The North Carolina Heritage Awards is a testament to the state's commitment to safeguarding its cultural heritage. Traditional arts and crafts have been passed down from generation to generation, and these awards serve as a platform to recognize the exceptional skills, creativity, and dedication of those who keep these traditions alive. By recognizing and supporting these artisans, the awards inspire the continuation of North Carolina's vibrant cultural heritage.
RALEIGH — The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is reporting the first pediatric flu-related death for the 2023-2024 flu season. A child in the western part of the state recently died from complications associated with influenza infection. To protect the family’s privacy, additional information will not be released.