,000 a month only got my son half day care” at a good childcare provider, one mom said.

Milly Cort (top-left) and her husband Hamilton (top-right), of Charlotte, have enrolled their children Ally (bottom-left) and Henry (bottom-right) in a nearby learning pod program. (Photo by Grant Baldwin for Cardinal & Pine)
Learning Pods Could Throw Fuel on to the Fire Of Inequality in NC

These informal education groups might be the answer for some to this year’s school dilemma but at what price?

A new report says 20% of North Carolinians with children report not having enough food to eat. (Image via Shutterstock)
20% of NC Families With Children Say They Can’t Afford Enough Food Right Now

Researchers say millions in NC and across the US are in dire financial straits as federal lawmakers debate another round of coronavirus relief.

Coronavirus has closed more than a quarter of NC's childcare centers, but the economy can't recover without them. (Image via Shutterstock)
Coronavirus Has Closed a Quarter of NC Childcare Centers. But the Economy Can’t Recover Without Them.

With 20% of children in childcare ‘deserts' in North Carolina during the coronavirus, experts say we have to rethink funding for early childhood education.