Roanoke Rapids NC – Event benefits Bryant’s campaign

N.C. Rep. Angela Bryant, D-Nash, was recognized this weekend by community members and other elected officials during a celebration that doubled as a fundraiser for the 2010 election.

About 150 people from Nash and Halifax counties — both represented in the N.C. General Assembly by Bryant — gathered Friday at the Mystique Multi Venue Complex in Roanoke Rapids.

Henderson NC – Butterfield to Host Teen Pregnancy Prevention

U.S. House of Representative SealU.S. Representative G. K. Butterfield

1st District of North Carolina

For Release:  Immediate

Date:  July 15, 2009

Contact:  Ken Willis
Phone:  (202) 225-3101

Butterfield to Host Teen Pregnancy Prevention Forum

Henderson, N.C. – In partnership with the Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Campaign of North Carolina, Congressman G. K. Butterfield will host a public forum on teen pregnancy prevention on Saturday, July 18th.

“While remarkable strides toward reducing teen pregnancy rates have been made over the past 20 years, there still a great deal of work ahead,” Butterfield said. “The personal consequences of teen pregnancy and childbearing are well documented and highlight the pressing need to address this issue.”

The state’s adolescent pregnancy rate has dropped by 36 percent since 1992, but North Carolina has still consistently ranked ninth highest in the nation for teen pregnancy rates. Over past three years, the rate has essentially held steady, and, as a result, about 20,000 teenagers will get pregnant across the state this year

With this in mind, Butterfield will join teens, parents, community leaders and advocates from the Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Campaign of North Carolina at a teen pregnancy prevention forum at on Saturday, July 18th from 10 a.m. until noon at Henderson Middle School, 219 Charles Street, Henderson, N.C.

Butterfield said the forum, Advocating for Prevention, is an effort to provide young people, parents and community leaders with information and strategies for influencing teens in the prevention of teen pregnancy. The forum will also offer the opportunity for a discussion of the consequences of teen pregnancy, and participants will receive materials that can be taken and shared with others after the event.

Participants are encouraged to preregister by calling Butterfield’s district office toll free (888) 874-9063.

Tarboro NC – Muhammad complains about Noble

Tarboro Councilman Melvin Muhammad unloaded on Town Manager Sam Noble during Monday night’s Town Council meeting.

“I am very disappointed in the way that we sometimes perceive our service and duties as it relates to the people we are elected to serve,” Muhammad read from a two-page statement he gave during the citizens comments period of the meeting. “I also expected a much higher level of respect from the same people which whom I serve, including the town manager.” (Daily Southerner)