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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. 

The Durham Bulls Athletic Park, one of the finest ballparks you'll find anywhere. (Photo: Durham Bulls)
Who Needs MLB? North Carolina Still Has Some of the Best Ballparks in America.

From Kinston to Charlotte to Hickory, Cardinal & Pine's guide to the best ballparks in North Carolina.

NBA star Chris Paul (left) led a voting drive last October with Je'Den Clark, a WSSU graduate and Student Government Association president.  (Image via Je'Den Clark)
Chris Paul was an Advocate for Voting, HBCUs in North Carolina Before Ever Making the NBA Finals

The Wake Forest University basketball star has emerged as a leader for social justice in his native Winston-Salem.

Workers erect a tent outside of Raymond James Stadium ahead of Super Bowl 55 Thursday, Feb. 4, 2021, in Tampa, Fla. (Image via AP/Charlie Riedel)
Bojangles, Cheerwine, and a Laptop: How to Host a Virtual Super Bowl Party

COVID-19 doesn’t need to get in the way of you (safely) eating those wings and getting together with friends. Here’s C&P’s guide to a virtual get-together.

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.

Duke and UNC-Chapel Hill square off in February in Chapel Hill. College basketball is expected to return in the coming days, although the pandemic will blunt the economic impact. (Photo by Peyton Williams/UNC/Getty Images)
College Basketball Is King in NC. But Should Ailing Businesses Expect a Boost?

Under normal circumstances, college basketball is a big boon to NC businesses. But these are not normal circumstances.