VIDEO: Will Super Bowl Threaten Teamwork in Maysville, NC?

By Michael McElroy

February 12, 2024

Maysville, a town of 1,000 people about 20 minutes from Jacksonville, is known for its close-knit community and ability to get things done. Its town leaders drew praise for their response to both PFAS-contaminated water in 2019 and Hurricane Florence the year before.

Cardinal and Pine came to town to talk about these things, but another question came up.

What happens when conflicting loyalties emerge?

Town Manager Schumata Brown is a San Francisco 49er fan, and KC Crawford, the chairman of Maysville’s planning commission, was raised in Kansas City and is a Chiefs fan.

Kansas City beat the 49ers in the 2020 Super Bowl, and the teams will meet again in the big game on Feb. 11.


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  • Michael McElroy

    Michael McElroy is Cardinal & Pine's political correspondent. He is an adjunct instructor at UNC-Chapel Hill's Hussman School of Journalism and Media, and a former editor at The New York Times.

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