Morgan Freeman donates $1 million to pro-Obama super PAC – Yahoo The Ticket

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)

N Carnell Robinson Mayor Pro-tem Dunn NC Was On FM 99.3 Rocky Mount NC Briefly This Morning Speaking To Pull Up Pants Or Pay

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.

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Breaking News: Princeville NC – A Special Call Meeting Was Held Today At The Town Hall

Did you know?

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.

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A Quote About Being Race Conscious by Justice Clarence Thomas

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.

Congressman G.K. Butterfield Will Pay Tribute To The Life of Representative William Wainwright On The Floor of The U.S. House of Representatives Thursday July 19, 2012 10:00 – 10:15 AM

Honoring Rep. William L. Wainwright 

On Thursday, July 19, Congressman G. K. Butterfield will pay tribute to the life and legacy of Representative William Wainwright on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives.  You are invited to watch the tribute by tuning into CSPAN between 10:00 – 10:15 a.m., or by clicking here.

On Mr. Wainwright’s passing, Butterfield released the following statement:

"I join with so many others who knew William in offering my deepest sympathy to his family on his passing.  A devoted public servant of more than 20 years, Representative William Wainwright was an unwearied advocate of the people and communities he served.  He lived a Christ filled life and possessed the extraordinary ability to make a true difference in the lives of others.  I pray that his family will find peace and comfort in knowing that his loss is felt by all who knew and loved him.  My thoughts will remain with them during this difficult time."
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Viewing hours at Oscar’s Mortuary are Thursday from 1:00 to 6:00 p.m.; Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  Oscar Mortuary is located at 1700 Oscar Drive; New Bern, NC. 
Representative Wainwright will lie in state at St. Peter’s AME Zion Church Friday from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m.  St Peter’s AME Zion Church is located at 617 Queen Street; New Bern, NC.


Funeral Service

Date:        Saturday, July 21, 2012

Time:        12 noon

Location:   Grover C. Fields Middle School

                2000 Dr. M. L. King, Jr. Blvd

                New Bern, NC 

                Interment directly following at 

                R.E. Whittington-Godette Cemetery

                2614 NC Hwy 101

                Havelock, NC 

For more information, visit Oscar’s Mortuary, Inc.

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New year brings longer rides for Wake students – News & Observer

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)

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