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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.

Kevin Fisher, of Quincy, Mass., left, receives his second shot of Moderna COVID-19 vaccine from RN Katherine Francisco, of Avon, Mass., right, at a mass vaccination clinic, Wednesday, May 19, 2021, at Gillette Stadium, in Foxborough, Mass. A month after every adult in the U.S. became eligible for the vaccine, a distinct geographic pattern has emerged: The highest vaccination rates are concentrated in the Northeast, while the lowest ones are mostly in the South. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
A Vaccine Lottery? Gov. Cooper Says He’s Looking Into It.

To boost vaccination rates, North Carolina's governor is researching rewarding vaccinations with a game of chance.

Cleanup begins following the effects of Hurricane Isaias in Southport, N.C., Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020. The storm is past but researchers are expecting an extremely active hurricane season. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
Why North Carolina Should Expect a Fierce Hurricane Season

Researchers are predicting an ‘extremely active’ hurricane season for NC, with climate change and warmer seas playing a part.

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Can Warm Weather Halt Coronavirus?

Despite some evidence that warm weather has some effect on the virus, studies are not conclusive and complacency could have “disastrous results.”