North Carolina


Some parents and educators are fired up over a plan to return NC students to schools for in-person testing. (Image via Shutterstock)
Sending Teachers Back to Classrooms for Tests Is Absolute Madness

A NC teacher on the misguided mandate for in-person standardized testing in school amid the COVID pandemic.

Caroline Lattimore, a Durham member of the historically Black Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority, joined many of her sisters celebrating Vice President Kamala Harris' inauguration Wednesday. (Image via Lattimore)
‘So Very Proud’: How AKA Sisters in NC Greeted Kamala Harris’ Groundbreaking Inauguration

With loads of pink and pearls, North Carolina members of Kamala Harris' historically Black sorority AKA celebrate her historic inauguration.

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 20: Joe Biden is sworn in as U.S. President during his inauguration on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on January 20, 2021 in Washington, DC.  During today's inauguration ceremony Joe Biden becomes the 46th president of the United States. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
For Once, This Isn’t About Donald Trump. It’s About the Rest of Us.

As the United States celebrates Joe Biden and Kamala Harris' inauguration in DC, a plea for a better America.

Former Superintendent Mark Johnson was accused of misusing his office to campaign for lieutenant governor. (Image via Johnson's page).
Exclusive: How Ex-Superintendent Mark Johnson’s Office Killed a Pending Ethics Investigation

In a now-stalled investigation, former NC Superintendent Mark Johnson was accused of using his office to campaign for lieutenant governor.

NC DHHS Secretary Mandy Cohen in an October 2020 briefing with Gov. Roy Cooper. (Image via NC DPS/Treatment by Rebecca Russ)
65 Or Older? You’re Now Eligible for a Coronavirus Vaccine in NC

NC's new coronavirus plan comes with states and the federal government pushing to speed up a sluggish vaccine rollout.

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 13: Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) (C) wears a protective mask while walking to the House Floor during a vote on the impeachment of President Donald Trump at the U.S. Capitol on January 13, 2021 in Washington, DC. The House of Representatives moved forward with impeachment following Vice President Mike Pences refusal to use the 25th amendment to remove Trump from office after protestors breached the U.S. Capitol last week. (Photo by Stefani Reynolds/Getty Images)
President Trump Has Been Impeached Again. Here’s How Your Representative Voted.

Despite the president’s involvement in a violent attack on the Capitol, no Republican members from NC voted for impeachment of Trump.

Two prospects from Indian Trail, NC — Grayson McCall, left, Sam Howell, right — were among the top 5 quarterbacks in the nation this year. (Images by AP/Graphic by Rebecca Russ for Cardinal & Pine)
How One NC Suburb Rocked College Football in 2020

How Indian Trail, NC, population 40,000, raised two top-five quarterbacks in Sam Howell and Grayson McCall.