Garland Pierce, a Democratic lawmaker in NC, said he ultimately voted against a 12-week abortion ban after talking to women. Read more Continue reading NC lawmaker says he voted against 12-week abortion ban after talking to women
State Sen. Danny Bitt, one of the most powerful Republicans in NC, said he does not plan to run for state attorney general next year. Read more Continue reading Sen. Danny Britt says he won’t run for NC attorney general in 2024
A state advisory council is calling for the elimination of Native American-themed mascots in NC schools. But what about Robeson County?Read more Continue reading An end to Native American mascots? Probably not in Robeson County, home to the Lumbees
Lumbee Chairman John Lowery says chances are “very high” that Congress will grant full recognition to the tribe this year. Read more Continue reading Lumbee leader confident Congress will grant full recognition this year
New affordable housing is going up in Lumberton, a Robeson County city devastated by hurricanes Matthew and Florence. Read more Continue reading Seven years after Hurricane Matthew, Lumberton sees new housing. Is it enough?
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
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
Melissa Singler leans on her experiences as a high school dropout who later earned a master’s degree as she leads Robeson Community College.Read more Continue reading How a high school dropout is leading a rural NC community college through major growth
The arrest of a convicted sex offender accused of sexually assaulting three women in three months at St. Andrews University in North Carolina is raising questions about how the private school handles safety concerns. Read more Continue reading Arrest in series of sexual assaults roils a North Carolina private university