North Carolina


Workers set up an automated display warning drivers on NC211 of the power outage in the area and how to approach the upcoming intersections in Southern Pines, N.C., Monday, Dec. 5, 2022. (AP Photo/Karl B DeBlaker)
Restoring Power After Moore County Shootings Could Take Until Thursday

As Moore County reels from the weekend attacks, Gov. Roy Cooper called for a thorough assessment of the state's critical infrastructure Tuesday morning.

Henry Frye, far right, with NC Central law professor Hugo Payne and Dean Daniel G. Sampson. One of 12 children born to  Richmond County tobacco farmers, Frye became the first Black person elected to the state legislature after Jim Crow, the first Black person to serve on the state Supreme Court, and the first Black person to be chief justice of that court. A history of this remarkable man makes our list of NC-centric books to gift. (Image via NC Central)
Have a North Carolina Nerd in the Family? Here Are 9 Books to Gift 

A comprehensive history of this fascinating state, the (ongoing) struggle for voting rights, and the scandal that rocked North Carolina politics: They all make our NC-centric reading list. 

The gate to the Duke Energy West End substation in Moore County, N.C. on Sunday, Dec. 4, 2022. Tens of thousands were without power in the county after what authorities say was an act of criminal vandalism at multiple substations. The Pilot newspaper in Southern Pines reported that infrastructure at the West End substation was damaged. (John Nagy/The Pilot via AP)
‘A Serious, Intentional Crime’: Shootings at Moore County Power Stations Leave 36,000 In the Dark and the Cold

Law enforcement says they have found no connection to anti-LGBTQ protests outside of a local drag show.

Charlotte chef Lisa Brooks was a finalist on the popular Food Network reality show "Chopped." One of our picks for NC-centric holiday gifts this year is a candlelit dinner prepared in your home by Chef Lisa. (Photo by James Ward)
Have This Celebrity NC Chef Make A Meal Just for You, and Other NC-Centric Holiday Gifts This Year

Pottery, apparel, a candlelit dinner for two by Chef Lisa Brooks, and a Blue Ridge bike crawl: Mean it when you say 'shop local' and buy these North Carolina-made holiday gifts.

NC's Moore v. Harper case could "upend democracy" if the conservative-dominated Supreme Court gives states legislatures unchecked power over federal elections, some advocates say. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
What You Should Know About Moore v. Harper, the NC Court Case That Could ‘Upend Democracy’

The Moore v. Harper ruling will have serious electoral and political implications on both the state and federal levels, as well as decide whether state lawmakers should have total control over election rules–without any checks or balances.

Armed with a chainsaw, Mountain Mike will carve you animals, superheroes, just about anything.
Elk, Chainsaw Carving, and Building a Good Drum: Our Guide to NC’s Blue Ridge Craft Trails

A tour of western NC’s craft secrets, from Cherokee to the High Country.

Clemmie Lee "Fig" Jones near his home in Pink Hill. An R&B and rock-and-roll drummer, Jones is holding the drumsticks that the early Kinston drummer Willie Moore gave him. (Photograph by Titus Brooks Heagins)
The Rise and Rebirth of North Carolina’s African American Music Trail

An eight-county trail in eastern NC doesn’t just revisit our dark history of segregation. It lifts up Black joy by celebrating the musicians who broke barriers and made remarkable music.