Stories tagged: "Fayetteville"

This Wilkesboro, N.C. dive serves beef tips, hot dogs, malted milkshakes, and a must-try named the "Big Glenn Burger." (Photo via Visit NC)
We Scouted 25 Amazing Diners and Dives in North Carolina. You’re Welcome.

Each of these little North Carolina restaurants has a story, and a ton of goodwill in their community. 

Artist Carlos Tolentino at Gallery 13 in Fayetteville showcases his work in various mediums such as bleach, epoxy, paint and tattoo ink. (Image via Distinctly Fayetteville)
Support Local Artists by Visiting One of These 15 Mostly-Free Galleries in North Carolina

On the hunt for great art or just want to view it? This list includes (mostly) free places to see local and regional artists’ work.

The Biden administration has begun the process of creating a new plan for widespread loan cancellation and implementing the SAVE Plan, which will cut monthly payments to $0 for millions of borrowers. There will also be a 12-month “on-ramp” period to ease borrowers back into making payments. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
Why Biden Is Coming to Rural NC Friday

President Biden is in North Carolina today. Senior Editor Billy Ball explains why Biden's visit, which includes a stop at Nash Community College in Rocky Mount and Fort Liberty in Fayetteville, focuses on rural NC. 

Fascinating Facts about NC’s Most Populated Cities: Krispy Kreme, The Carolina Gold Rush, and a Haunted Bridge

Some of these cities are technically older than the state of North Carolina and others are just barely over 100 years old.

DeWitt Powell, Jones Lake's longtime park superintendent, vigilantly guarded the atmosphere of peace and dignity of the park. No litter or profanity was permitted, and Black families could camp, hike, fish, swim or just relax on the lake's shores. Powell, who held his post for decades,  established that atmosphere in the Jim Crow era, against the odds in rural Bladen County.
How the ‘MLK of Jones Lake’ Made This NC Park an Island of Equality

Jones Lake State Park, North Carolina’s first to admit Black visitors, was a place guests could breathe freely, thanks to its first Black park superintendent.

North Carolina is home to Fayetteville’s Fort Bragg, the largest military base in the nation with 53,700 active-duty troops. Back in December 2021, 96% of soldiers at Fort Bragg had met the Army’s vaccination deadline, but at least 350 outright refused the shot. (Filip Andrejevic/Unsplash)
Army Prepares to Kick Out COVID-19 Vaccine Refusers

Roughly 97% of all Army soldiers are at least partially vaccinated. But the military service has issued official reprimands to more than 3,000 soldiers, who amid the rising Covid cases, could pose a health risk to the rest of the force.

A young child in neatly plaited hair sits on the lap of a Santa Claus character in a red suit with whit trim, a red and white hat and white gloves. Both the boy and the actor are Black.
Black Santas Spread Joy and an Important Message. Here’s Where to Find Them in NC.

Black Santas are more popular than ever among families of all races. Here's why, and where you can see some Black Santas this holiday season in North Carolina.