Edgecombe schools budget cuts athletics, administration – Source: The Rocky Mount Telegram

TARBORO — The Edgecombe County Board of Education unanimously approved a revised 2011-12 operating and capital outlay budget in a meeting Monday following the 2011 spring semester Gold Key Awards held in Edgecombe Community College’s Keihin Auditorium. (Read more)

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Greenville Council Reimburses Kandie Smith For Attorney Fees – Source: WITN

If you’re a customer of one of the 32 municipalities that make up the North Carolina Eastern Municipal Power Agency managed by ElectriCities, you pay more than Progress or Duke customers for the exact same thing. (Read more)

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Note: Tickles the hell out of me that these folks don’t understand that this is normal t hat it is the losing side that has to pay the other person’s legal fees. This is why you do not see attorney’s taking on employee vs employers complaints when it comes to discrimination. Curmilus Dancy II – DCN Publisher

Smith investigation draws mixed reactions – Source: The Daily Reflector

Power Struggle Part 3: ElectriCities Rates Exceed The National Average, Legislation Targets The Power Agency – Source: WITN

If you’re a customer of one of the 32 municipalities that make up the North Carolina Eastern Municipal Power Agency managed by ElectriCities, you pay more than Progress or Duke customers for the exact same thing.

The rates the nearly 270,000 ElectriCities customers pay averages 13.6 cents per kilowatt hour, compared to 9.6 cents for Progress, 8.2 cents for Duke, and 11.1 cents for the non-profit Tideland Electric Membership Corporation, which refunded $682,000 to its 22,000 customers last year. Jones/Onslow EMC, with a rate of 10 cents, did the same thing, returning three million dollars in credits or refunds to customers. In fact, the rates ElectriCities customers pay are even higher than the national average of 11.3 cents per kilowatt hour. (Read more)

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Prinicpals In Edgecombe County Public Schools Transferred To Other Schools

The following was the recommendation for board approval at the Monday, May 9, 2011 Board of Education Meeting.

Marc Whichard Principal of Martin Middle is going back to South West Edgecombe where he was an assistant principal.

William Grady Principal at South Edgecombe Middle School is going back to Martin Middle School where he was principal.

It will be interesting to see who replaces Grady over at South Edgecombe. I would love to see Donnell Brown Principal at Phillips Middle School return back to South Edgecombe where he was the assistant principal.

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Andrew Bynum suspended, fined–Source: ESPN Los Angeles

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — Lakers center Andrew Bynum has been suspended for the first five games of next season for his flagrant foul on Dallas guard J.J. Barea in Los Angeles’ final playoff game. (Read more)

Note: This was just damn ignant. Don’t he know kids were watching the game? Ain’t he and others looked at as Professional Basketball Players? Maybe the fine will remind him the next time he attempt to do something stupid. Curmilus Dancy II – DCN Publisher

Correction: Media Center Assistants In ECPS Will Be Eliminated To Name A Few

All media center assistants will be eliminated as it stands in the now. A guidance counselor position will be eliminated but the board had to decide on which school would be chosen.

Have you ever heard of such? South West Edgecombe High School and Tarboro High graduations on the same day Friday June 10 and at the same time. So how can parents who may have children or relatives who attend both schools be able to attend both graduations? How can the board members attend both graduations? Don’t know how this happen but this ain’t good. This should not have happened.

North Edgecombe High School graduation will be on Saturday morning. Instead of having 2 graduations on Friday evening it is my opinion that 2 graduations be held on Saturday day at 2 different times.

Stay tuned for more on what happened at he board meeting.

Updated: Tuesday, May 10, 2011 19:09