I should be at the Convention.
I should have tried to be a delegate for the 1st Congressional District since my name is known across the district but that does not necessarily mean I would have won the nomination. However I will never know because it is just like the lottery, you can’t win if you don’t get in the game.
The reason why I didn’t try to be a delegate is because my wife is unemployed but taking nursing classes at the community college. My son is a freshman in high school and my daughter is in her Senior year at North Carolina Central University. I have to keep my priorities in check.
But I do plan on going to Charlotte on Thursday to see my President speak live for the 3rd time. I videoed him when he came to North Carolina on his campaign tour during his last election. I videoed him at NC Central University, East Carolina University and at Wilson Beddingfield High School. However I had the opportunity to video Michelle Obama when she came to Rocky Mount the week before the election. I also had the opportunity to video William Jefferson (Bill) Clinton when he came to NC Wesleyan College to campaign on behalf of Obama also. I shared all of these videos on The DCN News Blog/Online TV.
I had a ticket to go to the Inauguration but I had a stomach virus however I don’t think I could have endured the weather. So I gave the ticket to a friend who did attend.
But my, my, my look at the history I could have on video and the pictures that I could have shared with others on The DCN News Blog/Online TV, Facebook and Twitter at my expense because the donations are few and far beyond. But that’s alright because I represent the least of those however others benefit as well.
Well in the meantime I will just watch all that I can on TV.
What a historical moment for North Carolina.
Yes We Can!
TARBORO — PRINCEVILLE — A resolution passed during the Town of Princeville’s Aug. 27 board of commissioners meeting didn’t quite get the backing of a United State Congressman that the three council members had hoped.
The resolution asked U.S. Rep. G. K. Butterfield to investigate the "misappropriation of funds by any and all private individuals, public servants or former public servants or public entities" in connection with recovery funds for Hurricane Floyd in 1999. (More)
TARBORO — Princeville’s water and sewer crisis was the key topic of discussion at Tuesday night’s meeting of the Edgecombe County commissioners.
T. Vance Holloman, deputy treasurer of the North Carolina Department of Treaurer who supervises the Local Government Commission (LGC), requested that Edgecombe County help the town manage its water and sewer accounts. The LGC assumed control of the town’s financial affairs on July 30. (More)
Response: I had planned on going tomorrow but it looks like I will be looking at “our” President at home. Oh well it is all good!
I ain’t mad because it ain’t bout me.
Yes We Can!
CHARLOTTE, N.C. President Barack Obama will now deliver his nomination speech Thursday at Time Warner Cable Arena because of concerns about severe weather, the Democratic National Convention Committee announced on Wednesday.
"We have been monitoring weather forecasts closely and several reports predict thunderstorms in the area, therefore we have decided to move Thursday’s proceedings to Time Warner Cable Arena to ensure the safety and security of our delegates and convention guests," said DNCC CEO Steve Kerrigan. The energy and enthusiasm for our convention in Charlotte has been overwhelming and we share the disappointment of over 65,000 people who signed up for community credentials to be there with the President in person. We encourage our community credential holders and Americans across the country to continue to come together with their friends and neighbors to watch and participate in history." (More)
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Pines Chapel Male Choir
"Quitting Is Not An Option”
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Sheriff Law Enforcement Choir
"I’m Climbing Higher”
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Word Tabernacle Youth Praise Team
Mary Grove MBC Choir
"Tearing Down Strong Holds”
Anderson Chapel MBC
Response: How ignant! The article explains it.
However, the phone assigned to the mayor was used an average of 6,914 minutes during the past three months, according to the report. Documentation was not available for the business purpose of the calls, the report states.
Everette-Oates said she has received numerous calls since the LGC intervened in Princeville.
“It should be 10,000 minutes,” Everette-Oates said. “People are calling from all over.”
Everything that came in was Princeville-related, Everette-Oates said.
Memos and status reports provided by the N.C. Local Government Commission shed light on some of Princeville’s financial challenges. (More)
CBS News) CHARLOTTE, N.C. — On the opening night of the Democratic National Convention, First Lady Michelle Obama shared the intimate stories of her life with her husband, President Barack Obama, to convince voters that his work as president is motivated by personal convictions, not by politics. (More)
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