Elizabethtown has plans for four major projects that could help transform the small Bladen County community in southeastern NC. Read more Continue reading Elizabethtown has big plans, including a mixed-use project and airport upgrades
The University of North Carolina at Pembroke will soon offer a doctor of nursing practice degree with a focus on population health. Read more Continue reading UNC Pembroke’s first doctoral program will focus on the community’s health care needs
Rural regions, including Bladen, Columbus, Robeson and Scotland counties, are expected to particularly benefit from Medicaid expansion in NC. Read more Continue reading North Carolina is expanding Medicaid. What does that mean in the Border Belt?
Robeson and Columbus counties rank among the lowest in North Carolina when it comes to funding local schools, a new analysis shows. Read more Continue reading How do NC’s Border Belt counties rank for school funding? New report shows challenges
Browns Creek Nature Park is considered one of the best mountain-biking trails in NC. Some hope a biking team for kids will get started. Read more Continue reading Could Bladen County get a mountain-biking team for kids?
Classical Charter Schools of America in southeastern North Carolina is telling several male students to cut their long hair. Read more Continue reading Parents push back against NC charter schools’ policy against long hair for boys
More than 23 million years ago, when the shores of the Atlantic Ocean were in what is now Robeson County, megalodons patrolled the seas. Read more Continue reading Megalodons ruled Robeson County millions of years ago. Their teeth still tell a story
Over the past two years, people have brought at least 189 book challenges across North Carolina’s 115 public school districts. Read more Continue reading Books on race, sexuality among most targeted across NC schools
Hope Alive, a nonprofit that plans to open a drug-treatment center in Robeson County, got a victory in court. Read more Continue reading Judge gives plans for controversial drug-treatment center green light in Robeson County
Patriotic Millionaires, an advocacy group that pushes for higher taxes for the rich and an increase in the minimum wage, launched a pilot program in Whiteville last summer. Read more Continue reading Patriotic Millionaires picks a small NC town to push for higher taxes for the rich