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Participating in Giving Tuesday makes more impact than you think. Besides the warm fuzzy feeling of helping out–and a tidy tax write-off–it helps grassroots, community-based  organizations meet their year-end goals of programming and assistance for your next-door neighbors. But sometimes it can be hard to know who to give to. C&P has listed a few that are making real change in their communities. (Getty Images)
These North Carolina Nonprofits Are Making a Difference. Consider Lending Them a Hand on Giving Tuesday.

This Giving Tuesday, consider donating to a nonprofit that serves communities of color in North Carolina.

These two runners brought the Thanksgiving spirt at a prior Charlotte Turkey Trot (Image courtesy of Charlotte Turkey Trot.)
Work Up an Appetite at One of These Seven NC Thanksgiving Fun Runs

Jumpstart your Thanksgiving morning with a pick from our Top 7 North Carolina turkey trots, 5ks and fun runs.

A rack of roasted rabbit on a grill is in the foreground, with an inset of Chef Daryl 'DC' Cooper in the lower left corner
Tired of Turkey? BBQ a Rabbit or Try This Curried Vegan Pie Instead

Acclaimed Charlotte, NC chefs Julia Simon and Daryl Cooper offer Turkey Day alternatives for home cooks looking to go beyond the big bird.

Grey[haired person in sunglasses and denim jacket stands before a quilt display holding up two mugs in welcome.
Whatever Your Interests, Find Your Fit at One of These 45 North Carolina Fall Festivals

Our list of 45 North Carolina fall festivals is packed with fun for leaf lovers, beer enthusiasts, oyster shuckers, apple pickers and more.

NC educators protest near the General Assembly building in Raleigh in 2018. Education funding was a major point of conflict in the state in the last decade, particularly longstanding funding inequities between urban and rural counties. (Photo by Sara D. Davis/Getty Images)
The Moment I Realized NC Public Schools Are Not Treated Equally

How a move to a specialty school in Durham convinced an Edgecombe County teen that North Carolina schools are funded unfairly.

Foggy Pine Books in Buxton is a gem in North Carolina's independent bookstore scene.
Get Lost in the Stacks at These Amazing NC Bookstores

From neighborhood institutions to up-and-comers, these independent North Carolina bookstores are worth the trip.

Looking for a couples getaway in North Carolina? We've got you covered. (Shutterstock)
Sorry Virginia. North Carolina Is For Lovers.

Want to impress a date? From Manteo to Blowing Rock, North Carolina has natural beauty, great food, and loads of conversation-starters.