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Carolina Public Press launched the Eastern North Carolina news bureau in January 2022. Based in Fayetteville and Cumberland County, CPP East provides local and regional nonpartisan journalism toward strengthening accountability and democracy. We are working to expand the bureau to a team of three reporters focused on high-quality journalism on local government, the military, the environment, the economy and more. Contact the CPP East team for more information or to share news tips, and you can help support this effort by becoming a sustaining member today.

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Meet the CPP East team

Ben Sessoms

Public-service Reporter, Eastern North Carolina