Active Energy faced local opposition and lawsuits over concerns that the company’s technology was polluting the Lumber River. Read more Continue reading Active Energy’s departure from Robeson County is met with relief from local leaders
The Lumbee Native American tribe’s quest for full federal recognition was left out of the Senate’s new spending bill. Read more Continue reading Full federal recognition for Lumbees left out of Senate spending bill. What’s next?
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
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
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
In Robeson County in southeastern North Carolina, the wounds of racism run deep for the Lumbee Native American tribe and African Americans.Read more Continue reading In one of America’s most diverse counties, the wounds of racism run deep
Violence has plagued the Sandy Ridge apartment complex in Whiteville, NC. Residents say they’re stuck in the middle. Read more Continue reading Violence at affordable housing complex in rural NC raises question: Who’s to blame?
By Henry Hawthorne IV While overdoses underscore the opioid crisis in Columbus County, county leaders still have a long way to go to understand the core causes and provide effective prevention programs, says Lauren Cole. “The first two weeks of April we had 14 overdoses at Columbus Regional,” Cole said. “One mother overdosed and left three preschool children sitting in the emergency room. No one …Read more Continue reading Coalition hopes to coordinate efforts to combat opioid crisis in Columbus County
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