North Carolina Democratic Party Precinct Meetings Scheduled 2011

Precinct Meetings will be held February 26 – March 11
County Conventions will be held April 9 – 16
District Convention will be held on May 14th
Democratic National Committee 2012 convention will be in Charlotte, North Carolina starting September 3, 2012
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Council discusses priorities with legislative delegation – Source: The Rocky Mount Telegram

Decisions made by this year’s N.C. General Assembly have the ability to maintain or cripple city-wide services during the long term, Rocky Mount leaders said during a breakfast meeting with state legislators Monday. (Paid Content)

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Commissioners vote against special election amid SBI probe – Source: WRAL

Louisburg, N.C. — Franklin County commissioners voted 4-3 against holding a special election for sheriff after Pat Green resigned abruptly in January, a day before WRAL News learned of a state investigation into missing funds at the sheriff’s office.

Democrats have the majority on the commission, and board members voted along party lines. (Read more)

American In Danger Broadcast On February 21, 2011 Ignorance At Its Best

Since I am The Watch Dog of The East I tuned in to American In Danger to see what they were talking about. One caller called in and said that one city council member was getting paid to be on the (NCEMPA) North Carolina Eastern Municipal Agency Board. What a lie. The only people that get paid are on the ElectriCities board. And if I am correct only the Eastern board gets paid. The same caller said there is 4 of them (councilmembers) on the Edgecombe County side of Rocky Mount. He said after a while the Mayor will be. The caller was talking about the 4 black members.

Another caller called and said that 4 councilmembers are up for elections this year and they need to be voted out. But after the caller continued to talk I see why she had an attitude. She is mad because she do not want to be annexed into Rocky Mount.

Oh well it is one thing to have a talk show but to allow ignorance and to agree with it is just funny as hell. I have no problem with people standing for what they believe in but the ignorance need to be left out and not just flat out lie about something that can be found out with very little research.

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ElectriCities

NC Senate Proposes Lifting Charter Schools Cap – Source: FOX 8 News

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Senate Republicans proposed sweeping changes Wednesday to North Carolina‘s charter school law, including creating a commission to license them and new potential funding avenues in addition to eliminating a 100-school cap that has been the bane of charter advocates. (Read more)

Local Buffalo Soldier Martin Luther Carney To Be Laid To Rest Wednesday February 23, 2011

Local Buffalo Soldier to be laid to rest on Wednesday.

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PRINCEVILLE — The Town of Princeville is mourning the death of one of its most celebrated heroes.

Martin Carney, 89, died Wednesday due to complications of cancer. Town officials recently recognized Carney for serving in World War II as a Buffalo Soldier during a reenactment of the Civil War encampment on the grounds of the Museum and Welcome Center in November. Carney, who was slightly ill during the  event, was given an arousing applause when his name was mentioned as "a Buffalo Soldier." (Read more)

STATE NAACP PRESIDENT ANNOUNCES NEXT STEPS IN DEFENSE OF PUBLIC SECTOR AT LABOR, FAITH & CIVIL RIGHTS PRESS CONFERENCE

Letterhead

Immediate Release

21 February 2011

 

STATE NAACP PRESIDENT ANNOUNCES NEXT STEPS IN DEFENSE OF PUBLIC SECTOR AT 

LABOR, FAITH & CIVIL RIGHTS PRESS CONFERENCE

 

(Raleigh)  NC NAACP State President, Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II stood in solidarity today representing more than 120 NAACP units across the state, more than 107 HK on J People’s Assembly Coalition partnering organizations, as well as with union and faith leaders at a press conference today focusing on four major areas renewing the call for:

 

  • The Repeal of North Carolina General Statute 95-98, which prohibits public sector workers from collective bargaining;

 

  • A People’s Budget and over the next few weeks in at least 20 areas in North Carolina, the HK on J People’s Assembly Coalition working with as many friends in labor and faith, will hold People’s Collective Bargaining Rights and People’s Budgets people assemblies for economic justice, workers’ rights, and the need for a fair people’s budget throughout NC;

 

  • Strong support for the March 9 People of Color/ NAACP/ HK on J Unity and Legislative Day, which will call for an end to racial disparities, for equal education, economic justice, workers’ rights, a true and fair people’s budget, and equal protection under the law; and

 

  • In addition, Rev. Barber released the national NAACP Board resolution unanimously passed this weekend stating that the NAACP opposes draconian measures aimed at eviscerating public sector employment unions.

 

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