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Princeville, located in Edgecombe County, has a unique place in history. It is the first town in the country incorporated by Afro-Americans. A place rich in history, it celebrated its centennial in 1995. New town leadership seeks to capitalize on this legacy by revitalizing the town to attract tourists and retirees.
Princeville, located in Edgecombe County, has a unique place in history. It is the first town in the country incorporated by African Americans. In 1999, floods caused by Hurricane Floyd devastated the town. Six years later Princeville continues to rebuild itself. Whirty discusses the efforts of citizens to bring their town back to life.
Princeville came back stronger after hurricane Floyd’s, but the devastation of hurricane Matthew is proving too much for many in the historic town. Many residents are struggling to rebuild and others have decided to sell their properties to the Federal Emergency Management Authority. The differences the hurricane has had on Tarboro and Princeville are also compared and contrasted.