Stories tagged: "Wake County"


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.

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.

As North Carolina schools reopen, public health leaders will face pressure to require the COVID-19 vaccine. (Image via Shutterstock)
‘The Virus is Calling the Shots:’ Parents, Teachers Push Back on Wake County School Reopening

As coronavirus booms, Wake County schools hope for spring return, but some parents and educators in the largest district in NC aren’t sold.

Some NC school districts are returning to classrooms with coronavirus still booming. (Image via Shutterstock)
What’s It Like Being Back in a Classroom With COVID Booming? Scary, NC Parents Say.

With NC setting new highs in coronavirus infections, some schools in the state are testing out in-person classrooms.

A former NC school system administrator, Tony Tata is now the acting undersecretary for policy in the Trump administration's Department of Defense.
An Outsider on the Inside: Tony Tata’s Rise from Ruining Schools in NC to a Top Position in the Trump Admin

Tony Tata couldn't manage buses in NC. How can he lead in Trump's Department of Defense, asks a NC teacher?

Susan Rice, the U.S. ambassador to the U.N., whispers in the ear of Vice President Joe Biden in the United Nations Security Council,  Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2010. Rice is on the shortlist of potential running mates for Biden (AP Photo)
Wake Commissioner Jessica Holmes: Biden Choosing a Black Woman as VP Would ‘Break That Glass Ceiling’

Half of the choices for Biden's VP pick are women of color. Leading women of color in NC—including lawyers, judges, and lawmakers—tell us why that matters.

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As the Parent of a Special Needs Child, I Feel Forgotten About in Coronavirus Reopening

Amid the coronavirus, a parent in NC’s largest school system talks about the challenge of a virtual reopening for a child with special needs.