Warren County, North Carolina claims 428.70 square miles along NC's northeastern border with Virginia. Warren County has a predominately minority population of 19,605, according to the US Census Bureau’s 2006 estimate. Warren County, NC was to be home to Soul City, North Carolina, a planned new town community first proposed in 1969 by Floyd McKissick, a civil rights leader and director of the Congress of Racial Equality. A $14 million grant was received in 1972 to establish jobs providing industry to the project, but by 1979 foreclosure brought this dream to an end and the rapid increase to NC's fortunes has only trickled to this county. So what is it about Warren County that explains the extraordinary number of amazing people raised here?
Warren County, NC's native sons would have to include:
• North Carolina Governors: James Turner, William Miller, and Thomas Bragg
• U.S. Senators: Senator Nathaniel Macon, a Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, Senator Matt Ransom, Senator Benjamin Hawkins
• Congressmen: Congressman John H. Kerr, Congresswoman Eva Clayton
• Confederate General Braxton Bragg and his brother, Confederate Attorney General Thomas Bragg
• Reynolds Price, professor emeritus of English at Duke University, author, essayist
You may be considering the financial option of bankruptcy, a federal plan that allows debtors to divide assets among creditors and free themselves of financial obligations that cannot be repaid. In some cases, debtors can stay in business and use new revenue to resolve old debts. Warren County is in the Eastern District, with Bankruptcy Courts in Elizabeth City, Fayetteville, New Bern, Raleigh, Wilmington, and Wilson. The court's official Web site can answer many of your bankruptcy questions. The Wilson Division is located at 1760-A Parkwood Blvd W, Wilson, NC 27893-3564 (phone: 252-237-0248), while the Raleigh Division is at 300 Fayetteville Street, Second Floor, Raleigh, N.C. 27601-1799 (phone: 919-856-4752).