My condolences goes out to the family of the late Beverly Otwan McDowell Tarboro NC.
Response: It is just a damn shame that some folks don’t want to see black folks be good at what they do. All of the mess that these ignant folks brought up such as about her hair, her mother struggles have nothing to do with how good Gabby is. But to think that one being in the spotlight especially worldwide that these things are not on this young girls mind would be just too ignant. She is young and has not experienced ignance on this level especially when she is thinking that she is doing a good thing and everyone ought to be happy for her to find out that they are not. Damn Gabby is the first black to win the all-around event so this is one of many things that happens when a black becomes a first. People sit around and try to discredit them but to attempt to discredit our precious children by way of ignance is too damn much to endure.
Gabby Douglas didn’t end her Olympic dream in a dreamy fashion. After making history as the first African American to ever win the all-around event, Douglas finished in last place in the women’s balance beam final. This was the low point of a very poor performance, which was full of a series of near-falls all along the way. (More)
PA hosted a community panel discussion on March 7th to learn more about Charters in Durham and NC. Our members then voted on a list of expectations for Charter schools in Durham. Below is the final document that PA supports. Click here for a printer friendly file.
Expectations for Charter Schools in Durham County
Charters are public schools, funded with federal, state and local taxes. Charters should be accountable and transparent to the public. (More)
TARBORO — To the Editor:
First of all, I want to say that I have no permanent friends no permanent enemies only permanent interest!
I know you, mayor Linda Ingram, and I know commissioner Viola Harris very well. Harris and I are not the best of friends, however we do have something in common and that is visiting Princeville because we care about the status of the town. I don’t live here, nor does Harris. (More)
TARBORO — With the first official 2012 high school football game approaching fast, all three Edgecombe County high school teams will be in action Friday at Tarboro Vikings Stadium to see what they need to work on before week one of the season. (More)
Email Alert from the Office of Rep. Angela R. Bryant, NC House District 7 Proudly Representing Halifax and Nash Counties until Jan. 2013; and Nash and Franklin Counties – Jan 2013 – 2014
Families Supporting Families Gospel Concert
You are cordially invited to attend and witness the most amazing vocal sounds of a tenor, Mr. William “Pete” Price. He will perform live in concert at the William R. Davie Middle School, Highway 158, Roanoke Rapids, NC. Mr. Price will perform an array of musical selections ranging from Old Negro Spirituals to Contemporary Gospel. Mr. Price will be accompanied by Mr. Randolph Lockett of Oxford, NC. In addition to the concert, we will spotlight talent of local youth.
The performance will be held on Sunday, August 19, 2012 at 4:00 pm. Doors will open at 3:00 pm and the concert will begin at 4:00 pm. Ten dollars ($10) is the suggested donation and proceeds will benefit the System of Care Alternative Transitional Program. Refreshment will be available at a minimal cost. For more information please feel free to contact the staff of Families Supporting Families at 252-535-4000 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
To the Editor:
Now that the Local Government Commission has taken control of the finances of the Town of Princeville, it seems like a good time for the citizens of the community to discuss, debate, and re-evaluate their future options for the governance of their town.
The options seem clear: (1) continue along the path of electing (some) commissioners and (some) mayors who appear unqualified and lacking the necessary character and integrity to govern the town; (2) find new leaders with the right qualities to lead the town to fiscal responsibility and quality and fair services for all of its citizens; or (3) request to become a part of Tarboro and voluntarily give up the town’s charter. (More)
TARBORO — A K-3 literacy initiative was one of the new requirements from the North Carolina General Assembly that Supt. John Farrelly discussed with the board of education at a Monday night work session.
Under the new legislation, third graders not demonstrating reading proficiency must be retained and attend a summer reading camp. Students who are not proficient after the camp will be placed in transitional fourth-grade classrooms. The policy will go into effect for the 2013-2014 school year, when all school districts must use a formative and diagnostic assessment tool called Reading 3D. The first reading camps will be offered in the summer of 2014. (More)
GREENVILLE – Cellphone photos taken in March show suspects in the Princeville and Farmville slayings posing together, sometimes with a firearm, court documents state.
Detectives said they believe the phone belongs to 29-year-old Antwan Andre Anthony, a man charged in the March 18 slayings of a Princeville couple at their home and an April 1 Farmville convenience store robbery in which three people were slain. (More)
Response: The following is Burr’s comments as it relates to his stop at the OIC Medical Center. This was one of 3 stops on yesterday in Rocky Mount NC.
Burr said he wanted to recognize the center for its new federal designation and its efforts to provide services that the community desperately needs. He said he also wanted to let leaders of the center know that they have a partner in Washington, D.C.
Burr, who opposed the Affordable Care Act, said the federal government has increased funding for community health centers during the past 10 years.
“I don’t see the Affordable Care Act necessarily affecting what has been a decade long increase in the commitment to community health centers,” Burr said. “If we hadn’t passed the Affordable Care Act, there would have been a stand alone piece of legislation.”