Twin County Democracy, the newest local chapter of Democracy North Carolina, serving the Edgecombe-Nash area, will be having our August meeting

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Dear Supporter,

Twin County Democracy, the newest local chapter of Democracy North Carolina, serving the Edgecombe-Nash area, will be having our August meeting at the Auditorium of the Rocky Mount Campus of the Edgecombe Community College at 225 Tarboro St, Rocky Mount, NC 27801. The meeting will be held on Wednesday, August 8th, 6 – 7:30pm and is free and open to the public.

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Join us as we discuss non-partisan voter registration, education, and mobilization over the coming months! In particular, we will lay the groundwork for working with local high schools to register and pre-register youth who are 16 years of age or older during September Voter Registration Awareness Month. We need your local knowledge, ideas, and volunteer hours to make sure the next generation gets civically engaged and to set a positive example for young voters!

Sincerely,

Jake Gellar-Goad
Eastern Organizer
Democracy North Carolina

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NC takes over finances of tiny, historic town – WRAL TV

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)

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Video: Raleigh NC Local Government Commission Assumes Full Control Of Princeville NC Financial Affairs Monday July 30, 2012

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State takes over Princeville’s finances – The Rocky Mount Telegram

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)

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Video: Raleigh NC Local Government Commission Assumes Full Control Of Princeville NC Financial Affairs Monday July 30, 2012

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Princeville resident questions Harris’ place on LGC

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)

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Video: Raleigh NC Local Government Commission Assumes Full Control Of Princeville NC Financial Affairs Monday July 30, 2012

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TARBORO — Princeville resident bashes commissioner – The Daily Southerner

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)

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Video: Raleigh NC Local Government Commission Assumes Full Control Of Princeville NC Financial Affairs Monday July 30, 2012

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Enthusiasm contagious at NECPS open house – The Daily Southerner

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)

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Citizens have grave concerns for town – Daily Southerner

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)

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Video: Raleigh NC Local Government Commission Assumes Full Control Of Princeville NC Financial Affairs Monday July 30, 2012

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Mayor’s plea falls on deaf ears – The Daily Southerner

TARBORO — RALEIGH – Despite an uncompelling plea from Mayor Priscilla Everette-Oates, the Local Government Commission impounded the Town of Princeville’s books and took control of its financial affairs here Monday during a special meeting. The vote was unanimous. (More)

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Video: Raleigh NC Local Government Commission Assumes Full Control Of Princeville NC Financial Affairs Monday July 30, 2012

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Princeville NC – LGC Asked For The Edgecombe County Sheriff Department To Assist Them In Princeville Today Due To What They Say Is An Hostile Environment

imageSources say LGC asked the Edgecombe County Sheriff Department to assist them in Princeville today due to what they say is an hostile environment. So the truth continues to unfold.

Yesterday in Raleigh after the meeting I heard one of the local government commission board members ask Mayor Priscilla Everette-Oates was she threatening her? The mayor said no but the board member said why are you approaching me after the meeting.

I didn’t see it for myself but a person that was close by Mayor Everette-Oates said that deputy state treasurer T. Vance Holloman tried to give her an envelope and she would not take it. It was said that she said she was not taking anything from him because he was a liar. I understand that Holloman put it under her arm whereby she had lots of papers but she took it out and put it in his coat pocket.

Mayor Priscilla Everette-Oates, Mayor Pro-tem Isabelle Purvis-Andrews and Commissioner imageCalvin Sherrod really set the stage for LGC to ask the Sheriff Department to come in to assist them. You see the LGC couldn’t count on the Princeville police because the Mayors try to get their police chief to do crazy ignant stuff. Remember last month when they tried to get him to lock up Commissioner Gwen Knight because she came to the meeting due to the restraining order against her by Maggie Boyd the interim town manager. A Judge had ruled that Knight could not be around Boyd but she could attend the meetings but could not address Boyd. So since the chief would not arrest Knight the Mayors had him running around town trying to find the Clerk of Court to get a copy of the restraining order when Maggie Boyd had one and the chief but that was not good enough. Sources say the Edgecombe County Sheriff Department was contacted that night and they told them Knight could be at the meeting. The Princeville 3 are too ignant.

So how much more ignant do the Princeville 3 Everette-Oates, Purvis-Andrews and Sherrod have to get for their loyal supporters to see that the Princeville D.A.s (Dumb Assess) all 3, So move! Purvis-Andrews, I’ll 2nd that! Calvin Sherrod and I’ll break the tie Everette-Oates are solely responsible for the condition that Princeville is in. After the meeting on yesterday I came up with another name for the Princeville 3 Dumb, Dumb and Dumber Everette-Oates, Purvis-Andrews and Sherrod.

Hell no it was not former Mayor Perkins, former commissioners Ann Adams and Carolyn Sharpe, nor Calvin Adkins reporter The Daily Southerner and Commissioner Viola Harris who is also on the LGC board that has created the mess that Princeville is in.image

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Video: Raleigh NC Local Government Commission Assumes Full Control Of Princeville NC Financial Affairs Monday July 30, 2012 

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