Sanderson Farms Rep: Propsoed Nash Co. Plant Won’t Hurt Environment–Source: WITN

A representative from Sanderson Farms spoke about the proposed chicken processing plant in Nash County for the first time in a public meeting Tuesday. The Sanderson representative, Bob Billingsley, and a panel of environmental and economic experts addressed Nash County commissioners about controversial aspects of the proposed poultry plant. (Read more)

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Lamm to receive Leadership Award – Source: The Daily Southerner

TARBORO — Dr. Deborah L. Lamm, president of Edgecombe Community College, has been selected to receive the I.E. Ready Distinguished Leader Award for 2011 from the College of Education at North Carolina State University. (Read more)

Indiana GOP Threatened ‘Contempt’ Amid Voter Fraud Charges Against Sec. of State Charlie White

Last month we reported on the seven felony counts charged against Indiana’s newly election GOP Secretary of State, Charlie White. Three of the charges are related to voter fraud by White, the state’s chief election official in the state with the most draconian polling place Photo ID restrictions in the nation. (Read more)

Rocky Clark is Dying: Unless We Find a Way to Help

by Dr. Boyce Watkins, Syracuse UniversityScholarship in Action

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I woke up thinking about a person I met just two weeks ago.    I was thinking about this man because he is going to die unless we find a way to help him.  He is paralyzed from the neck down, has one working lung and that lung has enough blood clots in it to kill him. (Read more)