Tarboro NC – Schools discuss budget at retreat

Over the weekend, Edgecombe County Public Schools’ officials mulled the state’s newest funding clawback and said to expect more budget reductions for the 2009-10 school year.

The county’s Board of Education met this past weekend for its annual retreat to review programs and to consider initiatives that may appear in the future. (Rocky Mount Telegram)

Wilson NC – DA appointment sparks lobbying anew

Gov. Bev Perdue’s appointment of Robert A. Evans as the first ever black district attorney in Eastern North Carolina was celebrated by area NAACP leaders but leaves open the potential for controversy.

Perdue has until the end of May to fill the judgeship vacated by Evans, who until last week was the area’s only black district court judge. (Rocky Mount Telegram)

Media – Forbes List of the Wealthiest Black Americans and more

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Raleigh NC- Legal ads bill goes local

A bill that would allow local governments to opt out of the requirement to advertise public hearings in newspapers has been set aside.

In its place, Rep. Paul Stam plans to push a local bill that would allow up to 14 municipalities to be excluded from the requirement, he told a House committee Thursday. The House’s rules say that any more than 14 and the bill would have to apply statewide, as Stam’s earlier version did. Local bills often have an easier time getting approved on the House floor. (News & Observer)

North Carolina – In case you missed it

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Just wanted to make sure you saw this new web ad from the DSCC taking Richard Burr to task for his "economic plan": take as much money as you can out of the nearest ATM.

Be sure to pass it on to your friends and family so they know Bank Run Burr isn’t representing their interests in Washington.


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