Stories tagged: "north carolina"


The grueling COVID-19 pandemic changed the way Charlotte artist Rosalia Torres Weiner created her annual Dia De Los Muertos altar, or "ofrenda," which will be debuted this weekend in Charlotte. Here, Torres Weiner shows off her work in 2017 at the Mexican Cultural Institute in Washington D.C. (Photo by Sergio Ochoa courtesy of Torres Weiner)
An ‘Ofrenda’ for Healing: How the Pandemic Changed One NC Artist’s Dia De Los Muertos Altar

"It’s been really hard for people to lose loved ones. We need the little somethings that bring us together and art does that.”

NC officials are preparing to roll out vaccine boosters in the state, now that the CDC has approved the medicine. The booster shots will not be distributed in mass public settings the way the vaccines were, but will be available at doctors offices to those who qualify. (Image via AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
The CDC Approved COVID Vaccine Boosters. Here’s How to Get One in NC.

NC officials are preparing to roll out vaccine boosters in the state, now that the CDC has approved the Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson versions for fully vaccinated people.

Load up on quarters. It's a primo nerd paradise in the Asheville Pinball Museum. (Image via Facebook)
Crocs, Docs, and Pinball: 7 Quirky Museums You Have to See in North Carolina

Sometimes you’d rather see a big weird doll collection or a pinball paradise than a painting anyway.

Marion is hosting its fifth annual Dia de los Muertos event this year. (Image via Facebook)
Dia de los Muertos Is Nobody’s Halloween. 11 Ways to Experience This Joyful Tradition in NC.

It’s about celebrating and communing with loved ones who’ve passed away. Look for these North Carolina events in the coming weeks.

North Carolina Republican Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson speaks Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2021, in Raleigh, N.C. Robinson is facing calls to resign from elected officials and LGBTQ advocacy groups over comments he made in June in which he criticized teachings in K-12 public schools and likened peoples' sexual orientation to “filth.” (AP Photo/Bryan Anderson, file)
The Real Problem With Mark Robinson’s Bigoted Belief Is the NC GOP Believes It Too

North Carolina’s lieutenant governor sparked a national uproar over his latest anti-LGBTQ statements. But where is the outrage from his party’s leadership?

Carl (left) and Pernell Beatty (right) flank their sister Celeste, the owner of Harlem Brew South, in her taproom. The warehouse is the site of Operation Dixie, a historical and successful labor campaign in 1946. More than 10,000 tobacco workers, mostly women, gathered from around the state and voted to unionize for better working conditions. Harlem Brew's lager is named '1946' in tribute.
Raise Your Glass: Black-Owned Brewery Elevates Rocky Mount Community

Celeste Beatty, owner of Harlem Brew South, emphasizes community as well as craft to solidify her rare position in the craft beer market. 

Grey[haired person in sunglasses and denim jacket stands before a quilt display holding up two mugs in welcome.
Whatever Your Interests, Find Your Fit at One of These 45 North Carolina Fall Festivals

Our list of 45 North Carolina fall festivals is packed with fun for leaf lovers, beer enthusiasts, oyster shuckers, apple pickers and more.