North State Journal


Childhood Cancer

After a doctor's visit, Nancy Lenfestey's and Liz Ferm's lives were changed. Before, their stresses consisted of what after school activity to attend or what household appliance to buy, but those small worries were suspended the moment they were told their sons had cancer.  


Sexual Assault

Katherine* was raped her freshman year at UNC Chapel Hill in February 2014. 


TraveL Ban

On Jan. 28, the Khadras had reached their last feasible option for being reunited with their 3-year-old daughter — applying for a visitor visa.

Justin Leblanc

North Carolina is home for Justin LeBlanc.

It is where he attended NC State. It is where he started his career in fashion by participating in Art2Wear. It is where he teaches as an assistant professor of art + design. And it is where he has found inspiration for his collections.


Cruz Nunez was 4 years old. He only remembers being packed like sardines in a van and crossing a river in a tire. His family left Mexico to create a new life in Carrboro, N.C.