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Past articles by Brian:

Cat stuck in a tree? This Asheville Air Force veteran will answer the call

After a military career in the special forces, Spence Cocanour of Asheville deploys his rescue skills to complete over 100 treetop feline rescues. → Read More

Homeowners with HOAs looking to go solar welcome recent NC Supreme Court ruling

The N.C. Supreme Court ruled homeowner associations can’t discretionarily reject residents’ panels or pass restrictions that make them ineffective. → Read More

5 Things to Know about NC's proposed 'Parents' Rights Bill,' ban on teaching LGBTQ issues

What’s in the bill? Might it pass? And why is it being proposed now? → Read More

NC law suspends drivers' licenses for speeding more than 15 mph

"It really catches people off guard," one North Carolina lawyer said about the state speeding law. → Read More

Slim margins: Bhakta holds seven-vote lead in 115 NC House Republican primary

Pratik Bhakta, a hotelier in South Asheville, is leading the Republican primary for House District 115 by the slimmest of margins. Bhakta is edging out Sherry Higgins, a certified public accountant from Arden, by seven votes with all precincts reporting. If the results hold, Bhakta will square off against Democrat Lindsey Prather in the general election. Prather, who didn't face a primary… → Read More

Julie Mayfield will defend NC Senate seat after winning Democratic primary

Julie Mayfield will defend her State Senate seat in November’s general election after soundly defeating two Democratic challengers in primary. → Read More

NC Answers: How close is North Carolina to being a 'no-kill' state?

NC Answers: How close is North Carolina to being a "no-kill" state? → Read More

Connecting NC: The push to transform the Mountains-to-Sea Trail

Stretching 1,175 miles from the Smokies to the Outer Banks, the Mountains-to-Sea Trail is far from complete. → Read More

Wages or inflation: which is growing faster in North Carolina?

Are salaries or inflation growing faster in North Carolina? There's an overall answer, but worker pay increases vary depending on the industry. → Read More

What the Fed's interest rate hike means for homebuyers in NC's red hot housing market

Rising interest rates usually help put the brakes on a runaway housing market. Why that's unlikely to happen this time around. → Read More

NC Answers: How to see what hospitals will charge before you go

Patients have more tools to compare hospital prices. But will it lead to a drop in medical costs? → Read More

NC Answers: Why doesn't North Carolina allow rent control?

Local governments in North Carolina can't legally enact rent control. How come? → Read More

Walton War: The North Carolina-Georgia border clash that's maybe, not quite, totally over

The Walton War: A fun historical footnote that echoes the region's 21st-century border conflicts. → Read More

Built-for-rent houses are booming in North Carolina suburbs

Housing's hottest trend reflects generational shifts away from homeownership. → Read More

North Carolina workers are often told not to talk about their wages. That's not legal.

A 2021 nationwide study found close to 50% of full-time employees reported having been dissuaded or prohibited from discussing pay at work. → Read More

NC Answers: What abortion restrictions have passed in North Carolina? Are more on the way?

Pro-choice advocates see Gov. Roy Cooper as a protector of abortion rights. But the next governor might not be. → Read More

With kids returning to class, many NC school districts reverse optional mask policies

The change in mask policies for NC students come as the COVID delta variant continues to spread across the state. → Read More

Overvalued and overpaying: How Alamance taxes burden low-income, minority homeowners

In east Burlington, one couple's annual property tax bill reflected a statewide trend. → Read More

NC mobile home residents take bold step after investment firm buys their park

Seeing their lot rents rising under new ownership, a group of neighbors led an effort to take over their park. → Read More

Banning school suspensions would be unprecedented in NC. One group is demanding it.

Suspension levels for students of color are drastically higher than for their white counterparts. Some are hoping to ban suspensions for K-5 students. → Read More