Edgecombe County – Visit Rep. Shelly Willingham Webpage For Updates

#Princeville NC, first incorporated town established by former slaves in the US, now under water from flooding in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew. Rep. Shelly Willingham, Congressman GK Butterfield, Tarboro Fire Chief , Edgecombe County Commissioner Viola Harris.

Erica Smith-Ingram's photo.

Erica Smith-Ingram's photo.

Erica Smith-Ingram's photo.

Erica Smith-Ingram's photo.

Erica Smith-Ingram's photo.

Black Female Doctors Come Together To Show The World #WhatADoctorLooksLike



In response to the ordeal Dr. Tamika Cross went through, Black female doctors from all over the world are coming together to show their beautiful black skin is also what a doctor looks like.

Unfamiliar with the story? Well, Tamika Cross, an obstetrician and gynecologist in Houston, was midway through a flight from Detroit to Minneapolis when a passenger’s emergency sent her into “doctor mode.”

Sometime after takeoff, a man two rows in front of her suddenly became unresponsive, she said, and flight attendants called for help.

Cross said she immediately flagged down one of the crew members, offering to treat the man. But she got a response she wasn’t prepared for. (BlackDoctor.org)

INTERSTATE 95: Parts of I-95 to remain closed until November, DOT says

The N.C. Department of Transportation updated estimates on opening portions of Interstate 95 closed by flooding Thursday afternoon.

Northbound lanes in Robeson County between Exit 13 (I-74) and Exit 22 (U.S. 301) are not expected to open before Nov. 1 at 5 p.m.

Southbound lanes in Cumberland and Robeson counties between Exit 56 (U.S. 301) and Exit 13 (I-74) are not expected to open before midnight Wednesday.

Friday morning, southbound lanes in Harnett and Johnston counties are expected to open between Exit 79 (I-40) and Exit 77 (Hodges Chapel Road).



Stephanie Luchele Barnes

ATTENTION IF YOU’RE STAYING AT A HOTEL DUE TO THE FLOOD: The first 50 candidates that sign up and qualify as families affected by the flood will have an opportunity to wash & dry 2 loads of laundry at the Wash House in Tarboro for FREE per family. This Saturday October 15, 2016 from 7:00am-12:00 noon. Please inbox Kanesha Spruell Yvette Jones,LarmekaT Jones, Temekia Shaw or Chiquana Dancy for details and to sign up. The offer will expire after all slots are filled!

Food Stamp recipients approved to buy hot meals in North Carolina

By Angela Green Published: October 14, 2016, 10:40 pm


RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCT) –  Food and Nutrition Services (food stamps) recipients in all 100 counties in North Carolina are approved to purchase hot meals from authorized Electronic Benefits Transfer retailers starting, Saturday October 15.

According to a news release from the state Department of Health and Human Services, North Carolina officials made the request to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The waiver will run through November 14.

“Under normal Food and Nutrition Services rules, hot food prepared for immediate consumption is not eligible for purchase at authorized retailer,” the release said. “With the widespread damage caused by Hurricane Matthew, many citizens in North Carolina have been displaced from their homes.”

Areas affected by Matthew are allowing current food stamps recipients to receive replacement benefits. The deadline for replacement requests is Tuesday, October 18.

The state is still awaiting federal approval to provide disaster food stamps to residents who do not currently receive the benefits, but who had flood damage or power outages.

For more information on the hot food waiver, call 211 or go to unitedwaync.org/nc211