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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. [1]

One of the stops on the “Truth and Hope Tour of Poverty in North Carolina,” [2] 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])