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The Congressional Black Caucus is fighting back against new suggestions — particularly coming from the very top of House Democratic leadership ranks — that seniority ought not be the be-all-end-all when it comes to doling out plum committee leadership assignments.
Americans are ready for Congress to get down to business and so are Pitt County’s two representatives.
U.S. Reps. Walter B. Jones Jr. and G.K. Butterfield handily won their re-election bids on Tuesday.
Democratic incumbent G.K. Butterfield was re-elected to the U.S House of Representatives Tuesday in a landslide victory, with nearly three-quarters of the vote.
Two incumbents with about 30 years of political service collectively retained their seats in the U.S. House of Representatives according to unofficial election results.
Republican Walter B. Jones will continue to represent District 3 as he has since 1995. Democrat G.K. Butterfield will continue to represent District 1 as he has since 2004.
The Global TransPark played host to a very important person on Tuesday.
U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx came to Kinston to tour the TransPark with N.C. Rep. G. K. Butterfield, D-Wilson.
Maurice Barboza’s idea to build a memorial to black Revolutionary War soldiers on the Mall was sparked by the end of another struggle: the campaign by Barboza’s aunt to be the second black member of the Daughters of the American Revolution in modern times. She won.
President Obama signed H.J. Res 120, a bill Congressman Butterfield introduced to approve the site selected for a memorial that will recognize African Americans who fought for America’s independence during the American Revolution.
Today is the final day to register to vote for the election Nov. 4 and voters must cast ballots at their assigned polling place.
On a 7-2 vote, the U.S. Supreme Court stayed the recent 4th Circuit Court of Appeals order on the same-day registration and out-of precinct voting in North Carolina’s new voting law.
The Carolinas Chapter of the National Diversity Council (NDC Carolinas) will hold a free, public community health fair from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. today at the Greenville Convention Center.
The health fair will be held concurrently with the council’s inaugural Health care Diversity Summit.