3A Boys Eastern Regional: Eagles bounced by Gryphons – Sun Journal

Response: Congratulations Rocky Mount Boys & Girls on their victory against West Craven Boys & Girls. C. Dancy II – DCN Publisher

FAYETTEVILLE – Josh Cuthbertson stood helplessly on the West Craven bench, just trying to cheer on his teammates.

It’s all the Eagles’ leading scorer could do after fouling out with five minutes remaining in the 3A Eastern Regional playoff game at the Crown Coliseum in Fayetteville on Wednesday.

For the third year in a row, Rocky Mount ended the season for West Craven in the state playoffs. (More)

See related:

3A Girls Eastern Regional: West Craven falls in state quarterfinals – Sun Journal

2012 School-to-Prison Pipeline Regional ActionCamps Friday – Sunday, March 2-4 2012

Looking forward to attending this this weekend.


2012 School-to-Prison Pipeline Regional ActionCamps

Friday – Sunday, March 2 – 4, 2012

 

Presented By
Advancement Project

In partnership with:
Alliance for Educational Justice

Dignity in Schools Campaign
Labor/Community Strategy Center
Padres & Jovenes Unidos
Youth United for Change
and

Other Local Partners

 

The overuse of harsh zero-tolerance measures, police, and juvenile courts in addressing school disciplinary issues has led to the needless pushout and criminalization of countless youth across America. In response, a growing national movement has emerged to dismantle this School-to-Prison Pipeline. This grassroots-led effort has already achieved important victories, and the momentum for change is building, but there is much more to be done.
 
We invite you to join with youth and adult advocates from across the country at one of the 2012 School-to-Prison Pipeline Regional ActionCamps.
 
Western Region – Los Angeles, CA February 10-12

Southern Region – Raleigh/Durham, NC March 2-4
Midwestern Region – Chicago, IL April 13-15
Northeastern Region – New York, NY
June 1-3

 

Apply today!!
 
Not sure if this is right for you? Consider these questions:
 
(1) 
Are you tired of just talking about the problem and want to get to work on solutions?

(2) Do you want to connect with other youth and adults in your region who are working to protect the right to an education?

(3) Do you want to learn strategies from some of the most successful organizers and advocates in the country?
(4) Do you want to be part of the growing movement to dismantle the School-to-Prison-Pipeline?

 
If your answer to any of these questions is yes, then we need you at a Regional Action Camp in 2012, where youth, parents, advocates, educators, and other community members interested in ending the School-to-Prison Pipeline in their communities will take their collective learning and collaboration to the next level.
 
* * *
Apply Now: To apply for an upcoming ActionCamp,
click here. Applicants will be accepted on a rolling basis.
 
Travel and Lodging Scholarships: Scholarships for travel and lodging are available on a limited basis. Scholarships will be distributed on a rolling basis. For consideration, apply as soon as possible.
 
We must seize the opportunity to build upon our successes, strengthen our existing relationships, build new partnerships, and collaborate with one another. We hope you’ll join us in doing just that and building this movement together.
 
If you have any questions, please contact Scott Roberts at
sroberts@advancementproject.org or call 202.728.9557
.

Free Wills and Advance Directives Clinic – Halifax

Free Wills and Advance Directives  Clinic

Roanoke Rapids Clinic

 

WHEN

Monday, March 5, 2012

Client Session at 1:30 p.m

 

WHERE

Halifax Community College

Room 401

200 College Drive

Weldon, NC 27890

 

To make an appointment, call toll free 1-877-579-7562 .  An appointment is required to receive these free legal services. Appointments are limited, so please call as soon as convenient.

 

WHO IS ELIGIBLE?

Halifax community members whose income level qualifies them for Legal Aid assistance (to be determined by a short preliminary phone interview before the date of the clinic).

 

WHAT HAPPENS DURING THE CLINIC?

Under the supervision of licensed attorneys, law students will interview clients and draft wills, powers of attorney, health care powers of attorney, and living wills. All documents will be executed and notarized on site before the client leaves.

 

WHO DO WE SERVE?

This trip is part of the UNC Law Wills Project, established in 2008 as a collaboration between the UNC School of Law Pro Bono Program, the UNC Center for Civil Rights, Legal Aid of North Carolina. Our clients are primarily low-income African-Americans who seek to preserve and protect their property for future generations. Our goal is to mitigate the trend of disproportionate African-American land loss in North Carolina while training the next generation of attorneys. Read our blog at http://wheretheresawillunc.wordpress.com.

Sponsored by the UNC School of Law Pro Bono Program, the UNC Center for Civil Rights, and Legal Aid of North Carolina, Inc.

 

PRESS RELEASE: Butterfield Disappointed USDA Will Close FSA Offices and Limit Access to Underserved Populations

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For Release:  Immediate

 

 

Date:  February 28, 2012

 

Contact: Kezmiché "Kim" Atterbury 
Phone:  (202) 225.3101

                                                   Mobile: (202) 465.5125


Butterfield Disappointed USDA Will Close FSA Offices and Limit Access to Underserved Populations

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) expressed disappointment with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) announcement Monday to move forward with the closures of more than 100 Farm Service Agency (FSA) offices, including three in Butterfield’s congressional district.  Earlier this month, Butterfield wrote a letter to Secretary Tom Vilsack urging him to reconsider the proposal to close FSA offices in Chowan, Hertford, and Warren counties due to the high volume of farmers who rely on their services.

“These offices are indispensable to thousands of farmers in my district,” said Butterfield.  “While I understand the agency must find ways to reduce spending, shuttering FSA offices in eastern North Carolina will only limit access to USDA services for underserved populations.  I am certain that there is a better solution.”

Yesterday afternoon Secretary Vilsack informed Congress that in 90 days he will approve the closures of 259 domestic offices, facilities and labs, including 131 FSA offices, and seven foreign offices.

The Congressman insists that the current timeframe is insufficient notice to close the offices and guarantee that all farmers in the FSA system are properly notified of the upcoming changes.  Butterfield also said he urges Secretary Vilsack to ensure that all FSA employees affected by the announced closures will not be laid off, and instead given the option of being reassigned to a nearby office.

 

http://www.Butterfield.House.Gov

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Housing Program in Greenville

Streets to Homes is a non-profit organization that is working with the City of Greenville, Equal Housing Opportunity, and the US Dept of Housing and Urban Development to provide housing to first time, low income homebuyers. A first-time homebuyer is an individual who meets any of the following criteria:

·         An individual who has had no ownership in a principal residence during the 3-year period ending on the date of purchase of the property. This includes a spouse (if either meets the above test, they are considered first-time homebuyers).

·         A single parent who has only owned with a former spouse while married.

·         An individual who is a displaced homemaker and has only owned with a spouse.

·         An individual who has only owned a principal residence not permanently affixed to a permanent foundation in accordance with applicable regulations.

·         An individual who has only owned a property that was not in compliance with state, local or model building codes and which cannot be brought into compliance for less than the cost of constructing a permanent structure.

If you qualify, you can get up to $45,000.00 put towards your mortgage as a homebuyer incentive and $500.00 towards the needed $1000.00 down-payment.

Currently a low income household is defined as a household that earns up to but not more than the amounts listed below:

1 person household $30,650.00 per year / 2 person household $35,000.00 / 3 person household $39,400.00 / 4 person household  $43,750.00 / 5 person household $47,250.00 / 6 person household $50,750.00 / 7 person household $54,250.00 / 8 person household $57,750.00 / 9 person household $61,250.00 / 10 person household $64,750.00.

 

These houses will be brand new built and tailored to your personal taste. You can pick out the color to paint specific rooms and decide which appliances to put in your kitchen/laundry room (up to $4,500.00 allotted for appliances). Dimensions are: 1226 sq/ft, 3 bedroom, and 2 bathrooms. Homes are located in the 45 block rehabilitation development area, West Greenville. The homes are estimated to be valued between $100,000.00 and $115,000.00 so with 45,000.00 off the price the mortgage will be between $55,000.00 and $70,000.00.

 

Applicants must have verification of income for all members of the household (18+ yrs old), photo id and social security card (all family members), and a copy of your credit report from within the last 3 months (annualcreditreport.com).

For more information please call;

Aaron McConnell/Streets to Homes at 252-558-4427.

The cost of electricity is devastating Eastern North Carolina–IndyWeek.com

In nearly every story, at some point the power gets cut off.

Last month, when the NAACP’s Truth and Hope Tour of Poverty in NC embarked on its two-day tour of high-poverty counties in the northeastern part of the state, those of us on board the bus knew we’d hear the stories of people who have lived in poverty for generations. (More)

See related:

ElectriCities

3A Boys Eastern Regional: Standing in the way – Sun Journal

Response: My wife graduated from West Craven so I kind of keep up with them. C. Dancy II – DCN Publisher

FAYETTEVILLE — To get to their final destination — the state championship — the West Craven Eagles have to first get past a team that’s knocked them out of the state playoffs the past two seasons.

The Eagles (29-1), the Coastal 3A Conference regular-season and tournament champions, are set to tangle with the Rocky Mount Gryphons (24-3) in Wednesday’s 3A Eastern Regional semifinals at the Crown Coliseum. (More)

See related:

3A Girls Eastern Regional: West Craven falls in state quarterfinals – Sun Journal Lost to Rocky Mount

3A Girls Eastern Regional: West Craven falls in state quarterfinals – Sun Journal

Response: My wife is a graduate of West Craven so I kind of keep up with them. C. Dancy II – DCN Publisher

FAYETTEVILLE – The chant of ‘Westside’ was roaring through the tunnel inside Fayetteville’s Crown Coliseum. Twenty minutes prior to game time, the West Craven Eagles were psyching themselves up for the biggest game of their lives.

Despite an inspired start, the Eagles faded away in the fourth quarter in a 71-50 loss to Rocky Mount in Tuesday’s 3A Eastern Regional Regional Semifinals. (More)

WHIG TV Morning Show – Enjoyed The Show Today

I have enjoyed the show this morning because you guys have been talking with some sense unlike some other shows I have seen.

When it comes to politics it should not matter if one is Democrat or Republican they ought to be fighting for what is in the best interest of all people be they black or white. What I have found out is that when black folks do better all folks benefits. But we must not be ignorant to the fact that if one is Democrat that person suppose to support the Democratic agenda and likewise for Republicans. So let’s don’t get it twisted.

One problem when it comes to politics people don’t look at what an elected official for what he or she is really doing but have a personal problem with them. Lots of times they have a problem with an elected official just because someone else does.

We should look at what an elected official is doing to make life better for all people and if they are not then they must go.

Race will always matter.

Now about President Obama coming to Wilson or Rocky Mount. I videoed him at NCCU on their football field when he began his campaign trail for the 2008 election. I recorded him at Wilson Beddingfield and at ECU and people had to be turned away. So you have to register early. I videoed his wife Michelle at Rocky Mount Senior High and yes people had to be turned away. So it does not matter there will never be a place that will accommodate everyone who would love to see our President or his wife.

I want to end by saying I have never seen a person being so disrespected as our President. What a sad message it is sending to our children.

See related:

WHIG TV

Author Shares Story of Witnessing His Father’s Racially-Motivated Murder in Captivating New Book – BlackNews.com

— Carl Ray tells the incredible story of how his father, one of the most successful African Americans in Choctaw County, Alabama, was murdered after Carl refused to say "Sir" to a white man. In 1984, Carl came to forgive his father’s murderer. He attributes the act of forgiving to have been his own lifesaver. Forgiveness released Carl Ray from his self-imposed prison. His story has been told in The New York Times and on PBS and in countless public forums where Ray has performed his captivating one-man play. – (More)

NCGA March 2012 Committee Meeting Notices

MARCH COMMITTEE MEETINGS

NORTH CAROLINA GENERAL ASSEMBLY

Raleigh, North Carolina 27601

 

February 22, 2012

 MEMORANDUM

 

TO:

Members, Joint Legislative Committee on Information Technology

FROM:

Representative Marilyn Avila – Co-Chair

Senator Andrew Brock – Co-Chair

SUBJECT:

Meeting Notice

 

DAY

DATE

TIME

ROOM

Thursday

March 1, 2012

1:00 pm

1027

 

Parking for non-legislative members of the committee/commission is available in the visitor parking deck #75 located on Salisbury Street across from the Legislative Office Building.  Parking is also available in the parking lot across Jones Street from the State Library/Archives.  You can view a map of downtown by visiting http://www.ncleg.net/graphics/downtownmap.pdf.

If you have any questions concerning this meeting, please contact Susan Lewis at 733-5530. 

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NORTH CAROLINA GENERAL ASSEMBLY

Raleigh, North Carolina 27601

 

February 16, 2012

 

MEMORANDUM

 

TO:

Members of the Joint Legislative Economic Development & Global Engagement Oversight Committee

 

 

FROM:

Senator Harry Brown, Co-Chair

Representative Jerry C. Dockham, Co-Chair

Representative William C. McGee, Co-Chair

 

 

SUBJECT:

Joint Legislative Economic Development & Global Engagement Oversight Committee Meeting Notice

 

DAY

DATE

TIME

ROOM

Thursday

March 1, 2012

9:00 am

544

 

If you are unable to attend or have any questions concerning this meeting, please contact Jayne Nelson at 919-733-5747. 

 

______________________________________________

NORTH CAROLINA GENERAL ASSEMBLY

Raleigh, North Carolina 27601

February

TO:

Members of the Arts Education Commission

FROM:

Dr. Linda Combs (Co-Chair)

Dr. Assad Meymandi (Co-Chair)

 

SUBJECT:

Meeting Notice

 

DAY

DATE

TIME

ROOM

Friday

March 2, 2012

10:00 a.m.

643 – LOB

If you have any questions concerning this meeting, please contact Misty Greene at 919-715-3038 and westmorelandra@ncleg.net.

___________________________________________________

NORTH CAROLINA GENERAL ASSEMBLY

Raleigh, North Carolina 27601

 

February 23, 2012

 

MEMORANDUM

 

TO:

Members, LRC Committee on Mechanics’ Liens on Real Property

FROM:

Senator Peter Brunstetter and Representative Sarah Stevens, Co-Chairs

SUBJECT:

Meeting Notice

 

DAY

DATE

TIME

ROOM

Wednesday

March 7, 2012

1:00 PM

1027

If you are unable to attend or have any questions concerning this meeting, please contact Sarah Hardin at 733-5149 or sarah.hardin@ncleg.net.  

 

____________________________________________

NORTH CAROLINA GENERAL ASSEMBLY

Raleigh, North Carolina 27601

LRC Committee on Municipal Power Agency Relief

February 20, 2012

 

MEMORANDUM

 

TO:

Members, LRC Committee on Municipal Power Agency Relief

 

FROM:

Senator Buck Newton, co-chair

Representative Jeff Collins, co-chair

 

SUBJECT:

Meeting Notice

 

DAY

DATE

TIME

ROOM

Wednesday

March 7, 2012

1:30PM

LOB 544

 

There will be a meeting of the Joint Municipal Power Agency Relief Committee on Wednesday, March 7, 2012, from 1:30PM in Room 544 of the Legislative Office Building.

 

If you have any questions concerning this meeting, please contact Marissa Farrell, Committee Clerk, at 919.715-8346 or marissa.farrell@ncleg.net

_________________________________________________

 NORTH CAROLINA GENERAL ASSEMBLY

Raleigh, North Carolina 27601

 

02-27-2012

 

MEMORANDUM

 

TO:

Members, Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on Justice and Public Safety

 

FROM:

Representative Boles, Chair

Senator Goolsby, Chair

Representative Randleman, Chair

 

SUBJECT:

Meeting Notice

 DAY

DATE

TIME

ROOM

Thursday

March 8, 2012

2:00p

544

 

If you have any questions concerning this meeting, please contact James White (Rep. Randleman) at 919.733.5935. 

___________________________________________

 

NORTH CAROLINA GENERAL ASSEMBLY

Raleigh, North Carolina 27601

 

February 20, 2012

 

MEMORANDUM

 

TO:

Members, Joint Legislative Task Force on Diabetes Prevention and Awareness

FROM:

Linda Sebastian

SUBJECT:

Meeting Notice

 

DAY

DATE

TIME

ROOM

Thursday

March 8, 2012

1:00 PM

643 – LOB

 

If you have any questions concerning this meeting, please contact Linda Sebastian at (919)-733-5602. 

____________________________________________

NORTH CAROLINA GENERAL ASSEMBLY

Raleigh, North Carolina 27601 

February 15, 2012

MEMORANDUM

 Amended committee notice; Please note the corrected room number.

 

TO:

Members, Joint Legislative Transportation Oversight Committee

FROM:

Senator Kathy Harrington, Presiding
Senator Bill Rabon, Co-Chair
Representative Philip Frye, Co-Chair
Representative Grey Mills, Co-Chair

SUBJECT:

Meeting Notice

 

DAY

DATE

TIME

ROOM

Friday

March 9th, 2012

9:00 AM

Legislative Building 1228

 If you have any questions concerning this meeting, please contact Will Tomlinson, Committee Clerk at 919-733-5734 / will.tomlinson@ncleg.net / Legislative Building Room 2113

 

 

 

______________________________________________

NORTH CAROLINA GENERAL ASSEMBLY

Raleigh, North Carolina 27601

 

February 20, 2012

 

MEMORANDUM

 

TO:

Members, HOUSE SELECT COMMITTEE ON STATE-OWNED ASSETS

FROM:

Rep. Harold J. Brubaker

SUBJECT:

Meeting Notice

 

DAY

DATE

TIME

ROOM

Thursday

March 15, 2012

10:00 am

643 LOB

 

If you have any questions concerning this meeting, please contact Cindy Coley at (919) 715-4946. 

 

___________________________________________________

 

NORTH CAROLINA GENERAL ASSEMBLY

Raleigh, North Carolina 27601

 

February 23, 2012

 

MEMORANDUM

 

TO:

Members, House Select Committee on E-Procurement

FROM:

Co-Chairs Representatives G. L. Pridgen and Fred Steen, II

SUBJECT:

Meeting Notice

 

DAY

DATE

TIME

ROOM

Wednesday

March 21, 2012

1:00 PM

LOB 415

If you have any questions concerning this meeting, please contact Bev Slagle at 919.733.5821. 

 

______________________________

NORTH CAROLINA GENERAL ASSEMBLY

Raleigh, North Carolina 27601

 

February 27, 2012

 

MEMORANDUM

 

TO:

Members, Joint Legislative Study Commission on the Modernization of  North Carolina Banking Laws

FROM:

Rep. Harold J. Brubaker, Co-Chair

Senator Harry Brown, Co-Chair

SUBJECT:

Meeting Notice

 

DAY

DATE

TIME

ROOM

Tuesday

March 27, 2012

10:00 am

544 LOB

 

  If you have any questions concerning this meeting, please contact Cindy Coley at (919) 715- 

_______________________________________________

 

NORTH CAROLINA GENERAL ASSEMBLY

Raleigh, North Carolina 27601

 

February 24, 2012

\MEMORANDUM

\

TO:

Members, House Select Committee on Energy Independence and Alternative Fuel

FROM:

Representative Mike Hager, Co-Chair

Representative Kelly Hastings, Co-Chair

SUBJECT:

Corrected Meeting Notice- Room Change

 

DAY

DATE

TIME

ROOM

Tuesday

3/06/12

1:00 PM

LB Auditorium

 

The agenda for this meeting is expected to include a presentation from ExxonMobil that forecasts energy resource supply and demand over the next 25 years and a presentation from the Institute for the Analysis of Global Security on how to reduce the strategic importance of oil.  Please note this agenda is tentative and subject to change.

If you have any questions concerning this meeting, please contact Leslie Murray, Committee Clerk at (919) 715-2002 or Jennifer Mundt, Committee Analyst at (919) 733-2578. 

 

Wilson NC: State Bar eyes Darden – The Wilson Times

The N.C. State Bar is looking into whether William Darden was acting in the capacity of an attorney when he represented a former Salvation Army employee seeking unemployment benefits. (More)

Note: Darden is a candidate for Mayor of Wilson NC. C. Dancy II – DCN Publisher