Shaken by the weather, a historic black city strives to endure | app

PRINCEVILLE, North Carolina (AP) — As she exits the only restaurant in her hometown with an order of cabbage and hush puppies, Carolyn Suggs Bandy stops to brag about a spot that lays claim to the oldest city chartered by black Americans nearly 140 years ago.

“It’s sacred to me,” says Bandy, 65. “We have roots in this city.”

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