RALEIGH — Anthony J. Tata, Wake County’s newly named schools superintendent, will make public appearances next week before schools staff, the board of education and other groups, including the conservative Wake County Taxpayers Association, board Chairman Ron Margiotta said Thursday.
Tata, 51, a retired Army brigadier general, will arrive Thursday and make as many as 16 appearances over two days, Margiotta said. (Read more)
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Moultrie would welcome expansion; but company fined in Texas
Darrell Moore doesn’t quite understand why some residents in Wilson and Nash counties are worried about Sanderson Farms possibly building a poultry processing plant here.
As the president of Moultrie, Ga.’s chamber of commerce and the Moultrie-Colquitt County Development Authority, Moore describes Sanderson Farms as a "great corporate citizen and a good community partner." (Must subscribe online to Read More)
Rocky Mount officials have confirmed the city has agreed to treat domestic wastewater coming from the proposed Sanderson Farms plant.
Peter Varney, assistant city manager, said their conversations have been with Nash County officials because Nash County is the entity that would provide the water and sewer service for Sanderson Farms. (Must subscribe online to Read more)
Not since Eugene Sawyer succeeded the late Harold Washington has there been an African American Mayor of Chicago. The announcement by Mayor Richard M. Daly that he will not seek re-election after two decades in office would seem to open the doors for a well-positioned Black candidate to recapture the keys to City Hall. Though Rahm Emanuel, former Chief-of -Staff for President Obama, is seen as the front-runner, it would appear that an African American led progressive coalition, like the one which was forged to elect Harold Washington could be successful. (Read more)
Michael Vick(notes) has been getting support from all sides during his road to redemption. He’s now getting it from the leader of the free world.
NBC’s Peter King reports that Barack Obama called Philadelphia Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie earlier this week to congratulate him for giving Vick a second chance after his release from prison. According to King, the president said that released prisoners rarely receive a level playing field and that Vick’s story could begin to change that. (Read more)
TARBORO — For those who are excited about the annual Edgecombe County Classic Holiday Tournament that was scheduled for Tuesday, they will have to wait one more day.
Due to Mother Nature’s snowstorm that dumped more than five inches of snow, the annual tournament was postponed until Wednesday and new start times have been set. (Read more)