Who we are
The Assembly is a digital magazine about the people, institutions, and ideas that shape North Carolina. Founded in 2021, we feature interesting, deeply reported, nuanced stories about our state.
We’re telling big stories and giving our journalists space to be ambitious. We want everything published at The Assembly to surprise, inform, and leave you with a better understanding than when you started.
As the U.S. House struggled to elect a speaker, some former N.C. legislators recalled a dramatic coalition that overthrew an entrenched leader and created a memorable moment of bipartisanship.
Critics have called for Mark Martin, a former North Carolina Supreme Court chief justice, to account for his part in efforts to fight the 2020 election outcome.
The lieutenant governor has spent many of his Sundays giving thunderous speeches in churches.
People & Place
Like most startups, the majority of new churches fail. Can a young pastor get his to take root in an unexpected place?
A new movement wants to establish that the Haw River has its own independent, inalienable rights. It’s a long shot, but organizers hope it can change the framing of environmental protection.
Scenes from the Southern Pines drag show that was underway when an attack on two power substations wiped out electricity for the entire county.