Stories tagged: "women"


Kresha Walker and Michelle Witteveen, co-founders of Kernersville art boutique Jane. Made & Found, say they're putting local women artists first.
Small Business Spotlight: A Kernersville Boutique Puts Local Women Artists (and Customers) First

Kresha Walker and Michelle Witteveen of Jane. Made & Found on the inspiration, partnership, and community behind this one-of-a-kind boutique and social space in Forsyth County.

Republican candidate for U.S. House of Representatives Bo Hines, of North Carolina, speaks to the crowd before former President Donald Trump takes the stage at a rally Saturday, April 9, 2022, in Selma, N.C. (AP Photo/Chris Seward)
Here’s Where the 14 NC Republicans Running for Congress Stand on Abortion

Several GOP candidates have been obscuring or hiding their position on abortion rights in recent weeks. So we’ve pulled together a race-by-race breakdown on where they stand. 

King's Pepper Owner Gail Jennings created an award-winning dry spice blend, made from a centuries-old West African recipe. (Image from King's Pepper)
Sweets, Spices, and a More Inclusive Wine Community: Here Are 8 Women-Owned Businesses to Shop in Durham

We talked to some of our favorite women-owned businesses about what's inspiring them, what they're listening to, and where they're shopping.

Most voters are unaware of it, but abortion rights in NC and across the country could be one election away from falling.
Why Abortion Rights Could Be One Election Away from a Ban in NC

Most voters have heard little or nothing about a case before the Supreme Court in which the conservative court could overturn Roe v. Wade. 

Despite 50% of Native American and Alaska Native women having experienced sexual violence at the hands of non-Native offenders, for decades those perpetrators were able  to skirt justice due to murky jurisdiction and tribal courts’ limited resources. The reauthorized act now gives tribes resources and support to prosecute these types of offences.
Updated Violence Against Women Act Boosts Protections for Native Survivors

The reauthorized Violence Against Women Act rectifies old loopholes that allowed non-Native offenders to escape punishment for assaults on tribal lands.

North Carolina singer-songwriter Fantasia Barrino performs in 2018.  (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/WireImage)
NC Women Rockers Who Shook Up the Music World

It's Women Rock Day, and we're paying tribute to these North Carolina visionaries who broke barriers and blazed new trails in popular music.

Oftentimes women escaping intimate partner violence are starting at a deficit, because they must leave necessities such as clothing and shoes behind. Charlotte's Eva Lee Parker Fund helps replace those items for them and their children. (Viviane Moos/Corbis via Getty Images)
‘Impossible to Leave on Her Own’: NC Domestic Violence Survivors Request More Help During Holidays

As survivors attempt to escape domestic violence over the holidays, requests for help from NC advocates have skyrocketed.