‘A new era’: Local HBCU college in disrepair could get new start

Barber Scotia College was a cornerstone of the Concord community for more than a century.

The college lost accreditation in 2004 after defaulting on a federal loan.

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The government cut off financial aid and the college lost its way.

Leaders are discussing how to rejuvenate the building to better serve the community.

“It marks a new era in this effort to see Barber Scotia shine again,” said Melvin Douglass, president of Barber Scotia College.

In the video at the top of this webpage, Channel 9′s Susanna Black explains its chances for a new start.