A bill in the state legislature would eliminate a sales tax on menstrual products that many say discriminates against women.
North Carolina Women Are Taxed $8 Million a Year for Tampons. New Legislation Could End That.

North Carolina is one of 30 states that tax menstrual products but there's a push to repeal this "pink tax" that women largely pay for these essential items.

In this 2016 file photo, people gather in front of a Flint, Mich. church before participating in a national march to highlight the push for clean water. (Image via Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)
NC Could Shrink Drinking Water Lead Levels Under This Federal Plan

An ambitious piece of President Joe Biden’s infrastructure proposal would replace lead pipes across the country.

Renita Webb, of Alamance County, is in the health care coverage gap and wants NC lawmakers to join other states in expanding Medicaid to adults like her (Image via Sarah Ovaska/Cardinal & Pine)
NC Mother: Lawmakers Should Give Up Their Health Care if They Won’t Expand Medicaid

North Carolina's lawmakers have rejected federal money to expand Medicaid and provide health care to up to 600,000 struggling adults.

Rev. Greg Drumwright and another BLM protestor raises their hands in a Black Power salute shortly after being released from the Alamance County Jail Saturday. (Photo by Sarah Ovaska/Cardinal & Pine)
Threat of Pepper Spray Isn’t Stopping This Election Day Rally In North Carolina

After a peaceful voter turnout rally was violently and abruptly shut down in Alamance County this weekend, organizers pledge to return on Election Day to urge voters to the polls.

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden in 2019 in Iowa. The presidential candidate was in North Carolina Wednesday to talk raising the minimum wage and economic justice, particularly for Black Americans. (Image via Shutterstock)
Joe Biden Promises to Raise Minimum Wage and Invest in Schools During North Carolina Visit

Joe Biden said in North Carolina Wednesday that he would improve the lives of Black Americans through economic and educational programs.

Here's what not to do as an incredibly crucial Election Day approaches in NC. (Image via Shutterstock)
Pandemic or Not, It’s Almost Time to Vote in NC. Here’s What Not To Do.

As an incredibly crucial election draws near, here's a handy-dandy guide for what to do, and what not to do, when voting in NC

How COVID-19 spread from one family party in Catawba County to 41 people. Image via Catawba Co. Public Health.
Long Waits for Tests Means COVID-19 Can Spread Faster

Labs in NC are taking more than a week to give test results because of surges in cases and supply chain issues. That's making it hard to stop the disease.