Let’s Raise the Age TOGETHER Wednesday April 18, 2012 6:00 PM

UNC-Chapel Hill tomorrow being hosted by Striving Sister’s Speak (S3!). The event is tomorrow, Wednesday April 18th at 6pm at UNC-Chapel Hill’s campus, Bingham building, Room 02.

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Breaking News: State officials demand that NC Democratic Party chairman resign – WRAL

Response: By now Gwen Wilkins should have set up a meeting to vote on removing the chair. I am requesting that he resign also not just from this incident but because he chose not to act on the African American Caucus of The North Carolina Democratic Party complaint by Zette McArn whom was removed as the State AAC – NCDP.

RALEIGH, N.C. — Six Democratic state officials on Tuesday called for the chairman of the North Carolina Democratic Party to resign in the wake of a sexual harassment scandal that has already forced out the party’s executive director. (More)

Response:

Hayes McNeill, a member of the state party’s Executive Committee, said Parker needs to take a hard look at whether he can continue as chairman because of how the situation has been handled

Face To Face With Poverty Community Information Fair Thursday April 19, 2012

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Community Civic Engagement Training:

Location: NC Telecenter, Williamston NC
     Time: 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.


Face To Face With Poverty Community Information Fair

Location: Bob Martin Eastern Agricultural Center Williamston NC
    
Time: 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.


Face To Face With Poverty Town Hall Meeting:
A Dialogue and a Plan for Action

Location: Bob Martin Eastern Agricultural Center Williamston NC
    
Time: 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Sponsored by: Martin County Community Action Inc.

Campaign Signs on Highway Right-A-Ways

Email Alert from the Office of Rep. Angela R. Bryant, NC House District 7

Proudly Representing Halifax and Nash Counties until Jan. 2013;

Hopefully Representing Nash and Franklin Counties – Jan 2013 forward if re-elected 2012

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Campaign Signs on Highway Right-A-Ways

 

G.S. 136-32 controls placement of signs in highway rights-of-way.  For political signs, during the 30 days before the beginning of "one‑stop" early voting through the 10th day after the election, persons may place political signs in the right‑of‑way of the State highway system, if in compliance with the statutory requirements and they are removed by the 10th day after the election.  Permittees must obtain permission of any property owner of a residence, business, or religious institution fronting the right-of-way where a sign would be erected.  Signs must be placed in accordance with the following requirements:

 

·       No sign shall be permitted in the right‑of‑way of a fully controlled access highway.

·       No sign shall be closer than three feet from the edge of the pavement of the road.

·       No sign shall obscure motorist visibility at an intersection.

·       No sign shall be higher than 42 inches above the edge of the pavement of the road.

·       No sign shall be larger than 864 square inches.

·       No sign shall obscure or replace another sign.

 

It is a Class 3 misdemeanor for a person to steal, deface, vandalize, or unlawfully remove a political sign that is lawfully placed under this section.

If inside the limits of a municipality, you will want to check with that municipality to see if the municipality has further regulations, as cities have the authority to adopt an ordinance to prohibit or regulate placement of political signs.

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SESSION LAW

 

GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF NORTH CAROLINA SESSION 2011 SESSION LAW 2011-408 SENATE BILL 315

 

*S315-v-5*

 

AN ACT TO PERMIT CAMPAIGN SIGNS IN HIGHWAY RIGHTS-OF-WAY WITH REASONABLE TIME, PLACE, AND MANNER RESTRICTIONS.

The General Assembly of North Carolina enacts:

SECTION 1. G.S. 136-32 reads as rewritten:

"§ 136-32. Other than official signs prohibited.Regulation of signs.

(a) Commercial Signs. – No unauthorized person shall erect or maintain upon any highway any warning or direction sign, marker, signal or light or imitation of any official sign, marker, signal or light erected under the provisions of G.S. 136-30, except in cases of emergency. No person shall erect or maintain upon any highway any traffic or highway sign or signal bearing thereon any commercial advertising: or political advertising, except as provided in subsections (b) through (e) of this section: Provided, nothing in this section shall be construed to prohibit the erection or maintenance of signs, markers, or signals bearing thereon the name of an organization authorized to erect the same by the Department of Transportation or by any local authority referred to in G.S. 136-31. Any person who shall violate any of the provisions of this section shall be guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor. The Department of Transportation may remove any signs erected without authority. authority or allowed to remain beyond the deadline established in subsection (b) of this section.

(b) Compliant Political Signs Permitted. – During the period beginning on the 30th day before the beginning date of "onestop" early voting under G.S. 163-227.2 and ending on the 10th day after the primary or election day, persons may place political signs in the right-of-way of the State highway system as provided in this section. Signs must be placed in compliance with subsection (d) of this section and must be removed by the end of the period prescribed in this subsection.

(c) Definition. – For purposes of this section, "political sign" means any sign that advocates for political action. The term does not include a commercial sign.

(d) Sign Placement. – The permittee must obtain the permission of any property owner of a residence, business, or religious institution fronting the right-of-way where a sign would be erected. Signs must be placed in accordance with the following:

 

(1) No sign shall be permitted in the right-of-way of a fully controlled access highway.

(2) No sign shall be closer than three feet from the edge of the pavement of the road.

(3) No sign shall obscure motorist visibility at an intersection.

(4) No sign shall be higher than 42 inches above the edge of the pavement of the road.

(5) No sign shall be larger than 864 square inches.

(6) No sign shall obscure or replace another sign.

(e) Penalties for Unlawful Removal of Signs. – It is a Class 3 misdemeanor for a person to steal, deface, vandalize, or unlawfully remove a political sign that is lawfully placed under this section.

(f) Application Within Municipalities. – Pursuant to Article 8 of Chapter 160A of the General Statutes, a city may by ordinance prohibit or regulate the placement of political signs on rights-of-way of streets located within the corporate limits of a municipality and maintained by the municipality. In the absence of an ordinance prohibiting or regulating the placement of political signs on the rights-of-way of streets located within a municipality and maintained by the municipality, the provisions of subsections (b) through (e) of this section shall apply." Page 2 Session Law 2011-408 Senate Bill 315

 

SECTION 2. This act becomes effective October 1, 2011, and applies to any primary or election held on or after that date.

In the General Assembly read three times and ratified this the 28th day of July, 2011.

s/ Walter H. Dalton

President of the Senate

s/ Thom Tillis

Speaker of the House of Representatives

s/ Beverly E. Perdue

Governor

Approved 10:00 a.m. this 4th day of August, 2011

 

When looking at statistics, be careful where you get your knowledge – Rocky Mount Telegram

Response: This is one of the problems I have had with Rev. Nehemiah Smith and I have told him that. He came back to Rocky Mount speaking out and then started a newspaper but putting out misleading information. I told him I admire him for trying to educate the community about what is going on but he can not report misleading information.

How can he say he is non-bias when he has attacked Rev. Andre Knight for the longest time and the city council without doing his homework. I have seen him at meetings even in Wilson at the NCEMPA meeting and he still do not give Knight the credit where credit is due. Hell Smith you don’t have to like the man but I challenge you to just report the truth and if you don’t know you need to ask somebody. C. Dancy II – The Political Agitator

Rocky Mount Telegram: Dick Gregory, a man for whom I have great admiration, always used the quote, “knowledge is power, and great power is great knowledge”. (More)

See related:

Rev. Andre Knight 

Rev. Nehemiah Smith Jr.