Johnny Dean McCurry said he knew he was gay when he was five years old and was bullied throughout his childhood. After leaving the mountains of North Carolina in his 20s, he has returned and is now healing his childhood wounds through art, yoga and introspection in the wood cabin that has been passed down through his family for generations.
Rev. Jay Kennett of Hillsborough United Church of Christ in Orange County, N.C. put up two rainbow flags after HB2 was passed to show support for the LGBTQ community. After vandals burned them down, he replaced them only to find the new flags stolen and pulled down several times in the following weeks.
North Carolina’s legislature recently passed a law that prevents transgender people from using government-run bathrooms corresponding to the gender with which they identify. The law — House Bill 2 (HB2) — has incited a state-wide civil liberties battle. Here is the timeline of the so-called "bathroom bill."
The black and white images, taken in Hyde County, North Carolina show the black bears rolling in a jumble of black fur with teeth bared and claws swinging. The images have been pieced together to create a 14-second clip of the height of the battle.
In late 2014, construction began on 300 South Tryon, a new 25-story building next to uptown’s Latta Arcade. It was a milestone for Charlotte, which had not seen groundbreaking on an office tower since the recession.
Three years later, officials including the CEO of asset manager Barings, Tom Finke, gathered Thursday for a grand opening of the 300 South Tryon project, whose occupants include Charlotte’s first Kimpton hotel and the corporate headquarters for Barings.
Harding High football coach Sam Greiner has rebuilt Harding's football program through his faith and his perserverance, and the Rams are a favorite to win the NC 4A football championship. Harding is 10-1 in Greiner's third season and enjoying their best season in 30 years. QB Braheam Murphy, who moved in with the coach two years ago.