Council will look at user fees for all who play – Source: The Daily Southerner

NEW BERN — Cleaning out a reporter’s notebook from the Town of Tarboro retreat here over weekend …

TARBORO charges out-of-town residents a fee – $25 per sport – to participate in the town’s recreation leagues. (Read more)

Town Council comes up with to-do list of priorities at retreat – Source: The Daily Southerner

NEW BERN — They did not hold hands and sing “Kumbaya,” but Tarboro Town Council members did listen to each other’s viewpoints and come up with a list of priorities during a retreat here over the weekend. (Read more)


ElectriCities CEO Graham Edwards Coming To Rocky Mount NC However ElectriCities Is In Washington DC Now

Sources say ElectriCities CEO Graham Edwards coming to Rocky Mount NC March 17, 2011 at 6:00 PM Rocky Mount City Council Chambers.

Sources also say ElectriCities is in Washington DC at the moment so can’t wait to hear about that report.

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Facebook To Share Users’ Home Addresses, Phone Numbers With External Sites–Source: The Huffington Post

Facebook will be moving forward with a controversial plan to give third-party developers and external websites the ability to access users’ home addresses and cellphone numbers in the face of criticism from privacy experts, users, and even congressmen. (Read more)

Wake school board’s debate stings principals – Source: News & Observer

RALEIGH — Wake County principals, the on-the-ground managers who carry out the school board’s policies, have been publicly mum during the bitter debate over Wake’s shift to neighborhood schools.

But an informal, anonymous poll – conducted last month by Wake’s new superintendent – indicates that at least 20 percent of the county’s principals strongly oppose . . . (Read more)

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John Legend to gov’t: Take my tax cut. Please. – Source: The Grio

WASHINGTON (AP) — Singer John Legend was in Washington to sing at the White House on Thursday but he had a few choice words for the politicians in town, too.

Legend told reporters before an evening concert celebrating Motown’s music that too often the arts are the first thing to go when budgets need to be cut. (Read more)

Note: Now this dude is talking with some sense. C. Dancy II – DCN Publisher

Seeking Integration, Whatever the Path – Source: New York Times

RALEIGH, N.C. — For decades, the Wake County Public School System — the nation’s 18th largest — has been known as a strong academic district committed to integration. (Read more)

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Council weighs analysis of RMPD–Source: The Rocky Mount Telegram

A data and operations analysis of the Rocky Mount Police Department had the attention of the City Council at the Committee of the Whole meeting. (Paid Content)

Judge denies plant opponents’ request to join lawsuit – Source: The Rocky Mount Telegram

NASHVILLE — Opponents fighting the construction of a proposed Sanderson Farms poultry processing plant were denied a request Monday to be added to an ongoing lawsuit against Nash County by an N.C. Superior Court judge in Nash County. (Read more)

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Guinness World Record holder dies – Source: Sun Journal

BROWNSVILLE – Herbert Fisher and Zelmyra Fisher were married May 13, 1924.

They were known as the oldest living couple, as recognized by the Guinness World Records. But that distinction has come to an end with Herbert’s death Sunday. He was 105. (Read more)


North Carolina Central University Campus Echo Reigns Supreme

The Campus Echo, the student-led newspaper at North Carolina Central University, continued its domination of the National HBCU Student News Media Conference Excellence in Journalism Contest awards, earning 16 awards this year. The six first-place and seven second-place awards set a conference record. The publication also received four awards from the North Carolina College Media Association. (Read more)

Note: Proud Parent of a NCCU Student. C. Dancy II – DCN Publisher

FACT SHEET: The Affordable Care Act: Supporting Innovation, Empowering States

On February 28, President Obama reiterated his belief that States should have the power and flexibility to innovate and find the health care solutions that work best for them and announced his support for accelerating State Innovation Waivers and allowing states to apply for them starting in 2014.

Beginning in 2017, the law allows States the flexibility to receive a State Innovation Waiver so they may pursue their own innovative strategies to ensure their residents have access to high quality, affordable health insurance. (Read more)

Cary bank hostage claims police mistreatment–Source: WRAL (Videos A Must See)

Cary, N.C. — A Cary man who was held hostage in a bank earlier in February says that police treated him roughly when he was released.

Police say that Devon Mitchell, 19, claimed to have a gun and held as many as seven people hostage at a Wachovia bank on Feb. 10. He let five hostages, including Rev. Lee Everett, leave over the course of three hours. (Read more)

Note: I tell you this video is just goood!! This guy is really telling his story. C. Dancy II – DCN Publisher

Poll: NC divided on federal health care law – Source: WRAL

RALEIGH, N.C. — North Carolina residents are split over the year-old federal health care reform law, but majorities favor many of the law’s individual elements, according to a poll released Monday. (Read more)

Note: Have anyone reading this ever been polled? I have never. C. Dancy II – DCN Publisher

Gov. Walker’s Wisconsin ‘Union Busting’ Exposes ‘Tea Party’ Scam, Duped Americans – Source: The Brad Blog

"This is not a budget issue," the policeman speaking to the cheering protesters jammed inside of the capital rotunda in Madison, WI shouted this weekend, "This is a civil rights issue!" (Read more)

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