Diversity and religious liberty are cornerstones of our democratic experiment, a process itself built on the backs and ideas of immigrants, some who came here of their own volition, others who were brought by force. Targeting immigrants because of their faith or nationality is fundamentally un-American.
There is at least one glaring error at the North Carolina Legislative Building: the enormous, 28 feet mosaic of the Great Seal of the State of North Carolina guarding the entrance, actually isn’t the official state seal at all.
North Carolina is divided, we all know it. Divided We Stand, a short film by Cynthia Hill, is a timely demonstration of mutual respect, dialogue, and building bridges across a wide and ruptured spectrum of political beliefs here in North Carolina.
Hurricane Matthew took lives, homes, schools and roadways from us. It is a storm we’ll be talking about for years. It is a disaster our brothers and sisters in the east will be dealing with for months. Don’t let them go at it alone. Photo by Zach Frailey/Kinston Free Press.
Robert Morgan held many public offices — US Senator, NC Attorney General and Director of the State Bureau of Investigation — but will be remembered best by many as a friend. Join us in reflecting on his life as a public servant and friend.
With a vast estuary system and a growing locavore movement, is North Carolina poised to become an American oyster capital? The answer isn't simple. Crack open the story of the Eastern Oyster, North Carolina's native species. Within it, find a larger story the past, present and future of our coast's economy, environment and culture.
Howard Creech was the right-hand man of Percy Flowers, a man the Saturday Evening Post dubbed "The King of the Moonshiners" in 1958. From the early 1930s to 2012, Howard helped care for three generations of the Flowers family. Two men, whose lives Howard shaped, remember his dynamic role in their lives.
Lady Bosses. Hustlers. Makers. Game Changers. Local Beyoncés. Across North Carolina female entrepreneurs are helping redefine the future of economy and industry in our state. Here are five you need to meet.
Decades ago baseball teams peppered tobacco and mill towns across the state. America’s pastime provided respite from long days of field and factory toil. In many ways, hope was found on the diamond. Back then, baseball was something you played, watched, and felt.
Boat building is in the blood of Harkers Islanders. Once a small, yet thriving, fishing and boat building community, the unincorporated township survived wholly on commercial fishing and boatbuilding for generations. It was always enough; now, it’s not. What lies ahead for Harkers Island?