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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 |

Lorna McNeillLorna McNeill is not a typical UNCP student, and she insists that she is not a typical beauty queen.

If she was not a typical student before winning the Miss North Carolina title, she certainly will never be a typical student again

April 3, 2014 |

The University of North Carolina at Pembroke has surpassed an impressive list of milestones at the start of the 2000-2001 academic year.

Milestones include: -- Largest total enrollment – 3,444, up 12 percent -- Largest freshman class – 578, up 20 percent -- Largest on-campus residency – 1000, up 18 percent -- Highest average SAT, class ranking and GPA scores for a freshman class -- Largest full-time faculty -- 157 vs. 148 last year

April 3, 2014 |

In the most comprehensive work on the subject to date, UNC Pembroke geography Professor Tom Ross unravels the mysteries surrounding North Carolina's Indians.

"American Indians in North Carolina: Geographic Interpretations" (Karo Hallow Press, Southern Pines, 1999) is an important work for a variety of audiences for a number of reasons.

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