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Get Ready to Vote
Wednesday, September 9, 2020 through Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Wednesday, September 9, 2020 through Tuesday, September 15, 2020
On September 11th, Wreaths Across America wants to honor the “Freeport Flag Ladies” and those affected by 9/11, by uniting in national flag waving
American Flag
Cash Michaels
COLUMBIA FALLS, Maine – On Friday, September 11th, 2020, Wreaths Across America calls for every American to stand outside and wave a flag for one minute at 8:46AM, 9:03 AM, 9:37AM and 10:03AM. More ↠
From My Point of View

By Wilson Cherry

Wislon Cherry
Wilson Cherry

ROWAN COUNTY, NC - Many people previously working in various businesses and industries have had their lives disrupted by the effects of the Coronavirus. At Rowan Vocational Opportunities, Inc. we have continued to operate as an essential “mental health service,” licensed by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. The licensure and designation as an essential service is a result of the agency providing life skills and vocational training for individuals with More ↠

NC Black voters warned:
“Make sure your vote counts”

By Cash Michaels
Cash Michaels
Michaels
Now that Labor Day has officially passed, the presidential debates upcoming starting Sept. 29th, and the Nov. 3rd general election less than two months away, Black voters are urged to pay particular attention to all aspects of the voting process to make sure that their ballot is properly counted on Election Day.

First, check your voter registration status.

If you are not registered to vote in the Nov. 3rd election, you must be 18 years-old (or at least be 18 by Nov. 3rd), and have a North Carolina address for at least 30 days. You may register online at: https://www.ncdot.gov/dmv/offices-services/online/Pages/voter-registration-application.aspx, or visit either your local county board of elections office, or local NC DMV office to do so.
You may also use same-day registration if you choose to one-stop early vote between Oct. 15th-31st.

If you believe that you are already registered to vote, and feel you need to double-check your status , just go to https://www.ncsbe.gov, click “Registering” to go to that page, scroll down to the box on the right that says “Checking Your Registration,” click that to go to that page, then, once there, scroll down past “Related Content” to “Voter Search Tool.”

Click that to go to the “Voter Search” page. Once there, follow the instructions to confirm that you are properly registered to vote in North Carolina. If not, then go to the proper page to correct or update your voter registration information.

You must be properly registered no later than Oct. 9, 2020.
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NCNAACP to Cooper: Further extend Utilities Moratorium
By Cash Michaels
Poor and low-income North Carolinians are still at risk of having their electric and water cut off in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, says NCNAACP Pres. Rev. Dr. T. Anthony Spearman, and that’s why he asked Gov. Roy Cooper this week to “…protect those low-income households most at risk of losing essential utility services.”

In an August 29th letter to the governor, Rev. Dr. Spearman warns that an earlier executive order protecting those least able to pay for those utility services is running out. More ↠
Rev. Spearman and Roy Cooper
Rev. Spearmand and Roy Cooper