Zero tolerance on trial in N.C. – Source: The Wilson Times

How tough is tough enough when it comes to school discipline?

How tough is too tough?

A case pending before the North Carolina Supreme Court raises that question, and pokes some holes into the notion that zero tolerance policies are the best way to maintain law and order in the classroom. (Read more @ The Wilson Times)

Note: You must pay to read The Wilson Times online.

Butterfield to Host Energy Efficiency Forum

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

First District of North Carolina


For Release:  Immediate

Date:  April 2, 2010

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


Butterfield to Host Energy Efficiency Forum

Wilson, N.C. – Congressman G. K. Butterfield will host a forum for residents on ways to save money by reducing energy consumption at Wilson Community College. 

The forum will take place in the DelMastro Auditorium at Wilson Community College on Monday, April 5 from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Butterfield said that an Alliance to Save Energy representative will provide tips on cutting utility bills and a state’s Weatherization Assistance Program representative will highlight the resources available to lower energy costs. A representative from Wilson Community College will also discuss the successful efforts the school has undertaken to achieve energy cost savings.

Butterfield will discuss a pending federal legislative proposal that would provide homeowners with significant incentives to increase cost-saving energy efficient products.

Butterfield serves on the House Committee on Energy and Commerce and sits as the vice chairman on its Subcommittee on Energy and the Environment.

WHAT:           Butterfield hosts Energy Efficiency Forum

WHEN:           Monday, April 5, 2010, 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

WHERE:         DelMastro Auditorium, Wilson Community College

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Butterfield to Meet Volunteer Fire Fighters

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

First District of North Carolina


For Release:  Immediate

Date:  April 2, 2010

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


Butterfield to Meet Volunteer Fire Fighters

Wayne, Edgecombe, Gates and Greene County Fire Fighters

Goldsboro, N.C. –Congressman G. K. Butterfield will talk with volunteer fire fighters on Monday about how credit unions assist them personally and in fighting fires, and about how federal changes could mean more help.

Butterfield will meet with volunteer fire fighters at Belfast Volunteer Fire Department on Monday, April 5 from 1 to 2 p.m. to discuss the value of a low-interest credit union community loan program used to purchase fire and safety equipment, and the personal value of small business loans available to volunteer fire fighters. Volunteer fire fighters from Edgecombe, Gates and Greene counties have been invited to the meeting and will join representatives from Local Government Federal Credit Union.

Butterfield will discuss federal legislation aimed at increase credit unions’ ability to make loans available to individuals and to communities.

The event is open to the press.

WHAT:           Butterfield to meet with volunteer fire fighters to discuss credit union loans

WHEN:           Monday, April 5, 1 to 2 p.m.

WHERE:         Belfast Volunteer Fire Department, 3212 U.S. Highway 117 North, Goldsboro, NC

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There’s no advantage to staying with ElectriCities – Source: The Rocky Mount Telegram

I read with interest your article “ElectriCities Opens Up on Debt Options” in the March 25 edition of the Telegram. I would like to submit a couple of options that were not mentioned, as well as expand on the comments by Mr. Michael Colo with Poyner and Spruill. (Read more @ The Rocky Mount Telegram)

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‘Bondage-gate’ spurs donor drain for RNC – Source: Yahoo News

It’s not bad enough that, for some time forward, the words "Republican National Committee" will be the most frequent phrase surfacing in online search terms using the words "West Hollywood bondage club." Now leaders of the RNC have to contend with the defection of key constituencies from the committee’s donor base. (Read more @ Yahoo News)

Note: See what Cash Michaels has to say on his Facebook page in  response to the top colored Republican who go after President Obama personally but he can’t keep his own house in order.