Tax rate increase in Tarboro likely – Source: The Daily Southerner

NEW BERN — Tarboro residents will want to brace themselves for an expected tax rate increase this year – the town’s first in 20 years.

“(Town Manager) Sam (Noble) says that every year, and always finds a way where we don’t have to,” said Mayor Donald Morris during a council retreat here over the weekend. “But it has come to the point where we may very well have a tax increase.” (Read more)

Fund-Raiser planned for Tarboro Girl Miranda Hale – Source: The Daily Southerner

TARBORO — Most of the tickets have been sold, but love offerings will be accepted Friday during the barbecued chicken plate fund-raiser for Miranda Hale at Penders Chapel Missionary Baptist Church.

Hale is the 13-year-old daughter of Tarboro Police Lt.  Keith "Moose" and Vickie Hale who is in the intensive care unit of Pitt County Memorial Hospital in Greenville. (Read more)

Note: Very nice people. Lt. Hales was my son’s basketball coach at Upwards in Tarboro. Hales was very nice. Hale’s son and my son played together. I remember Miranda at the games and I never knew she had a heart condition. Miranda is in our prayers. C. Dancy II – DCN Publisher

Wake schools blog: March 1 school board meeting – Source: WRAL

The board moves to approve the 2011 legislative agenda with a few changes.

One is to exclude an item supporting existing rules and regulations by the State Board of Education and the North Carolina School Athletic Association on students participating in public school athletic programs. The reason is that some of the rules and regulations have changed. (Read more)

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Democrats organize their precincts – Source: The Wilson Times (This Is The Way, Have All Precincts Meet At One Location)

Wilson County Democratic leaders are calling Monday night’s annual precinct meeting a success. 

The meeting was held at Darden Alumni Center and more than 100 people showed up. (Paid Content)

Note: Now this is what I am talking about, have all precincts meet at one location and get it done. By doing this, one advertisement can go out to the local newspapers and possibly on the radio and people will be aware of the meetings. It is sort of difficult to  reach everyone in such a broad precinct. You want to be inclusive but it is just so expensive to do a mailing to everyone in the precinct. It would be nice to have everyone in the precinct email address if they have one. C. Dancy II – DCN Publisher