Observer writer Kathleen Purvis visited distilleries across the South while working on her new book, "Distilling the South." Here are some of the best things she learned about distilleries in North Carolina.
Jaki Shelton Green is named North Carolina's ninth poet laureate by Gov. Roy Cooper. She's the first African American and the third woman to serve as the state’s ambassador for poetry and the spoken word.
Popular companies in North and South Carolina are capitalizing on the trend of fake holidays such as National Sunglasses Day and National Doughnut Day as ways to drum up sales and brand awareness — whether the celebrations are created by individuals, businesses or advocacy groups.
The new ABC light cop drama "Take Two" stars Eddie Cibrian and Rachel Bilson and it's from the creator of "Castle." We get season premieres on ABC from "Gong Show" and "Match Game," and from USA's "Queen of the South" and "Shooter."
Sorrow and magic overlapped at Camp Shine, as the father of a slain Marjory Stoneman Douglas student joined teens who survived the school shooting and used spray paint to fill a blank wall with messages of love, hope and peace.
E3 is about what's to come. It's a time when gamers board the hype train that takes them to the frenzied fall season. Very few games are actually announced and launched the same day as E3, but Electronic Arts broke rank and did just that with "Unravel Two."
June 18-24 is National Pollinator Week in the United States and The Garden Guy is here to encourage you to get on board. I've been a bee and I can tell you the job they do is hard work. What it basically boils down to is no pollinators, no food to eat.
Juni Cuevas of Raleigh, a home cook competing on Fox's "MasterChef," is in the show's Top 20. He wants to honor his mother, an immigrant deported to Mexico, and to inspire struggling gay kids and the local LGBT and drag community.
Christian missionary and pastor Andrew Brunson of the Izmir Resurrection Church is imprisoned in Turkey over charges of ties to terrorist organizations since a coup attempt against President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.
Capitol Pediatrics, with offices in Raleigh and Knightdale, has been bought by UNC Health Care. Some patients on Blue Cross and Aetna health insurance will become out of network, and will have to pay more for services.
Prak Dara and his girlfriend Kara Hills were reunited with their dog, Titan, on June 3 after he had been kidnapped from his home in Katy, Texas, three months prior. Titan was found almost 1,000 miles away in Greenville, SC thanks to his microchip.