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Macon County Commissioners

Coverage of the meetings of the Macon County Board of County Commissioners.

Franklin Town Board of Aldermen

Coverage of the meetings of the Franklin Town Board of Aldermen.

Macon County School Board

Coverage of the meetings of the Macon County School Board.

Photoblog

Photos from my photoblog.

Nothing is here yet

I haven't decided what to put here yet, so look at this pretty photo.

Thursday, June 30, 2011

The Great Smokies National Park After the Tornado

Frame grab from video showing clean up efforts in the Great Smokies National Park





During the tornado outbreak this past April that swept through the Southeast, a tornado swept through the northeastern portion of the Great Smokies National Park, leaving a trail of destruction across 2,000 acres of the park. Several trails were closed until repairs could be made. The effort to clean up after the storm has been a long one, and some of the closed trails are now beginning to be reopened.


You can keep up with road closures online at the Road Closure page or in real time on Twitter at @SmokiesRoadsNPS. If you are planning a visit to the park, visit the website of the Great Smokies National Park to find more information beyond what I have provided here, including downloadable maps and campsite information.


If you want to go above and beyond in supporting the park, visit Friends of the Smokies to find out how you can help with your time and/or money.


Here are a couple of videos  that give a good over view of the situation, followed by a series of press releases that track the recovery effort:









Timeline via Press Releases from the Great Smokies National Park:



April 29, 2011 Trail Closures


Officials at Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the National Weather Service have determined that a severe EF 4 tornado swept across the northwestern corner of the Park last Wednesday causing extensive damage to seven park trails. The popular Abrams Falls Trail remains impassable due to numerous blow downs and over 40 areas where root balls were ripped out of the trail surface leaving hot-tub sized craters. Park managers hope to have Abrams Falls Trail reopened by Memorial Day.
After an inspection of other trails in the affected area, managers have announced the full closure of all or parts of seven trails totaling 27 miles. (5/9/11 update: Additional trails were closed following surveys.) A survey by trail workers shows a total of over 4,500 trees down on the closed sections with some areas resembling jackstraws for over a mile at a time. They also counted over a thousand areas where trees were blown down and their roots tore gaps in the trail. In addition to all of the Abrams Falls Trail, the following facilities are now officially closed to both hikers and equestrians until further notice (5/9/11 updated list below):
  • Backcountry Campsites 3, 11, 15
  • Abrams Falls Trail
  • Ace Gap Trail
  • Beard Cane Trail
  • Cooper Road Trail from the Beard Cane/Hatcher Mountain Trails junction to the Cades Cove Loop Road
  • Hannah Mountain Trail is closed from Rabbit Creek Trail junction to Abrams Falls/Little Bottoms Trails junction.
  • Hatcher Mountain Trail 
  • Little Bottoms Trail is closed from Campsite 17 to Abrams Falls/Hannah Mountain Trails junction
  • Rabbit Creek Trail 
  • Wet Bottom Trail


Source: May 5, 2011 Trail Closures


May 17, 2011 Call for Volunteers to Assist Trail Rehabilitation


May 27, 2011 Part of Abrams trail Reopened






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Bachmann Enters 2012 Race
Video and Transcript of Announcement

I apologize for the late coverage on this story, but my Internet has been a bit unreliable for the past few days...here is the full video and transcript of Michele Bachmann announcing her run for President of the United States.









Candidate Website


Transcript:

It's great to be in Iowa and even better to be in Waterloo where I was born. It's fitting to be here at the Snowden House, the place that once served as the home of the Waterloo Women's Club. I stand here today in front of many friends and family to formally announce my candidacy for President of the United States. I do so because I am grateful for the blessings God and this country have given to me, and not because of the position of the office, but because I am determined that every American deserves these blessings and that together we can once again strengthen America and restore the promise of the future. I want to bring a voice, your voice, to the White House, just as I have brought your voice to the halls of congress to secure the promise of the future for our generation and generations to come.

I often say that everything I needed to know I learned in Iowa. It was at Hawthorne and Valley Park Elementary Schools and my home, both a short distance from here, where those Iowan roots were firmly planted. It's those roots and my faith in God that guide me today. I'm a descendent of generations Iowans. I know what it means to be from Iowa—what we value and what's important. Those are the values that helped make Iowa the breadbasket of the world and those are the values, the best of all of us that we must recapture to secure the promise of the future.

Waterloo was different five decades ago when I grew up here. That elementary school building was a lot younger and for that matter so was I. Five decades ago when I went there to school the halls were teeming with young children who, like me, had dreams of their future. A future with promise and parents who wanted it to be filled with more opportunities than they had. Five decades ago America had less debt, in fact our national debt was less than 300 billion dollars. A gallon of gasoline was 31 cents, and owning a home was part of living the American dream. Today our debt is over 14 trillion dollars, a gallon of gas is still outrageously high, millions of homes are in foreclosure, and those dreams are distant for many Americans.

Times have changed here in Waterloo, but the people still have the same spirit we Iowans have come to exemplify. We work hard, we live within our means and we expect to pass on a better life to our children. But our government keeps getting bigger making it tougher for us to pass on that life, causing our jobs to go overseas and spending more of the money we make, while we keep less of it.

Don't mistake my happy memories of growing up in Waterloo as pining for the past. I recognize it's impossible to turn the clock back and go back to a different day. Instead, I want this moment to serve as a reminder about the best of who we are as a nation, what our values are, and what went in to making America great to capture its best for the promise of the future. I want my candidacy for the presidency to stand for the moment when "we the people" reclaimed our independence from a government that has gotten too big, spends too much and has taken away too much of our liberty.

Americans have always confronted challenges. Ours is a history marked by struggles as well as prosperity. My early days were difficult as they were for many Americans, especially during the time when my mother struggled to raise us after divorce. But we made our own way. We depended on our neighbors and ourselves and not our government for help. We trusted in God and our neighbors and not in Government. Americans still have that same spirit. But government keeps trying to erase it because government thinks it knows better—that government can create jobs, and make a better life for all of us, even make us healthier! But that's NOT the case. We have to recapture our founders' vision of a constitutionally conservative government if we are to secure the promise of the future.

I'm also here because Waterloo laid the foundation for my own roots in politics. I never thought that I would end up in public life. I grew up here in Iowa. My grandparents are buried here. I remember how sad I was leaving Iowa to go to Minnesota in the sixth grade, because this part of Iowa was all I knew—I remember telling my parents that we couldn't move to Minnesota because I hadn't even been to Des Moines to see the state capitol.

I grew up a democrat. My first involvement in politics was working for Jimmy Carter's election in 1976. But when I saw the direction President Carter took our country; how his big spending liberal majority grew government, weakened our standing in the world, and how they decreased our liberties, I became a Republican. I remember standing in the kitchen of my grandma's house on Lafayette Street in Waterloo listening to my dad, a Democrat debating the merits of the Great Society with my grandmother, a Republican. I remember her prophetic admonition to my father that the Great Society wouldn't work because it wouldn't be my father's generation who paid for it, but rather my brother, David and me. And now that prediction has come true and neither my democrat father nor my republican grandmother would have condoned this spending and debt.

I hadn't planned on getting into politics. I loved the law and went to law school. I went on to William and Mary to become a tax lawyer. Together with my husband we started a successful small business.

When I saw the problems with our local school district and how academic excellence was being eroded by federal government interference with the local schools, I decided to do more than just complain about it. One of those Iowa values instilled in me was to always leave whatever you were involved with better than when you found it, so I decided to seek public office to make our local school district better. I didn't seek public office for fortune or power, but simply to make life better in our community and education better for our children. And now I seek the presidency not for vanity, but because America is at a crucial moment and I believe that we must make a bold choice if we are to secure the promise of the future.

We cannot continue to kick the can of our problems down the road, because they are problems of today and not tomorrow.

We cannot continue to rack up debt on the backs of future generations.
We can't afford an unconstitutional health plan that costs too much and is worth so little.
And we can't afford four more years of failed leadership at home and abroad.
We can't afford four more years of millions of Americans out of work or in jobs that pay too little to support their families.
We can't afford four more years of a housing crisis that is devaluing our homes and making home ownership impossible for many Americans.
We can't afford four more years of a foreign policy that leads from behind and doesn't stand up for our friends and stand up to our enemies.
We can't afford four more years of Barack Obama.

As a constitutional conservative, I believe in the Founding Father's vision of a limited government that trusts in and preserves the unlimited potential of the American people. I don't believe that the solutions to our problems come from Washington: more than ever, Washington IS the problem, and the real solutions will come from our businesses, our communities, our schools and the most basic and powerful unit of all-our families.

We've started another campaign season, almost when it seemed like the last one just ended. Through all of the rancor of the campaign, let us always remember that there is much more that unites us than divides us. Our problems don't have an identity of party, they are problems created by both parties.

Americans agree that our country is in peril today and we must act with urgency to save it. And Americans aren't interested in affiliation; they are interested in solutions, and leadership that will tell the truth. And the truth is that Americans ARE the solution and not the government!

This election is about big issues, not petty ones. When all is said and done, we cannot be about big government as usual. Then America will lose.

In Washington I am bringing a voice to the halls of congress that has been missing for a long time. It is the voice of the people I love and learned from growing up in Waterloo. It is the voice of reasonable, fair-minded people who love this country, who are patriotic, and who see the United States as the indispensable nation of the world.

My voice is part of a movement to take back our country, and now I want to take that voice to the White House. It is the voice of constitutional conservatives who want our government to do its job and not ours and who want our government to live within its means and not our children's and grandchildren's.

I am here in Waterloo, Iowa to announce today: We can win in 2012 and we will. Our voice has been growing louder and stronger. And it is made up of Americans from all walks of life like a three-legged stool. It's the peace through strength Republicans, and I'm one of them, it's fiscal conservatives, and I'm one of them, and it's social conservatives, and I'm one of them. It's the Tea Party movement and I'm one of them.

The liberals, and to be clear I'm NOT one of them, want you to think the Tea Party is the Right Wing of the Republican Party. But it's not. It's made up of disaffected Democrats, independents, people who've never been political a day in their life, libertarians, Republicans. We're people who simply want America back on the right track again.

We're practical people who want the country to work again. This is a powerful coalition the left fears, and they should because, Make no mistake about it, President Obama is a one-term president!

In February 2009 President Obama was very confident that his economic policies would turn the country around within a year. He said, "A year from now, I think people are going to see that we're starting to make some progress. If I don't have this done in three years, then there's going to be a one-term proposition." Well Mr. President, your policies haven't worked. Spending our way out of this recession hasn't worked. And so Mr. President We Take You at Your Word!

Waterloo holds a special place for me, but also holds a special place for our country. You sent and still do send your sons and daughters off to fight for America and to protect the freedoms that allow us to gather here today. I honor my dad who served in the United States Air Force. I honor my step dad who served in the United States Army. And I honor my stepbrother who retired full United States Navy. We will never forget those sacrifices; it is part of our past we must remember to secure the promise of the future. It is those values that make our country unique and make us the most powerful force for good on this planet. I believe the United States of America is THE indispensible nation. It is that spirit that separates us from those who would give their own life for others from those who sacrifice others, like terrorists who use little children as human shields.

Perhaps the valor of our American fighting heroes was never captured better than in the sacrifice made by the Sullivan brothers from right here in Waterloo. The Sullivan family was much like other families in America during the depression. They were fortunate to get by. Most of the family worked here in Waterloo at the local meat packing plant. When a close friend of the family died at Pearl Harbor, the five Sullivan brothers enlisted in the Navy, but under the condition that they be allowed to serve together. One of the brothers wrote, "We will make a team together that can't be beat." Born and raised here in Waterloo, the five Sullivan brothers had always stuck together. However, one fateful morning after a long night of intense battle, a Japanese torpedo struck the USS Juneau, the ship on which they served killing most of the crew and launching the rest into the water. The oldest of the Sullivans, George, searched tirelessly for his brothers, but they were not to be found. He had survived the attack, but later perished at sea. All but 10 of the 697 brave men of the Juneau, gave their lives for their country. In spite of the intense pain of losing their five sons all at once, the parents of the Sullivans became an inspiration to America speaking to millions on behalf of the war effort. To honor the Sullivans two ships were named for them. The motto of the last ship—We Stick Together!

Theirs was a demonstration of the Holy Scriptures that says: "Greater love hath no man than this, but that he lay down his life for his friend."

That is the kind of love we Americans have for our country. We Americans stick together. We triumph together. In the words of Daniel Webster, we are, "One cause, one country, one heart." That is the kind of commitment it will take to face the great challenges of today. The people of this great country have that level of courage and they are longing for a President who will listen to them, who will lead from the front, and not from behind.

I'm Michele Bachmann and I'm running for President of the United States.

Together, we can do this. Together we can reign in all the corruption and waste that has become Washington and instead leave a better America for future generations.

Together we can make a team that can't be beat!

Together we can secure the promise of the future.

Together we can - and together we will!

God bless you and God bless the United States of America!


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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Dear Frontier Communications:
Where is My Internet?



Thanks to the utter incompetence of Frontier Communications, I've been unable to post to this blog lately. Several of my friends on Facebook have posted notices that Frontier has left them high and dry as well, so I know the problem isn't with my line.


Allow me to vent...


Dear Frontier Communications:


How could you screw up the excellent DSL Internet Service that Verizon has so ably maintained so very badly??? Verizon hardly ever went down, and you chuckle heads seem to go down at least once a week for hours at a time.


Please post SOMETHING on your facebook page or website indicating what the problem is...


According to the coomunity at DSL Reports, you've been providing subpar service nationwide, not just in our area:


Six Month Rating
Pre Sales information:
Install Co-ordination:
Connection reliability:
Tech Support:
Services:
Value for money:


I am considering picketing your offices in order to raise awareness and give people a rallying place to express their dissatisfaction with the level of service your company has been providing. Up until a few weeks ago, my DSL Service has been good, with only intermittent outages that were annoying, but usually only lasted a few minutes at a time. 


Bottom line, get the problem fixed, or tell us what the problem is.

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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Early Morning Lightning



This lightning is part of a storm that moved through Towns County, Georgia a little after 3.30am today. I was watching it from 4 miles NNE of Franklin, NC. The storm was about 20-30 miles to my Southwest. Shortly after that the ubiquitous early morning fog moved in and ruined the show.

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Monday, June 27, 2011

The Smokies: Punished into Ecstasy

Frame grab from the documentary





Here is a delightful little documentary of a hike in the Smokies by a couple of brothers and friends.


From the video description:

In the first week of April, 2011, I joined my older brother for a five-day trek along the Appalachian Trail through the Smokies. We were also joined by Ben's two friends, Jason and Casey. What ensued was an adventure and a trial that included numerous physical meltdowns, one hellacious storm, unexpected snow, and many good memories. This is a short document of that journey and of my relationship with my brother. I hope you enjoy it.

- Chris


Find out more at the Horizonline Pictures website.

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Saturday, June 25, 2011

Weekly Republican Address
Delivered by Representative Renee Ellmers

Image Courtesy of the Republican Conference Titles added by Bobby Coggins









June 25, 2011

Congresswoman Renee Ellmers (R-NC) delivers this week's address from the House Small Business Committee, where American job creators continue to voice their concerns about our fragile economic recovery which is prohibiting job growth. We know the president's "stimulus" package failed to create jobs, and additional reckless spending is not the answer. The House Republican Plan for America's Job Creators will reduce job-crushing regulations, expand domestic energy production, and bring certainty back to small businesses in America. Visit http://jobs.gop.gov to learn more.




Transcript:


“Hello, I’m Congresswoman Renee Ellmers from the great state of North Carolina.


“I’m speaking to you today from the House Small Business Committee, where just about every week we hear from America’s job creators. These are leaders and entrepreneurs who take time out and come to Washington to explain how tough things are right now. Their stories are different, but their message is the same: uncertainty, burdensome regulations, and the fear of higher taxes are making it harder to create jobs and stay afloat.

“You know, if I weren’t in Congress, I’d be sitting right next to them. My husband and I own a small medical practice in Dunn, a small town 40 miles south of Raleigh. We’ve seen how government overreach can hurt a family-owned small business. We’ve worked to overcome it by relying on the same values that helped get our practice off the ground: freedom, opportunity, and responsibility.

“The job creators we hear from… they don’t have their hand out. They don’t want a bailout. All they ask us to do is get government out of the way.

“Republicans have put forward a job creation plan that would do just that. ‘A Plan for America’s Job Creators’ lives up to its name.

“Our approach starts with reducing the regulatory burden small businesses face and making Washington bureaucrats factor jobs into their decision-making process.

“Instead of knee-jerk reactions to high gas prices, we propose expanding domestic energy production to help lower costs and create jobs.

“To make us more competitive, we want to open new markets to American-made goods.

“And we’re ready to build on the budget we’ve passed to pay down the debt and see that Washington lives within its means. Because kicking the can down the road will only destroy more jobs by rattling confidence and causing more uncertainty over our fiscal condition.

“These are just some of the solutions included in our jobs creation plan. You can check out all the details at jobs.GOP.gov.

“We’ve already made some headway. This week, the House approved a vital jobs bill on energy production. This legislation will make our domestic energy resources available while lowering gas prices and creating thousands of jobs. We hope the Senate will pass this important legislation and other jobs bills we’ve sent its way.

“Unfortunately, the Democrats who run Washington say we should stay the course, keep spending money we don’t have, and raise your taxes – all in the name of ‘stimulus.’ These Washington-knows-best policies haven’t worked. They have only made matters worse.

“All told, there are now 2.3 million more people looking for work than there were in the month when President Obama took office. Americans were promised the ‘stimulus’ would keep unemployment below eight percent, but it is now more than nine percent.

“You sent us here to focus on jobs, and we must show leadership worthy of your trust. That’s why we’re inviting President Obama to work with us and help enact our jobs creation plan. Washington is at its best when it’s listening to the American people. And our people are at their best when they’re working, prospering, and laying the foundation for those greatest days that still lie ahead.

“So I hope you’ll check out jobs.GOP.gov and let us know what you think. For now, thanks for listening.”
Additional Information:


Republican Conference
Renee Ellmers Congressional Website
Website Referenced in her address
Renee Ellmers vs. Tim Geithner
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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Chipmunk on the Squirrel Feeder



A chipmunk pays a visit to my squirrel feeder...




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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Macon County Commissioners
Video of the June 21, 2011 Meeting







The Macon County Commissioners met this morning at 8am in Franklin, NC. I was the only person from the local media present. During the meeting, Chairman Brian McClellan announced that Alan Bryson no longer wished to serve as the Macon County Representative on the Highlands ETJ Board. Chairman McClellan indicated that John Crow was willing to serve on the board. Commissioners agreed.


Vice Chairman Bobby Kuppers informed Commissioners that the Macon County Planning Board would not be able to make a report on the proposed steep slope ordinance as planned at the August meeting. He said that it would probably be the September meeting before the planning board would be prepared to report.


The Commissioners then went into a closed session to discuss a potential property acquisition and to preserve attorney-client privilege. The closed session lasted about 45 minutes.


When Commissioners returned from the closed session, they recognized Macon County Sheriff Deputy Judy Lau, Juvenile Investigations, for being recognized as Juvenile Officer of the Year by the North Carolina Juvenile Officers Association. Commissioners indicated that they would invite her back to the August meeting for a more formal recognition of the achievement.


Chairman McClellan announced that Commissioners were going to purchase property on the corner of East Palmer Street and Patton Avenue for $300,000. A motion was made to appropriate $320,000 to cover unanticipated costs in the property transfer from United Community Bank. Chester M Jones, county attorney, advised the county manager to hold off on signing the agreement until after an inspection of the property had been made. The motion carried unanimously.


Their were adjustments made to the budget in the area of health insurance policy and the 3% cost of living increase for county employees.


The commissioners recessed the meeting until 11.30am on July 5, 2011 to take place in the commissioners Boardroom.




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Monday, June 20, 2011

Photos and Video of The Braveheart 5K



The Braveheart 5K was held this Saturday to raise money for the Scottish Tartans Museum in Franklin, NC during the Taste of Scotland Festival and 131 runners participated in the race.


The top ten finishers were:





 1 CANYON WOODWARD 18:02
 2 JEFF HOWARD       18:08
 3 PARKER BYRD 19:04  
 4 BRADLEY GREENE 19:12  
 5 MARTIN LENSKI 19:30  
 6 BRAD KNOPS 19:32  
 7 MATT BAUGHMAN 20:06  
 8 MICHAEL B HENDERSON 20:39  
 9 JAKE WATKINS 20:40  
10 DAN CROUSE 20:41  





Check out the finishing order at Set Up Events.


Here is video and photos of the event:















It was great fun and I look forward to next year's race.


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Saturday, June 18, 2011

NC General Assembly
06-18-2011 Legislative Calendar
Links to Bills and Live Audio Feeds



The North Carolina General Assembly is currently preparing to recess until the middle of July and here is the schedule for today. There are no committees meeting today, only sessions of the NC Senate (which has already met and recessed until July) and the NC House are currently scheduled.


If you cannot listen to these meetings live, check back later to see if I have. If I have, I'll post the audio (and a download link) for the meeting in the calendar. You can also follow what is happening in the NC General Assembly by keeping an eye on the hashtag #ncga on Twitter.

If I haven't been able to listen, please check with Voter Radio. You should already be subscribing to their podcasts anyway. I do. ʘ‿ʘ



Link for audio webcasts by room. The old linking system no longer works.



12:05 AM
Session Convenes (Senate)
Senate
10:00 AM
Session Convenes (House)

ADOPTION OF CONFERENCE REPORT
HB 36 Conference Committee Substitute - H. Warren, Cleveland and Folwell 
(Primary Sponsors) - EMPLOYERS AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT MUST USE 
E-VERIFY. (Conference Committee Substitute) 

LOCAL FOR CONCURRENCE
THIRD READING - ROLL CALL
HB 56 Senate Committee Substitute - Collins - LOCAL ANNEXATIONS SUBJECT TO 
60% PETITION. (Senate Committee Substitute as Amended) (2nd Edition)

PUBLIC FOR CONCURRENCE
THIRD READING - ROLL CALL
HB 619 Senate Committee Substitute - Howard, McLawhorn, Carney and Ingle 
(Primary Sponsors) - FORCED COMBINATIONS. 
(Senate Committee Substitute as Amended) (3rd Edition)

PUBLIC BILLS
THIRD READING - ROLL CALL
SB 267 Committee Substitute - Clodfelter and Hartsell (Primary Sponsors) - REVENUE 
LAWS TECHNICAL CLARIFYING, AND ADMINISTRATIVE CHANGES. 
(Finance) (3rd Edition)

THIRD READING - NON - ROLL CALL
SB 415 Committee Substitute - Purcell - ELIMINATE COST/REDUCED - PRICE 
SCHOOL BREAKFAST. (Finance) (2nd Edition)
House
The NC General assembly will take up redistricting when they meet again in July. A public hearing has been scheduled on districts drawn up so that there will be a majority or near majority of black voters on June 23, 2011. The details are below:



North Carolina Redistricting Public Hearing Information
The Joint House and Senate Redistricting Committee will hold a public hearing on Voting Rights Act districts and four other districts proposed by the Chairs for the 2011 State Senate and State House redistricting plans. View map of the Public Hearings site locations.
Each speaker is limited to five (5) minutes. Speakers are encouraged to submit their oral comments in writing. Persons proposing plans are encouraged to provide maps and any supporting data.
Questions about the public hearings may be directed to Erika Churchill or Kelly Quick at 919-733-2578. Persons desiring to submit written comments to be included in the public record may send those comments to
Redistricting Committee
300 N. Salisbury Street
Suite 545 Legislative Office Building
Raleigh, NC 27603
or
Click here to submit written comments on-line.
Registration for speaking will begin: 1) At the hearing site: 1 hour prior to the convening of the hearing, and will close prior to the beginning of the hearing. 2) On-line: 5 days in advance of the hearing and will close 24 hours in advance of the hearing. There are limited slots for on-line sign-up.
Speakers will be called according to the order of registration. If a speaker is not present when called, the speaker will be skipped at that time. Time permitting at the end of all registered speakers, those skipped will be allowed to speak.
The video conference will be streamed live on the NCGA website. The link will be posted under News & Information on the front page of the NCGAwebsite on the day of the public hearing.
DateTimePlaceCounty
Sign-up to speak at the June 23 Public Hearing
Thursday, June 233:00 - 9:00 pmNC Museum of History
5 East Edenton Street
Raleigh, NC 27601-1011
Wake
  Guilford Technical Community College
Learning Resource Center (Library)
Jamestown Campus
Room 325
601 High Point Road
Jamestown, NC 27282
Guilford
  UNC-Charlotte
J. Murrey Atkins Library
Room 143
9201 University City Blvd.
Charlotte, NC 28223-0001
Mecklenburg
  Roanoke-Chowan Community College
Jernigan Building
Room 126
109 Community College Road
Ahoskie, NC 27910
Hertford
  East Carolina University
Brody Medical Sciences Building
Division of Health Sciences
Room #2E-92
600 Moye Blvd
Greenville, NC 27834
Pitt
  Fayetteville Technical Community College
142 Health Technologies Center
2201 Hull Road
Fayetteville, NC 28303
Cumberland
  UNC-Wilmington
Education Building
Room 266
601 S. College Road
Wilmington NC 28403
New Hanover


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Friday, June 17, 2011

NC General Assembly
06-17-2011 Legislative Calendar
Links to Bills and Live Audio Feeds



The North Carolina General Assembly is currently preparing to recess until the middle of July and here is the schedule for today. There are no committees meeting today, only sessions of the NC Senate and the NC House are currently scheduled.


If you cannot listen to these meetings live, check back later to see if I have. If I have, I'll post the audio (and a download link) for the meeting in the calendar. You can also follow what is happening in the NC General Assembly by keeping an eye on the hashtag #ncga on Twitter.

If I haven't been able to listen, please check with Voter Radio. You should already be subscribing to their podcasts anyway. I do. ʘ‿ʘ



Link for audio webcasts by room. The old linking system no longer works.



12:15 AM
Session Convenes (Senate)
Senate
10:00 AM
Session Convenes (House)
House



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