Hurricane Matthews: Princeville NC Town Meeting Monday October 24, 2016

​Town of Princeville, the Oldest Town Chartered By Blacks in America, will have a meeting on Monday night at 7:00 p.m. at the County’s Administration Building, in Tarboro – where you pay your water bill, upstairs.

Early Voting: Facebook Posts About Voting Machines Glitch

I have seen several posts and I shared one about folk saying voting machines will give Trump your vote when voting for Hillary. Don’t know it to be true in other counties but what I do know there has not been anything about it happening in Edgecombe County.

There has been a complaint about literature left in a voting both. Folk that is a not legal. Whatever you take in don’t leave it.

I will let you know about any issues that has been reported to the Edgecombe County Board Of Elections Office if I receive an update.

Early Voting: Nash County leads state in first-day early voting

By Lindell John Kay
Staff Writer

Saturday, October 22, 2016

More votes were cast at the Nash County one-stop site than any other polling place in North Carolina on the first day of early voting Thursday, according to state election officials.

In all, 2,113 voters cast their ballots at the Nashville location. Only sites in urban areas of Wake and Mecklenburg counties came close.

The best news is there was little wait time for Nash County voters, said John Kearney, the county’s elections director.

When the line was at its longest Thursday in Nashville, voters only had to wait 20 minutes to get their ballots. That’s compared to a location in Charlotte where some people waited in line for more than two hours.

By Friday, the line was down to a steady stream with voters not having to wait more than a minute or so and many walking right up to get their ballots.

Critics said the higher turnout and longer lines across the state were due to the Republican-controlled state and county elections boards not extending early voting in Democratic-heavy areas.

There is one early voting site in Nash County this week. The remaining sites will open later in the month.

The open site is at the Nash County Agriculture Center on Eastern Avenue in Nashville, where times are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays.

Beginning Oct. 27 and running through Nov. 5, three other sites will be open at Braswell Memorial Library on Grace Street in Rocky Mount, the Spring Hope Community Building and the Mt. Pleasant Community Building in Bailey. Hours for all three locations will be 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays.

No polls will operate on Sundays.

One-stop locations allow voters to register and vote at the same time. The deadline to vote on Election Day, Nov. 8, has passed. (Rocky Mount Telegram)

Hurricane Matthews: DISPUTES AND APPEALS ASSISTANCE TIPS

Dear Residents,
Those affected by Hurricane Matthew should apply with FEMA at (800) 621-3362, online at
DisasterAssistance.gov or visit a Disaster Recovery Center near you and file a claim with your insurance company, if insured. For residents who have completed a FEMA application and/or contacted your insurance company, agents should be getting in touch with you soon, if they have not already done so. Some residents have already received decisions and funds. If you were denied or believe your decision did not adequately cover your losses and need assistance with a dispute or appeal, please review the disputes and appeal assistance tips below. If you were not affected, but know someone affected by Hurricane Matthew, please share this information.

DISPUTES AND APPEALS ASSISTANCE TIPS

1. DOCUMENTATION:

A.  SAVE ALL RECEIPTS from any hotel stay during your displacement, the receipts you have while living other places (relatives, temporary shelter and etc.) and those from matters relating to the disaster.

B.  KEEP NOTES AND RECORD LOSSES. Use a cell phone to video or take photos of your losses.  Maintain a list or inventory of your losses. If you have insurance, your insurance claim and/or FEMA application may be denied, and you may need to dispute and/or appeal such decisions.

2. DISPUTE AND/OR APPEAL A DENIAL:

A.  INSURANCE CLAIM DISPUTE ASSISTANCE is available for affected residents at (855) 408-1212 and specific questions about flood insurance may be directed to the National Flood Insurance Call Center at (888) 379-9531.

B.  FEMA DISPUTE ASSISTANCE is available for residents who have been denied or if you simply do not understand FEMA’s decision. You may also visit the Disaster Recovery Center in your community or call (800) 621-3362. You may seek to dispute a decision prior to submitting a letter of appeal.

C.  IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS which should be collected to assist with an appeal may include:

* Decision letter from FEMA in response to your request for assistance;

* If you rent your apartment or home, a copy of the lease;

* Homeowners or flood insurance policy and any correspondence to/from the insurer regarding denial or settlement of the claim;

* Rent receipts or other proof of payment for alternate housing (if FEMA denied rental assistance);

* Correspondence from the Small Business Administration demonstrating ineligibility for a loan; and

* Estimates, contracts, receipts, cancelled checks, or other proof of expenditures for home repairs, personal property replacement, moving and storage costs, medical or dental treatment, or funeral expenses; and/or inspection reports, photographs, or other proof that your home was made uninhabitable by the storm.

D.  AN APPEAL OF A FEMA DECISION must be submitted in writing within 60 days from the date of FEMA’s decision letter.  The appeal letter should contain your legal name, FEMA application and disaster number, phone number, address, date of birth, place of birth, explanation of why you believe the decision is not correct and supporting evidence. The appeal letter must be notarized to include a copy of a state issued identification card or include the following statement within the appeal letter, “I hereby declare under penalty of perjury that the foregoing is true and correct.”  You should keep a copy of your appeal letter for your records. 

Mail or fax your appeal letter to:

FEMA

National Processing Service Center

PO Box 10055

Hyattsville, MD 20782-7055

(800) 827-8112 (fax)

E.   NC LEGAL AID is available to provide free legal assistance to eligible affected residents by calling (800) 662-7407.

If you have any questions, please contact my office at (919) 715-8363. 
Sincerely,
Don Davis

NC Senate

Authorized and Paid for by Don Davis for NC Senate

Rocky Mount NC – Entrepreneur Janice Bryant Howroyd Tarboro Native Delivers A Fabuloustastic Message In Rocky Mount October 21, 2016

Janice Bryant Howroyd has an estimated net worth of $420 million in June 2016, according to Forbes. She is an African American entrepreneur who founded the ACT 1 Group and heads it as its chief executive officer till date. The organization is the largest employment agency in the United States that is owned by minority women. (Read more)

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Gotta watch this country girl give a fabuloustastic message that was down to earth and actually a sermon in my ignant opinion. This powerful woman talked about God, family, friends, Princeville NC and former President Bill Clinton.