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Lucille Sherman
3 hours ago - News

How to file a public records request in North Carolina

Illustration of the acronym FOIA with an eye that's looking around and blinking standing in for the O.
Illustration: Brendan Lynch/Axios

Public records are documents, data, photos or recordings kept by a government agency.

  • You — the taxpayer — have a right to look at or get copies of those records (with some exceptions, like documents related to an ongoing criminal investigation).
John Frank
5 hours ago - Food and Drink

Asheville's new breweries elevate city's beer scene

A North Carolina state flag hangs above the taps at Zillicoah brewery outside Asheville.
A North Carolina state flag hangs above the taps at Zillicoah Beer outside Asheville. Photo: John Frank/Axios

Asheville's beer scene is evolving to new levels, Axios' resident beer geek John Frank found on a recent tour.

State of play: A decade ago, I wrote a beer column for the News & Observer about how Wicked Weed Brewing and the arrival of national brewers — Oskar Blues, New Belgium and Sierra Nevada — planted the city firmly on the beer map.

Zachery Eanes
Oct 6, 2022 - News

Rent prices fell slightly last month

Illustration of apartment doorbells with an intercom shaped like a dollar sign.
Illustration: Brendan Lynch/Axios

Triangle rents eased last month, a sign that the intense rent increases of the past two years could be slowing.

  • In Raleigh, where a median two-bedroom apartment is currently $1,525 a month, rents fell by 0.4%, according to ApartmentList.
Lucille Sherman
Oct 6, 2022 - News

U.S. Senate race in NC sees less outside support from Democrats

Data: Open Secrets; Chart: Jacque Schrag/Axios

In addition to garnering little attention and momentum compared to other high profile swing state elections, North Carolina's Senate race has also seen far less spending, Open Secrets data provided to Axios show.

  • Outside groups that favor Democrats, for example, have spent some $28.7 million in Georgia’s Senate race, compared to just $7.8 million in North Carolina’s.

Five highly anticipated — and bizarre — State Fair foods

A concession stand at the fair.
A concession stand at the North Carolina State Fair. Photo: Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images

The North Carolina State Fair revealed its list of new food items that will be available to order this year.

It has us mentally gauging how much food we truly could consume on a one-day trip to one of our state's great traditions.

Lucille Sherman
Oct 5, 2022 - News

Our campuses are among the most beautiful in the U.S.

Wilson Library at UNC-Chapel Hill. Photo: Melissa Sue Gerrits/Getty Images

Duke University and UNC-Chapel Hill both made Architectural Digest's list of Most Beautiful Colleges in America.

What they're saying: "Like a well-styled outfit, from the entry arches to academic halls and manicured lawns, everything on these grounds works in harmony to create a place as beautiful as it is educational," the outlet wrote.

A new brewery is opening downtown

Photo courtesy of Kane Realty

New Anthem Beer Project, a North Carolina brewery that has made waves for its hazy India Pale Ales, is opening a taproom in downtown Raleigh.

  • It will be the brewery’s first location outside of its hometown Wilmington and it is expected to open early next year.
Lucille Sherman
Oct 4, 2022 - News

Two N.C. cases await the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling

Illustration: Annelise Capossela/Axios

The Supreme Court's new term is now underway, and two of the most high-profile cases on the docket stem from North Carolina. 

Why it matters: No matter the outcome of those cases, the impact of the court's decision will reverberate far beyond our state.