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UNC students formed a car parade on Franklin Street in celebration of President-elect Joe Biden becoming the projected winner of the 2020 presidential election on Nov. 7, 2020 in Chapel Hill, N.C.. A chorus of honking and cheering accompanied the large crowd of students driving near campus.
Gov. Roy Cooper and First Lady Kristin Cooper arrive on the steps of the North Carolina Democratic Party headquarters to announce their victory in the 2020 election on Nov. 3, 2020 in Raleigh, N.C. Cooper won his second term, defeating Republican challenger Lt. Gov. Dan Forest. North Carolina re-elected the Democratic governor despite voting for President Donald Trump.
Police have blocked traffic as crews work on a fallen power line on Glen Eden Drive in Raleigh, N.C., on July 8, 2021 during Hurricane Elsa. ANGELICA EDWARDS/THE NEWS&OBSERVER
Visitors observe blooming sunflowers at Dix Park in Raleigh, N.C., on July 20, 2021. The sunflowers will finish blooming this week and stay in bloom for one to two weeks. ANGELICA EDWARDS/THE NEWS&OBSERVER
An antique vendor steps onto the edge of the back of his truck on Jan. 30, 2021 at the Raleigh Market in Raleigh, N.C. Vendors sell anything ranging from food products, clothing, antiques, furniture, jewelry and much more.
Immanuel Jarvis of Durham, N.C., pets one of his hogs located on his 4-acre farm in Durham on Feb. 29, 2020. The farm practices permaculture and lets the hogs function naturally to remove undergrowth in the surrounding wooden areas.
My grandmother, Carmen Herron, 77, of the Dominican Republic, carries a plant over to her garden on April 20, 2020. For as long as I can remember, plants have been my grandmother’s passion and she’s spent most of her time maintaining them, even before the pandemic.