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‘Spend More Time With the Grandkids’: North Carolinians Line Up in Charlotte for COVID Vaccine

Eat out. Get a haircut. Be a good citizen. People in Charlotte on why they rushed to get the COVID vaccine as NC upped inoculation efforts.

A medical professional heads to the parking lot  at BoJangles Arena  in Charlotte to administer the Covid-19 vaccine to a patient in their vehicle. Photo by Grant Baldwin for Courier Newsroom.
A Meaningful Milestone: Teachers in at Least One NC County Get Vaccinated

Revised state guidelines moved NC teachers up in priority for the COVID-19 vaccine, with vaccinations already happening in at least one Eastern North Carolina school district.

Santa Terry works in the Wilmington area. The trick to maintaining Christmas spirit amid a pandemic, he said, is being creative in socially distancing. (Mandy Watkins Chapman/Twig & Feather Photography)
Santas Can’t Do Normal Santa Things This Season. Here’s How They’re Handling the Change.

Long walks on the beach with Santa? Coronavirus is hard on everyone. But these NC Santas say he’s up for the challenge.

Democratic vice presidential nominee Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) addresses members of the media in North Carolina in October. Harris made the closing arguments for the Biden/Harris campaign in eastern NC Sunday, Nov. 1. (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)
Riding With Kamala Harris: Inside the Biden Campaign’s Closing Arguments in Eastern NC

Why eastern NC, the place where I'm from, plays host to Kamala Harris' final points on income inequality, healthcare, and racial injustice.

Vice presidential candidate Kamala Harris, at a Charlotte sneaker shop, shows off the new shoe designed for her. (Image via screenshot)
In Charlotte, Kamala Harris Talks Sneakers, Historically Black Colleges, and Voting

Vice presidential candidate Kamala Harris got her own shoe and talked about racial inequality with the owner of a Charlotte sneaker shop.

Voting rights advocates say thousands of ballots are in limbo as a federal judge weighs NC's absentee ballot procedures.
With Thousands of Ballots in Limbo, Federal Judge Delays Ruling on NC Absentee Ballots

Voting rights advocates say that NC is running out of time before Election Day to decide what to do with thousands of absentee ballots.

FILE - In this Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020, file photo, stacks of ballot envelopes waiting to be mailed are seen at the Wake County Board of Elections in Raleigh, N.C. A federal judge has blocked updated North Carolina absentee voting rules that gave voters more leeway to fix witness problems and extended the period when elections boards could accept mailed-in ballots. U.S. District Judge James Dever issued a temporary retraining order on Saturday, Oct. 3 that blocked the updated rules that resulted from a legal settlement with voting rights advocates. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)
With Election 27 Days Away, Federal Judge Weighs NC Absentee Ballot Rules

NC and Republican party officials battle over changes to witness requirement for absentee ballots, a key consideration in a pandemic election.