Watch CBS 17’s ‘COVID-19 Response: Congressional Town Hall’ on Tuesday at 7


The Political Agitator’s response: David Price, G.K. Butterfield, Alma Adams said they will vote for the new Stimulus. Dan Bishop, Richard Hudson, Ted Budd, Richard Hudson and Greg Murphy said they will not vote for it because it is not a bipartisan bill that they don’t know what is in it. But Price said he don’t know what they are talking about because it is a continuation of what they have already voted for. These racist are talking about it is around 1800 pages and it was done in secret. Well damn they got til Friday to read the damn bill so hell why not read it and then make a decision. Oh we know what it is all about because they think that it is going to benefit Black folk as if Caucasians don’t need the money as well.

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – CBS 17 is hosting “COVID-19 Response: Congressional Town Hall” to get answers to your questions about the federal response to the coronavirus pandemic.

On May 12 at 7 p.m., members of the U.S. Congress from across North Carolina provide insight into the federal government’s handling of the pandemic.

U.S. Reps. David Price (D-NC 4), G.K. Butterfield (D-NC 1), Greg Murphy (R-NC 3), Richard Hudson (R-NC 8), Alma Adams (D-NC 3), and Ted Budd (R-NC 13) are among those who will take part in “Coronavirus Response: Congressional Town Hall.”

The town hall will be broadcast statewide from Nexstar stations covering Charlotte, Greensboro, Asheville, Greenville and the Outer Banks.

“Coronavirus Response: Congressional Town Hall” will broadcast at 7 p.m. on CBS 17.

COVID transparency varies by county

The Political Agitator’s response: Yes Angela Bryant requested the information in May however I requested the information in April Open letter to Edgecombe County officials. Edgecombe County Health Department and the County sucks when it comes to sharing such valuable information. Ain’t nobody asking Karen Lachapelle and Eric Evans to give out information that does not meet the HIPPA requirements. Makes no sense Nash County is sharing all the information they can but Edgecombe Co. will not respond to what the taxpayers are requesting. I wonderer why!

Health departments in the Twin Counties continue to track COVID-19 test results, but the ways in which the results are reported vary, causing frustration for some people who feel that Edgecombe County should be providing more information about cases to the public.

Former state Sen. Angela Bryant is one of the people who are concerned. In an email sent to the Telegram on May 3, Bryant said she feels more demographic information concerning Edgecombe County cases is needed.

“Can you start publishing the race demographics on the deaths in each county (separately) and see if you can push Edgecombe to give race demographics on positives? I believe the demographic information can help the most affected groups take this matter as seriously as it needs to be because in the end, everyone is affected,” Bryant said in the email.

The Telegram has been asking for this information for weeks. So far, the Edgecombe County Health Department has refused to provide such information to the press. In response to a request concerning this information, Edgecombe County Attorney Michael Peters sent a letter on April 10 citing HIPAA regulations and the need to protect the privacy of individuals. (Read more)

COVID-19 studies show virus could be airborne – WNCT 9

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – New studies are shedding light on how COVID-19 can be passed through breathing in virus particles in our air. Even though it’s a time of self isolation and quarantine, many people are leaving their homes…into the danger zones.

Dr. Rachel Roper is an ECU Brody School of Medicine Professor.

She works in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology.

Basically, she knows a lot about viruses.

“If you’re near someone whose infected, there’s going to be airborne particles coming out of their mouth all of the time,” said Dr. Roper.

Roper says just because we can’t see the virus, doesn’t mean it’s not there.

It’s actually in microscopic droplets that are released when an infected person breathes, speaks, yawns, and . . . (Read more)

Council OKs moratorium on utility disconnections – William F. West Rocky Mount Telegram


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The City Council on Thursday voted to temporarily keep the municipality from disconnecting utility services due to nonpayment of bills.

The council did so to help ease the burden on customers anticipating economic hardships as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. The council’s action is in place until revoked by the seven-member panel.

Councilman Andre Knight, who doubles as mayor pro tem, first led a work session in the council chamber on Thursday at which the subject of utilities was discussed. Mayor Sandy Roberson subsequently chaired a council meeting, also in the council chamber, at which the vote was taken.

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Councilmen spar over shut-off moratorium – By William F. West Staff Rocky Mount Telegram