Actor Morgan Freeman has donated $1 million to Priorities USA Action, a super PAC supporting President Barack Obama’s re-election bid.
In a statement announcing the donation, Freeman, who continues in his role as Batman’s gadget man in the upcoming "The Dark Knight Rises," praised the president for his health care law and for appointing women to the Supreme Court. (More)
This morning I called my good friend Carnell and had him on 3 way on the local radio FM 99.3 Morning Talk Show with D.P. Spotlight on the Community. Although neither party Carnell or D.P. knew I was going to call in I felt it went very well. Stay tuned Carnell is scheduled to appear on Express Yourself with Reuben Blackwell and Tony Stephens Monday July 23 at 6:00 PM.
Dunn leader: Pull up pants or pay – WRAL
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Sources say a special call meeting was called today in Princeville saying it was going to be the regular monthly meeting but when the members arrived it was said it was a workshop. However some questioned how was it a workshop when no work was done.
Sources say Maggie Boyd interim Town Manager was suppose to read the budget statement in full concerning the budget which included a tax increase, water/sewer increase and trash pickup increase. They think the Mayor probably told her not to read that part because everyone would know and scream. I am assuming those who read the paper because they didn’t know about the meeting.
Sources say Boyd was asked what is a debt service and she said it was something they use when the town are in debt. They say she was asked what was the human services line and she said it was for human services.
Sources say citizens and reporters should have gotten a copy if they wanted to be prepared for the public hearing. This way there will be no time to change it.
Sources say the regular monthly meeting has been moved from Monday, July 23, 2012 to Monday July 30, 2012. This is to take care of the 10 day public notice that must happen to present the budget to the citizens.
But what happened to probationary period that began Tuesday July 10 and will end on Tuesday, July 24? I would assume the deadline was set because they were suppose to meet on Monday July 23. Obviously they are asking LGC to move their deadline to Tuesday July 31.
The best thing they could do is to go on with the meeting next Monday July 23 so that they can have another week to deal with issues before July 31. But they think they are so smart.
Citizens of Princeville you better start asking some questions. From what I understand LGC didn’t ask them to do increases but that is something they said they would do on their own.
It looks like the Princeville 3 is in over their damn heads.
So will Victor Marrow file a lawsuit against them for slander? Oh that may be coming soon.
So there you have live and in full color from The DCN News Blog/Online TV the first in news in Edgecombe County.
Lynn House posted this on Facebook "I have never understood the notion that we could continue to focus on race in order to get over race, that we have to be race conscious in order not to be race conscious." — Justice Clarence Thomas
And see my response:
Curmilus Butch Dancy II So that "boy" speaks for you because damn if he speaks for me.
I will never get over race as long as it is more than one race living in this world. What in the hell is it to get over? Please explain.
Getting over race? How ignant!
Anyone who has a problem with talking about race will have a problem dealing with issues that concerns a person of a different race.
Please respond if you will.
Dunn, N.C. — Dunn Mayor Pro Tem Carnell Robinson says sagging pants are bringing down the city’s image.
He wants to enact an ordinance prohibiting the fashion statement, which is typified by men whose underwear is visible above the waist of their pants. (More)
CARY — Wake County students are dealing with longer bus rides in the new school year because of a transportation plan that cuts costs by putting fewer buses on the road to serve more riders.
Some families at the year-round schools that started this week are seeing bus rides of 75 minutes or more to schools that are less than two miles from home. School officials say they’re working to streamline the routes to reduce times. But they concede that, on average, students will be riding the bus longer than they did last school year. (More)
Wake County Public Schools
Growing friction among executives and surprises about a Progress Energy nuclear plant led to the ouster of momentary Duke Energy CEO Bill Johnson after the companies merged, Duke’s lead director said in a statement Tuesday.
Ann Gray’s statement was filed with a Duke request to postpone the testimony of Gray and Duke director Michael Browning before the N.C. Utilities Commission, scheduled for Friday. (More)
Duke & Progress Energy Merger
After 14 months in an interim role, Ken Graves was appointed this week to director of planning and development for the city of Rocky Mount.
“(Graves) has done an excellent job of leading the department as the interim director for more than a year,” City Manager Charles Penny said. “I am confident he will be an excellent director.” (More)
Response: I know damn well he didn’t say he thought his life was in danger. What in the hell do he think Trayvon thought after his a… had stalked him, ran him down after the dispatcher told him to not follow Martin and wait for the police. Damn Zimmerman need to shut his ignant a…. up because there is no justification for him following Martin and getting that close to him. I could understand it better if Zimmerman knew Martin and knew he was a known criminal but nothing gave him any reason to follow Martin and to get close enough to him to him that a struggle took place. The longer this case is not in court the more ignant Zimmerman will probably get.
He said he wish it was more he could have done. Damn if he had done what the dispatcher told him to do that would have been enough. I am still trying to figure out what Trayvon had done so bad that he felt he needed to follow him because that is the piece that is missing for me.
Did he say it was not his gun nor Trayvon’s gun but the gun that killed him.
I ain’t gonna even touch ‘It Was God’s Plan’ for him to kill Trayvon because that is too ignant. The purpose of this interview has got to show just how ignant he is because anyone in their right mind should know this interview was just too ignant. He wanted the family to know that he was included in God’s plan for Trayvon someone that he didn’t know.
Okay Zimmerman has had his say so now it is time for him to shut the hell up until the case goes to court.
What I seen of this interview is enough to make puke.
Tonight, George Zimmerman — who is currently facing second degree murder charges for killing Trayvon Martin — participated in a highly unusual interview on Fox News with Sean Hannity. (More)
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina House turned up the pressure Wednesday on a Republican member indicted this week on federal charges as the chamber’s top leader said he thought it would be wise for his colleague to resign his seat.
House Speaker Thom Tillis said he advised Rep. Stephen LaRoque of Kinston to consider stepping down from the House, where LaRoque had served for almost six years since 2003. LaRoque already was on his way out the chamber — he lost in the May primary and won’t return when the next two-year session begins in January. (More)
Rep. Stephen LaRoque
The untimely death of 64-year-old N.C. House Rep. William L. Wainwright, ironically on an election day, leaves a void local Democrats say will be hard to fill.
“It is just such a tremendous loss; it will be hard to replace him,” said Rachel Parnell, Craven County Democratic Party chair, who will nevertheless be involved in the process of filling his empty District 12 seat. (More)
Rep. William Wainwright