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'Who In Their Right Mind Would Go Out Here?': A Hike To The Most Remote Part Of NC

Sometimes, we need to get away from it all. But in North Carolina, you might not realize how hard of a proposition that is. A while back, Our State magazine’s Jeremy Markovich set out to find the most remote place in North Carolina. It was a long journey, and the trip did not turn out like he’d expected. Here’s his report from the backcountry of western North Carolina.

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2018 Midterm Voter Guide

With Election Day around the corner, here's everything you need to know to prepare for the polls.

CMS plans to add video surveillance focused on mobile classrooms like these.

CMS has been installing new digital video surveillance systems, additional door locks and some fencing around several schools. It’s part of the first phase of a security plan CMS Superintendent Clayton Wilcox laid out to county commissioners last night.

North Carolina voters are once again dealing with changes to how the state runs its elections. At a time when early voting is becoming increasingly popular nationwide, a new law passed by the Republican-controlled legislature will result in nearly 20 percent fewer places to cast votes before Election Day.

Democrats say the changes could disproportionately affect African-American voters but some local Republican officials also complain about the changes, arguing they impose too much top-down control on election administration and amount to an unfunded mandate from the state.

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Five years ago, North Carolina passed a strict photo ID requirement. But it was used only twice — in the primaries in March and June 2016.

Steve Harrison

Democrat Dan McCready is still holding a sizeable fundraising advantage over Republican Mark Harris in the 9th Congressional District race, which is considered one of the most competitive in the nation.

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Last weekend, a 10-foot long sheet of metal from a SpaceX rocket washed onto Ocracoke Island. It’s the second time SpaceX debris has washed ashore in a year — last time it was a 15-foot chunk. 

Atrium Health

Atrium Health has plans to build a new hospital in Union County, but first needs state approval to do so. 

Scotland County Schools

North Carolina public schools damaged by Hurricane Florence will receive $60 million in state emergency funding, the Department of Public Instruction says.

Silent Sam Confederate monument
Jasmin Herrera

A judge declined Monday to punish a black UNC Chapel Hill graduate student who admitted to pouring red ink and her own blood on Confederate statue "Silent Sam" in a headline-grabbing protest that preceded the statue's toppling months later.

The North Carolina General Assembly unanimously agreed Monday night to set aside another $800 million dollars for Hurricane Florence relief.


As more Baby Boomers reach retirement age, and more retirees choose North Carolina as a destination, the state’s population of residents age 65 and older is growing. The figure increased by 335,000 between 2010 and 2016, according to U.S. Census Bureau data reported by the Carolina Population Center at the University of North Carolina.


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Few Charlotteans may remember Earle Village, the public housing community built in First Ward just outside uptown. It was a bustling community that stretched from 6th street to 10th street, roughly bordered by Myers Street and Caldwell Street. It was the place where 400 of the city's poorest families resided — until the village was condemned to demolition in the 1990s.

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