Edgecombe could benefit from poultry operation – Daily Southerner

TARBORO — Edgecombe County is expected to benefit from the more than 1,000 jobs to be created when Mississippi  poultry producer Sanderson Farms builds a hatchery, wastewater treatment operation and processing plant southwest of Rocky Mount near I-95 and NC 97. (More)

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Fire siren’s meaning changes for Whitaker – Daily Southerner

Response: Been know Billy since the early 80’s and he has always been a very nice person. I was happy when Billy became Chief and I was happy when he was able to retire. I am happy for anyone who can retire at such a early age and be able to enjoy life.

TARBORO — From now on, Chief William "Billy" Whitaker will take a different approach to the sound of a fire siren piercing the air and indicating the possibility of a fire.

Because of his July 30 retirement, he will no longer have to don his gear and rush to the scene as he had done for 28 years with the Tarboro fire department. (More)

Ignant Column: A Black Pastor Dr. Patrick Wooden Telling Black Folks Not To Vote For President Barack Obama! Well!

"Ignorance will never end. Even those with money can’t buy SENSE!!" Author: Curmilus Dancy II The Political Agitator

Before I get started you needs to know: “I have no permanent friends no permanent enemies only permanent interest!”

This is in response to someone who responded about the black Preacher who is running an ad telling black folks not to vote for President Barack Obama. The person said, "If Rev. Al Sharpton can tell you to vote for Obama because of his view on taxes, healthcare, rich people, etc…,in all fairness, any pastor should be able to tell you not to vote for Obama because of his views! You know what tickles the hell out of me is that black folks who say that other black folks think that "our" President is the best thing that has ever happened."

I don’t tell people who to vote for unless I am working on their campaign so if that is not the case I just tell people who I am going to vote for and why and let others decide for themselves who they want to vote for.

I disagree because everything you named above that are Rev. Al Sharpton’s views can not be compared to one damn issue same sex marriage. Rev. Al’s views are something that all folks black, brown, white and other can relate to and is a good thing.

The ignant Pastor we are discussing is telling folks not to vote for "our" President because of one damn issue. One that does not affect me in any kind of way. So therefore this is no comparison to all of the above.

I get so sick and tired of folks who ought to know better, somewhat politically engaged but preach ignant mess be they are a Pastor or just a regular person.

Damn what options are the Pastor that we are discussing giving the people by telling them not to vote for Obama? Hell if he wants a REPUBLICAN PRESIDENT then he ought to be telling folks just how damn good the ignant a… REPUBLICAN candidates for President and Vice President are.

Well damn we have always heard that a black man can be President so now he is however anybody, I repeat anybody who thought that when the time came that a black President would have it easy is just as ignant as this Pastor.

He has had to fight the good ole boys within both parties because some folks are not ever going to accept a black man being in charge and the highest office in the land. Damn!

Hell most black folks in their right minds know that a black man/woman being in charge is not well accepted by other folks and not even jealous ignant black folks.

Okay hell yeah I support "our" President. I have not heard anyone say how "our" President has affected their lives since he has been in office especially black folks. They say he has not done anything for black folks. Well damn what do you want him to do?

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Join Us! The Warren County Environmental Action Team (E.A.T.) Saturday, September 15, 2012 30th Anniversary

Join Us!

The Warren County Environmental Action Team (E.A.T.)

Saturday, September 15, 2012

30th Anniversary

PCB Landfill Protest Reunion & Environmental Justice Birthplace Celebration


Former Congressman Frank W. Bal1ance, Jr.

Sen. Doug Berger

Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr.

Former Congresswoman Eva M. Clayton

Charles Lee, EPA

Dr. & Mrs. Joseph E. Lowery (Invited)

Former DENR Staffer Bill Meyer

Rev. Leon White

Dollie Burwell and other local activists

8:00-9:00 am –       Registration

9:00-10:30 am –     Devotional, Commemoration, Presentation of the History

                            & Unveiling of Historical Marker

10:30-12:00 am –   Health Walk and Protest Re-enactment –

                            Coley Springs Church to the Afton Site (former PCB Landfill)

11:00-2:00 pm –     Music, Celebration, Reflections, Interviews and Cookout


Location: Coley Springs Missionary Baptist Church

224 Parktown Road, Warrenton, NC – (252) 257-4041

(Afton Community)


clip_image002For more information and to confirm your attendance please contact:

Bill Kearney at (252) 257-1491, handsincorporated@earthlink.net or on                 Warren County Action Team

Commission looks to correct Princeville’s financial woes

The N.C. Local Government Commission has taken a number of steps to help assess and correct Princeville’s financial woes since impounding the town’s books and records last month.

Those steps have included working to develop a budget for the 2012-13 fiscal year, working to enforce the town’s utility cutoff policy and helping customers establish payment plans for past due balances, according to Heather Strickland, director of communications for the N.C. Department of State Treasurer. (More)

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Princeville NC – Sources Say LGC Held A Budget Meeting On Thursday August 31, 2012 And Approved A Budget For Princeville

Sources say LGC held a budget meeting and passed a budget for the town of Princeville. I understand the only thing that will increase will be trash pick up.

I understand that Interim Maggie Boyd turned the town car back in and has been driving her car to the office the past couple of days.

Daisy Staton said at the Monday night’s meeting that she would not be working for Princeville that she will be out with her daughter who will be undergoing medical treatment. However sources say that she is being forced out.

Sources say that LGC will be suspending all of the town hall employees except one person.

Sources also believe that this thing with the finances is getting ready to get real ugly.

Sources also says that something may be going on as it relates to one of the Commissioner’s personal business.

Well it appears the lies are beginning to catch up with the Princeville 3. Guess who they are? They are the ones who vote for everything that is voted on during the meetings.

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Congressman G.K. Butterfield Responds To Princeville’s Resolution

The following response is in response to the resolution that was voted on Monday during the regular monthly meeting. See it for yourself, “Video/Pictures: Princeville NC – Until They Are No Longer In Office I Will Refer To Princeville As Priscilla-Ville See Meeting Held On Monday August 27, 2012.”


Folks It Is About What You Can Do For The Least Of These!

I have never wanted for anything in all of my 49 years because my family was good to me because I started working at 5 years old as we farmed but both of my parents also worked public jobs. And then I have been working a public job since I graduated from high school in 1981. I have been working on my current job for 25 years and make damn good money.

I got active in the Democratic Party, the NAACP and other organizations not because I was hurting but to help make Edgecombe County but not limited to a better place to live work and play.

So folks when it comes to politics I don’t play. Politics is about people making choices for folks and I care about what choices folks are making because it affects my family and me along with others.

The 13th Congressional District will be holding a meeting from 10 AM to noon on Saturday, September 15, 2012.

The 13th Congressional District will be holding a meeting from 10 AM to noon on Saturday, September 15, 2012.

We will be discussing GOTV and taxpayer checkoff matters. The 3rd Vice Chair office is vacant, so we would also like to fill that office – please contact 13th District Chair Jesse Goslen at jessegoslen13districtchair@gmail.com if you are interested in running for the position.

The meeting will be held in the Superior Courtroom of the Nash County Courthouse, located at 120 W. Washington Street, Nashville NC 27856. The courtroom is on the second floor, and there is an elevator accessible from the back side entrance.

This is an easy location to find – from Wake County and the west coming in off US 64 – take the Nashville/Castalia/NC 58 Exist 459 and it is less than a half mile straight up Washington St. the Court House will be on the left right after first stop light. The Courthouse is across the street from the CVS Pharmacy.

Coming from the east: on US 64 – take exit 461, turn right at the bottom of the ramp onto State Route 1003 – Red Oak Road. Go under the bridge, and then bear to the right to get onto US 64 business/Eastern Ave. Eastern Ave merges into E Washington Street. Keep driving till you see a CVS Pharmacy on the left side of the street – the Court House is on the right side of the street across from CVS.

Chris Telesca
13th Congressional District Secretary


Today Is The Last Day For Fall Revival Anderson Chapel August 28–30 Messenger Rev. Robert Earl Wooten, Pines Chapel Male Chorus, Law Enforcement Choir Edgecombe County Sheriff’s Office & Mary Grove Missionary Baptist Church Choir – You Are Invited

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REVIVAL         REVIVAL            REVIVAL

Anderson Chapel Church Fall Revival
4352 Anderson Chapel Church Road Macclesfield NC 27852
Rev. Walter Cherry Jr. Pastor


Messenger For The Week
Reverend Robert Earl Wooten, Pastor

Mary Grove Missionary Baptist Church

Lucama, North Carolina


Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Pines Chapel Missionary Baptist Church Male Chorus

Scripture Mother Christine Jones

Welcome Sister Ella Pitt

Offering Deacon Jay Maye, Brother Devon Cannon, Sister Mary Porter

Offertory Prayer Deacon Jay Maye

Announcements Sister Minnie Johnson

Deacon for the Night Deacon Jay Maye


Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Law Enforcement Choir, Edgecombe County Sheriff’s Office

Scripture Mother Dorothy Dupree

Welcome Sister Nancy Wooten

Offering Deacon James Knight, Trustee Willie Wooten,  Sister Nora Barnes

Offertory Prayer Deacon James Knight

Announcements Sister Minnie Johnson

Deacon for the Night Deacon James Knight


Thursday, August 30, 2012

Mary Grove Missionary Baptist Church Choir and Ushers

Scripture Mother Martha Johnson

Welcome Sister Lillie Jones

Offering Deacon David Ricks, Sister Nebraska Dupree, Brother Eugene Dupree

Offertory Prayer Deacon David Ricks

Announcements Sister Minnie Johnson

Deacon for the Night Deacon David Ricks


Praise Team (7:30 – 7:45)

Sister Angela Dupree Sister Olivia Edwards

Brother John Jones Deacon David Ricks


Media Advisory: NC NAACP to Host Clergy, Faith and Justice Prayer Breakfast in Charlotte on Labor Day

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August 28, 2012


Clergy, Faith and Justice Prayer Breakfast


Greater Galilee Baptist Church

Pastor Robert E. Lee McGowens, Sr.

501 W. Park Avenue – Charlotte, NC 28203


For More Information:           Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II President, 919-394-8137

                                                Mrs. Amina J. Turner, Exec. Director, 919-682-4700

                                                Rev. Kojo Nantambu, Religious and Education Advocacy                                                 Director, 704-599-8904  

For Media Assistance:            Ms. Sharon Coleman, Office Communication Manager, 



            CHARLOTTE – The North Carolina State Conference of the NAACP is hosting a "Clergy, Faith and Justice Prayer Breakfast" on Labor Day, September 3, 2012 in Charlotte, NC at 7:00 AM. The breakfast coincides but does not affiliate with the Democratic National Convention, where thousands will arrive in North Carolina’s largest city in the midst of the most important election of this generation. There will be media availability for principle speakers at the breakfast. 


            Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II, president of the NC NAACP, Mr. Hilary O. Shelton, NAACP Washington Bureau Director and Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Rev. Kojo Nantambu, Religious and Education Advocacy Director for the NC NAACP and other faith leaders and activists will hold a discussion on the moral issues that shape and frame this year’s election: voting rights, education equality, economic justice, labor rights, access to quality health care and racial disparities in the criminal justice system. The breakfast will take place at Greater Galilee Baptist Church, under the leadership of Rev. Robert E. Lee McGowens, Sr.


            "Forty-nine years ago today, at the March on Washington, a diverse, progressive and committed group of Americans put before the nation a moral agenda to address voting rights, civil rights, educational equality, jobs and labor rights," said Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II, president of the North Carolina NAACP. "Forty-nine years later, as we see a constant barrage of attacks against voting rights, widening economic injustice and poverty, challenges to health care, and attacks on public education along with continuing disparities in the criminal justice system, we must again keep a strong moral agenda rooted in love and justice before the nation and both political parties."


            A news conference announcing the prayer breakfast will take place on Thursday, August 30, 2012 at 11:00 AM at the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center, 600 E. Fourth Street (corner of Fourth and Davidson Streets) in downtown Charlotte. Rev. Kojo Nantambu, Charlotte-Mecklenburg NAACP Branch President and Religious and Education Advocacy Director for the NC NAACP, will lead the news conference.


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Vacancy Announcement- Police Officer I




North Carolina General Assembly

Legislative Services Office

George R. Hall,  Legislative Services Officer




August 27, 2012


*Vacancy Number:   1099-080212




  Salary Range:           $33,116 – $39,000


Hours:         (See Schedule Requirements)

Closing Date:             September 10, 2012   5:00 p.m.

*Vacancy number must be included on the application.



Interested applicants may obtain a General Assembly Application at the address below or by calling
919-715-1210; or by sending electronic mail to
judy.braudwell@ncleg.net; or by visiting our web site at


A separate application is required for each position.


General Duties:     The Police Officer I provides for the security and protection of members, staff, and visitors and property on the State Legislative complex and throughout the state during special events as directed.  The Police Officer I works under the direction of the Police Officer II.  Recurring tasks and assignments are carried out with minimal supervision during the shift.


Examples of duties:

·          Investigates criminal violations and suspicious activities and makes arrests or notifies other law enforcement personnel when necessary.

·          Patrols legislative complex grounds and building facilities to enforce laws and regulations and to prevent theft, trespass, vandalism or other criminal activities.

·          Enforces parking regulations and controls traffic flow on complex grounds.

·          Assists with crowd control efforts

·          Provides dignitary protection and coordinates such activities with other law enforcement personnel.

·          Provides information, directions and other assistance to legislators, legislative employees, other state officials and the public.

·          Responds to emergency calls.

·          Monitors alarm and surveillance camera computer systems.

·          Performs related duties as required.


Minimum Qualifications:

·          Graduation from high school or equivalency with successful completion of North Carolina’s Basic Law Enforcement Training.

·          Special Requirements: Must acquire the general certification as a Law Enforcement Officer in accordance with the provisions established by the North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission for certified law enforcement officers within 12 months of employment date.

·          Ability to complete the Police Officers Physical Agility Test (POPAT) twice annually.

·          Possession of a valid North Carolina motor vehicle operator’s license.

·          Ability to effectively carry out oral and written instructions.



·          Must be able to physically perform the basic life operational functions as well as possess the visual acuity to perform the duties of the position.

·          Ability to prepare routine reports of activities engaged in and incidents investigated.

·          Ability to work cooperatively and under pressure with legislators, legislative staff and the public on a daily


·          Willingness and ability to work extra hours when required.

·          Computer knowledge.


Special Schedule Requirements for this Position

Dupont Schedule:  Four days 7am – 7pm; seven days off; four days 7pm – 7am; three days off; three days 7am – 7pm; one day off; three days 7pm – 7am; three days off.  All 12-hour shifts.  The Police Officer I will be expected to work all weekends and holidays as scheduled.  The Police Officer may be required to work other than scheduled days and/or hours.  Based on this schedule, the Police Officer I must be able to work without direct supervision.


Application Process:      A General Assembly application must be received in the Personnel Office by 5:00 p.m. on September 10, 2012.  Submit the application to:                                       


                                                                    Judy Braudwell, Personnel Office

                                                                    Room 5 Legislative Building

                                                                    16 West Jones Street

                                                                    Raleigh, NC 27601


For information about the position:  Contact Jeff Weaver, Chief, 919-733-2159.


NOTE:  A separate application is required for each position reflecting the vacancy announcement number.  For your convenience, a General Assembly Application is available on our website at  http://www.ncleg.net/NCGAInfo/Directories/Jobs.html. 







– AUGUST 28, 2012 –



In a press release issued today by Sanderson Farms Inc. (www.sandersonfarms.com), Chairman and CEO Joe F. Sanderson, Jr. announced that the company will locate a new poultry processing plant and hatchery in Nash County, North Carolina. Sanderson Farms Inc is the third largest poultry producer in the United States with annual sales of more than $1.978 billion. As proposed the facilities will provide 1,100 new jobs and create a $91.4 million capital investment in the local economy.


"Despite challenging market conditions, we remain confident in the long term success of the Company and our industry," said Sanderson. "We also remain confident in and committed to our growth strategy. Toward that end, we announced today we have selected Nash County, North Carolina, as the site for a future new poultry complex."


"Sanderson Farms expressed an interest in Nash County as a potential plant location almost two years ago," said Frank Harrison, Chairman of the Carolinas Gateway Partnership, "and we are delighted that this official announcement will finally make this project a reality. The economic impact of this project will bring 2,400 jobs and $5.5 billion over a 10 year period to the Nash County region".


The proposed location of the poultry processing plant is a large, industrially zoned 140 acre site near the interchange of East NC Highway 97 and Interstate 95. The proposed hatchery would be located further east near the intersection of East NC Highway 97 and South NC Highway 58.


The processing plant and hatchery operation is expected to employ workers from the Nash, Wilson and Edgecombe County area, where the unemployment rate averaged 13.4% in July 2012. Sanderson Farms, Inc. provides its employees with a competitive salary and benefit package.


In light of this announcement, Nash County officials will prepare an agreement outlining the employment and investment obligations of Sanderson Farms, Inc. along with any incentives to be offered to the company. Nash County will announce a public hearing date in the near future where citizens can hear a presentation on the proposed agreement and share their comments with the county commissioners.








John R. Gessaman, President & CEO                 Krista Ikirt, Vice President

Phone: (252) 442-0114                                 Phone: (252) 442-0114

Email: jrgessaman@econdev.org                      Email: kikirt@econdev.org 

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Boycott Victory: GE, Western Union, and Sprint All Dump ALEC – PoliticusUSA

The eve of the Republican convention was a bad day for ALEC as five more national and global corporate members of the American Legislative Exchange Council have cut ties with the group.

General Electric, The Western Union Company, Sprint Nextel Corporation, Symantec Corporation, and Reckitt Benckiser Group all told ColorofChange that they have cut ties with the right wing policy group. GE said that they left ALEC, “in connection with our ongoing review of the political and policy organizations we belong to.” (More)

Ignant Column: I Received A Phone Call And A Text About A Black Pastor Dr. Patrick Wooden Telling Black Folks Not To Vote For President Barack Obama

Damn I couldn’t believe it when I got the phone call and a text with the radio ad about Dr. Patrick Wooden telling black folks not to vote for President Barack Obama because of the same sex marriage thingy. I can’t believe a black man would tell black folks not to support “our” current President because of this one single issue. And to say that “our” President has turned his back on black folks is just too damn ignant.

I don’t know Dr. Wooden but I do know some folks that knows him. I do know he is the pastor of the Upper Room Church in Raleigh NC. I find this mess to be misleading and a sad day for North Carolina and nationwide that a black pastor would come out and point blank tell black folks in North Carolina not to vote for President Barack Obama.

I could understand it better if he had said this is the reason why he was not going to vote for President Obama and then let others make their own decision but to use his bully pullpit to attempt to make black folks not vote for Obama because of this one issue bothers the hell out of me. Yes because to tell black folks to not vote for “our” current President is telling them to vote for the Republican candidate. So Dr. want black folks to support the Republican Party.

Well sir this becomes personal to me when I strongly feel that the Republican Party’s agenda is about taking us back. When they say back I go back as far as I know either from what I know or from what I have been told. I am a 49 year old informed black man so I know what back then consisted of. Now although they have not come out and specified what they mean by taking us back, hell I assume the worst.

It never seems to amaze me that some folks want to make one sin bigger than others.

As it relates to homosexuals they can be found in just about every church some are musicians, sing in the choir and etc. However whatever the role they play, the church take their money just like they does the straight folks.
But I wonder what is really motivating the Dr. to do this?

What I have found since being actively engaged in politics since the early 90’s is that when a person comes out and tell someone who actually tell others who to vote for they are either on someones’ payroll or have a personal agenda.

So Dr. what about healthcare and other issues that can be linked to “our” current President? So are you saying that all that he has done and tried to do having to fight the good ole boys for 4 years do not outweigh this one damn issue?

As always I research information to see can I get more information about things when I receive information from others. The following is what I found so again resources to The DCN were right on!

The following is what I found when I did a Google search. The article do not name the church he pastors but it is the Upper Room Church of Christ in Raleigh NC. I understand it has a huge congregation.

Dr. Patrick Wooden, a black pastor who helped lead the successful effort to pass the North Carolina Marriage Protection Amendment, recorded a radio ad in which he denounces President Obama for "turning his back" on the African American community.

Wooden asks black North Carolinians to oppose Obama this fall. "With the strong support of the African American community, the amendment protecting marriage as the union of one man and one woman passed overwhelmingly," Wooden says in the radio ad.  "The very next day, President Obama came out for homosexual marriage. Now his campaign leaders are working to deny North Carolina’s ability to define marriage, and they want to overturn our state marriage amendment altogether. Join me in saying ‘no more’ to President Obama." (More)