Fears of social fallout from the coronavirus pandemic has led to an 85% increase in gun sales from March of last year.
A group of lawmakers are seeking more funding to help a system of resources that's already strained.
It's been a tough year for passing new laws, in part due to the Senate’s new-found identity as a “legislative graveyard.”
In October, North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper signed an executive directive to allow eligible state employees to use their vacation time or sick days to deal with issues related to domestic violence.