Editorial: Cities hemmed in – News & Record (In Response To NC General Assembly On Annexation)

State Senate leader Phil Berger reminded North Carolinians in a press release last week that the legislature has "constitutional authority to establish municipalities and set municipal boundaries."

Then the Senate voted to overturn legally conducted annexations in nine cities and towns. (More)

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City Council to consider budget, tax increase – Rocky Mount Telegram

Rocky Mount City Manager Charles Penny will review the proposed budget for the 2012-13 fiscal year, which includes a 3-cent property tax increase, at Tuesday’s Committee of the Whole meeting with the City Council. (More)

Cohen Calls for Investigation into Voter History Controversy – News Channel 2

(Memphis) – Helen Bowen says she has never missed an opportunity to vote and its for that reason she’s surprised to find herself on a list of people that has no voting history.

“I am just astonished,” said Bowen. “I couldn`t believe it.”

She along with 487 other people in Shelby County had their voting history deleted. This is according to Bev Harris on BlackBoxVoting.org. It says Shelby County Election workers deleted the histories. Almost all names on the list are African-American democrats. Bowen finds it rather suspicious. (More)

President Obama’s Accomplishments

3 Chics Politico gives mad props to President Obama on his accomplishments since being in office. It’s pretty impressive!

Hat-tip: Political Carnival

1. Ordered all federal agencies to undertake a study and make recommendations for ways to cut spending
2. Ordered a review of all federal operations to identify and cut wasteful spending and practices


Barnes & Battle 20th Family Reunion On The Dance Floor Double Tree Gateway Convention Center Rocky Mount NC

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Barnes & Battle 20th Family Reunion On The Dance Floor. 

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Barnes & Battle Family Reunion Weekend Rocky Mount Sunset Park