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Tested is a hard look at how North Carolina and its neighbors face the day's challenges.

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  • The legality of abortion is now left up to the states, and in North Carolina, it’s future is uncertain.
  • Nearly seven decades after a Black Army private named Sarah Keys helped end discrimination on interstate buses, North Carolina is recognizing her nearly-forgotten civil rights case.
  • Before Biden’s “American Rescue Plan,” three friends in Durham County came up with their own plan to save the Black farmers they knew. Now they’re seeing their work pay off.
  • Recreational and commercial fishermen in North Carolina have a lot of questions about plans for offshore wind farms. But the technology is new to the United States, and there are not a lot of answers yet.
  • In the 1940s, thousands of the first Black Marines trained at a segregated base called Montford Point. Now, a project is underway to make sure their legacy survives.
  • Walking across a graduation stage and turning the tassel has not been easy for many Black students, who have traditionally taken longer to graduate than white students. So when you hear 'Pomp and Circumstance" play, it's time to celebrate.
  • For folks who live on North Carolina’s Outer Banks, keeping up with storm patterns is a pretty common routine. But in recent years, keeping a watchful eye on the horizon has meant bracing for more severe damage to the coast.
  • This year’s primary elections in North Carolina were supposed to be in March. But a group of voters challenged the latest round of redistricting in court, arguing Republicans gave themselves an illegal partisan advantage. Now the new maps are in place, and the elections are set. They just need candidates.
  • There's been a lot of talk about the political ramifications of the U.S. Supreme Court potentially overturning Roe v. Wade, but we wanted to explore what the decision would mean for women's health, particularly in North Carolina.
  • In North Carolina, local social service departments are able to skirt hiring standards set by the state. In some cases, an unqualified director and lack of oversight have severely affected families' wellbeing.