NC’s Charter School Law Creating Two Public Education Systems

In 2011, the North Carolina General Assembly voted to allow an unlimited number of charter schools in the state. However, the basic laws regarding how such schools operate while they were regarded as an "experiment" have not changed. This report contains a comparison of laws and facts regarding local school systems and charter schools. (More)

Suspect named James Holmes in custody, 12 dead in Aurora movie theater shooting – 9

Response: I found it quite interesting how it was reported on one network a 24 year old American. I also read something on Facebook that if this had been a Muslim it would have been called terrorism. Just goes to show how news is reported. 

AURORA – One suspect is in custody after police say 71 people were shot at the Century 16 Movie Theaters at the Aurora Town Center early Friday during midnight shows of the new Batman movie. Twelve people were killed, ten of them at the theater and two others at area hospitals. (More)

Princeville ‘leadership’ killing community too tough for Floyd – The Daily Southerner

Note: The majority is The Princeville DA’s “Dumb Asses!,” The Princeville 3 Mayor Priscilla Everette-Oates “I’ll Break The Tie!,” Mayor Pro-tem Isabelle Purvis-Andrews “So Moved!” and Commissioner Calvin Sherrod “I’ll 2nd That!”

TARBORO — Princeville.

The oldest town in America chartered by African Americans.


The only town in America chartered by African Americans where its politics have disgraced people of all races.

Turner Prince, the man for whom Princeville is named, is rolling over in his grave because of the shenanigans that are occurring in his beloved town. How could the elected officials not know they are the laughing stock of the country? (More)

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

Breaking News: Ignant Column: Princeville NC – The Princeville 3 Are Now The Princeville 3 D.A.’s After The Meeting Tonight! The Meeting That Was Never Held! 

(Ignant Column) Ignantville NC Oh I Mean Princeville NC – The Princeville 3 And The Interim Town Manager Handing Out Press Release To The Citizens In Rebuttal To The Local Government (LGC) Warning 

(Princeville NC) Mayor blames Victor Marrow – Daily Southerner 

Princeville NC

Tarboro native Marquetta Dickens to host basketball camp – The Daily Southerner

TARBORO — Former Tarboro Lady Vikings basketball standout Marquetta Dickens is looking to give back to the community that gave so much to her and helped her go on to college to play at N.C. State and also professionally for two years in Europe. Dickens is now an assistant coach at Monmouth University. She was an assistant at North Carolina Central before taking the job at Monmouth. (More)

“Tarboro Police Chief” Williams starting PAL program – The Daily Southerner

TARBORO — Tarboro Police Chief Damon Williams has a number ideas in mind to try and keep the youth in Tarboro from joining gangs and selling drugs and is ready to kick off the first one — forming Police Athletics/Activities Leagues (PAL) in town. (More)

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Princeville budget includes 14-cent tax increase – The Daily Southerner

TARBORO — PRINCEVILLE — Princeville town officials on Thursday reviewed a proposed $1.8 million budget for 2012-2013 that includes a 14-cent tax increase. The current rate is 62 cents per $100 valuation.

The review took place during a special called budget workshop at which town officials did not mention the proposed tax increase during the 90-minute session. (More)

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

Princeville NC

Key questions for Democrats on ‘school choice’ – The Washington Post

Left-leaning people everywhere recently got a hoot when the Texas Republican Party declared its opposition to the teaching of “Higher Order Thinking Skills,” including “critical thinking skills,” in public schools. Although a party spokesperson later back-peddled from that statement — saying that including “critical thinking skills” in their declaration was a “mistake” — there’s little doubt that what these Republicans object to most is any sort of education that would challenge “fixed beliefs” and “authority.” (More)

President Obama: ‘If You’ve Got a Business — You Didn’t Build That. Somebody Else Made That Happen’

Response: I just love how ignant folks are trying to twist what “Our” President said.

The White House has released the transcript of President Obama’s recent speech in Roanoke, Virginia, and it holds a number of noteworthy statements.

“Channeling Elizabeth Warren,” in the words of Jazz Shaw at Hot Air, Barack Obama said that successful Americans “didn’t get there” on their own.

The official transcript relates: (More)

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Barack Obama Should Remember That The Government Didn’t Get There On Its Own 

Snoopy’s sign plays prominently in national political squabble

Save the Date — Grants Workshop

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Congressman G. K. Butterfield



State & Federal Grants Workshop


Thursday, August 9, 2012

8:15 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.


The Grants Workshop will include:

  • Information on funding opportunities available to small businesses and non-profit organizations;
  • Representatives from federal, state, and private agencies; and
  • Panel discussions, how-to exercises, and customized break-out sessions.

You don’t want to miss this!


East Carolina Heart Institute

1115 Heart Drive

Greenville, NC 27834









To register, call (252) 538-4123

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NC utilities probe of Duke Energy merger continues, 2 directors explain reasons for CEO switch – StarTribune

Response: Will Duke do what they want and then pass the cost on to the customers? Rocky Mount City Council and New Bern City Council tried to stop the merger while the others cities here in NC did nothing. It is a damn shame how cities sit back and do nothing but would have benefitted from the what Rocky Mount and New Bern was trying to do.

Well there is talk about rescinding the merger so therefore these cities may still benefit.

RALEIGH, N.C. – North Carolina utilities regulators said Friday they will continue their investigation into whether they were intentionally misled by executives and directors assembling the country’s largest electric company.

The North Carolina Utilities Commission ended three days of hearings Friday after testimony from two directors of Charlotte-based Duke Energy Corp, which finalized its takeover of Raleigh-based Progress Energy Inc. on July 2. (More)

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Duke and Progress Energy Merger 

Progress Energy CEO Bill Johnson Says Duke Board Gave “No Signals” On Coup 

Duke Energy Worker Slams Newspaper, Progress Energy Bill Johnson In Comments 

Duke Energy Asks For Delay In Hearings At NC Public Utilities Commission 

Duke Energy’s Enron Connections Not Well Known 

Source Says Progress Energy CEO Didn’t Know About Duke Energy Shenanigans