Nash County approves $6m in grants for Hospira – Rocky Mount Telegram

The Nash County Board of Commissioners on Thursday voted in favor of shelling out much as $6 million in grants over 10 years to Hospira in return for an expansion of the pharmaceutical plant that would create 200 jobs.

The grant amounts would be based on a portion of the property taxes the company will have to pay due to a higher accessed value of the plant after an $80 million to $270 million expansion. (More)

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WakeUP Wake County, League of Women Voters of Wake County Set Dates for Candidate Forums Events to Focus on Wake Board of Commissioners, NC Superintendent for Public Instruction Races



Date:               August 22, 2012                     


Contact:           Karen Rindge –  WakeUP Wake County, 919-828-3833, 919-637-4271,;

Marian Lewin – League of Women Voters of Wake County, 919-845-0064,




WakeUP Wake County, League of Women Voters of Wake County Set Dates for Candidate Forums


Events to Focus on Wake Board of Commissioners, NC Superintendent

for Public Instruction Races


Growth planning, public schools, transportation, water supply, and budget priorities are among the topics for questions and debate at five candidate forums to be held this September and October around Wake County.  Co-hosted by WakeUP Wake County and the League of Women Voters of Wake County, four of the forums will feature candidates running for three Wake County Board of Commissioners seats on the November ballot.  A fifth forum will feature candidates running for NC Superintendent for Public Instruction, a state-wide race.


All forums will start at 7:00pm.  Voter registration will be available beginning at 6:00pm at the Board of Commissioners forums.


Candidates will be asked questions by the organizations as well as the audience and will be allowed to make opening and closing statements.  Voter education is an important objective of both the League of Women Voters and WakeUP Wake County.  Both organizations are non-partisan, and all candidates have confirmed participation in the forums.  The public is encouraged to attend these free public forums.  Registration is not required but encouraged.  To register and for more information, visit:  Elections are Tuesday, November 6th. 





Garner – Sept. 20, 2012

Garner Performing Arts Center

742 W Garner Rd, Garner


SE Raleigh – Sept. 27, 2012

Martin St. Baptist Church

1001 East Martin Street, Raleigh


Cary – Oct. 4, 2012

Kirk of Kildaire Church

200 High Meadow Drive, Cary


N. Raleigh – Oct. 11, 2012

Temple Beth Or

5315 Creedmoor Road, Raleigh


NC SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION FORUM – October 15, 2012   Details attached.

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Raleigh

3313 Wade Ave, Raleigh 27607

Mitt Romney After Bain Capital: Leaked Documents Connect Candidate To Adelson, Casinos, Cigarettes – HuffPost

A treasure trove of leaked documents about Mitt Romney’s finances may not contain earth-shattering revelations, but could at least make life awkward for the presumptive Republican nominee for president. (More)

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Administrator/police chief position works in Pinetops – Daily Southerner

TARBORO — PINETOPS — Pinetops town administrator Greg Bethea is applying the adage of "If it’s not broke, don’t break it," to the now nearly four-year vacancy for the position of chief of police.

Bethea was appointed interim police chief and, in his dual role, has apparently pleased the town commissioners as he is serving in that capacity indefinitely. (More)

Romney Defends Bogus Obama Welfare Ads, Dismissing Fact-Checkers – HuffPost

Response: It does not matter about truth they are going to do whatever they can to attempt to discredit “our” President. Again I repeat lies, lies, lies. If they will tell lies to attempt to win the Presidency what is will they lie about?

WASHINGTON — Mitt Romney doesn’t care what fact-checkers think.

Even in the face of repeated debunkings by journalists, Romney’s presidential campaign has continued to produce new ads falsely claiming that President Barack Obama ended the requirement that people on welfare, formally known as Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, engage in work. (More)

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Princeville NC: LGC schedules public hearing on Princeville budget – Daily Southerner

Response: Mayor Priscilla Everette-Oates, and commissioners Isabelle Andrews and Calvin Sherrod voted for the proposed budget while commissioners Ann Howell and Gwen Knight voted against it. LGC also apparently had problems with it. So since LGC had a problem with the budget that means that Commissioners Howell and Knight was right on! So today we will see what the LGC budget will look like. But in the meantime why in the hell does the Princeville 3 Mayor Priscilla Everette-Oates, Mayor Pro-tem Isabelle Purvis-Andrews and Commissioner Calvin Sherrod continue to write letters to the editor in the local newspaper trying to blame Howell and Knight for “their” ignance. Damn the Princeville 3 just don’t get it.

TARBORO — The Local Government Commission (LGC) has called a public hearing for 2:30 p.m. Thursday for public discussion of Princeville’s 2012-2013 proposed budget. The meeting will be held at Princeville’s town hall and LGC is encouraging the public to attend. (More)

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