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Mikaya Thurmond


Raleigh, NC, United States

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Past articles by Mikaya:

Family raising awareness after losing loved one to suicide

Two million North Carolinians have reported experiencing mental illness, but so many more are undiagnosed. → Read More

Free ancestry research service connects families of color to their past

When it comes to history, especially Black history there is so much still untold. Alonzo Felder has made it his mission to capture and share some of those stories. → Read More

Meeting people where they are, getting COVID vaccine to underserved communities

Meet Jonathan Barrett, a man who works tirelessly to ensure that everyone has equal access to COVID vaccines. → Read More

Power fully restored at RDU, but flight schedules still in disarray

Raleigh-Durham International Airport had to wait for a specialized contractor to repair an electrical outage Friday morning, leaving hundreds of passengers waiting for hours inside Terminal 2. → Read More

At 21, Kinston city councilman youngest elected official in NC history

Chris Suggs, who is 21, has made history as the youngest person to ever win a city election in North Carolina history. → Read More

Cheri Beasley, former NC chief justice, formally announces US Senate run

Former North Carolina Supreme Court Chief Justice Cheri Beasley, the first Black woman to hold that post, has formally announced she's running for U.S. Senate. → Read More

Preferred Office Properties hopes to re-energize downtown Raleigh with latest acquisition

With over half a billion dollars invested across North Carolina, Preferred Office Properties is betting on the Tar Heel State. → Read More

Hundreds of volunteers clean up downtown Raleigh after looting, fires

At 4 a.m. Saturday morning, even as looting and fires were still happening in downtown Raleigh, nearly 200 volunteers had already signed up to get up early and help begin the clean-up process. → Read More

Despite heat and humidity, Cary officials begin preparing for snow

The weather may still feel like summer, but Cary town officials are already preparing for winter. → Read More

Childcare is expensive! Here are the numbers

Whether you're a parent or not, it's no secret that childcare is expensive. These are the numbers. → Read More

Mikaya Thurmond: 'My jaw dropped' when I saw these childcare statistics

After days of research, I learned that North Carolina moms and dads are paying daycares three times the state recommended amount for childcare. → Read More

New Nash County jail program to treat inmates' opioid addictions

Nash County law enforcement on Saturday announced they will begin providing opioid abuse treatment to inmates, becoming the second correctional facility in the state to initiate the program​. → Read More

Veterans wait in line for hours in Cary to discuss care, benefits

Veterans on Thursday will have a unique opportunity to cut through red tape when it comes to their benefits. → Read More

'It's been hard': Veterans wait in line for hours to discuss care, benefits

Veterans on Thursday will have a unique opportunity to cut through red tape when it comes to their benefits. → Read More

Timer cap could help deter opioid abuse

According to the Centers for Disease Control, both prescription and non-prescription opioids are the biggest factor in drug-related overdose deaths. But one company says they have developed a product that can help deter opioid abuse. → Read More

AG: Federal funding will only put a dent in NC opioid crisis

The federal government is giving North Carolina $31 million to combat the ongoing opioid crisis, but Attorney General Josh Stein says the funds will put only a dent in the problem. → Read More

Man shot at Durham apartment complex knew his assailant

Officials say a man drove to a gas station in Durham on Monday after he was shot in a nearby neighborhood. → Read More

5 escape fire that destroyed Raleigh home

No one was injured early Tuesday morning when a fire destroyed a Raleigh home. → Read More

With $2.6M grant, NFL taps UNC to conduct concussion research

As the concern rises about concussions and head injuries young athletes, the National Football League is calling on one University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill department to explore rehabilitation strategies. → Read More

End of an era: Fuquay-Varina latest to slam the door on school lockers

Fuquay-Varina High School is ready to get rid of lockers. Students say they're no longer cool, and school leaders say they're just taking up space. Out of the 2,250 students at the school, officials say only nine still use lockers → Read More