Main Street NC: The state's fastest-shrinking towns seek a turnaround

WUNC Politics

10-11-2023 • 20 mins

This is the first installment in our new Main Street NC series from the WUNC Politics Podcast. In the coming months, we’ll be visiting communities across the state to hear from local leaders about the positives going on in their towns, and the challenges they face, from population loss to flooding to aging utility infrastructure. Our first stop is the Bertie County towns of Aulander and Lewiston Woodville.

Lewiston Woodville Mayor Chris Cordon and recently retired Aulander Mayor Larry Drew discuss the causes of population loss and how it impacts their towns. Both share their optimism about the future of the Bertie communities and what it will take to bring growth and prosperity back to one of North Carolina's poorest, most diverse regions.

You Might Like

The Rest Is Politics
The Rest Is Politics
Goalhanger Podcasts
Leading
Leading
Goalhanger Podcasts
Newscast
Newscast
BBC News
The Rest Is Money
The Rest Is Money
Goalhanger Podcasts
Ukraine: The Latest
Ukraine: The Latest
The Telegraph
Political Currency
Political Currency
Persephonica
The Story
The Story
The Times
Today in Focus
Today in Focus
The Guardian
Page 94: The Private Eye Podcast
Page 94: The Private Eye Podcast
Page 94: The Private Eye Podcast
FT News Briefing
FT News Briefing
Financial Times
Serial
Serial
Serial Productions & The New York Times
The Daily
The Daily
The New York Times
Pod Save the UK
Pod Save the UK
Crooked Media