Stories tagged: "economy"

Rep. Alma Adams (D-NC) speaks during a House committee in 2019. With many families in her district possibly facing eviction in a matter of days, Adams has been calling on state leaders in North Carolina to extend the housing moratorium a month or more. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
As Eviction Moratorium Ends, 206,000 NC Households Are Behind on Rent. How to Get Help Now.

In less than a week, many of these North Carolina families could be facing eviction proceedings.

Southern Grace Distilleries out of Mount Pleasant has the unusual distinction of being housed in a former prison. Shout-out to all the bootleggers once jailed there. (Image via Southern Grace Distilleries)
Moonshine, Rum and Gin: Our Guide to the Best Liquors Made Here in NC

Already considered one of the finest states for brewing beer, North Carolina has some top-flight liquor to offer too.

US Rep. G.K. Butterfield of North Carolina at a  Congressional Black Caucus event in April 2021. Butterfield's office is touting a Biden administration expansion of the child tax credit that they hope will lift 137,000 North Carolina children out of poverty. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images)
Monthly $250 to $300 Checks from Child Tax Credit Start This Week. What Does That Mean for NC Families?

President Biden’s expansion of the child tax credit could help lift 137,000 North Carolina children out of poverty, officials hope.

A coronavirus-proof business, the drive-in theater, in Kings Mountain, NC.
COVID Saved the Drive-In Theater. Here Are Seven in North Carolina You Have to See.

From Eden to Kings Mountain to Tabor City, a guide to the North Carolina drive-in theaters enjoying a resurgence in these germaphobic times.

A young feminine-presenting person in a rainbow cape and yellow goggles holds a hand out in invitation to the viewer. Crowds in the background appear to be celebrating.
9 North Carolina Festivals to Watch for This Summer

With COVID-19 waning (for now, fingers crossed!), North Carolina festivals are booking in 2021. Here are the ones to catch.

A bill in the state legislature would eliminate a sales tax on menstrual products that many say discriminates against women.
North Carolina Women are Taxed $8 Million a Year for Tampons. New Legislation Could End That.

North Carolina is one of 30 states that tax menstrual products but there's a push to repeal this "pink tax" that women largely pay for these essential items.

A woman wears a mask as she passes a grafitt message in Los Angeles in May 2020. (Image  via Getty Images)
Evictions on Your Record Make it Hard to Find a New Place. Here’s a Fix.

Two NC Democratic lawmakers explain why they filed a bill to expunge records of evictions during the pandemic.