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On last Saturday there were 2 major events going on in Edgecombe County at the same time however there were some other events going on as well. However the 2 I am referring to are the Edgecombe County Democratic Party Executive Committee Meeting in Tarboro NC and The NC NAACP Hope & Poverty Tour in Rocky Mount NC. We need to manage having major meetings in the same county on the same day especially at the same time.

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Homegoing Celebration For Mr. Wilbert R. Norwood Rocky Mount NC.

My condolences goes out to Karen Norwood former co-worker and the family of the late Wilbert R. Norwood.

I also knew Bro. Norwood quite well. We were both Masons at one time before I became inactive. I used to talk to him from time to time when he would come out to my workplace during the lunch hour. Wilbert loved him some Karen and his children. I remember when Tracy used to play football at SouthWest Edgecombe and we used to talk about him. He was proud of his children.

I ran into Karen and Wilbert several months ago at the Eye Care Center and Wilbert and I had a lengthy conversation. He told me about how sick he had been and talked about he had to have one of his legs removed. He told me he had been so sick at one time the doctors had gave up on him but God was good and he was out and about. He talked about how he had to adjust to getting around with one leg but he was adjusting.

Wilbert was always the same every time I was in his presence and always showed himself friendly to me.

Script.: Read Eccles. 3 and know, “To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven”

Song: The Storm Is Over Now – Kirk Franklin

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Farrelly: ‘We’ve got to raise the bar’ – Daily Southerner

TARBORO — Test scores were a topic of discussion at Monday night’s Edgecombe County Public Schools (ECPS) board meeting.

Janet Morris, ECPS director of accountability, shared the 2011-2012 ABC’s of Public Education report card with the board. As previously reported. eight of the county’s 15 schools met expected growth and five met all of their annual measurable objectives (AMOs). (More)

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Edgecombe County Public Schools

With Ryan, GOP can no longer hide behind lies – The Ed Show

How did Republicans get where they are today with Paul Ryan? They lied. They lied about everything: bailouts, health care (repeal and replace) and jobs, jobs, jobs!!!

They lied to the Tea Party that they were a populist party that had the best interest of the middle class at heart, knowing full well that when elected they would abandon all concern for them and pursue their normal agenda: tax cuts for the rich, deregulation of big business and banks and extreme abortion measures. (More)

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Romney & Ryan

You Are Invited To Rev. Walter Cherry Jr. 37th Pastor’s Anniversary At Anderson Chapel MBC Sunday 4:00 PM

What: Rev. Walter Cherry Jr. 37th Pastor’s Anniversary

Where: Anderson Chapel Missionary Baptist Church 4352 Anderson Chapel Church Road Macclesfield NC 27852

Time: 4:00 PM

Theme: "I’m Pressing On!"

A dynamic guest minister along with the choir will bring forth the message and music. If you can’t attend please send your prayers.

Will Someone Tell Me How Vice President Joe Biden Comment About “Putting Ya’ll Back In Chains” An Insult?

In response to Jeff Savage on a Facebook group that I am a member.

I am trying to figure out how Biden being a Democrat and if the Republicans win "putting ya’ll back in chains" is an insult. Damn the Republicans keep saying they want to take us back so what in the hell does that mean. I get so sick and tired of black folks trying to speak for me just because they are black. I just don’t get it the insult but maybe I am missing something.

And where did you read or see that "Our" President think it was funny?

Damn Biden out here stumping to get a black man re-elected when we got ignant damn black folks especially Democrats pushing their own agenda trying to discredit the President without a real base.

I read Barry Saunders article in the News Observer, “Saunders: Y’all politicians be careful tryin’ to talk like us” but that still ain’t enough for me to understand the insult. Again maybe I am missing something. Just maybe reading the comments that were posted under Saunders column that have been removed may would have helped me a little. So in the meantime maybe I will read something somewhere and a lightbulb will come on because right now I just don’t get it.

I know damn well Romney didn’t go there. “Romney unleashes on Obama, accuses rival of running campaign of ‘anger and hate’” His campaign is built on taking black folks back.

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Joe Biden’s “Chains” Comment and the Racial Double Standard