Judge refuses to dismiss NC voter ID challenge – The News & Observer

A federal judge on Friday refused a request from state lawmakers to dismiss a challenge to the North Carolina voter ID law.

U.S. District Judge Thomas Schroeder set the issue for a trial, tentatively in January.

Attorneys for state lawmakers argued that a change made this year to the ID provision of election law made the 2013 legal challenge moot. Though the law initially restricted voting to people who had one of six specified photo identification cards, the General Assembly added a provision on the eve of the federal trial this summer that made it possible to cast a provisional ballot without an ID.

The law is set to go into effect next year. (Source: Read more)

Homegoing Celebration For Daisy Mae Gorham Staton Formerly of Fountain NC

My condolences goes out to Curtis Staton and the entire family of the late Daisy Mae Gorham Staton Pinetops NC formerly of Fountain NC.

I remember when Daisy used to D.J. at the clubs in Pinetops and Fountain.

Script.: Read Eccles. 3 and know, “To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven”

Song: Praying For You – William Murphy

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Princeville NC – Sources Say The Town Manager Of Princeville Has Resigned

Sources say the Princeville Town Manager Byron Ellis has resigned. I understand he will be onboard until around March 2016.

It appears he has done a great job since his time here and he can be appreciated for his works.

So if you are interested or know someone whom may be interested in becoming the town manager of the oldest town incorporated by slaves get ready because the position will be available soon.

Breaking News Edgecombe County Suspect In The Shooting Of Tavon Clark Arrested

The Political Agitator’s response: Good job Edgecombe County Sheriff Department along with the Rocky Mount Police Department. When the community work together with law enforcement this is what happens.

imageThe accused suspect in the murder of Tavon Clark was arrested Friday evening around 5 PM.

A Pinetops man J’Von Charmorris Coley was arrested Friday evening by the Rocky Mount Police Department after a warrant was issued by the Edgecombe County Sheriff’s Office. He is being held in the Edgecombe County Detention Center under no bond on chargers of first-degree murder and gang activity.

Tavon Clark was found dead on Tuesday evening around 3 PM after gun shots were reported in Princeville NC on Neville Street.

James Knight Edgecombe County Sheriff of the entirely county said that the investigation into the case remains ongoing. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the Edgecombe County Sheriff’s Office at (252) 641-7911.

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