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Trayvon Martin cartoon causes uproar on UNC-Chapel Hill campus – The Grio

An editorial cartoon illustrating a slain Trayvon Martin caused a stir on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill March 29.

The Daily Tar Heel, the university’s daily independent newspaper, published an editorial cartoon on depicting George Zimmerman saying, "This wasn’t about race. I shot because I felt threatened. Skittles are full of high fructose corn syrup," to a police officer while standing over a dead body representing 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. (More)

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Butterfield Urges Transportation Department to Award TIGER IV Grant to Goldsboro

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For Release:  Immediate

 

 

Date:  March 29, 2012

 

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

Mobile: (202) 465.5125


Butterfield Urges Transportation Department to Award TIGER IV Grant to Goldsboro

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) today sent a letter to U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood in support of the City of Goldsboro application for Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) IV grant.  The City is requesting support for a $14 million project that would make significant functional and aesthetic improvements to the Center Street Streetscape project and make upgrades to Goldsboro Union Station.

In his letter, Congressman Butterfield wrote, “TIGER IV support would enable Goldsboro to completely renovate the downtown, expand public transportation capacity to interconnect an entire rural region, and restore historic infrastructure.  A recent economic study indicates that the projects would also create or retain 831 jobs in an area facing 8.7 percent unemployment.  Investing in Goldsboro will boost the entire eastern North Carolina region to prominence after tough economic challenges.”

The full letter of support follows.

March 29, 2012

 

The Honorable Ray LaHood

Secretary

U.S. Department of Transportation

1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE

Washington, D.C. 20590

 

Dear Secretary LaHood,

I write in support of the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) IV grant application submitted by the City of Goldsboro, North Carolina.  Goldsboro recently requested support for a $14 million project that will make functional and aesthetic design improvements to the Center Street Streetscape project, and much needed upgrades to transform Goldsboro Union Station to a multimodal transit hub.

The City of Goldsboro is located in eastern North Carolina with a population of 36,000 residents, many of whom belong to military families who serve at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base.  Businesses and people have been leaving Goldsboro since the 1960s, causing commerce to shift to the suburbs and creating vacancies and deteriorating infrastructure downtown.  Goldsboro serves as the seat of Wayne County, but the City’s downtown is not currently pedestrian- or vehicle-friendly and is hindering economic growth. 

Since 2006, Goldsboro has promoted a bold plan to improve safety, strengthen infrastructure, and promote commerce, while preserving critical historic and cultural landmarks.  In Goldsboro’s TIGER IV application, the city’s project consists of $7 million for the Center Street Streetscape project and $7 million for modernization of Goldsboro Union Station.  Goldsboro has already invested $2.5 million in the project and will provide an additional $2.8 million.  Therefore, the City is requesting $11.2 million in TIGER IV grant funding.  TIGER IV support would enable Goldsboro to completely renovate the downtown, expand public transportation capacity to interconnect an entire rural region, and restore historic infrastructure.  A recent economic study indicates that the projects would also create or retain 831 jobs in an area facing 8.7 percent unemployment.  Investing in Goldsboro will boost the entire eastern North Carolina region to prominence after tough economic challenges.

Because of the economic advantages this project will bring to the region, I ask for your full consideration of Goldsboro’s application.  Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Dennis Sills of my staff at 202.225.3101.  Thank you very much.

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                Very truly yours,

                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                                                                G. K. Butterfield

                                                                                                                                                                                                Member of Congress

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Butterfield Applauds First District Schools’ Receipt of School Improvement Grant

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For Release:  Immediate

 

 

Date:  March 29, 2012

 

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

Mobile: (202) 465.5125


 

Butterfield Applauds First District Schools’ Receipt of School Improvement Grant

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) today announced that three schools in the First Congressional District will receive a portion of the School Improvement Grants (SIG) awarded by the U.S. Department of Education.  Coker-Wimberly Elementary School, Greene Central High School, and Warren County High School, along with other select low-achieving schools throughout the state, will receive a portion of the $14,484,742 grant to help turn them around.

“I applaud the Department of Education for investing in our education system by setting aside funding to help states improve student achievement,” Butterfield said. “This money will provide school leaders and teachers throughout North Carolina and in the First District with the resources needed to accomplish the difficult work of improving public education.”

SIG are grants to State educational agencies, which then awards subgrants to local educational jurisdictions that demonstrate the greatest need and the strongest commitment to use the funds to substantially raise the achievement of students in their lowest-performing schools.

The funds are part of $535 million provided through the fiscal year 2011 budget and made available to all states.

 

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Three Mega Millions winning tickets sold in Illinois, Kansas, and Maryland

RED BUD, Ill. (AP) — Three lottery tickets sold in Illinois, Kansas and Maryland hit the world record-breaking $640 million Mega Millions jackpot, lottery officials said Saturday, leaving millions of players across the country with busted multi-millionaire dreams. (More)

Democratic Women Meeting Today At Parker’s Restaurant Wilson NC Wilson Host Chapter

The following is posted on the Democratic Women of Wilson County Facebook Page.

Good Stuff coming on 3/31/12 – Hope to see you at Parker’s Restaurant 11:30 a – We, Wilson will be the Host Chapter – Other Chapters coming from: Wayne, Pitt, Greene, Edgecombe, Nash, Lenoir, Harnett, Johnston –

Raleigh NC: African American Caucus – North Carolina Democratic Party Voted To Remove The State Secretary But Was The Meeting Legal And Did They Follow The By-laws

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What I do not understand is sources say the North Carolina State Democratic Party said they are not going to get involved. I was told that they say they do not get involved in any auxiliaries. Well what in the hell are they talking about because how can the auxiliaries be under the NCSDP and must govern themselves within their constitution but when there are issues they don’t get involved? To me that makes no sense.

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Letter Has Been Forwarded To The DCN News Blog/Online TV From Someone But Was Emailed From Deb Williams 3rd Vice Chair, African American Caucus–North Carolina Democratic Party. I Guess This Explains Why An Officer Was Missing. 

See Loretta Hairston’s comments about the meeting posted under my pictures.

African American Caucus – North Carolina Democratic Party
General Body Meeting
March 24, 2012

The Goodwin House
220 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh NC
9:30am

Agenda

Call to order
Pledge of Allegiance
Invocation
December meeting Minutes
Treasurer Report
Welcome New Members
Presidential Recommendation for Removal of Officer Zette McArn (General Body Vote)
1st Vice Chair will conduct meeting
Appointment of new Officer if needed
Old Business
-Modification of By-laws
-Membership Cards
-Monthly Calendar
-County Reports
New Business
-June 9th Coalition Festival
-Voter Registration training and drive, County Plans
Announcements
Adjournment