Tarboro NC – Parents host meeting to address school concerns

Shanell Knight was contacted by the reporter about this meeting however Knight never spoke with her. Yes Knight started a petition because of her concerns with ECPS however since she expressed her concerns at a local meeting in East Tarboro recently, more parents have come forward to voice their concerns in a series of meetings that has been held by Many Voices. Because of Shanell, others have come forward but it is no longer about Shanell but about any and all persons who have concerns be they parents, grandparents and/or citizens of Edgecombe County.

So my question to the reporter is, “Why do you continue to bring up about Knight’s son?” Knight’s son and other children may see the paper and he has to put up with the publicity in the paper. And on top of that, you may as well put his name in the paper because one can connect the dots. Also this continues to open the door for ignant folks such as Oliver Curtis Powell who wrote a letter to the  editor about Knight and her son when he do not know her nor her son. This paper didn’t allow anyone to respond to Powell’s letter so therefore it is obvious this paper is a voice for the Edgecombe County Public Schools just like they were for Rev. Roosevelt Higgs and the Edgecombe County Board of Elections when they made themselves look stupid with Smith’s help when they went after Rocky Mount City Councilman Andre Knight challenging his residency.

And my last question is for you and the editor, Terry Smith, “So how can we attempt to bridge the gap when obviously ya’ll are going to continue to put your spin on our efforts when ya’ll make it appear as if the group wants to beat up on the system.” Not!! C. Dancy II – DCN Publisher

Parents host meeting to address school concerns

Thursday night will be the first of many meetings that parent-based group The Voices of Many plans to hold to address concerns with the school system with Edgecombe County educators.

The meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. at the former Holiday Inn at 102 Market Centre Drive next to Bojangles. (The Daily Southerner)

See related:

Tarboro NC – “Many Voices” A Parent/Citizens Group Wants To Partner With Edgecombe County Public Schools, The Agenda

Tarboro NC – “Many Voices” A Parent/Citizens Group Wants To Partner With Edgecombe County Public Schools, The Agenda

Voices of Many
PO Box 394
Tarboro NC
email: voicesofmanync@yahoo.com
blog: coming soon

Mission Statement: “Bridging The Gap Between:
Parents, Teachers and School Administrators”



*Welcome: Loretta Hilliard

*Prayer: Eldress Shirley Hill

*Mission/Purpose of this meeting – Richard Parker

*Introduction of Guest: Requested topics of discussion PTO, School Improvement Team, Parent and Community Involvement, Discipline

Martin Middle Principal: Marc Whichard

Pattillo Principal Sylvia Cobb

*Question and Answers: Myna Deloatch

*Thank you from Voices of Many – Richard Parker

*Meeting Adjourned: Richard Parker

Note: Myrna Deloatch Education Chair Edgecombe County NAACP was the facilitator and she did a wonderful job

Raleigh NC – Judge backs education superintendent in lawsuit against Governor

I agree with the Judge because we the people elected the State Superintendent and I do not feel she did anything that warrants the move made by the Governor. C. Dancy II – DCN Publisher

A Superior Court judge ruled Friday that Gov. Beverly Perdue cannot appoint a separate CEO for the public schools aside from the elected state superintendent of education.

Judge Robert Hobgood ruled that the General Assembly and the State Board of Education cannot deprive Superintendent of Public Instruction June Atkinson of the power to oversee public education in North Carolina without a constitutional amendment. (WRAL News)

Tarboro NC – See Who Is Running for Elected Offices in Edgecombe County, Very Interesting

The deadline for registering to run in the 2009 Municipal Elections ended today at 12 noon.





Note: I have been told that Blackwell (Rocky Mount City Council Ward 2) has opposition from a Nash County resident. Some of Ward 2 is in Nash County. I heard his opposition is Janice Gravely. You may contact the Nash County Board of Elections Office for a listing of the Nash County Candidates.

Note: Part of the addresses are not shown due to the size limitations. If you would like the original document please email me or contact the Edgecombe County Board of Elections Office.

Winston Salem NC – Homegoing Service for Soror Donice Harbor

The Homegoing Service for Soror Donice Harbor will be held on Sunday July 19, 2009 at the Greater Cleveland Avenue Christian Church (5095 Lansing Drive, Winston Salem, North Carolina, 27105).

The Omega Omega Ceremony will begin at 2:00pm
Visitation will be from 2:30-3:30pm 

The Funeral will begin at 3:30pm
Russell Funeral Home of Winston Salem is handling the arrangements.

The address of the funeral home is:
822 Carl Russell Ave
Winston Salem, NC 27101-4213
(336) 722-3459 

Soror Harbor will be laid to rest at Piedmont Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers,

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the "Donice Harbor Fund" c/o Knightdale-Wake Forest Education Foundation-Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Post Office Box 1359 Knightdale, NC 27545 or the "Donice Maria Harbor Endowed Scholarship Fund", Division of Development & University Relations, Fayetteville State University Alumni House, 2nd Floor 1200 Murchison Road, Fayetteville, NC 28301.

Please note my e-mail address is kathie.pierce@nc.gov

Kathie C. Pierce

Office of the Governor

116 W. Jones Street

Raleigh, NC  27603



See related:

Winston Salem NC – Obituary for Donice Maria Harbor

Raleigh NC – Untimely death of Donice Harbor

Raleigh NC – Donice Marie Harbor Endowed Scholarship Fund