Updated: Pinetops NC – “Alert!” King Chef Chinese Restaurant Double Billed My Debit Card And Don’t Want To Refund My Money

Lesson learned: I received a response back from my bank. If you should have this experience I suggest that you contact your bank or credit card institution to file a dispute and therefore the matter will be cleared up. As I stated in a comment below when this happened to me before the merchant refunded the money back to my card or gave me the money. I believe the difference here lies with the incident was in the authorization stage and had not been actually billed when the others must have been actually billed. See the response from my institution as follows. I hope this will help others in the future.

Thank you for your message. We do see that the merchant processed two requests for authorization. An authorization will hold the funds from your account for 3 business days or until the merchant posts the charge to your account whichever comes first. We see that the merchant has posted one transaction and the other authorization has released the funds back to your account as of 2/28/13. Please note that since the transactions were only authorizations, that you will not see a credit from the merchant since only one charge was posted to the account. Thank you for using Member Access.


On Sunday, February 24, 2013 King Chef Chinese Restaurant double billed my card.

This is what happened. The female owner swiped my card at  6:32 PM for $23.44 and she showed me her machine and it read “Host Response.” I said that has nothing to do with my card. She swiped my card again at 6:33 PM for $23.44.

On Monday, February 25 I noticed that my card had been billed twice. I didn’t have time to go to the place of business.

On Tuesday, February 26 I stopped by the place of business and the female owner was not there. An employee told me to come back the following day.

On Wednesday, February 27 I stopped by the place of business and the female told me to come back the following day she was going to check her total at home. I told her I have nothing to do with her total at home that my card had been debited twice. I said I will be back tomorrow and I want my money.

On Thursday, February 28 I stopped by the place of business and the female told me she forgot the total to let her go home give her 10 minutes. I said I have to go but I will be back later. I stopped back by later and she waited on a female and then a male came in and she waited on him after telling me to wait. She then went back preparing food however 2 other employees were working. I said I got to go I want my money. This is when she going to show me something talking about her total was right and she didn’t bill me twice. I said here it is on paper and yes you did.

I walked down to the Police Department and asked the dispatcher to call the police to the place of business. He told her the same thing I did that my card had been billed twice and that she needed to pay me or unless she chooses not to. She chose not to.  

I have contacted the State Employees Credit Union and I was told how to dispute this transaction.

Folks you need to check your Debit/Credit card online often to make sure you are not being billed twice.

Note: Updated: 3/2/2013 13:34

Snow Hill NC: Utilities Commission to hold hearing on controversial rate increase – Kinston.com

Soon, Progress Energy Carolinas customers will be paying more for their electricity.

The electricity provider made the application to the N.C. Utilities Commission in late 2012, and the commission is in Snow Hill tonight to hear from the public on the matter.

But there’s an agreement on the major points of the decision. (More)

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After 50 Years, the Voting Rights Act’s Biggest Threat: The Supreme Court

Response: Today! February 27, 2013.

At 10 a.m. next Wednesday, the justices of the United States Supreme Court will hear oral argument in a case styled Shelby County v. Holder, one of the most anticipated of the current Term. Agreeing to review an argument made by an Alabama county that it ought finally to be free from one of the key requirements of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, the justices will have an opportunity both to lead and to follow the nation as it roils anew in political and legal battle over the rights of the poor, the ill, the young, the car-less, the black, the Hispanic, and the Native American to vote.

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Edgecombe County – As We Remember Robert “Bob” Whitehead The College Round Up Will Be Held Next Weekend Friday March 8th & 9th, 2013.


Click on picture for more pictures. In this picture Robert “Bob” Whitehead.

Tarboro NC – College Round-Up 2013 

Tarboro NC – College Round-Up 2013 Press Release 

Tarboro NC: College Round-Up 2012 Edgecombe Community College 

Homegoing Celebration For Robert (Bob) Whitehead Tarboro NC.

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College Round Up

Candidate backed by Bloomberg wins Democratic primary in Chicago

(CNN) – Illinois state Rep. Robin Kelly, who was boosted by support from New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, won a primary election in Chicago Tuesday, putting her closer to filling the vacant seat previously held by disgraced former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.

Her chief rival, Democratic State lawmaker Debbie Halvorson, conceded the race shortly after 8 p.m. local time. (More)

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Princeville NC – NC State Treasurer’s Office Coming To Town To Give Princeville Community An Update On The Status Of The Town

Princeville citizens the time is coming again for you to come out to hear what LGC has to say and to ask any questions you may have. This meeting held in November was a very productive and formative meeting.

Notice of Princeville Community Update Meeting

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Video/Pictures: Princeville NC – Citizens Learn The Truth That This Council Is Responsible For The Takeover By The Local Government Commission

Princeville NC

Note: Originally posted February 7, 2012.

Edgecombe County Native: Richard Wilson featured as the cover artist in the Sunshine Artist Magazine, March issue!

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Richard Wilson featured as the cover artist in the Sunshine Artist Magazine, March issue!


You can read the full article by

link below.

Also, join us this weekend in Tampa, Florida, to kickoff our 2013 seasonal tour. We look forward to seeing you there! 


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MARCH 2-3, 2013


600 N Ashley Dr

Tampa, FL 33602

(Located in Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park – Downtown Tampa, Florida)


Phone (813) 876.1747


Hours of Operation: Saturday 9am-6pm



MARCH 22 – 24, 2013

Bayou City Art Festival Memorial Park 2013
presented by Art Colony Association

S Picnic Ln & Memorial Loop Dr

Houston, TX 77007


Phone 713-521-0133


Hours of Operation: Friday, Saturday & Sunday 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM


Conveniently located five miles from Downtown, two miles from the Galleria area and neighboring the elegant residential communities of River Oaks and Memorial, Bayou City Art Festival Memorial Park is an artist’s dream.


APRIL 19 -21, 2013

Atlanta Dogwood Festival 2013

Peidmont Park

Atlanta, GA 30318

Phone (404) 817-6642

Hours of Operation: Friday 12:00 AM – 9:00 

Saturday 10:00 AM – 9:00  & Sunday 12:00 AM – 7:00

MAY 2, 3, 4, 5, 2013 (Second Weekend)

New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival – Congo Square 2013

Congo Square African Marketplace

 New Orleans, LA 70130

Phone (504) 410-4100


Hours of Operation: 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM Daily



 MAY 10-12, 2013


Main Street

Greenville, SC 29601

Artisphere’s site extends throughout the Historic West End District of Greenville, SC. Exhibitor booths are located along Main Street overlooking Falls Park on the Reedy River in the heart of Downtown. Greenville is located among the Blue Ridge Mountains in the northwest corner of South Carolina on I-85 about halfway between Atlanta and Charlotte.

Phone 864-271-9355

Hours of Operation: Friday, May 10 – 4pm-8pm
Saturday, May 11 – 10am-8pm
Sunday, May 12 – 11am-6pm
MAY 18-19, 2013

Artsplosure 2013 

313 S. Blount Street

Raleigh, NC 27605


Phone (919) 832-8699


Hours of Operation: Saturday, May 18 – 11am-7pm; Sunday, May 19 – 10am-5pm




June 14-17, 2013

Boardwalk Art Show & Festival 2013

17th-32nd Street at the Boardwalk
Virginia Beach, Virginia

Phone (757) 425.0000
Thurs. 9am-6pm Fri. 10am-6pm Sat. 10am-6pm Sun.10am-5pm
Richard Wilson Fine Arts & Graphics Inc.
Greenville, North Carolina 27858

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Richard Wilson Fine Arts & Graphics Inc. | wilsonfinearts | Greenville | NC | 27858

Do You Know Sodexo? by William Reed Columnist

Sodexo is one of the largest food services and facilities management companies in the world, and the leading provider of integrated food and facilities management services in North America. Founded in 1966, Sodexo is a $20 billion-a-year firm and the world’s 22nd largest employer. Sodexo has 413,000 employees who serve 50 million consumers a day at 33,400 sites in 80 countries. Currently, African Americans account for 28 percent of Sodexo’s 120,000 U.S. employees.

Now, and into the future, Sodexo will be one of America’s major employers. Sodexo’s impact in the labor force started in 1998, with the merger of Marriott Management Services to become Sodexo Marriott Services and one of the largest food service providers in America. Sodexo operating divisions serve   private corporations, government agencies, schools, universities and colleges, hospitals and clinics, assisted-living facilities, and military bases.

In 2006, Sodexo settled an $80 million class action discrimination lawsuit brought by disgruntled African-American employees. During this period, Sodexo hired Dr. Rohini Anand as the company’s   diversity officer. Anand’s will to right the company’s errant ways has enabled Sodexo to become a bellwether in diversity activities and programs. As the company’s Global Diversity Chief, Anand says, “Today diversity and inclusion and sustainability are drivers of Sodexo’s business growth and progress.” Under Anand, Sodexo has received widespread recognition for leadership, and fostering equal opportunity. Anand says that “diversity and inclusion strengthens our company, maximizes the investment of our stockholders, and prepares us to lead in the 21st century.”  

Under Anand, Sodexo was ranked No. 1 in 2010 and No. 2 in 2011 and 2012 on the Diversity Inc. business index of Top Companies for Diversity and Inclusion. The National Restaurant Association awarded Sodexo its Faces of Diversity Inspiration Award and Working Mother Media named Sodexo a Best Company for Hourly Workers three consecutive times. Sodexo’s remarkable culture change has been featured as a Harvard Business School case study. The Sodexo Foundation is committed to ending childhood hunger and supports programs that fight poverty and unemployment.

Anand says “Sodexo considers diversity and inclusion a business imperative as well as a social and ethical responsibility grounded in core values of team spirit, service spirit, and spirit of progress.” Sodexo offerings range from self-service food that include staff restaurants, catering, executive dining, vending, and meal delivery, to integrated facilities management services that include services such as reception, concierge, cleaning, pantry, laundry, landscaping and waste management.

Sodexo made headlines across the country when they established a joint venture with Magic Johnson Enterprises. SodexoMAGIC is 51 percent owned by Magic Johnson Enterprises and 49 percent owned by Sodexo Inc. SodexoMAGIC provides food service at institutions like Howard University and management and services such as vending, housekeeping, landscaping, plant operations and maintenance, asset management, and laundry services.

Anand says that “12 percent of Sodexo’s executive corps is Black.” She says that careers in her company are evolving. Anand, and Sodexo’s Black executives, work with the National Urban League Black Executive Exchange Program to bring students at four-year Historically Black Colleges and Universities together with professionals in their fields and industries of interest. Sodexo helps students to become employees and corporate executives in their fields of interest. In addition, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored Peoples’ Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics Youth Initiative Program (ACT-SO) helps develop new generations of chefs. Sodexo and Hyatt Hotels partnered with ACT-SO to develop a new Culinary Arts Competition program.

Anand says Sodexo “have opportunities” for diverse suppliers across the country “ranging from regional to national contracts.”  Anand says Sodexo is committed to receiving products and services from diverse suppliers who provide products and services for food menus, high-quality goods, and service divisions. Individuals and companies interested in participating in Sodexo’s programs and business activities, or being on Supplier Listings should contact: Supplierdiversity.NorAm@sodexo.com.

Anand says that “In coming years, Sodexo expects to continue hiring of traditional culinary jobs, facilities, engineering and general management positions within large metropolitan areas such as Atlanta, Chicago, D.C., and Los Angeles.”

William Reed is publisher of “Who’s Who in Black Corporate America” and available for projects via the BaileyGroup.org

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Talk Back – Rep. Larry D. Hall’s Talk Show 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. talking about the Schools To Prison Pipeline on FM 104.3. Tune in now or listen online.

Talk Back – Rep. Larry D. Hall‘s Talk Show 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. talking about the Schools To Prison Pipeline on FM 104.3. Tune in now or listen online.

Mad As Hell – I Attended An IEP Meeting On This Past Monday And I Reported A Confrontation And You Have Nothing To Say But You Say You Are Concerned About Our Children, Oh Hell No!

Wilson County NCIt is sad animals: dogs are protective of their puppies, cats are protective of their kittens and the list goes on but Black parents have to be afraid to be protective of their children. I be damn if something ain’t wrong with that picture.

I do what I do supporting people and reporting what is going on in our communities and folks act as if we don’t have issues that we need to be concerned about. I attended an IEP meeting in Wilson County on Monday, February 18, 2013 and I was very disturbed by what I witnessed. Now I am more disturbed by what I am not witnessing. And that is you have no comments. Damn so you are going to just sit by and not say a damn word when I have posted the audio of what happened in this meeting. But if it was you, you would be mad as hell because nobody stood with you.

Now I understand that you may be afraid to sign your name to your comments but just making a general statement about what you heard would be enough. But you can respond to the original post on my blog and you don’t have to post your name but can post anonymously.

I just don’t get it how we are not concerned about what is in the best interest of our children. If adults are treated like this what in the hell do you think are happening to our children?

I am concerned about the process being carried out properly so that the child will receive due process. What I witnessed was a process gone wild and a system trying to provoke a parent in my opinion. If you noticed I didn’t say anything during the confrontation because I didn’t want the system to try to make it appear that I was acting in legal terms because it appears they are trying to find a way to discredit and to shut down this parent.

I have been pissed off all week because “you” act as if this situation is not worthy of a discussion when this is about a process that involves a child and not about adult personalities.

I am posting the following link again because maybe you missed it “Audio Recording: Wilson NC – Dorothy Cook Parent & Vivian Roach Executive Director Exceptional Children Wilson County Public Schools Confrontation Monday February 18, 2013

Bill adds teeth to state laws on open meetings, records – Wilson Times

Response: I am for this bill doesn’t matter who sponsors it. I have always spoke about this statue and keep a copy with me as I attend meetings because some folks don’t want the truth to be made known.

Officials who refuse to release public records or shut North Carolina residents out of open meetings could face criminal penalties under a bill filed Thursday.

Senate Bill 125 would make violations of the state public records and open meetings laws a Class 3 misdemeanor. State Sen. Buck Newton, a Wilson Republican, is co-sponsor of the bill introduced by Sens. Thom Goolsby and Tom Apodaca.

“Right now, there’s no teeth in that law,” said Goolsby, a Wilmington Republican. “When you have trouble with a governmental authority who won’t provide you records or won’t let you into a meeting, all you can do now is sue.”

High School Playoffs For Edgecombe, Nash & Wilson Counties Monday February 25, 2013

GIRLS: NCHSAA 3-A state playoffs, first round, No. 10 Winterville South Central at No. 7 Rocky Mount High, 6 p.m.; No. 11 Nash Central at No. 6 Greenville Conley, 7 p.m.; No. 15 Southern Wayne at No. 2 Northern Nash, 7 p.m.

BOYS: NCHSAA 3-A state playoffs, No. 11 Nash Central at No. 6 Wilson Hunt, 7 p.m.; No. 15 Northern Nash at No. 2 Erwin Triton, 7 p.m.; No. 16 Jacksonville at No. 1 Rocky Mount High, 7:30 p.m.

NCHSAA 2-A state playoffs, No. 16 SouthWest Edgecombe at No. 1 Jacksonville Northside, 7 p.m.

NCHSAA 1-A state playoffs, No. 5 Rocky Mount Prep at No. 12 Southeast Halifax, 7 p.m.