by Michael Lowrey
For those of you not familiar with Robeson County — think where I-95 hits US 74 as you head towards Wilmington — it’s a not a very charming place. Think rural, poor, very violent, and with significant three-way racial tensions (white, black, American Indian) with the extra kicker that the Lumbee aren’t even a federally recognized tribe. The New York Times takes notice of the place, profiling the recent court decision to overturn the convictions of Henry McCollum and Leon Brown for a notorious 1983 rape and murder. Worth a read.