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

By Alexis Lawson

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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  • Alexis Lawson

    Alexis is Cardinal & Pine's social media manager. A passionate writer and storyteller, she is dedicated to amplifying marginalized voices and celebrating the power of storytelling. She has contributed to a variety of publications, including Business Insider, MetroUk and MadameNoire.



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