Food Stamps Now in Nash and Edgecombe Plus Other Counties

Gov. Perdue Announces Disaster Food and Nutrition Services Benefits

Open in Additional 24 Counties

Applicants will have five consecutive days to apply for assistance beginning Saturday, Sept.10.

RALEIGH—Gov. Bev Perdue announced today that the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services will provide food assistance in the form of Disaster Food and Nutrition Services benefits (formerly called food stamps) in the following 24 additional disaster N.C. counties: Bertie, Brunswick, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Hertford, Johnston, Jones, Martin, Nash, New Hanover, Northampton, Onslow, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Pitt, Vance, Warren, Washington and Wilson.

Gov. Perdue secured the food assistance through her request for a presidential disaster declaration that was approved last week. The program, through the U.S. Department of Agriculture, is open to individuals not normally eligible for Food and Nutrition Services benefits, who were affected by Hurricane Irene.

“We have been working diligently with our federal and local partners to ensure that North Carolinians affected by Hurricane Irene get the help they need,” Gov. Perdue said. “There is no more urgent or essential need than food. State officials and local departments of social services are working to make sure that people living in the counties hit hard by the storm are able to apply for this emergency assistance.”

Residents of the affected areas of these counties who are not currently receiving Food and Nutrition Services benefits may qualify for temporary assistance for a one-month period if:

· their home was damaged or destroyed

· they have disaster-related expenses

· they lost income

· had food loss as a result of a power loss of at least eight hours from Hurricane Irene.

· Eligibility is based on available income and resources.

Those applying for Disaster Food and Nutrition Services benefits will be asked to provide:

· proof of their identity along with proof of residency, such as a utility bill,

· and the social security numbers, if available, and dates of birth for all members of their household.

Applicants should apply in the county where they reside. Applicants will have five consecutive days to apply for assistance beginning Saturday, Sept.10.

Households living in one of these 24 counties may use their Disaster Food and Nutrition Services Benefits to purchase hot prepared meals from retailers that are located in these counties who are authorized to accept EBT Benefits through Sept. 30, 2011.

Households who currently receive Food and Nutrition Services Benefits, that did not request a replacement of benefits, can apply for a supplement of benefits if the household suffered a disaster- related expense other than food loss. Households that received replacement benefits do not need to apply for the Disaster Food and Nutrition Services Program.

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Those needing to apply for Disaster Food and Nutrition Services may do so in person the following locations

County Locations

Service Dates

Hours of Operation

Bertie County DSS

110 Jasper Bazemore Ave.

Windsor, NC 27983

Saturday 9-10-11

Sunday 9-11-11

Monday 9-12-11

Tuesday 9-13-11

Wednesday 9-14-11

8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Brunswick County

60 Government Center Dr.

Bolivia, NC 28422

Saturday 9-10-11

Sunday 9-11-11

Monday 9-12-11

Tuesday 9-13-11

Wednesday 9-14-11

9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Camden County DSS

117 NC 343 North

Camden, NC 27921

Saturday 9-10-11

Sunday 9-11-11

Monday 9-12-11

Tuesday 9-13-11

Wednesday 9-14-11

8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Edenton-Chowan Recreation Department

(Old D. F. Walker Elementary School)

824 N. Oakum St.

Edenton, NC 27932

Chowan County Northern Recreation Center

2869 Virginia Road

Tyner, NC 27980

Saturday 9-10-11

Sunday 9-11-11

Monday 9-12-11

Tuesday 9-13-11

Wednesday 9-14-11

8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Currituck County DSS

2793 Caratoke Hwy.

Currituck, NC 27929

Saturday 9-10-11

Sunday 9-11-11

Monday 9-12-11

Tuesday 9-13-11

Wednesday 9-14-11

8:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Duplin County DSS

423 N. Main St.

Kenansville, NC 28349

Saturday 9-10-11

Sunday 9-11-11

Monday 9-12-11

Tuesday 9-13-11

Wednesday 9-14-11

8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Edgecombe County DSS

3003 N. Main St.

Tarboro, NC 27886

Edgecombe County DSS

301 S. Fairview Road

Rocky Mount, NC 27801

Saturday 9-10-11

Sunday 9-11-11

Monday 9-12-11

Tuesday 9-13-11

Wednesday 9-14-11

8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Gates County DSS

122 Main St.

Gatesville, NC 27938

Saturday 9-10-11

Sunday 9-11-11

Monday 9-12-11

Tuesday 9-13-11

Wednesday 9-14-11

8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Greene County DSS

227 Kingold Blvd., Ste. A

Snow Hill, NC 28580

Saturday 9-10-11

Sunday 9-11-11

Monday 9-12-11

Tuesday 9-13-11

Wednesday 9-14-11

8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Hertford County Commissioner’s Room

Hertford County Office Building #1

704 N. King St.

Winton, NC 27986

Saturday 9-10-11

Sunday 9-11-11

Monday 9-12-11

Tuesday 9-13-11

Wednesday 9-14-11

8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Johnston County DSS

714 North St.

Smithfield, NC 27577

Saturday 9-10-11

Sunday 9-11-11

Monday 9-12-11

Tuesday 9-13-11

Wednesday 9-14-11

8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Jones County DSS

118 N.C. 58 North

Trenton, NC 28585

Saturday 9-10-11

Sunday 9-11-11

Monday 9-12-11

Tuesday 9-13-11

Wednesday 9-14-11

8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Martin County DSS

305 E. Main St.

Williamston, NC 27892

Saturday 9-10-11

Sunday 9-11-11

Monday 9-12-11

Tuesday 9-13-11

Wednesday 9-14-11

8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Nash County DSS

120 W. Washington St.

Nashville, NC 27856

Spaulding Resource Center

600 S. Pine St.

Spring Hope, NC 27882

The Beacon Center

(Formerly Edgecombe-Nash Mental Center)

500 Nash Medical Arts Mall

Rocky Mount, NC 27804

Saturday 9-10-11

Sunday 9-11-11

Monday 9-12-11

Tuesday 9-13-11

Wednesday 9-14-11

8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

12:00 noon to 6:00 p.m.

8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

New Hanover County DSS

1650 Greenfield St.

Wilmington, NC 28402

Saturday 9-10-11

Sunday 9-11-11

Monday 9-12-11

Tuesday 9-13-11

Wednesday 9-14-11

8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Northampton County DSS

9467 N.C. 305 N.

Jackson, NC 27845

Saturday 9-10-11

Monday 9-12-11

Tuesday 9-13-11

Wednesday 9-14-11

Sunday 9-11-11

8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Congressman Butterfield Comments on President Obama’s Speech to a Joint Session of Congress

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For Release: Immediate

Date: August 8, 2011

Contact: Tonya Williams
Phone: (202) 225.3101


Congressman Butterfield Comments on President Obama’s Speech to a

Joint Session of Congress

Washington, DC – Congressman G. K. Butterfield (D-NC) made the following statement regarding the President’s speech to a joint session of Congress:

“I believe that the President is on the right track, and I am pleased with his proposal to make crucial investments in education and infrastructure; investments that must not be delayed. The American Jobs Act will create jobs, provide a much needed jolt to our ailing economy and provide small businesses and hardworking Americans with the tools they need to compete in the 21st century economy.”

The President’s "Both/And" Agenda Source: The NAACP National

NAACP

Dear Curmilus,

Tonight my family, like many others, tuned in to watch President Obama lay out his plan to revive our nation’s economy.

We were pleased to hear a plan that addresses the nation’s twin needs to spur job creation and fight employment discrimination. And I am proud to report that we, NAACP activists across the country, have had a lot to do with the focus that each is receiving in the White House.

Economic growth and job creation are top priorities for all American families as the unemployment rate hovers above 9 percent nationwide. When one considers that that figure jumps more than 16 percent for black communities—not to mention more than 40 percent for young black men in many communities—it becomes painfully clear that job creation is not enough.

We need to spur job creation and fight employment discrimination at the same time.

Fortunately, the President understands, and offered the sort of "both/and" plan we need more of in America.

The President recognized that some parts of the country have been disproportionately impacted by the unemployment crisis – and that those areas should receive special consideration for tax incentives and stimulus funding. This means that hard-hit urban areas like Detroit and Cleveland, along with countless rural communities from coast to coast, will receive the assistance they need.

President Obama discussed transparency and the urgent need for a higher level of accountability in job creation. It’s not enough to simply create new jobs—we need jobs that are based here in the United States if we are going to build an economy that works for all Americans. The President’s plan will ensure that companies receiving tax incentives to create new jobs prioritize those jobs created here at home.

The President also announced an urgently needed strategy to address youth unemployment. We know that with an unemployment rate upwards of 25% our young people have struggled more than any other demographic. By putting a focus on youth job development, the President is making an investment in the future of all our communities.

These are all policies for which the NAACP has advocated, alongside many of our allies in the civil and human rights communities.

However, we also heard the President call for an end to employment discrimination against the unemployed. Simply put, he issued this charge because we asked for it.

In my job I travel around this country virtually every week. As I do I talk to NAACP activists like you. They have made it clear that it’s already difficult enough to find a job in this economy, but for those who have been out of work months on end, that gap on the resume can make getting hired nearly impossible.

This rapidly increasing form of employment discrimination is compounding old familiar ones like racism and sexism, and if we are to turn this economy around we must understand that fighting employment discrimination must be as high a priority as job creation.
When I sat down to meet with the President in the Oval Office in July, I relayed the specific concerns our members had expressed about job discrimination including the confounding problem of employment discrimination against the unemployed. The President responded very clearly that he would address the problem immediately. Tonight, we heard him commit to the nation do just that.

Tonight President Obama outlined an agenda – one that is pro-civil rights, pro-human dignity, and pro-American Dream for all. I am proud that the NAACP has been involved in the discussions and work that laid the groundwork for these historic initiatives, but I also know that our work will not end with a speech and a plan.

It will take a continued commitment to see these ideas through. I urge you to challenge your member of Congress to support President Obama’s strategy and to fight to create jobs and combat employment discrimination in your home town.

Together we can reach the bold vision that we have been fighting for. It begins with achieving the “both/and" agenda to spur job creation and fight employment discrimination our President laid out tonight.

Sincerely,

Ben

Benjamin Todd Jealous
President and CEO
NAACP

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The Owner White Female Betty Perrin NeSmith Of Tarboro 27886 Facebook Page Responds To The Political Agitator Why She Kicked Me Off Of The Page Due To The Heated Debate Over “Black Family Day”

Curmilus,
First, let me state that I was not the Anonymous poster who asked you for a spelling correction.  Secondly, shortly after your "adventure in Agitation" on Tarboro 27886, I had had enough of the ugliness and negative energy coming from Tarboro citizens and chose to "share the wealth" of group administration with others so that I might be able to separate myself somewhat from the group.

<em>(It does not matter if it was you or not because I didn’t have your name spelled correctly and I corrected it. For me that was fair game.) C. Dancy II </em>

I chose Rhonda Krebs, John Wooten and Jason Clark. Why did I choose them?  I’m personal friends with Rhonda and John, and see them both as intelligent open-minded individuals. Jason, I only know through the internet and we’ve differed in opinion on many subjects but I thought he’d add a balance.  If you’d like me to add another black person to the list of administrators, just ask (as long as it is not you).

<em>(I don’t give a damn who you add to the list because I will just read the mess. Someone had added me back as a member and I removed myself because I made my point. Plus Rhonda Krebs did a great job of addressing the ignant posters and that was enough for me.) C. Dancy II</em>

As for "kicking off" Ms Marshall?  I wanted to…oh, boy, how I wanted to, but I left it up to the other administrators and after a brief discussion with one agreed that we would allow Ms Marshall to continue to show her "ignance" as you put it….and she did, for over 8 hours.
<em>
(Oh but you had no problem with kicking me off. She and the others were saying what you wanted to say and you have continued to agree with some ignant comments even commented on the post about why the "Black Family Day" group didn’t combine with Princeville. Oh how ignant!? C. Dancy II</em>
 
You can take pride in knowing that you, Curmilus Dancy, have been the ONLY person removed from that group and I did indeed do the deed…

<em>(Oh hell no I can pride myself for removing myself when another person had added me back to the group.) C. Dancy II</em>

BEFORE asking to join the group, you stated here on your website as well as on your facebook page that you wanted to see how long you’d be "allowed" to stay in the group, and then did your best to be obnoxious.

<em>(I hate ignance: By the way when I post on my blog it automatically post to my Facebook Page and Twitter thank you. I posted this after you kicked me off the page. Here it is so others can read it. I didn’t do this in the past refer to this link because I knew one day I would use it. I knew we would cross paths because I am a Professional Agitator and you have been agitated. Again I repeat I posted this after you kicked me off. Too damn funny but typical of folks who try to discredit folks but end up making an a.. out of themselves. So here is what I said: Yep I know I am damn good because I didn’t last 24 hours on the https://www.facebook.com/groups/tarboro27886/ page because I was wearing their behinds out. I proved my point, they could not comment on the facts. I asked them repeatedly did the Tarboro Town Council follow their own policies and procedures, are all black folks racist, is Remi Muhammad a racist and is all Muslims racist? So they must feel they have silenced me. Well it didn’t start on their page and it definitely will not end there. LMBAO!! C. Dancy II </em>

I assume this was done to prove to your loyal readers that the 800+ members of that discussion forum were all "ignant racist white folks" who wouldn’t tolerate the opinions of an outspoken black man.

<em>(Don’t continue to show your ignance, I stated "IGNANT RACIST WHITE FOLKS" so that mean I was not talking about all white folks. Also I specified many times that I was referring to the "IGNANT RACIST WHITE WOMEN" because that is who I was responding to because you and they were the ones posting.) C. Dancy II</em>

That’s not true at all. I just wouldn’t tolerate YOU and your deliberate "agitation". 

(Deliberate "agitation"? I asked that ya’ll not focus on Remi and Melvin Muhammad and the fight was with the Town Council. I said they didn’t appear to be racist to me. I said the issue is did the Town follow their policies and procedures. Obviously they did because if you have forgotten the Black Family Day was granted.

<em>Also ya’ll ignant a… wanted the event moved from The Tarboro Town Commons, the name of the event to be changed for ya’ll but most of all ya’ll wanted these folks to just go away. One of ya’ll said you were going to contact the black churches and try to get them to go against the group. Oh hell no I will not sit by allow ya’ll to show your Ignant Racist Attitudes trying to speak for black people. Damn about to forget some of ya’ll tried to make it appear that black folks do not pay taxes.) C. Dancy II</em>

If any of your readers followed your "adventure" they know what I’m talking about…you were having a grand time.

<em>(You damn right I am having grand time responding to ya’ll ignance. Again I repeat I will not allow you and your Ignant Racist Friends speak for me and the black folks whom allow me to speak for them.) C. Dancy II</em>

As for your question to "black folks who are members of Tarboro 27886"… I hope they are members to 1) stay informed about issues in Tarboro, 2) voice their opinion, 3) monitor the posts of others to be aware of who the "ignant racist white folks" are, 4) help to eventually create a forum where we can all discuss community issues in a productive manner.

<em>(Productive manner when you created the damn page but then want to hide behind your Ignant Racist Attitude by saying you left it up to 3 people to remove others off when you have now agreed with me on the Marshall woman being allowed to show her Ignant Racist Attitude but I guess it was a white woman thing for you.

And by the way John Wooten do not speak for me. I pick and choose who speak for me be they black, brown, white and other.

Oh hell no I am not interested in giving you a name of a black person to be an administrator on your facebook page. I don’t need anyone to speak for me because I do a damn good job of doing it for myself and for those who allow me to speak for them.) C. Dancy II</em>

I would like to see more "black folks" join in the discussions. The group, Tarboro 27886, wasn’t formed to be a "white" discussion page, it was formed for all Tarboro citizens. The internet has made it possible for people who have never had a voice to be heard. Some are spewing out all they’ve ever wanted to say, while others are still holding back, still not comfortable with their opinions be known. I personally WANT to know what is on the minds of all of my neighbors, what they want, how they feel about issues and how we can all work together to make our town a better place for everyone who lives here.
Namaste’.  Betty

<em>(Well damn you had a problem with me responding to your Ignant Racist White Women members. You have given two reasons why you kicked me off but you have yet to show me what they were. But I can read the post and see for myself that I didn’t do anymore than the Ignant Racist White Women did and atleast one white women agreed that if I was to be put in timeout there were many others.

And by the way it was one of your Ignant Racist White Women who had mentioned early on that you should kick me off. You responded to her and said to me to be kind. So I continued to be kind in my opinion but I was still kicked off.

But Mrs. Betty it started here: August 4, 2011 Curmilus Butch Dancy II
Glad someone mentioned this site to me today. Interesting comments. One would think that whomever started the group would invite folks to the group but maybe they do but I was not invited. But now that I am here, I do plan to voice my opinion. So thank you, thank you, thank you.

The Ignant Racist White Women started with this post and I had not even responded to the Black Family Ignance nor the post about Edgecombe County Public Schools Superintendent leaving.

It was Cissy Abrams Edwards who said, There is no need to call someone stupid ! Regina is not stupid and a friend for many years. If you joined this page to give insults then I hope Betty blocks you. This has nothing to with race but you want to it bring this page. The black family day is Nation of Islam event you should check out the page and the list of 28 hate groups in NC. There was no slave reenactment but civil war battle reenactment I do not see how you can take be offended by something that is a part of history. So please leave race out of the issue because if one of the other hate groups listed were having an event then I be just as upset that our town council approved an event without do their research.

So Mrs. Betty tell me how did I begin the ignance? I had not mentioned anything about The Black Family Day.

But you came to her defense, Betty Perrin NeSmith Curmilus, I started the group and invited all of the people in my "friends" list who live or have lived in the area (probably less than 100 people). They, in turn, invited their friends and so on. I can see that you and I share a handful of mutual friends and it would’ve been up to one of them to add or invite you. Please, let’s try to keep our discussions courteous. I know that you enjoy being known as an agitator, but I’d appreciate it if opinions were shared here in a constructive manner. My big concern for this forum is that a few very opinionated people with good communication/debate skills will over-power the conversation and intimidate from posting those who are less comfortable or skilled at expressing themselves. Be kind.

Remember me talking about I tried to be kind. Oh you are probably suffering from memory loss by now but like I said it is still posted on your facebook page.

I responded to Cissy Abrams Edwards You called folks ignorant in a post this morning and someone called folks idiots that I responded to. I didn’t mention slave reenactment in my post so don’t know where that came from.

Mrs. Betty I responded to you Betty Perrin NeSmith It is great how you invited folks. I just asked a question, the other Regina Forbes Shearin responded and I responded to her. Those mutual friends you speak of my message went to them just like you got it so no one was exempt. You said you know I enjoy being known as the agitator, nope enjoy being known by my name first because I have never hid behind a code name when posting anywhere. You say please be courteous well I see others here who are calling Muslims racist and all of that. Well I know Remi Muhammad and she has never appeared to be racist to me so to put all black folks in the same category is just ignant. You say be kind, well you need to tell those before me to be kind because I could have said much more in response to them and some others here. However I was trying to be kind but I see some are taking my kindness for my weakness. Not!! "I have no permanent friends, no permanent enemies only permanent interest and that goes for all folks including those mutual friends you speak of.

Maybe you need to go back and read all the post beginning on August 4 from the time I began posting on your page because you obviously you are ignant to the facts in my responses or you were so into what the Ignant Racist White Women were posting that you just got totally off base.

You told Taro that you kicked me off for profanity. I use damn and hell and it is used in the pulpit. Hell I hear much worse on the damn local tv damn station. Hell I heard the B-word on one of the all white shows on regular tv about 2 hours ago not long after "our" President went off.

In my closing I enjoyed your post that I also read about Tarboro and the Bucket. This is what you said on August 14, 2011, but I was kicked off on August 5.)</em>

August 14, 2011 Betty Perrin NeSmith I’ve been informed "privately" of the meaning and, since it originates from a less than positive view of T-Town, I’ll be keeping it to myself for now. 🙂 Thank you to my "secret source".

Thank you for responding and I do apologize for not posting your name correctly and it does not matter that it was not you that responded.) C. Dancy II – The Professional Agitator

You were agitated along with the others and you brought it out. That is what I do make others bring out that which is in them. LMBAO!!

You can take this response personal or whatever I call it healthy discussion because I had the opportunity to post facts. But do always remember I am not into people’s emotions but the real issue and that is policies and procedures. I will not debate people’s emotions, if I have a problem with policies and procedures I challenge those who are in position to get them changed. "I have no permanent friends, no permanent enemies only permanent interest."

Yes I know how to spell ignorance but see the definition of Ignant.

Note: Click on all words highlighted in blue to read more.

See related:

Black Family Day: Why Some Refuse To Applaud Its Success Source: Quincy W. Robinson

Ignant Column – “Black Family Day” Tarboro NC Has Been Moved To Indian Lake

Black Family Day Tarboro NC

President Obama Jobs Speech

The question is will "they" support him? He didn’t say he could do anything alone but asked them to support it so this should make all those who want to make it about the President not doing his job understand how the process works. What damn more do one need to understand that he can’t do it by himself. I am so sick of folks not understanding how the process works.