North Edgecombe’s Harrell commits to Virginia Tech–Source: The Rocky Mount Telegram

North Edgecombe’s Montrezl Harrell wasted little time committing to Virginia Tech after watching the Hokies upset then-No. 1 Duke on Feb. 26 in Blacksburg. (Paid Content)

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Obama Administration Appeals Court Ruling That Struck Down Healthcare Law – Source: The Huffington Post

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Obama administration Tuesday appealed a U.S. judge’s ruling in Florida that struck down its landmark healthcare overhaul law as unconstitutional because it required Americans to buy healthcare insurance or face a penalty. (Read more)

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NAACP: Utility bill disparity not based on race – Source: WNCT TV 9

FARMVILLE, N.C.- nearly 100 black citizens from one town here in the East say they’re paying too much for utilities.  The NAACP brought the residents’ formal complaint to the Farmville mayor Tuesday to discuss possible disparity in utility bill charges.  Nine on Your Side wanted to know what the town is doing about it. (Read more)

Middlesex officials say officer not at fault in man’s death – Source: The Rocky Mount Telegram

Middlesex officials are standing by a police officer’s actions the night of John William Perry’s death, according to a statement released Monday. (Read more)

Note: Why would they admit to being responsible? Not going to happen unless an investigation should reveal different. C. Dancy II – DCN Publisher

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Rocky Mount police: Owner of Sammy’s Food Mart found shot to death – Source: WNCT TV 9

ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. – Police in Rocky Mount are investigating the shooting death of a local business owner.

Police are stopping every car that passes by at the intersection of Old Wilson Road across from Sammy’s Food Mart, where 47-year-old Rafiq Soufan, known as “Sammy” was found shot to death late last night. (Read more)

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