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A Glimpse of Hard Times in Scotland Neck, N.C.

Scotland Neck in Halifax County is home to former Mayor James Mills and to resident Marcellus Brown. It is also home to nonfunctional street drains, fallen trees that have not been remove since the hurricane season, boarded-up houses that have been vacant for years, and empty stores in disrepair…

This is the face of poverty.

Read the full story here.

One of the stops on the “Truth and Hope Tour of Poverty in North Carolina,” Halifax County is one of 10 counties rated by the USDA as persistently poor. (Read more in the Budget and Tax Center report released yesterday)

3 Comments


  1. david esmay

    January 26, 2012 at 6:45 pm

    Wow, you don’t think race has anything to do with the decrepit infrastucture that only affects one side of the town, do you? Apalling, let me guess, it’s a repub stronghold.

  2. Frances Jenkins

    January 26, 2012 at 7:35 pm

    Democrats have been in chsrge of the state for last 140 years. They would not allow African Americans to get less, would them?

  3. Andrew

    January 26, 2012 at 9:03 pm

    Any smart person would just leave ! Go to Detroit and you will see worse than this.

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