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An abundance of new businesses are opening in North Carolina this year. The secretary of state's office accepted a record number of filings for new business creations in 2020, and is projected to shatter that record in 2021.
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The pandemic has claimed around 12,000 North Carolinian lives since March 24, 2020. To honor them, we're telling eight life stories – a cross-section of our Carolina neighbors – that ended too soon due to COVID.
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  • North Carolina's Republican-led legislature will soon start the decennial redistricting process. WUNC's politics reporter Rusty Jacobs looks at lessons learned from the past decade's legal battles over North Carolina's voting maps.
  • Which beats, melodies and voices eased the pain of the pandemic for you? Host Leoneda Inge explores the power of music to help us maintain our mental health in trying times. | Love this podcast? Support it today with a donation to
  • Aggressive, venomous and seemingly unstoppable, fire ants are literally the stuff of horror movies. Delve into the origin and adaptations of this resilient insect as it expands its range throughout the South. | Find more CREEP content at
  • Dig into the origins and impacts of invasive flatworms in the American South. Follow this slimy predator from the suburbs of North Carolina to Southeast Asia and over to France. | Love science stories like this one? Support this show with a donation to
North Carolina will be well represented at this year's Olympics in Tokyo, Japan. According to data compiled by WUNC, more than two dozen athletes and coaches with connections to the Tar Heel State will be competing at the delayed summer games.


Join the students of this year's Youth Reporting Institute for WUNC’s first OUTDOOR listening party in Raleigh.
On April 21, 2021, Pasquotank County deputies shot and killed Andrew Brown Jr., 42, as they carried out drug-related search and arrest warrants. Local officials said they would not pursue criminal charges against the officers involved. Brown's death renewed peaceful protests in Elizabeth City, as North Carolinians continued to call for change to root out racism.
News coverage and resources related to the spread and response to the coronavirus in North Carolina and beyond.
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A South Asian teen girl sits at a high school desk with a cute boy on either side of her. Both boys are looking at her while she looks uncomfortable.
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The antics of teenager Devi Vishwakumar are center stage in the Netflix series 'Never Have I Ever'...with lessons on family and grief amidst the drama of high school.
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