Maren Caldwell, who volunteers with People Advocating Vaccine Education, a Charlotte-based nonprofit shares information with parents trying to decide whether to have their children injected with the 23 doses of vaccines now required for every kindergarten-age child in the state, plus six more needed for enrollment when the child gets to 7th grade.
For the first time in its 200-year history, the Government & Heritage Library at the State Library of North Carolina is issuing library cards to state residents and letting them take home books and other items from its extensive historical collection.
The Sons of Confederate Veterans say that they come to the N.C. State Fair to educate people about Southern history and heritage, not to promote hatred. They meet people, give out stickers and sell merchandise at the State Fair in Raleigh on Oct. 19, 2017.
Several dozen protesters held small signs demanding the removal of the Confederate 'Silent Sam' statue from the UNC campus as the university held its annual University Day ceremony in Chapel Hill on Oct. 12, 2017. Governor Roy Cooper and UNC Chancellor Carol Folt acknowledged the protesters during their speeches.
At the start of a legislative session focused other issues, House Democrats called on Republican counterparts to revisit state gun laws in the aftermath of Sunday night's mass shooting in Las Vegas. House Democratic leader Darren Jackson of Wake County said "We will meet any time, any where, and waive any legislative rule to start this life-saving and important conversation."
Video: About 100 protesters marched in silence in opposition to GOP-drawn voting maps in Raleigh on Oct. 4, 2017. Republicans blame failed policies by the left, not maps, for Democratic losses in recent elections.