RALEIGH, N.C. — North Carolina officials are taking financial control of one of the country’s first towns established by freed slaves.
The state’s Local Government Commission stepped in to take over the accounts and assume responsibility for Princeville’s finances. Officials in the state treasurer’s office say town leaders were warned of problems for two years before the commission voted Monday. (More)
A state agency has taken control of Princeville’s finances for the second time in the town’s history.
The N.C. Local Government Commission voted unanimously Monday to impound Princeville’s books and assume responsibility of its finances, effective immediately. (More)
Response: Lyons ran for a seat on the commission during a previous election but was unsuccessful. Sorry Lyons but I believe that with LGC asking the Edgecombe County Sheriff Department to come in because they felt they were in an hostile environment shows what is really going on in Princeville. It is your friends The Princeville 3 who are the liars.
Why is Commissioner Viola Harris on the Local Government Board (LGC), that consists of the state treasurer? (I believe) she is a liar. (More)
Response: I have not seen the letter written by Linda Ingram however I do plan to get the July 20 newspaper. I will respond more in depth after reading it for myself however a couple of people have tried to tell me about and now reading this mess. I want to than Viola Harris for
To the Editor:
(I believe) Commissioner Viola Harris is a liar. Commissioner Harris stated on July 16, 2012 in the Daily Southerner that she visits all her towns in District 2. (More)
TARBORO — The enthusiasm at the former Tarboro Edgecombe Academy was contagious at Monday’s “back-to-school” night for Edgecombe County’s new public charter school, North East Carolina Prep School (NECPS). Parents and teachers alike expressed their excitement about today’s first day of school. (More)
TARBORO — PRINCEVILLE — "It’s the worst thing I’ve heard in a long time."
Those were the words uttered by former Princeville Commissioner Elizabeth Black concerning the Local Government Commission’s taking over of the town’s finances Monday during a special called meeting in Raleigh. (More)