The new civil rights activism in North Carolina has some roots in Moore County.
With Moore County now actively looking elsewhere to secure a future water supply, Robbins officials are back to square one to figure out their own needs.
Another NAACP member from Moore County was among four dozen protestors arrested at the General Assembly on Monday.
More than 70 volunteers from Keller Williams, Robbins, Situs Industries, the Northern Moore Family Resource Center and others swarmed over Milliken Park to begin this year's project, "To Rebuild and Restore Hope in Robbins, N.C."
Mayor Lonnie English and the Northern Moore Family Resource Center (NMFRC) had been working to get money to help clean up the old mill site. On Wednesday afternoon, he got a phone call from the EPA telling him the agency had awarded Robbins one of five communities in North Carolina Brownfield grants.
Retired Sheriff Lane Carter, longtime educator Lorna Clack and businessman Tommy Phillips joined a long line of honorees stretching back to a founding member of the service club, Luke Marion. His widow was present for the ceremony.
Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx often speaks of how, when he was a young boy, his grandmother would point to a stone edifice at the historic Moore County courthouse.
The president of the local chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) was among those jailed Monday following a protest in Raleigh.
In just a couple of days, Lane Carter will end a career in law enforcement that lasted 35 years, six months and 15 days for the people of Moore County.
Daniel Keith Britt will spend the rest of his life in prison, sentenced to life without parole Friday morning after pleading guilty to first-degree murder.