A ceremony Monday marked 70 years since eight African American firefighters reported for duty in Winston-Salem.
NPR's Scott Simon recounts how two seemingly different news stories share a common theme of hope.
More of Michael Haub's remains were identified last week, and family and friends gathered in New York City to honor him at a memorial service on Tuesday.
Firefighters discovered a trove of 200 antiquities stashed in plastic bags. Authorities suspected smugglers.
Firefighters are continuing to battle blazes in Western North Carolina.
Some residents in the region have been evacuated, and the impact may reach far beyond the mountains.