Shiles, Bob. “Tribal Council gets update on center’s progress.” The Robesonian (Lumberton, NC). February 20, 2015
The Lumbee Tribal Council wants to be more involved in planning, restoration and revitalization of the former grounds of the North Carolina Cultural Center. This property, which resides southwest of Pembroke, was purchased from the State of North Carolina for $351,000 and covers more than 500 acres.
During the February 19, 2015 council meeting, Tony Hunt updated the council on the property. He discussed the pool and amphitheater areas as well as others.
Councilman Bobby Oxendine told Hunt that council members need to be on the planning committee, and the council voted to appoint the Education and Cultural Resources Committee to serve as its advisory board.
Other business that was discussed in the meeting included: whether the Boys & Girls Club was considered a shelter, recognition of Miss North Carolina Native American Youth Ambassador Raven Dial-Stanley, a request for Matthew Scott to fill the void left by Gary Locklear on the Lumbee Supreme Court and more.