Homegoing Celebration For John Darden (Shorty) Pinetops NC

My condolences goes out to Sister Laura M. Willoughby Pinetops NC, my aunt Mamie Ruth Darden-Dancy (Leonard) Connecticut and the entire family of John Darden (Shorty) formerly of Pinetops NC. I have been knowing Shorty just about all of my life. He was a good time guy.

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

Wake: Friday, December 18, 2015 from 2:00-8:00pm at the funeral home

Funeral: 2:00PM on Saturday, December 19, 2015 Anderson Chapel Missionary Baptist Church

Body Entrusted to Willoughby Funeral Home Tarboro NC

Song: Praying For You – William Murphy

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Homegoing Celebration For Sister Sharon Dupree Tarboro NC Formerly Of Pinetops NC

My condolences goes out to the family of Sister Sharon Dupree Tarboro NC formerly of Pinetops NC. Sharon was a faithful member of Anderson Chapel MBC Macclesfield NC. She continued to press her way to church in spite of her condition. Sister Dupree will truly be missed.

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

Wake: Friday, December 18, 2015 from 2:00-8:00 PM with a family visitation from 6:00 -7:00pm at the Funeral Home

Funeral: 11:00 AM Saturday, December 19, 2015 Washington Branch MBC Macclesfield NC

Body Entrusted to Willoughby Funeral Home Tarboro NC

Song: God Will Take Care Of You – Rev. James Moore

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Butterfield For Congress 2016



WILSON, NC – U.S. Representative G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) today announced he is seeking reelection to the United States Congress to represent the First Congressional District of North Carolina.  Butterfield submitted his Notice of Candidacy to the North Carolina State Board of Elections to appear on the ballot for the 2016 Primary election scheduled for Tuesday, March 15, 2016.


“Since coming to Congress, we’ve delivered real results for the residents and businesses that call the First District home,” said Butterfield.  “But despite all the progress, much more remains to be done.  I am seeking reelection so I can continue to fight for what is important to the people of my district.”


Butterfield has represented the First District since being elected to Congress in a special election in July 2004.  He is a member of the powerful House Committee on Energy and Commerce and serves in senior positions on the Subcommittees on Health, Communications and Technology, and Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade.  He was appointed Chief Deputy Whip of the Democratic Caucus in 2007 and continues to serve in the important post. 


Butterfield was also unanimously elected by his colleagues to serve as the 24th Chairman of the 46-member Congressional Black Caucus.  Serving as Chair has enabled Butterfield to highlight his constituents’ priorities to a national audience and provide a greater level of advocacy for the First District.



Congressman Butterfield Announces he is Seeking Reelection to Congress

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Facility plans include eminent domain properties – Rocky Mount Telegram

While construction of the proposed downtown community facility has not been approved by Rocky Mount City Council, preliminary plans for the project have and include three properties for eminent domain in connection with the site.

Assistant City Manager Tasha Logan Ford wrote in an interoffice memorandum about the agenda item that an amicable resolution with the owners of 207 and 209 Goldleaf Street – which both are undeveloped properties – as well as 240 Atlantic Avenue – which has an accessory building of Hunter-Odom Funeral Service on the property – has been unsuccessful. Officials said the allocations for acquiring properties accounts for $2 million of the overall proposed budget.

“It was our hope and desire to negotiate with owners and not utilize the process of eminent domain,” Logan wrote in the memo. “However, it has become necessary to acquire ownership of specific parcels for the construction and maintenance of parking and ancillary facilities associated with the public facility.” (Source: Read more)

R. Kelly Bryant, 98, kept Durham’s African-American history alive–The News & Observer

The Political Agitator’s response: Did you know that R. Kelly Bryant was raised in Rocky Mount NC? Another historical moment.


Andre’ D Vann calls R. Kelly Bryant Jr. Durham’s griot, a West African word for someone who tells the story of the people in their community or tribe.

“There was not a matter of history that he wasn’t engaged in,” said Vann, N.C. Central University’s archivist.

Bryant, who helped tell the stories of thousands of prominent and lesser-known African American men and women, died Sunday at Duke Hospital after an extended illness. He was 98.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday and a funeral service will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, both at White Rock Baptist Church, 3400 Fayetteville St. (Source: Read more)