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Op-Ed: Why I Returned to Rural North Carolina

September 9, 2019

Shayla Douglas reflects on her decision to serve rural North Carolina through the UNC School of Government’s program, Lead for North Carolina in The Richmond Observer.  “Go to school and make a life outside of Richmond County, there’s nothing here.” This … Continued

Pembroke Town Council Welcomes LFNC Fellow

September 6, 2019

The Pembroke Town Council met University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill graduate Shayla Douglas, a Lead for North Carolina fellow, who will spend at least a year in Pembroke. Lead for North Carolina is a pilot program for the … Continued

Spindale welcomes Lead for North Carolina Fellow Walker

September 6, 2019

Lead for North Carolina Fellow Walker Harrison is excited to have the opportunity to serve the Spindale community and make connections with a town that was not just a dot on the map. UNC-Chapel Hill graduate Walker Harrison was recently … Continued

‘Spirit of public service’ alive in Wilson’s new hire

September 6, 2019

While Dante Pittman envisioned eventually returning to Wilson, he admits a local government job wasn’t on his radar. The University of North Carolina graduate was working as a state attorney general’s aide when he learned about Lead for North Carolina … Continued

Shallotte intern cuts her teeth in local government

September 6, 2019

Shallotte’s most recent addition to its governmental organization is no stranger to the area. As a matter of fact, during one of many visits to her grandmother’s Ocean Isle beach home, she lost her first tooth. The memory is one … Continued

Scott serves town through fellowship

September 6, 2019

Truthfully, you never know what you’re going to get in Edenton and Chowan County. The people are an eclectic blend, which makes this series of stories as fascinating as exploring new worlds. Saoirse Littlebear Scott – she’s the new girl … Continued

Inaugural LFNC Cohort Begins with Summer Institute

July 15, 2019

The Lead for North Carolina (LFNC) inaugural fellowship program began Friday, June 21, with 16 Fellows who have volunteered to work in local governments across the state for two years. These Fellows are graduates from 10 different North Carolina universities. … Continued

UNC Launches Lead for North Carolina

March 27, 2019

“SECU Foundation’s investment in Lead for North Carolina will help attract young people to local government as a career and encourage college graduates to work in their hometowns or in distressed communities,” said Mike Smith, dean of the School of … Continued