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The town of Carrboro passed protections for those who identify as LGBTQ because federal action has stalled. (Image via Town of Carrboro/Instagram)
NC Mayor: Burr, Tillis Need to Stand Up and Protect NC’s LGBTQ Residents

Carrboro's mayor explains why her town recently passed protections for LGBTQ people, and why more are needed.

Renita Webb, of Alamance County, is in the health care coverage gap and wants NC lawmakers to join other states in expanding Medicaid to adults like her (Image via Sarah Ovaska/Cardinal & Pine)
NC Mother: Lawmakers Should Give Up Their Health Care if They Won’t Expand Medicaid

North Carolina's lawmakers have rejected federal money to expand Medicaid and provide health care to up to 600,000 struggling adults.

'Not So Super Publishing' Founder Jacques Nyemb makes comic and children's book gold out of everyday Black heroes. (Image via Not So Super Publishing; Photo by Carolyn Scott)
POW! NC Comic Writer Smashes Racial Injustice, COVID on the Page

How Black Lives Matter and being a dad influenced Jacques Nyemb’s ‘Not So Super Publishing’ company.

Friends can still get together during a pandemic, just online (Image via Alistair Berg/Getty Images)
6 Things to Do While You Stay Home During the Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has made dinner out with friends, or a coffee shop date, potentially dangerous. Here are some ideas to have more fun while at home.

Protesters face CMPD officers after an arrest was made and tear gas and pepper balls were deployed against those gathered this summer following George Floyd's death. (Photo by Grant Baldwin for Cardinal & Pine)
2020 Was a Drag. But Here’s My (Incomplete) List of the Cardinal & Pine Stories That Soared.

Brave leaders, earth-moving candidates, a president in free fall, and a NC man who waited 44 years for justice. The best stories of 2020.

Illustrated kids' guide to holidays in the pandemic.
This Year Is Different: A Kids’ Guide to the Holidays

If you're having trouble helping your children understand why the holidays are a little different because of the coronavirus, read this with them.

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.