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Gov. Roy Cooper, left, applauds 8 year-old Daniel McCullock after McCullock received the Pfizer child COVID-19 vaccination from Dr. Kathy Merritt at Chapel Hill Pediatrics and Adolescents in Chapel Hill, N.C., Thursday, Nov. 4, 2021.  The new Omicron variant of COVID-19 is a reason for concern, but public health leaders believe vaccination will offer some protection. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
Ready or Not, Here Comes Omicron. Here’s What You Need to Know About the New COVID Variant, North Carolina.

The Omicron variant is a reason for concern, but public health leaders are optimistic vaccination and boosters will offer some protection.

An empty street on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Proponents of Biden's newly-signed infrastructure act say the funding will dramatically impact roads, bridges, internet, and transit in rural North Carolina. (Shutterstock)
It’s the Small Towns of North Carolina Like Mine That Desperately Need Biden’s Infrastructure Funding

A former state lawmaker from Franklin County on growing up in an infrastructure-starved town, and why Biden’s new infrastructure act makes a difference.

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CDC Panel OKs COVID-19 Vaccines for Kids. Parents, Here Are the Next Steps.

The vaccine is safe, extremely effective, and crucial to defeating the virus that has plagued North Carolina since early 2020. 

Social Security checks likely won't go out if Congress misses its Oct 18 deadline to raise the debt limit.
North Carolinians Could Lose Social Security and Child Tax Credit Payments if Congress Fumbles Debt Limit Deal

The United States will default on its debt payments for the first time ever if Congress doesn’t act, and the fallout will be immediate n North Carolina. 

One of North Carolina's most influential figures, Pauli Murray still doesn't get her due for her part in combatting racial injustice, homophobia, and sexism. A new Amazon Prime Video doc about Murray, who grew up in Durham, premiers this weekend in the Bull City. (Image via Pauli Murray Center)
Pauli Murray: The North Carolina Hero Too Few Know About

A documentary about North Carolina civil rights trailblazer Pauli Murray will premier this weekend in Durham before being released to a national audience. 

A view of a damaged trailer in Haywood County, NC, after historic flooding. Gov. Roy Cooper declared a State of Emergency in Haywood County after the heavy rainfall from Tropical Depression Fred devastated the area, putting businesses under 6 feet of water and mud and killing several.l 
Climate scientists warn that climate change will produce more frequent and violent storms in the years to come. (Photo by Peter Zay/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
Climate Change Is Not a Warning for North Carolina – It’s Already Here.

A rural North Carolina advocate on the need for big climate change and infrastructure plans to offset the impacts on farms and families.

Line judge Maia Chaka stands on the field during the second half of an NFL football game between the Carolina Panthers and the New York Jets Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021, in Charlotte, N.C. Chaka became the first Black woman to official an NFL game when she called the Panthers-Jets game Sunday in Charlotte. (AP Photo/Nell Redmond)
A Black Woman Officiated the Panthers Game. It’s the First Time in NFL History.

The Panthers recognized Maia Chaka, who hails from Virginia, during Sunday’s game against the Jets in Charlotte.