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The Great Smokey Mountains of North Carolina. The state placed fifth in a national poll of the best states in America. (Image via Shutterstock)
North Carolina Makes the Top Five in Head-to-Head Matchup of States

The Tar Heel State has beautiful mountains, beaches, and a boatload of personality. Good call, America.

Rev. Greg Drumwright (L) leads a chant as counter-protesters confront supporters of US President Donald Trump during a rally to protest results from the 2020 Presidential election in Raleigh, North Carolina, on November 14, 2020. Despite the claims of Republicans in North Carolina and in the Trump administration, a four-year investigation found no evidence of widespread fraud in the state.  (Photo by Logan Cyrus / AFP) (Photo by LOGAN CYRUS/AFP via Getty Images)
The GOP’s Voter Fraud Investigation in North Carolina Was a Fraud

Federal prosecutors in Trump's administration investigated claims of widespread voter fraud in North Carolina, but found nothing of the sort.

A couple fills out ballots together at the O.P. Owens Building on November 3, 2020  in Lumberton, North Carolina.  After a record-breaking turnout during the 2020 election, Democrats and Republicans are at odds over Democrats plans to expand voting access through the 'For the People Act.' (Photo by Melissa Sue Gerrits/Getty Images)
How North Carolina Became the Model for Democrats’ Nationwide Push to Expand Voting Access

Since Election Day, Republicans have filed hundreds of bills aimed at restricting voting access. But the federal ‘For The People Act’ would introduce sweeping, NC-like voting reforms nationwide.

George Floyd's killing in Minneapolis inspired 15-year-old Ocir Black of Winston-Salem, NC, to collect poignant letters from Black mothers to their sons. (Graphic by Denzel Boyd)
‘Love Letters To My Son’: How George Floyd Inspired a North Carolina Teen to Write a Book

George Floyd called out for his mom. The tragedy moved North Carolina's Ocir Black to collect letters from Black mothers to their sons.

The production line at Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, based out of North Carolina. The famed company is giving away doughnuts to people getting their COVID vaccine. (Photo by: Jeffrey Greenberg/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)
Considering the COVID Vaccine? Krispy Kreme Will Give You a Donut Per Day

The North Carolina-based doughnut gods at Krispy Kreme want to sweeten the deal for those signing up for their COVID vaccine shots.

A North Carolina family in 2019 in Charlotte's Romare Bearden Park. A new $1.9 trillion federal COVID relief bill promises financial aid for families. (Image via Shutterstock)
Why North Carolina Parents Might Be the Big Winners in the Federal COVID Relief Bill

Monthly payments to parents? Feds' $1.9 trillion COVID relief bill promises changes for North Carolina families, businesses, and schools.

'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.