Effective immediately, Edgecombe County Courthouse phone numbers have changed.

Due to an updated statewide telephone system and a new statewide calling plan, many counties across the state are receiving updated phone numbers. (Read more)

Let Golden LEAF manage tobacco funds – Source: The Rocky Mount Telegram

The Golden LEAF Foundation has presented hundreds of grants worth hundreds of millions of dollars to help North Carolina communities attract jobs since 1999, when the foundation was chartered. And yes, we can all find a few here and there that might seem of questionable value. (Read more)

School board repeals paddle policy – Source: The Rocky Mount Telegram

NASHVILLE — Effective this morning, principals in Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools no longer are allowed to paddle students.

The Nash-Rocky Mount Board of Education repealed its policy on corporal punishment with a 6-5 vote Monday after a lengthy discussion over the pros and cons of corporal punishment in the school district. (Read more)

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Tell Your Senators to Vote NO on the Harsh House Cuts (H.R. 1)

The Senate is expected to vote this week on alternative plans to approve spending for the rest of this year.  They will vote on whether to agree to the extreme cuts passed by the House (H.R. 1) – $65 billion less than last year’s spending for domestic programs.  The House bill will deny vital services to millions of people, from young children to seniors. (Read more)


Obama Clears Way for Guantánamo Trials to Resume – Source: New York Times

WASHINGTON — President Obama on Monday reversed his two-year-old order halting new military charges against detainees at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, permitting military trials to resume with revamped procedures but implicitly admitting the failure of his pledge to close the prison camp. (Read more)

[Democracy4NC] 030711-Why should the rich educate other people’s children? The cost of vouchers

If you want to see what vouchers could cost us in H41, read the last two comments below.  This is a National GOP coordinated, national attack on all educators and teachers.  H41 could easily cost us $450 million a year in funds taken from the public school system! Got your attention now?  Their intent isto destroy the public schools! And the GOP wants H41 passed now!  They are mad because the educators usually go with Democrats!

For anyone interested, this came from blueNC.org , a blog about NC politics with progressive point of view.

William A. Franklin