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Announcements from March 2011

 

March 1, 2011: The scribe was absent.

 

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ANNOUNCEMENTS for March 8, 2011:
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Robert Dawkins announced a meeting of the Mecklenburg County Commissioners' advisory committee on redistricting to be held Tuesday, March 15 at 11 a.m. at the Government Center.
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Joel Ford announced that Precinct 210 Democrats would meet Tuesday, March 8, at 6:30 p.m. at the McCrorey YMCA, 3801 Beatties Ford Rd. Precinct 210 covers Trinity, Bahama, Hyde Park and other neighborhoods along Beatties Ford Road.
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Ken Koontz announced the death March 3 of Kenny Nicholas "Motown" Murphy, 53. Funeral was Tuesday, March 8 at St. Paul Baptist Church.
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Richard McElrath announced that the school board would have its first discussion of redistricting for future district school board elections on Tuesday, March 8 at 3:30 p.m. at the Government Center.
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Robin Bradford announced that the Charlotte branch of the NAACP would hold a press conference on the CMS budget on Tuesday, March 8 at 4:30 p.m. at the Government Center.
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Blanche Penn announced that Precinct 126 Democrats would hold an organizational meeting at the Wallace Pruitt Recreation Center, 440 Tuckaseegee Rd., at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 8.
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Malachi Greene encouraged people to ask the Charlotte Observer questions about their priorities when Sunday's CIAA coverage "gave preference to a game that happened somewhere other than Charlotte when 200,000 care enough about the CIAA and Charlotte to visit this place."
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Natheley McElrath announced that the Almetto Howie Alexander labyrinth would be dedicated on Saturday, March 12, at the McCrorey YMCA, 3801 Beatties Ford Rd. Info here.
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Mary McCrae announced a parent forum on Saturday, March 19 beginning at 9 a.m. about reauthorization of the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act. Representatives from the U.S. Department of Education will be present. McCrae said the program was geared to parents of color.
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Richard McElrath sent in a message that he would hold a school board District 2 community meeting on Tuesday, March 15 at 7 p.m. at the West Mecklenburg High library, 7400 Tuckaseegee Rd.
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Hans Plotseneder sent in an announcement of a meeting for citizens and the faith community concerned about CMS budget issues to be held Tuesday, March 8 at 4 p.m. at the Government Center.
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Amadou Shakur sent in a message that N.C. Central University Durham would hold its 3rd African Diaspora Symposium on campus March 19-20. Theme is Latin America, with focus on Double Middle Passage, Peru and the Pacific Diaspora. Info here.
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Marilyn Marks sent in an announcement of a Charlotte-Mecklenburg Food Policy Council meeting on Thursday, March 31 at 2 p.m. in the parish hall of St. Luke's Lutheran, 3200 Park Rd. UNCC Prof. Elizabeth Racine, who presented earlier to the Forum, ill present Phase 2 of the Community Food Assessment. Info: marilynmarks@carolina.rr.com or www.charlottefoodpolicycouncil.org.
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Delores Hurt sent in an announcement from the National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women's Clubs, Inc., of an induction ceremony for the Women's History Hall of Fame to be held Friday, March 25 at 5:30 p.m. at the Levine Museum of the New South, 200 E. 7th St. Admission $15. To be inducted. County Commissioners Chair Jennifer Roberts; Girls on the Run Founder Molly Barker; pediatric eye surgeon Dr. Buhilda McGriff; athletics leader Judith W. Rose; civic/community leader Mary Gill; Delores Johnson Hurt, first African-American accepted at Winthrop University in Rock Hill; and businesswoman/hat designer Ellen Floyd Johnson. Info: Dr. Carlether Burwell, 704-455-7205 or cburwell@carolina.rr.com.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS for March 15, 2011:
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Evonne Tisdale announced that the Center for Community Change would hold a community meeting this Thursday, March 17 from 6:30-8 p.m. at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, 3400 Beatties Ford Rd., to present the work that the Washington-based Center plans to do in Charlotte.
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Gretchen Lampe announced the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Association of Educators will hold a meeting on Thursday, March 24 from 4:45-6:15 p.m. at Mt. Moriah Primitive Baptist Church, 747 W. Trade St. to discuss a "One Voice Rally" planned for 4 p.m. on Tuesday, May 3 in Raleigh.
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Marilyn Marks announced that Collaborations for Integrating Research and Action at UNC Chapel Hill is cataloguing existing cooking classes in Charlotte-Mecklenburg in preparation for possibly sponsoring more cooking classes. "It's not just in the 'food deserts' that we need cooking classes. None of our young people seem to know how to cook." Info: Marks at marilynmarks3@gmail.com or 704-906-7985.
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Sarah Stevenson announced that she would join a conversation on reconciliation in Charlotte over issues of race and municipal budgets, which will be held Tuesday, March 29 at 7 p.m. at Myers Park United Methodist Church, 1501 Queens Road. Other forum participants include Dianne English of the Community Building Initiative, Bishop Claude Alexander of University Park Baptist Church and Dr. James Howell of Myers Park Methodist.
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Andrea Huff announced that the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Black Political Caucus will meet this Sunday, March 20 at 6 p.m. at Little Rock AME Zion Church at 7th and McDowell Streets.
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Joyce Waddell announced that the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Chapter of the NAACP would move its meeting day from Mondays to the third Thursdays of the month at Little Rock AME Zion Church at 7th and McDowell Streets. The next meeting is this Thursday, March 17 at 6:30 p.m.
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Ken Koontz announced that WGIV 1370 AM is now broadcasting at 103.3 FM, and that the BJ Murphy Show from 6-9 a.m. is in its fourth week of broadcasting live on Wednesdays from Rudean's Restaurant, 2228 Beatties Ford Rd.
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Claire Green Fallon sent in an announcement that the Northeast Coalition with meet with District Attorney Andrew Murray and Police Chief Rodney Monroe on Saturday, March 19 at 2 p.m. at the University Regional Library, 301 E. WT Harris Blvd. Moderator is Brien Blakley.
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Michael Sexton sent in an announcement of the Fourth Annual Crime Victims' Rights Week Crime Victims' Coalition Awards Luncheon for Wednesday, April 13 at 11:30 a.m. at Mount Moriah Primitive Baptist Church, 747 W. Trade St. Speaker: Mayor Pro Tem Patrick Cannon. Reservations $10 prior to April 1, $15 thereafter. RSVP with payment to CVC Coalition, PO Box 31714, Charlotte, NC 28231-1714. Info: michael.sexton@MecklenburgCountyNC.gov

 

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ANNOUNCEMENTS for March 22, 2011:
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Next week: A celebration of Women's History.

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Henk Jonker announced a volleyball tournament on May 14 at Johnson C. Smith University to benefit the Domestic Violence Women's Shelter construction project.

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Thomas Moore announced that Jacqueline Hairston will give a recital on Thursday, March 31 at 7 p.m. at Johnson C. Smith University. Hairston, a former JCSU professor, has composed spirituals for some of the top symphonies and singers in the world. She taught Thomas piano.

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Sarah Stevenson announced that she would join a conversation on reconciliation in Charlotte over issues of race and municipal budgets, which will be held Tuesday, March 29 at 7 p.m. at Myers Park United Methodist Church, 1501 Queens Road. Other forum participants include Dianne English of the Community Building Initiative, Bishop Claude Alexander of University Park Baptist Church and Dr. James Howell of Myers Park Methodist.

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Paul Holmes left an announcement of the Greater Salem Church's Family Friends Community Weekend on Saturday March 26 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and Sunday, March 27 beginning at 10 a.m. at the church, 5318 Salem Church Rd.

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Pam Jefsen sent in an announcement that the Tuned In community building choir at McCreesh Place will be singing on Sunday, March 27, at 1 p.m. at McCreesh Place, 2120 N. Davidson St. Myers Park Methodist Church will bring a special luncheon. All are welcome! If you would like to attend and/or sing, e-mail Jefsen.

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Michelle Sutton Scott sent in a request that people consider signing a petition protesting the use of student test data in CMS teacher assessment. The petition is here.

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Federico Rio sent in an announcement that the Charlotte group Aspire Inc., serving Charlotte's Latino community, is seeking support for its effort to become an affiliate of the national Aspira Association. Info: Aspire Executive Vice President D. Franklin Freeman, 704-215-4683 ext 102 and danielf@achieving-success.org.

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Marilyn Marks sent in an announcement that Dr. Elizabeth Racine of UNCC will present phase 2 of the Community Food Assessment on Thursday, March 31 at 2 p.m. in the parish hall at St. Luke's Lutheran Church, 3200 Park Rd. There will be time for audience members to report on their work on community gardens, opening of farmers markets, health fairs, urban agriculture, etc. Details: Marilyn Marks, marilynmarks3@gmail.com, 704-906-7985, www.charlottefoodpolicycouncil.org.

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Federico Rios sent in an announcement that the Urban League would meet Wednesday, March 23 from 9-10:30 a.m. at its office at 740 W. 5th St to do final data indexing for the upcoming spring 2011 "State of Ethnic Charlotte" document. Details: Meredith K. Ledford at mledford@urbanleaguecc.org.

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Mary Klenz sent in an announcement from Democracy NC that a bill requiring voters to present a picture ID will next be discussed by the N C. House Elections Committee on Wednesday, March 23 at 11 p.m. in Room of Raleigh's Legislative Office Building.

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Michael Sexton sent in an announcement that Charlotte AHEC would host an "Introduction to Modern-Day Human Trafficking" on Saturday, April 9 from 9 a.m.-1:15 p.m. at the Airport Training Center, Building K. Speaker is United Family Services Victim Advocate Elyse Hamilton. Details: www.charlotteahec.org.

 

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ANNOUNCEMENTS for March 29, 2011

 

Thomas Moore announced that the In Tune community choir continues to rehearse on Tuesday evenings from 6-7 p.m. at McCreesh Place at 25th and North Davidson Streets.
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Ken Koontz announced that WGIV, now on both 1370 AM and 103.3 FM, continues to broadcast the BJ Murphy Show from 6-9 a.m. on Wednesdays live from Rudean's Restaurant, 2228 Beatties Ford Rd. at Keller Avenue.
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Anna Hood announced that the Charlotte club of the National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women will hold its annual Founders Day event on Saturday, April 23 at 11 a.m. at Zion Renaissance, 3165 Zion Renaissance Ln. Tickets are $40 and the club is accepting donations that create scholarships for young people entering college in the fall. (Sarah Stevenson added that the scholarships are named in honor of Anna Hood.)
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Thomas Moore announced that Jacqueline Hairston will give a recital on Thursday, March 31 at 7 p.m. in Biddle Hall at Johnson C. Smith University. Hairston, a former JCSU professor, has composed spirituals for some of the top symphonies and singers in the world. "She's gonna knock your socks off."
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Michael Sexton sent in an announcement that the Domestic Violence Advocacy Council will march at Trade and Tryon Streets on Thursday, March 31 at 12:15 to mark the domestic violence homicide of Andrew Alan Nichols, the first domestic violence-related homicide of 2011. Nine people were killed in domestic violence incidents in 2010.

 

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