In May, the majority Black town of Enfield elected one of just a few Black mayors in its 300-year history.
C&P's Max Millington counts down his favorite North Carolinians in the news this year.
History rarely makes a place for Black leisure in the era of segregation. But North Carolina's coast was once a destination for middle-class Black people.
Enslaved people literally laid the bricks at UNC. So how does its past reflect on the turmoil of today?
Brown was killed in April by Pasquotank County deputies who shot him in the back of the head as he drove away.
North Carolina’s flagship public university has been the scene of numerous race-related controversies in recent years, including white supremacist rallies around a Confederate monument.
Mid-May polling was often split on partisan lines, but North Carolinians were generally supportive of more police scrutiny.