Greenville City Councilwoman Kandie Smith Speaks – Source: WITN

Her comments came during the Southern Christian Leadership Conference meeting in Greenville. The group was meeting to address the controversy inside the organization involving its stance calling for the Greenville police chief to resign. (Watch video @ WITN)

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Greenville City Councilwoman Kandie Smith Arrested


News from NC Senator Don Davis

N.C. District 5 Newsletter

"Serving the People of North Carolina"

Vol. 2/No. 7
July 2010

Don Davis
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Short Session adjourns

After over 19 hours of work, the 2010 short session adjourned around 5:30 am on July 10, 2010. A few highlights from the session are included in this edition of the District 5 newsletter. As always, thank you for reading.    

                                         Truly yours,

Don Davis

State Budget passed

The North Carolina General Assembly passed the state’s budget and Governor Perdue signed it into law.  The budget preserves jobs, protects the classroom, and provides assistance to small businesses.  A few budget highlights include:

  *  Fully funding community college enrollment growth

  *  Eliminating proposed cuts to assistant principals

  *  Tax credits to help our small businesses

  *  Eliminating Medicaid fraud and abuse to save over $40 million

To review the final budget bill, please click here

Honor and Remember flag adopted

Honor and Remember

Recently, the North Carolina Senate and House passed a bill adopting the Honor and Remember flag as a state symbol in honor of our fallen military service members killed in the line of duty.

2010 Bills update

I sponsored or offered key amendments to the following bills and laws.  Please click on the session law or bill number to review.

S.L. 2010-76 

(SB 1445) Goldsboro-Wayne Airport Authority/Changes, An Act Authorizing the City of Goldsboro to Convey by Private Negotiation and Sale Its Right, Title, and Interest in the Goldsboro-Wayne Municipal Airport to Wayne County. 

S.L. 2010-22 

(SB 992) Clarify Pyrotechnics Operator License, An Act to Clarify the Pyrotechnics Training and Permitting Act.

S.L. 2010-82 

(HB 1893) W-S/Ashe Fox Trapping/Greene Hunting, An Act to Establish a Season for Taking Foxes by Trapping with Cage Traps in Winston-Salem; To Amend the Law Authorizing the Trapping and Sale of Foxes in Ashe County and to Remove the Sunset on That Law: And to Repeal and Amend Certain Local Acts with Respect to Hunting in Greene County.

(SB 1246) Four-Year Cohort Graduation Rate, An Act to Direct the State Board Of Education to Establish Short-Term Annual Goals to Improve the Four-Year Cohort Graduation Rate, and Establish a Long-Term Goal of Increasing the Rate Statewide.  

(SB 1248) Early Ident. & Interv. For At-Risk Students, An Act to Require Local Administrative Units to Identify Students at Risk of Academic Failure and not Successfully Progressing Toward Graduation No Later Than Fourth Grade, and to Provide Personal Education Plans for Those Students.

(SB 1400) No Foreclosure/Soldiers on Active Duty/Funds, An Act to Prohibit Foreclosures on Mortgagors and Trustors on Active Military Duty. 

(HB 76) Honor Wishes Of Members Military/Remains, An Act to Allow a Member of the Military to Designate the Type,
Place, and Method of Disposition of the Individual’s Remains and to Adopt the Honor and Remember Flag to Honor and Recognize Fallen Members of the Armed Forces. 

(SB 1337) UST Operating Program, An Act to Require Training of Operators of Underground Storage Tanks (UST) in Order to Comply With a Requirement of the Federal Energy Policy Act of 2005.

For a complete list of bills that I sponsored or cosponsored, please click here

Recent visits

Pitt County, The Eppes High School Alumni parade and groundbreaking ceremony were great.  The Cub Scouts of Ayden hosted a Blue and Gold banquet, which I served as the guest speaker. Koinonia Christian Center hosted a great walk for seizure disorders. I celebrated with students and families at the D.H. Conley and Ayden-Grifton High School graduations. 

Wayne County,  There was much fun with students and staff at the Dillard Academy Family Fun Day.  I attended a Wayne County Autism Society meeting and MSgt Thomas Hines’ retirement

ceremony.  I was extremly proud of our graduates and celebrated at the Goldsboro, Eastern Wayne, and Southern Wayne High School graduation ceremonies.  

Greene County, I was honored to present the David Plummer Award at the Greene Central High School scholarship awards night.  I also attended the Greene County Middle School Awards Day and the open house of the American Prawn new processing facility. 4-H’ers and I discussed the importance of our state 


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