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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