Stories tagged: "005 LOCAL CULTURE & IDENTITY"

Fall on Grandfather Mountain. Autumn is the season that asks us to enjoy nature the most. (Shutterstock)
In Praise of Fall in North Carolina

We talk about nature a lot in NC. And fall is the season that invites us to revel in it the most. 

We've picked 6 ways to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month in NC. (Shutterstock)
6 Ways to Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month in NC

This month honors the incredible contributions of Hispanic Americans. We’ve curated 6 ways to celebrate in NC, from Wilmington to Charlotte.

North Carolina wide receiver Kobe Paysour (8) runs in for a touchdown as South Carolina defensive back Keenan Nelson Jr. (18) looks on during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 2, 2023, in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/Erik Verduzco)
Good News Friday: NC Teams Put A Whoopin’ on SC Teams This Week

NC schools brought the pain to their SC rivals. Plus: A Balsam, NC woman turns 100, and her flowers—planted by her late husband—turn 48.

Flowers lay under a boarded up window at Caudill Labs on the UNC-Chapel Hill campus in Chapel Hill, N.C., Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2023, after a graduate student fatally shot his faculty adviser. A bullet hole could be seen earlier Tuesday in the bottom left corner of that window. (AP Photo/Hannah Schoenbaum)
Why the Shooting at UNC-Chapel Hill Is Different for Asian Americans

When people of color are accused of committing high-profile crimes, their community tends to bear the blame for it too. It’s the same way in the UNC shooting.

NC Farmers
We Asked NC Farmers to Share What Gets Them Up in the Morning

And it’s not always the rooster. NC farmers are as diverse as the state itself. So we talked to them about their wins, their losses, and what drives them. 

Freedom Park in Raleigh, honoring the experiences of Black North Carolinians, is officially opening. (Image via NC African American Heritage Commission)
Good News Friday: New Park Honoring the Black Experience in NC Opens

Raleigh's Freedom Park is a beauty. Plus, two NC bed & breakfasts get some big honors. 

Oliver Anthony
The Problem With Oliver Anthony’s ‘Rich Men North of Richmond’

The Virginia singer-songwriter speaks to the frustration of being poor in the South. But instead of blaming it on “rich men north of Richmond,” he blames it on other poor people.