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In 1976, Grant Dial, a Maxton native and Lumbee Indian, quit college with one semester remaining to begin making and selling jewelry. He opened his business, Grant Dial Silversmith, in Red Springs. His work is an adaptation of Navajo-style pieces that use turquoise, onyx, and coral. Prices for his jewelry range from $50 to $10,000.
Lumbee River Electric Membership Corporation (EMC), headquartered in Red Springs, is facing many issues regarding minority representation on the board and alleged voting irregularities. Lumbee River EMC’s service area is rural and has a high percentage of Indians and African Americans. The EMC’s new manager, Charles Staples, is working on addressing these challenges and improving the system.