Republican senator says he doesn’t ‘give a rat’s ass’ what black people think – Examiner

Republican Jim Summerville, a first term state senator from Dickson, Tennessee, has joined the chorus line of tone deaf conservatives. It was found that in an official email the senator said he did not care what black people thought, specifically their representatives in the black caucus. (More)

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Princeville budget hearing packed – Daily Southerner

Response: I hate I was not able to attend this meeting to capture it on video. However I am glad to see people coming. But as one citizen put it, he thought Princeville was under a gag order because the citizens were not allowed to ask questions.

TARBORO — PRINCEVILLE — The Local Government Commission’s (LGC) public hearing on Princeville’s proposed 2012-2013 budget drew mixed reactions from citizens who stood wall-to-wall in the Princeville commissioners room Thursday afternoon.

Approximately 75 people attended the meeting but only a few budget reports were available for review. (More)

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Edgecombe No. 1 in state for HIV STD’s found in two preschoolers – Daily Southerner

TARBORO — Leslie Arnold, communicable disease supervisor with the Edgecombe County Health Department, shared some good news and bad news about communicable diseases at Tuesday night’s board of health meeting.

“We still are No. 1 in the state for HIV rates,” said Arnold. “With syphilis [rates], Edgecombe County dropped to No. 13 in North Carolina.” (More)

Hospira expansion great news for area – Rocky Mount Telegram

It might have been the worst kept secret in the Rocky Mount business community for the past couple of months, but it’s hard to think of a better economic news story in 2012.

Hospira’s announcement Thursday that it plans a major expansion of its Rocky Mount plant and the addition of about 200 jobs is a welcome boost to an area thirsty for development. (More)

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Did You Know? Black Law Enforcement

Did you know the Chief of Police in Enfield NC is black?

Did you know the Chief of Police in Pinetops NC is black?

Did you know the Chief of Police in Princeville NC is black?

Did you know the Chief of Police in Wilson NC is black?

Did you know the Chief of Police in Tarboro NC is black?

Did you know the Chief of Police in Rocky Mount NC is black?

Did you know the Edgecombe County Sheriff is black? Offices in Tarboro NC and Rocky Mount NC.

All of the above duties consist of working in Edgecombe County. I wonder can any other county match this?

New Sharpsburg police chief sworn in – Rocky Mount Telegram

SHARPSBURG — Fellow men and women of the law enforcement community as well as residents from three counties showed their support Thursday to the newly appointed Sharpsburg Police Chief Alvin Coley.

“It is time for the town of Sharpsburg to move on and up,” Sharpsburg Councilman Robert Williams said at the swearing-in ceremony Thursday afternoon at Olive Chapel Baptist Church. (More)

Edgecombe County Public Schools Start And Stop Times – ECPS

Start and stop times for 2012-2013 school year Please visit the link below to view the times that students may be dropped off, buses will arrive, classes will begin and school will dismiss for the 2012-2013 school year. View times… 

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Swing states to Romney: Hands off my Medicare!

Washington Post’s Dana Milbank and economist Jared Bernstein dig into new poll numbers to explain why swing-state voters in Florida, Ohio and Wisconsin trust President Obama with health care and Medicare – and why, contrary to Paul Ryan, his plan will affect current retirees. (More)

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Princeville NC – LGC Holds Budget Hearing For The Citizens Of Princeville

Sources say LGC held a productive hearing today to make the people aware of what is going on in Princeville. LGC made the people aware that it was the Princeville 3 that were increasing the water bill fees and not them.

Sources say Mayor Priscilla Everette-Oates did not show up. Sources say Commissioner Gwendolyn Knight had an emergency.

Sources say Mayor Pro-tem Isabelle Purvis-Andrews showed her butt again. They say Purvis-Andrews still talking about this council inherited the problem they have when they came into office in 2009. But I have heard the Princeville 3 say many of times they inherited the issues in 2009 in which had them in the red but they got themselves out of the red in 2010.

So Purvis-Andrews if you were out of the red in 2010 why don’t you understand that it was the Princeville 3 that have put Princeville in the red again?

I understand that the citizens of Princeville showed up today and asked questions. Sources say that it was reported that several residents and at least one business had not received a water bill in 2 years.

Sources say they left the meeting feeling that LGC was going to work with them.

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