Stories tagged: "2021 Year In Review"


Protesters march along the streets to protest the shooting of Andrew Brown Jr. in Elizabeth City, N.C., Wednesday, April 28, 2021. Brown's killing made NC the center of the racial justice movement in 2021. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
The 4 North Carolina Stories That Changed the Way I Think In 2021

Every journalist has a preconceived notion of the story, no matter what they tell you. These stories made me think twice about those notions. 

'Not So Super Publishing' Founder Jacques Nyemb makes comic and children's book gold out of everyday Black heroes. (Image via Not So Super Publishing; Photo by Carolyn Scott)
Best of 2021: How Comic Book Heroes and Real-Life Heroes Made North Carolina Better This Year

C&P's Max Millington counts down his favorite North Carolinians in the news this year.

Students and school staff at Inborden Elementary in Halifax County, North Carolina walk the halls on the first day of in-person classes March 15, 2021. (Image by Billy Ball)
NC Could Fund Schools and Help People Get Health Insurance in 2022. Will We Do It?

C&P’s Senior Editor Sarah Ovaska shares her thoughts on what important issues we’ll be talking about in 2022. 

When Matt Oxendine threatened to kill himself, his family called deputies for help. But deputies ended up shooting him to death. Collage from L to R: (1) A text message from Matt's cousin to Robeson County deputies attempting to call law enforcement off shortly before the shooting. (2) Matt with his daughter, Madison. (3) A photo of Matt Oxendine. (4) The Oxendine brothers from L to R, Greg, Marcus, Chesly, Matt.  (5) A photo of Matt's car after police shot him 30 times in January. (Collage made by Rebecca Russ)
A Police Killing, A Different Way of Looking at the Vaccine, and More Memorable NC Stories From 2021

C&P reporter Michael McElory shares his list of top stories from 2021 from a vaccine comparison to Patrick Swayze and an in depth interview with North Carolina’s poet laureate.