Stories tagged: "economy"


'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)
POW! NC Comic Writer Smashes Racial Injustice, COVID on the Page

How Black Lives Matter and being a dad influenced Jacques Nyemb’s ‘Not So Super Publishing’ company.

From L to R: Kyona Kelley, Porche Vann, Yeshera Douglas protest for higher wages outside a Little Caesar's in Fayetteville.
‘I Make Less Than a Two-Topping Pizza’: Inside NC’s Fight for a $15 Wage

As President Biden calls for a $15 federal minimum age, some in NC are struggling to make ends meet today.

NC Gov. Roy Cooper during a December COVID briefing. States like NC have struggled to contain COVID-19 despite relatively stringent restrictions, but that might be a better reflection of population. (Image via Cooper's office)
NC Has a High COVID Death Rate Despite More Restrictions. Could Population Be the Reason?

There’s a lurking variable in states like NC that have a high COVID death rate despite more stringent restrictions.

From L-R, the founders of 704 Shop, a locally-owned clothing store in Charlotte: Scott Wooten, Jerri Shephard, and Christopher Moxley. 704 Shop shut down in-store operations Dec. 6 — the busiest shopping season of the year — to keep their staff safe. Show them some love. (Image via 704 Shop on Facebook, @logancyrus / @charlottemag)
You Should Support NC Businesses When You Shop This Year. Here’s a Guide To Help.

Candy, puzzles, gear and masks: Here's a short shopping guide for NC-based merchants this holiday season. Keep your dollars local.

The pandemic has made hotels a riskier proposition. This tiny home 'hotel' in eastern NC aims to offer an alternative. (Image via Sue Wasserman)
How a Tiny Home ‘Hotel’ in Rocky Mount Cured Me of Pandemic Cabin Fever

The coronavirus has changed how we travel and book hotels. Here's our review of a pandemic-ready tiny home 'hotel' in eastern North Carolina.

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.

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Study Shows Veterans Are Overcharged for Mortgage Loans

The study shows that veterans who get approved for a mortgage loan pay more for the loan than the average person.