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COVID-19 pandemic forces children and teachers online learning.
‘Exhausted Doesn’t Cut It’: This Mom and Teacher Shares What Life Is Like Now That Schools Have Reopened

A mother shares her exhausting experience as a parent and teacher juggling between caring for her children and teaching her students during the coronavirus pandemic.

(COURIER illustration / Denzel Boyd)
Answered: How to Make Sure Your Mail-In Ballot Is Counted

In elections, 1% of rejected mail-in ballots can equal up to thousands of votes. Minimizing mistakes on your mail-in ballot could make a significant impact on the presidential race.

The writer, a student at Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte, says she's telling her story so eligible voters will appreciate the import of their vote this fall.
I’m Not Eligible to Vote. That’s Why I Work To Make Sure Others Do.

An immigrant living in NC says her father is the only family member eligible to vote, so she makes sure others know what’s at stake.

The 9/11 Tribute in Light over New York City (Shutterstock).
Coming of Age and 9/11: How Two Generations of Americans Have Been Impacted by a National Tragedy

Nearly two decades ago, a generation came of age as September 11 took place. Today, another generation is growing up amid a pandemic. COURIER spoke with both to see how the events of 9/11 and their aftermath continue to take a toll.

With NC being the first state to send out mail-in ballots, civil rights leader William Barber II is urging his home state to vote. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
‘For God’s Sake, Vote’: NC, First State in the Nation to Send Absentee Ballots, Preps for 2020 Election

As NC prepares for an Election Day like no other, officials say the system—and the US Postal Service—is ready for flood of absentee ballots.

A rendering of attorney Allison Riggs' argument during League of Women Voters v. Rucho in 2019. (Art by Art Lien)
In North Carolina, the Courts Made Voting in 2020 More Fair. Here’s What You Need to Know.

An attorney at the Southern Coalition for Social Justice tells us what we need to know about voter ID, new maps, and voting in a pandemic.

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