Pat Cotham announced that the Board of County Commissioners would hold an installation meeting on Monday, Dec. 1 and have its first meeting of the new board on Tuesday, Dec. 2.
LaTarzja Henry announced that “a lot has transpired” since CMS officials last addressed the Forum. “Our commitment as a district to be here and engage this community and put our leaders in front of you to ask the hard questions has not changed…. I look forward to the invitations for having our leaders come and address this group.”
Pat Cotham announced that at Thursday’s Uptown Democratic Forum on Nov. 20 at noon at the Levine Museum, 200 E. 7th St., political strategist Tom Chumley will lead an election wrap-up. Details here.
Ken Koontz announced that he wanted all those candidates who were at the Forum weekly before Nov. 4 to know that their absence since the election has been noted, and that they “are missed.”
Laura McClettie announced that open enrollment under the Affordable Care Act has begun, and persons needing help with enrollment can be served at C.W. Williams Community Health Center by calling ahead at 704-393-7720 for an appointment.
J.R. Black announced that he had been appointed to the Citizens Review Board.
Blanche Penn announced that the next Black History program at the Wallace Pruitt Recreation Center would be reduced to three or so days. It will incorporate more live performers.
Phyllis Perry and others announced details of the Supreme Court seat recount in which Cheri Beasley finds herself. Details here.
Nelson Adesegha announced that C.W. Williams Community Health Center is alive and well, and will return to five-day-week office hours in January.
C. Renee Jarrett announced that Ryka Mitchell will hold a Pancakes, Purpose & Poetry breakfast on Saturday, Nov. 22 from 8:30-10:30 a.m. at O’Charley’s, 8420 University City Blvd. E-mail Jarrett for tickets, $8 for adults and $6 for children under 12.
J’Tanya Adams thanked participants for making Sunday’s Art & Soul event a success. She invited people to contact the Historic West End Partners with “suggestions and concerns about how we can go about promoting the West End….”
Lucy Bush Carter announced that Friendship Trays will hold a one-hour breakfast tour of its facilities this Thursday, Nov. 20, beginning at 8:30 a.m. at 2401 Distribution St.
Lucille Puckett announced that the National Action Network will hold a Know Your Rights seminar this Saturday, Nov. 22 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Latibah Collard Green Museum, 720 Tuckaseegee Rd.
Lucille Puckett announced a Hands Up for Justice rally to occur after the decision of the grand jury in Ferguson, Mo., to be held in front of the Federal Courthouse on West Trade Street.
Levester Flowers offered to consult free with seniors having difficulty understanding changes occurring now for 2015 health care coverage under Medicare Advantage policies. Call Flowers at 704-968-3391.
Malachi Greene announced that the N.C. Department of Transportation had just released a new transportation plan that will favor mass transportation in future spending.
Sheila Peltzer offered to talk to anyone interested in learning more about last weekend’s national Family Law Reform conference held in Washington, which she attended.
Greg Schermbeck sent in an announcement that the Council For Children’s Rights is partnering with the Arts & Science Council to screen Spiral Bound, a documentary about the arts in CMS schools, at Myers Park High School on Friday, Dec. 12 at 6:30 p.m. Juan Taco food truck will be on site. Tickets for $10 to the public are here. Proceeds benefit Council for Children’s Rights and the Arts & Science Council. Trailer to Spiral Bound is here.
Joel Ford sent in the materials provided to legislators when they met with county, school and courts officials to hear local requests for the upcoming legislative session. The schools and county provided PDF files. The court report was in the form of a YouTube video.
Janet Cowell sent in a short note and obituary on the death of her father, Rev. Wilburn James Cowell, who died in Ft. Collins, Colo., on Nov. 15.
Charles Thomas sent in an invitation to the Innovation Challenge: Food finale event on Nov. 19 from 4:30-8 p.m. at Johnson & Wales University Hance Auditorium, 801 W. Trade St. Tickets for $25 plus $2.37 fee are here. Keynote speaker is Cary Neff. Info here.
Joel Ford sent in an invitation to a free College Preparation 101 seminar hosted by the Kappa League this Saturday, Nov. 22 from 1-3 p.m. at the Kappa house, 5409 Beatties Ford Rd. Presenters are Melanie Anderson from Kaplan Test Prep and Derrick Raphael from Global Trailblazers of Today. Details here. Register here.
Dena Diorio sent in a copy of her Nov. 17 Board Bulletin.
Robert Dawkins sent in a link to his Agitator Radio interview with Cindy Foster from the APWU/ APRI about the cuts and closures to the US Post Office.