Opinion


President Donald Trump arrives at the USS North Carolina battleship for a speech in September of 2020. (Melissa Sue Gerrits/Getty Images)
Trump Is In North Carolina. Here’s What One of the State’s Top Democrats Has to Say.

With Donald Trump set to give a speech in Greenville Saturday night, the state Democratic Chair says that NC Republicans have prioritized his lies over helping North Carolinians.

Protesters march along the streets to protest the shooting of Andrew Brown Jr. in Elizabeth City, N.C., Wednesday, April 28, 2021. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
Andrew Brown and Ronald Greene Weren’t Killed By Bad Apples. They Were Killed By a Bad Orchard.

We can’t talk about police reform in North Carolina without talking about the racist origins of policing in America and in the South.

In this May 2018 file photo, lawmakers and legislative employees watch the crowd grow outside of the North Carolina Legislative Building as educators gathered to protest education funding shortfalls. We're launching "Cardinal Voices" to feature the voices of the everyday North Carolinians speaking on the most important issues of the day. (Photo by Sara D. Davis/Getty Images)
Change Begins in NC Homes. That’s Why We’re Launching ‘Cardinal Voices.’

A new project featuring local North Carolinians speaking directly to the local issues that matter to them.

Senate President Pro Tempore Phil Berger, R-Rockingham, in January 2021. Berger's office has long opposed Medicaid expansion in North Carolina. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
I’m a Small-Town NC Doctor. My Patients Shouldn’t Have to Choose Between Rent and Medicine.

A family care physician from Henderson on how North Carolina lawmakers' refusal to expand Medicaid has impacted the families she sees.

COVID-19 Patient
They Butted Heads on the Vaccine. Now an NC Woman Bakes for Her Sick Friend.

Their decades-long relationship grew strained over one’s anti-vaccine stance. Then NC food writer Amy Rogers learned her friend was hospitalized by COVID-19.

ELIZABETH CITY, NC - MAY 11: A man riding a bicycle uses a bullhorn during a protest march following a news conference addressing police video footage of the shooting death of Andrew Brown Jr. on May 11, 2021 in Elizabeth City, North Carolina. Brown was shot and killed by officers from the Pasquotank County Sheriff's Office on April 21. (Photo by Sean Rayford/Getty Images)
Show Us The Tape: North Carolina’s New Bodycam Bill Keeps Public in the Dark

Pasquotank County law enforcement and Andrew Brown Jr.'s family are telling wildly different stories about his death. Why take anyone’s word for it if there’s tape?

Gov. Roy Cooper (L) greets then-Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden in Raleigh in October 2020. Cooper says it is "critical" for North Carolina that Congress passes Biden's American Jobs Plan. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
Federal Infrastructure Bill ‘Critical’ for North Carolina, Gov. Roy Cooper Says

Cooper calls on Congress to pass the American Jobs Plan, which includes massive amounts of funding for roads, bridges, broadband, housing, and climate change.