Bigelow, Scott. "Pembroke honored as state’s top small town." Robesonian [Lumberton, NC]. November 30, 2017.
Pembroke was named the 2017 Small Town of the Year by the NC Rural Center. Towns with this honor embrace citizen engagement, value diversity, and foster strong partnerships. “'We are grateful to the Rural Center for this award and believe we are laying a foundation for a successful future’” says Pembroke town manager Tyler W. Thomas (para. 4). Pembroke is home to the Lumbee Tribe.