Congratulations to hometown Princeville native Marquetta Dickens.
Raleigh, NC — The William Peace University Athletics Department is excited to announce Marquetta Dickens as the new Head Women’s Basketball Coach. Coach Dickens comes to the Pacers after serving three years as the Head Women’s Basketball Coach and Assistant Director of Athletics at the College of St. Elizabeth. Prior to her stint at the College of St. Elizabeth, Coach Dickens served as an assistant coach at Division I Monmouth University before taking the role of Head Women’s Basketball Coach at the Community College of Philadelphia.
Dickens graduated from NC State University in 2007, where she started all four years on the women’s basketball team. During her senior year, she helped the Wolfpack get to the Sweet Sixteen as she scored 989 points throughout her four years. Dickens received several WNBA tryouts after her graduation and went on to play professionally in Poland and Portugal. Dickens graduated from North Carolina State University with a degree in Sports Management and a minor in Business while later graduating with a Masters in Student Affairs and School Counseling at Monmouth University. (Read more)
Baby boy has made me proud 1st he chose to go to Pitt Community College registering in Radiology but then changed his major to Business Administration after going for a short time. While going to Pitt he also worked some days out of the week and still maintained his grades. Today my cameras would have been running as he would have walked across the platform however all is good because he has made a major accomplishment.
There are 452 COVID-19 deaths being reported by the NC Dept of Health and Human Services as of Monday.
And one of the first things you hear the governor talk about each press briefing is the number of deaths and overall cases in the state.
Here’s the problem I have with those number of deaths, of the 452 deaths, the governor has yet to go into details to explain that more than half of those deaths, 263 to be exact, are people that died in a nursing home, residential care facility, prison or some other type of assisted living facility. So almost 60% of the deaths in NC are people from one of the four types of facilities.
Now the part that bothers me about that is this….how in the world have 1,895 nursing home patients and 1,027 prisoners contracted the virus.
If nursing homes and prisons are checking their workers daily like they’re supposed to, there is no way in the world that many outbreaks should have taken place. Because nursing facilities were one of the first organizations that shutdown their facilty to outside people/visitors. But apparently that hasn’t helped.
And if the prison system has quarantined the prisoners in the infirmary like they should have, there shouldn’t be over 1,000 cases in the prison system.
I guess that’s why the Secretary of Prisons Erik Hooks hasn’t talked much lately during the press briefings.
The Political Agitator’s response: So Van what is your point? It is obvious that either folk going into the prisons, nursing homes, residential care facilities and other assisted living facilities are bringing it in and/or it is the employees bringing it in. I strongly believe the employees are the strong carriers because they are the ones that are leaving the job daily and returning.
I strongly believe the majority of the cases are coming from community spread because some folk don’t just go to work and don’t wear mask at work and outside of work.
This is nothing but trying to discredit Governor Roy Cooper for doing what is right and what other states are doing. Governor Cooper is not responsible for folk not following the instructions. I see it daily in my coming and going because I am an Essential Worker.
Funny how the Republicans are the hold up on the National and State Levels and Van has said nothing about how them Ignant Racist Special Cs conduct business.
So Van Holloman what are you suggesting should be done to deal with the coronavirus? Curmilus Butch Dancy II 2020
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The DCN News Blog Online TV participated in the meeting via telephone. I sent in my questions on Sunday and they were read during the Public Comments. See how the County Manager Eric Evans responded to each question. Interesting! I wonder if I had been at the meeting would he had responded and also if he would have given such a report on coronavirus in Edgecombe County. But listen to the meeting for yourself and get the latest actions of the commissioners.
See notes that Commissioner Viola Harris posted after we got off the call on Monday. Edgecombe County Commissioners May 2020 Virtual Meeting Notes From Commissioner Viola Harris