Courtney McLaughlin, mother of three CHCCS students, said some Black families have felt more included in their students’ education during remote learning. Instead of teachers communicating less, she said her kids’ teachers have been communicating with her more than ever. “This is the first time a lot of Black families have had that experience of having, I guess, a little bit of power, and a little bit of say-so,” she said. “I know what my kids learn; I know how he’s being treated during the day. I can hear it in the next room.”Read More »
Starting Friday, masks will no longer be required outdoors, and mass gathering limits in N.C. will increase to 100 indoors and 200 outdoors.Read More »
A media petition to release body camera footage of the killing of Andrew Brown Jr. in Elizabeth City last week was denied at a hearing at the Pasquotank County Courthouse Wednesday.Read More »
The recommendation is due to severe blood clots reported in six people who received the J&J vaccine. Over 6.8 million doses of the J&J vaccine have been distributed nationwide.Read More »
UNC Health paused administration of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines across its clinics Thursday following adverse reactions in 4-5 patients who felt faint or light-headed at a Friday Center vaccine clinic.Read More »
Praveena Somasundaram, audience engagement editor for The Daily Tar Heel, is running to be next year's editor-in-chief. Her platform includes an emphasis on diversity and engagement.Read More »
COVID-19 restrictions in North Carolina will once again be eased starting Friday, March 26 at 5 p.m., Gov. Roy Cooper announced at a Tuesday news briefing.Read More »
For the first time since March, bars in North Carolina will be able to open indoors. Cooper announced this and an ease in many other COVID-19 restrictions at a Wednesday news briefing.Read More »
In the sixth episode, City & State Editor Sonia Rao talks to Greear Webb and America Juarez-Maldonado, two student leaders at UNC about what they're doing to engage student and minority voters before the election.
Voting is complicated. Before You Vote is a new podcast from The Daily Tar Heel's City and State desk breaking down all you need to know about voting before the 2020 election. In its first episode, City and State Editor Sonia Rao talks with Joe Killian, an investigative reporter for NC Policy Watch, and Bob Phillips, executive director of Common Cause North Carolina about the impact of the student vote in North Carolina. This episode is produced by Meredith Radford.