Hurricane Ian is bringing rain to southeastern North Carolina on Friday, along with wind and the potential for power outages. Read more Continue reading What to expect from Hurricane Ian in southeastern North Carolina
Thomas Academy serves students who are in the custody of the Department of Social Services or who have been suspended or expelled. Read more Continue reading This Columbus County charter school faces unique challenges to meet state standards
By Ivey Schofield firstname.lastname@example.org At 18, De’Maya Berry started selling seafood from home to earn money before pursuing graduate school. At 26, she has expanded, turning her dream into a restaurant in southeastern North Carolina. Maya’s Crab Shack, located in the eastern Columbus County community of Riegelwood, serves crab legs, shrimp and grits, lobster tails and more – offerings that locals say aren’t available within …Read more Continue reading Inflation pinches this Columbus crab shack
At the Border Belt Independent, we want to hear your questions. Then we will find the answers and publish them on our website as part of our new project, “Ask Us.” Read more Continue reading Ask Us: Have a question about NC’s Border Belt? We’ll find the answer for you.
Keenan Allen, a Lumbee, is a star in the NFL. His heritage is important to him as he inspires Native American kids to follow their dreams. Read more Continue reading Lumbee NFL player Keenan Allen inspires Native American kids to follow their dreams
Fall is quickly approaching, and we all know what that means in southeastern North Carolina: festival season. Read more Continue reading It’s fall festival season. Check out these events in North Carolina’s Border Belt
Barefoot Brew and Barefoot Sandwich Shoppe in Elizabethtown employs about 75 Bladen County students who learn job skills. Read more Continue reading How a Bladen County coffee shop is brewing the next generation of workers
Some NC counties are so short on lawyers that they’ve become “legal deserts” – and state officials have few plans to fill the void.Read more Continue reading As North Carolina courts work through backlog, some counties don’t have enough lawyers
UNC Pembroke ranked in the top half in a new list of best regional universities in the South by U.S. News & World Report. Read more Continue reading Here’s how UNC Pembroke fared in latest US News college rankings
Two companies will receive millions of dollars in grants to bring high-speed internet access to more people in North Carolina’s Border Belt region. Read more Continue reading Is your neighborhood getting high-speed internet access in NC’s Border Belt?