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April 3, 2014 |

Following geographer Tom Ross into the field is always an adventure, and there is usually good food along the way.

A recent road trip included a stop at world famous Melvin’s in Elizabethtown for a hamburger (don’t ask for a cheeseburger) and then a visit to a hog farm in eastern Robeson County.

Dr. Ross did not know the owners of the huge hog farm before showing up at their doorstep, but like he says, “The people in North Carolina are absolutely tops, especially the country folks

April 3, 2014 |

Tparking lothe growth of UNC Pembroke should be a top priority for everyone in this region for a lot of reasons.

This is the conclusion of a recently released publication on the present and future economic impact of the university on the surrounding community.

April 3, 2014 |

If your know much about North Carolina’s 16 public universities, you might know that Chapel Hill often wins a spot in “best college” ranking. N.C. State turns out the most engineers and scientists. And budding dancers and musicians aspire to study at the N.C. School of the Arts.

But where are students most satisfied with their education?

The answer may surprise you: UNC Pembroke.

Founded as a school for Lumbee Indians, UNC Pembroke has quietly educated students in the

April 3, 2014 |

Dr. Allen C. Meadors was elected the new chancellor for The University of North Carolina at Pembroke by the UNC Board of Governors on April 9.

Meadors group

April 3, 2014 |

Editor's note: The Tommy Statue was in place for just four days when its legend took hold at UNCP. Senior basketball player Chavis Rachel was photographed by a passing Fayetteville Observer-Times photographer climbing the rock to touch the hawk for luck before the Homecoming game on Feb. 13, 1999. With the Braves down by two points, Rachel made a desperation three-point attempt that -- perhaps guided by an unseen hand -- found nothing but net to win the game. Rachel's visit with the hawk was not

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