Bladen County has a new strategic plan meant to guide the rural county in southeastern North Carolina for the next decade.Read more Continue reading Bladen County, shrinking but hopeful, creates a plan for its future
The Scotland County town of Laurinburg is focusing on public-private partnerships to revive its downtown. It’s working, local leaders say. Read more Continue reading Here’s how one North Carolina town is bringing its downtown back to life
Scottie Deese, a former Robeson County sheriff’s deputy, says a state law that prevents him from running for sheriff is too harsh.Read more Continue reading He was convicted of a crime at 18. Now he says he should get to run for sheriff in NC
A 20-year-old woman and a 15-year-old boy were shot and killed in Robeson County over the weekend. Read more Continue reading Lots of witnesses, but no one is talking in latest Robeson County homicides
North Carolina counties will get millions of dollars from the $26 billion opioid settlement. In the Border Belt, how could it be spent? Read more Continue reading NC’s Border Belt counties will get millions from opioid fund. How should they spend it?
EMS agencies in rural North Carolina say they are struggling to recruit paramedics, EMTs and volunteers. Low pay and high stress, particularly during the COVID pandemic, are likely factors. Read more Continue reading Low pay, high stress: EMS agencies in rural NC struggle to recruit workers and volunteers