Clergy ask AG for retrial in fatal Charlotte police shooting – 11 ABC News

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32 NC magistrates opt out of marriages, won’t face penalties – News & Observer

As a county clerk in Kentucky heads to jail for refusing to issue marriage licenses, 32 North Carolina magistrates have opted out of performing marriages.

Their actions are legal under a controversial state law that allows magistrates and register of deeds employees to recuse themselves from marriage duties if they have a “sincerely held religious belief” – such as an objection to same-sex marriage.

The recusals represent 4.8 percent of the state’s 670 magistrates, according to the Administrative Office of the Courts. The state isn’t releasing the magistrates’ names or the counties in which they work, arguing that the recusal forms are a confidential personnel record.

Senate Bill 2 was approved in June after both the House and Senate voted to override Gov. Pat McCrory’s veto. (Source: Read more)

U.S. Clerk in Kentucky Chooses Jail Over Deal on Same-Sex Marriage – New York Times

The Political Agitator’s response: If she do not want to do what is required of her, then it is simply just time to resign and go to another job. There are many folk who do not want to do certain things on their job but when they get to the point they don’t want to do it, if they don’t choose to quit, oh they got something for them. I have no problem with what one believe in however there is a difference in beliefs and job duties. We know what the bible says about same sex marriage but when working for someone else you better know what the business policies and procedures are because they are in control. You can be ignant about it if you like but when they reprimand you, you need to know you had options.

ASHLAND, Ky. — A Kentucky county clerk who has become a symbol of religious opposition to same-sex marriage was jailed Thursday after defying a federal court order to issue licenses to gay couples.

The clerk, Kim Davis of Rowan County, Ky., was ordered detained for contempt of court and later rejected a proposal to allow her deputies to process same-sex marriage licenses that could have prompted her release.

Instead, on a day when one of Ms. Davis’s lawyers said she would not retreat from or modify her stand despite a Supreme Court ruling legalizing same-sex marriage, Judge David L. Bunning of United States District Court secured commitments from five of Ms. Davis’s deputies to begin providing the licenses. At least two couples planned to seek marriage licenses Friday. (Source: Read more)

Edgecombe commissioners to hold public hearings – Rocky Mount Telegram

The Edgecombe County Board of Commissioners will meet Tuesday to hold four public hearings.

The first public hearing will be held on a proposed application submission of a Community Development Block Grant. (Source: Read more)

School board seeks input on superintendent search – Rocky Mount Telegram

The Political Agitator’s response: First of all I question why the search should be taking place because the former superintendent should be still in Rocky Mount and not in Vance County since this school board forced him to resign. It is someone interesting how the board say they want input from the community but didn’t listen to the community during the time they ran the superintendent out of town. School board member Brenda Brown said she hopes that the use of the surveys will help create a sense of unity in the process.“Our heart’s desire is that we work together as a family as we move forward in this process,” Brown said. “As a school board, we value everyone’s perspective as we decide what we are looking for as we search for a new school superintendent. In the end, we want to be a successful school system that benefits every student in the system.” I say what the hell? The only thing this board need is some new members because those members who didn’t respond to the community when they ran the former superintendent out of town without giving a reason, why should the community trust them with their children? Just my ignant opinion.

Members of the Nash-Rocky Mount Board of Education are asking for input from community members and employees as they strive to define the characteristics they want in a new superintendent for Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools.

In order to gather input, the school system has set up a short community survey that can be accessed by clicking the survey link on the Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools main webpage at http://www.nrms.k12.nc.us/. The surveys can be completed online and must be submitted by Sept. 14.

Interim School Superintendent Dr. Travis Twiford encouraged parents and community members to participate in the process by completing the survey so that school board members will be aware of the community’s vision of leadership. (Source: Read more)

Pastor Malcom E. Lewis And The Anderson Chapel MBC Family Sends A Special Thank You To Everyone Who Made Our Revival A Success

imageAnderson Chapel MBC had a wonderful blessed 3 day revival. The Rev. Dr. Timothy J. Walker Sr. revived us along with songs provided by Harts Chapel Male Choir, Word Tabernacle-Voices Ensemble and Pastor Yvette Hart/Soloist Pastor Of New Freedom Church Ministry Mildred NC.

For all of you who didn’t attend you can see the photos and watch the videos and you will be glad that you did. But for those who did attend you will want to see it again as well.

Click on following links for photos/videos

Anderson Chapel MBC Fall Revival Night 1 Dr. Timothy J. Walker Sr. Harts Chapel Male Choir

Anderson Chapel MBC Fall Revival Night 2 Dr. Timothy J. Walker Sr. Word Tabernacle-Voices Ensemble

Anderson Chapel MBC Fall Revival Night 3 Dr. Timothy J. Walker Sr. Pastor Yvette Hart Musician/Soloist

I Am Who I Say I Am – S.T.O.P (Standing Together Out-Weighs Peer Pressure Anti-Bullying) Production

With all that is going on in today’s society you don’t want to miss this event. It ain’t just about our children but adults need to be in the house because no one is exempt from bullying.