Wilmington, NC – State Senator David Weinstein has introduced a pair of bills extending lawmakers terms and boosting their pay.
The Robeson County democrat says the last election produced state senate races costing upwards of $300,000. And with lawmakers having to run for office every two years, he says the schedule has turned the campaign trail into a continual loop.
Wilmington, NC – Author Jane Blanks Barnhill had to crawl through weeds and prod into the earth to find fallen stones in many of the small cemeteries she explored for her book, Sacred Grounds: Gone But Not Forgotten.
Barnhill says she became interested in publicizing Lumbee cemeteries after discovering her own great-great grandparents' graves in a remote plot on private land.