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Behind a door with a teddy bear on it, inmates reconnect with their children in the jail’s new child-friendly visitation room

Two days before Christmas, two teenage girls brim with updates for their mom — details of a new job, plans for winter break, their dream list of presents....

Can Earnest Winston restore the community’s trust in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools’ leadership?

A little white house stands alone on a big old plantation way down in Canton, Mississippi. It’s a single story, with three front windows and a front...

‘I’m back’: Four years after his sister’s murder in a Charleston church, Malcolm Graham returns to public office with big dreams for Beatties Ford Road

Tonorrow Wells pulled his hoodie back and looked up from behind the counter to greet the new potential customer, a 50-something man in a college letterman’s...

A Charlotte bakery owner delivers bread and comfort to migrant workers on North Carolina’s Christmas tree farms

One hundred miles from his Central Avenue bakery, Manolo Betancur pulls into the parking lot of a Latino grocery store in Sparta, a little mountain town where...