Photos of Robeson County, NC, which is ranked by the New York Times among the hundred hardest places to live in America.
When I taught middle school in Halifax County, NC, (No. 3089) the common refrain from my teacher friends in other parts of the state was “At least you didn’t go to Robeson.”
Robeson County, in many ways, has been given up on by the rest of North Carolina. Despite the presence of UNC Pembroke, few resources in terms of grants, industry initiatives, educational support, etc, come in from outside the county. Thus, the citizens of Robeson County are left to fend for themselves, which is undoubtedly an uphill battle.