Robeson County

Robeson County’s rich cultural history and natural resources set it apart from Southeastern North Carolina’s surrounding counties. Home to Lumber River State Park, the African American Cultural Center, Carolina Civic Center Historic Theater, the Museum of the Southeast American Indian, and UNC Pembroke, Robeson County offers unique opportunities to explore education, culture, and the outdoors.

In May 2018, the Hometown Strong Action Team joined Secretary Dr. Mandy Cohen of the Department of Health and Human Services, Secretary Hamilton of the Department Natural and Cultural Resources and Secretary Erik Hooks of the Department of Public Safety to tour Fairmont, Lumberton, Maxton, Parkton, Pembroke, Red Springs, Rowland and St. Paul's in Robeson County. Governor Roy Cooper also took part in the visit.

Robeson is one of North Carolina's most diverse and culturally rich counties - a unique strength for the area. In 2017, Governor Cooper formally pushed for full federal recognition for the Lumbee Tribe, which would allow enrolled members of the Lumbee Tribe to access health care, education, housing and child care benefits and help communities thrive. Centrally located between major  population centers in North and South Carolina, Robeson County's assets also include access to transportation, low cost of living and large workforce.

Communities in Robeson County have been inundated by floods related to Hurricanes Matthew and Florence. Recovery efforts remain ongoing, and the Cooper Administration is focused on helping communities in hard-hit areas rebuild smarter and stronger to become more resilient against future storms.