Video: (20 Minutes) Edgecombe County Public Schools Board Meeting Public Comments Monday, May 9, 2011

During the public comments several people spoke out about the 6th grade band being eliminated throughout the county. And the other subject was the budget. (Watch Video)

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NC minority leader a no-show in court – Source: WRAL

Raleigh, N.C. — The head of one of the largest minority chambers of commerce in the Southeast failed to show up Wednesday for a court appearance on a traffic citation that’s put him at the center of a WRAL News investigation. (Read more)

Note: This is just sad. Somebody ought to have checked this guy out. Curmilus Dancy II – The Political Agitator

Town Council cutting salary by 3 percent–Source: The Daily Southerner

TARBORO — Tarboro Town Council voted unanimously Wednesday night to cut their salary by 3 percent to show town employees "we care about them" in wake of reducing the town’s contribution to the 401(k) fund from 9 percent to 6 percent to help balance the fiscal year 2011-12 budget. (Read more)

House panel moves to cut early voting – Source: WRAL

On a party-line vote, the House Elections committee voted today to shorten the early voting period from 18 days to 11 days.

Early or "one-stop" voting has become increasingly popular over the past few years.  A recent study by Catawba College professor Dr. Michael Bitzer found that 60% of the ballots cast in NC’s 2008 general election were cast before Election Day, up from 30% in 2004. (Read more)