Jones County

Cole del Charco / WUNC

Jones County has seen its share of destruction and economic challenges. It was one of the poorest counties in North Carolina, even before Hurricane Florence swept through last September, decimating two of the county’s six school buildings. Students in the district missed 25 days of school.

A vote here sign in Chapel Hill
Amy Townsend / WUNC

A court settlement over election districts in a rural North Carolina county should help black candidates get on the local governing board after an absence of two decades.