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
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?
Bladen County voters will decide whether to increase the local sales tax to pay for school resource officers. If they say no, the property tax rate will change. Read more Continue reading Will Bladen County voters increase sales tax to fund school resource officers?
Wendy Jones was the second Native American in three months who Robeson County investigators say was killed in a domestic violence situation. Read more Continue reading A young mother was abused. Then her dismembered body was found in Robeson County
A group of Border Belt-area residents and UNC Pembroke students told journalists Thursday evening that reliable news is hard to come by. Organizers say the forum helped them understand how people get their news, what the barriers are, and what types of stories people want. “To extend better service to communities, news organizations first need to spend time listening to people, understanding their habits, and …Read more Continue reading Journalists hear that people want better access to local news and more stories that focus on solutions
More students in NC’s Border Belt region passed state exams last school year, but the numbers continued to lag behind pre-pandemic scores. Read more Continue reading Test scores start to bounce back in North Carolina’s Border Belt schools
The Environmental Protection Agency said the label for harmful “forever chemicals” could force polluters to report toxic releases and clean up contamination. Read more Continue reading PFAS could be labeled ‘hazardous.’ What does that mean for southeastern NC?