GOP requests 14 years of records from Attorney General Roy Cooper – News Observer

Raleigh – After N.C. Attorney General Roy Cooper spoke publicly Monday about keeping government officials accountable, the N.C. Republican Party is testing him by asking for thousands of records dating back to when Cooper took office in 2001.

In five detailed requests, one for each day of “Sunshine Week,” the party asked for every email and correspondence Cooper and his senior staff sent or received in the past 14 years. It also asked for every Twitter and Facebook message, official appointment, expense report, official opinion and internal memo from the attorney general’s office since 2001.

In addition, the N.C. GOP requested specifics about the operations of the N.C. Department of Justice, the State Bureau of Investigation and the State Crime Lab during the past 14 years. (Source: Read more)

Rudy Giuliani Tells His Party To Stop Blocking Loretta Lynch’s Nomination – HuffPost

WASHINGTON — Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani (R) said Friday that Loretta Lynch is an “extraordinary” nominee for U.S. attorney general, and called on Senate Republicans to stop holding up her confirmation vote.

In a call with reporters, Giuliani said he is a “very dedicated Republican” and doesn’t always agree with President Barack Obama. But he does think that a president should be able to get his or her appointees confirmed by the Senate.

“The confirmation process has been really tremendously distorted. … It’s become Republicans torture Democrats, Democrats torture Republicans. Who started it, God knows,” he said. “But as a Republican and looking at the Constitution, I find Loretta Lynch not only to be an acceptable appointment, but I find her to be an extraordinary appointment.” (Source: Read more)

2 fraternities suspended at NC State amid investigations –

RALEIGH, N.C. — Two fraternities have been suspended at North Carolina State University in Raleigh during investigations.

Multiple media outlets reported that Pi Kappa Phi has placed its NC State chapter on interim suspension pending an investigation of an apparent fraternity pledge book found at a restaurant near campus.

The book contains handwritten racially and sexually charged remarks and derogatory comments about women and children.

Pi Kappa Phi fraternity CEO Mark Timmes told Channel 9 there are a lot more questions than answers about the incident. (Source: Read more)

Investigators: Preliminary Autopsy Results Suggest Hanging Mississippi Man Committed Suicide – NewsOne

The Los Angeles Times is reporting that preliminary results from an autopsy on the body of Otis Byrd, the man officials found hanging from a tree in Mississippi Thursday, suggests the cause of death was suicide.

Investigators, however, have not yet released Byrd’s official cause of death.

“Everybody wants answers and wants them quickly,” Special FBI agent Don Alway told reporters at an afternoon news conference. “Everybody has heard rumors, but we ask you to hold off.”

“The community deserves answers, the family deserves answers,” said Alway, who met with Byrd’s family before the news conference. Also meeting with the relatives was Claiborne County Sheriff Marvin Lucas, who called for prayers on behalf of the Byrd family.

An unnamed official told the Times that early results led investigators to “strongly suggest the death was a suicide rather than foul play.” (Source: Read more)

Butterfield to Join Dept. of Health & Human Services for Panel on Impact of Affordable Care Act on North Carolina Women for ACA 5th Anniversary


For Release:  Immediate

Date:  March 20, 2015

Contact: Kezmiché “Kim” Atterbury            

             Office: (202) 225.3101               

Butterfield to Join Dept. of Health & Human Services for Panel on Impact of Affordable Care Act on North Carolina Women for ACA 5th Anniversary

WASHINGTON, DC — On Monday, March 23rd, Rep. G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) will join Dr. Pamela Roshell, Department of Health and Human Services Director for Region IV, for a roundtable discussion and celebration of the 5th Anniversary of the Patients’ Protections and Affordable Care Act (PPACA).  Joining in the celebration, which also marks Women’s History Month, will be key government and healthcare leaders who will discuss the Affordable Care Act’s success in North Carolina, and underscore what its passage means to women’s health.

Since President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act five years ago, about 560,357 North Carolinians selected plans or were automatically re-enrolled through the health insurance Marketplace under the Affordable Care Act.

In addition to Rep. Butterfield and Dr. Roshell, the panelists for the roundtable on Women’s Health and the ACA will include:

· Kellan Moore, Executive Director, Care Share Health Alliance

· Nicole Dozier, NC Justice Center

· Penny Washington, Wake & Franklin Health Services

· Sorien Schmidt, Enroll America, North Carolina

· Dr. Sharon Elliott Bynum, Healing with CAARE

· Krystal Holman, Project Access 

· Sally Wilson, Director, Project Access 

· Durham County Commissioner Brenda Howerton

· Dr. Elaine Hart Brothers, Director of the Community Health Coalition 

This event is free and open to the public and press.  Additional details follow:

Who:     U.S. Department of Health and Human Services with guest Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01)

What:    Roundtable Discussion & Listening Session: The Impact of ACA on Women (Women’s Health) in North Carolina

When:  Monday, March 23rd, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Where:  Community Health Coalition, 407 Crutchfield Street, Durham, NC  27704

Why:     Commemorating the 5th Anniversary of the Affordable Care Act and Women’s History Month



Castalia Missionary Baptist Church Deacons, Deaconess & Trustee Program Featuring Deacon Sheriff James Knight & Edgecombe County Law Enforcement Choir Sunday March 15, 2015 4:00 PM

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Anderson Chapel Missionary Baptist Church 3rd Sunday Morning Service Sunday March 15, 2015 11:00 AM

Pastor Malcom E. Lewis and Congregation invite you to Anderson Chapel MBC on each 1st and 3rd Sundays at 11:00 AM.

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