John Lowery, who is the new chairman of the Lumbee tribe in North Carolina, said he will continue to push for full federal recognition. Read more Continue reading New Lumbee leader talks about NC tribe’s future – and federal recognition
The number of staff members at Scotland Health Care in North Carolina who are quarantined jumped from five to 55 in less than a week, a sign of the strain put on hospitals as COVID-19 cases rise. Read more Continue reading Rural NC health care system sees huge spike in quarantined workers as COVID cases rise
Estrella Sosa, now 10, is recovering after she was shot in the head while riding in a car with her family in September in their neighborhood near Pembroke. Read more Continue reading A puppy – and a hope for justice – for Robeson County family recovering from shooting
The number of new COVID-19 cases is on the rise across North Carolina’s Border Belt counties as concerns about the omicron variant grow.Read more Continue reading COVID cases rise across NC’s Border Belt as concerns about omicron variant grow
Some residents say violence is too common in the Columbus County town of Chadbourn, where three people were killed in July. Read more Continue reading Murder and a police scandal gripped this small NC town. Can Chadbourn find its way?
The Bladen County school system has money to hire teachers and teacher assistants. But it’s struggling to find people who want the job. Read more Continue reading Could pay raise help this rural NC school district find teachers? Leaders hope so
UNC Pembroke is set to get a record investment from the state budget. Chancellor Cummings says it will be “transformative” for the school.Read more Continue reading UNC Pembroke gets record investment from state, a sign of the school’s rising reputation
Rural North Carolina stands to benefit from the federal infrastructure plan. But some local leaders are wary of the spending. Read more Continue reading Rural North Carolina could benefit most from infrastructure plan. But leaders are wary
The Lumbee tribe will elect a new leader on Nov. 9, about a week after the U.S. House voted in favor of full recognition for the tribe.Read more Continue reading As Lumbee tribe picks a new leader, will this be the year for full federal recognition?
Here’s a look at what the proposed North Carolina legislative maps would mean for Robeson, Columbus, Scotland and Bladen counties.Read more Continue reading How would proposed legislative districts affect southeastern NC? Here’s a breakdown