International Women's Day is an opportunity to recognize and celebrate the contribution that women have made around the world. From fighting for civil and political rights to advocating for gender equality in the workplace, women have played a pivotal role in history and in today's society. Although there is still much to do to achieve gender equality, International Women's Day is a reminder that together we can work to create a more just and equal world for all.
North Carolina residents should continue to exercise caution while outside on Thursday due to smoke and fine particle pollution from Canadian wildfires. The N.C. Department of Environmental Quality’s Division of Air Quality (DAQ) and the Forsyth County Office of Environmental Assistance and Protection are issuing a Code Orange Air Quality Action Day for the entire state for Thursday, June 8. The Code Red Air Quality Action Alert that was in effect for central NC on Wednesday has been replaced with a Code Orange alert for the remainder of the day.