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Tarboro High to welcome 15 members into inaugural Hall of Fame class

Phil Ford, a Rocky Mount High graduate and former University of North Carolina basketball star, will be the guest speaker. Leshaun Jenkins, a social studies teacher and the girls’ soccer coach at Tarboro, led the charge for the Hall of Fame, with plenty ...

CenturyLink fast Internet service targets much of eastern NC, Triangle

CenturyLink's coverage area includes territories in North Carolina once serviced by Sprint ...
Southern Pines, Spring Lake, Tarboro, Wade, Wake Forest, Washington, Whiteville, Williamston, Wilson and Winterville. (Where is coverage available?

North Carolina NAACP holds Moral Monday in Pitt County

The Tarboro Police Department and town mourned the loss of their ...
to McCrory addresses NC workers going undercover A bill supporters say will protect North Carolina employers from workers who purposefully get hired as a subterfuge to try to harm a ...

WEEKEND ROUNDUP: Southside’s Gaskins, 4×200 team win 1-A state championship

The boys’ 4-by-200-meter relay, consisting of Lawrence Brown, Zikayah Crawford, Raquan Ward and Gaskins won the state championship by about one second over Tarboro with a time ...
held at the Irwin Belt Track at North Carolina A&T University.

North Carolina Sweepstakes Operators Backing Out to Avoid the Law

The deal between Walker’s office and the sweepstakes companies comes on the heels of the North Carolina Supreme Court’s decision to deny the appeals from the owner and manager of one Internet cafe in Tarboro. Those individuals were first convicted in ...

Reynolds American, Inc (RAI) Draws Fire As Tobacco Farm Workers Decry Labor Conditions

Jimmy Laboy, 52, from Puerto Rico, worked eight months at a Reynolds supplier, Anderson Farms, last summer in Tarboro, North Carolina. He made just under $10 an hour. At one point he contracted acute nicotine poisoning, sometimes called green tobacco sickness.

The rural jobs JDIG creates for North Carolina

the media and the public become aware of the links that can exist between companies like MetLife and General Foam Plastics and the synergies sparked by places as different as Tarboro and Cary. North Carolina needs job-creation policies that support the ...

Edgecombe County Business Owner Charged in State Tax Case

RALEIGH – An Edgecombe County businessman was arrested Wednesday on a felony tax charge filed by the North Carolina Department of Revenue. Tony Martin Summerlin, 58, of 275 Rollinwood Drive in Tarboro, North Carolina, was charged on April 1, 2015 with ...

4 dead in Tarboro shootings

The information was radioed to Tarboro police officers, deputies with the Edgecombe County Sheriff's Department, and the North Carolina Highway Patrol. Officers found Sherrod sitting in his truck displaying a gun at a parking lot in the 2,300 block of Main ...

Bryant, Jr., Raleigh Otis

GREENSBORO MR. RALEIGH OTIS BRYANT, JR., WAS BORN on May 5, 1948 in Tarboro, North Carolina and died Sunday, November 16, 2014 at Moses H. Cone Hospital. Funeral services for Mr. Bryant will be 12:30 p.m. Friday November 21, 2014 at Mt. Zion Baptist Church ...

Today is The Preakness in Maryland - Brief History of Horse racing in Colonial & Early America

Horse racing in the British American colonies dates back to the establishment of the Newmarket course on the Salisbury Plains in Hempstead Plains of Long Island in 1665. Only 1 year after the English …


Saturday's Championship Schedule -- USTA National Senior Women’s Hard Court Tennis Championships -- La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club, La Jolla, Calif.     SINGLES FINALS TO HIGHLIGHT SATURDAY’S SCH…

Local Weekend Events In The Community

Source: Tom Grill / Getty   Here are some local events that are happening over this weekend. To see more or to post your own CLICK HERE     FREE HEALTH AND WELLNESS FAIR Event Date:  05/16/…

Peter White’s presentation at the Spring 2015 PATCON in Tarboro, NC

Pictures: 7th NC PATCON   Peter White:  Bringing Light to Darkening Skies  Via David

Tarboro NC – I Knew Todd Gurley Would Be In The Draft So I Was Waiting To See Who Was Going To Pick Up Takoby Colfield

Now I am happy because Takoby Cofield another Tarboro star plans to sign with the Washington Red Skins. He has tried so hard and been preparing himself for the draft. I hope goes to Washington and sho…

Tarboro, NC - Dog with badly embedded collar needs medical! - Young male Shepherd mix, sweet!

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Popular features of the 2015 National football league Drafts top ten picks as senior high school recruits – SB Nation

247 Sports Composite: Three-star, .8343 rating Fun fact: Scherff played quarterback in senior high school. Yes, quarterback. Watch individuals highlights if you feel we are playing along with you. …

Tarboro NC – Todd Gurley Drafted Number 10 By St. Louis Ain’t God Good?

Inspite of all things that we have and endure in Edgecombe County with our young folks God is still in the blessing business. Young folks just look at what can be if you strive to be the best you can …

Carpenter Tarboro (NC) – Tarboro Carpenters

Carpenter Tarboro (NC) Lending helping hands when you need masterpieces built in Tarboro (NC). Papa’s Carpenter Specialists in Tarboro, North Carolina work with, builds and fixes items and structure…


Professor David de Chand CONTINUED FROM PART III: Failure on the UN, the ICC, the AU and the IGAD, including the China-USA Test case diplomacy on South Sudan, the world and Africa could be rest assure…


Cautions with Jasbug in TARBORO NORTH CAROLINA

The "Jasbug" is a flaw in the way that computers have access to a network. If any of the hackers had known this since 2000, they could have used to infiltrate computer systems company and take complete control.

Suppose you use your laptop and public access to Wi-Fi to connect to the office computers. Hackers nearby could spy, steal documents or introduce malware ... I mean, everything.

There is still no evidence that someone has taken advantage of Jasbug and did this. But it may be too early to say.

Microsoft considered that the gravity of this situation was "critical". Even Alert guaranteed by the Department of Homeland Security and similar warnings from major companies in cybersecurity.

Jasbug affects everything from Windows Vista to Windows 8.1 newer. This is the kind of problem that will give you many headaches for system administrators and IT staff of the company.

Some mistakes are too embedded in the code. The Jasbug was so embedded that Microsoft had to return to restructure some basic parts of Windows.

Consider this another example of that small defects embedded in computer code could give you problems later. In fact, Microsoft did not even find on your own.

Jeff Schmidt, an independent researcher JAS Global Advisors in Chicago, discovered a year ago while working on another project. He alerted Microsoft and have since worked together to fix this error.

Why it took so long to fix it? Jasbug is a problem with the design of the Microsoft operating system itself. The company had to restructure basic parts of your engine giant ... and test it thoroughly to make sure it still worked fine.

Microsoft can not afford to make arrangements affecting a complete system. Remember that according Netmarketshare, Windows is used by 91% of computers worldwide. [10]


Victms of discrimination in TARBORO NORTH CAROLINA

The EEOC enforces the prohibitions against employment discrimination in Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Equal Pay Act of 1963, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, Sections 501 and 505 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Titles I and V of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), Title II of the Genetic Information Non-discrimination Act (GINA), and the Civil Rights Act of 1991. These laws prohibit discrimination based on race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, and genetic information, as well as reprisal for protected activity. The Commission´s interpretations of these statutes apply to its adjudication and enforcement in federal sector as well as private sector and state and local government employment.

The EEOC has held that discrimination against an inpidual because that person is transgender (also known as gender identity discrimination) is discrimination because of sex and therefore is covered under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. See Macy v. Department of Justice, EEOC Appeal No. 0120120821 (April 20, 2012), http://www.eeoc.gov/decisions/0120120821%20Macy%20v%20DOJ%20ATF.txt. The Commission has also found that claims by lesbian, gay, and bisexual inpiduals alleging sex-stereotyping state a sex discrimination claim under Title VII. See Veretto v. U.S. Postal Service, EEOC Appeal No. 0120110873 (July 1, 2011), http://www.eeoc.gov/decisions/0120110873.txt; Castello v. U.S. Postal Service, EEOC Request No. 0520110649 (Dec. 20, 2011), http://www.eeoc.gov/decisions/0520110649.txt.

While discrimination based on an inpidual´s status as a parent (prohibited under Executive Order 13152) is not a covered basis under the laws enforced by the EEOC, there are circumstances where discrimination against caregivers may give rise to sex discrimination under Title VII or disability discrimination under the ADA. See Enforcement Guidance: Unlawful Disparate Treatment of Workers with Caregiving Responsibilities, www.eeoc.gov/policy/docs/caregiving.html.

Federal government employees may file claims of discrimination under the Part 1614 EEO process on any of the bases covered under the laws EEOC enforces, and/or may also utilize additional complaint procedures described below.

Civil Service Reform Act

The Civil Service Reform Act of 1978 (CSRA), as amended, also protects federal government applicants and employees from discrimination in personnel actions (see "Prohibited Personnel Practices" http://www.opm.gov/ovrsight/proidx.asp) based on race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, marital status, political affiliation, or on conduct which does not adversely affect the performance of the applicant or employee -- which can include sexual orientation or transgender (gender identity) status. The Office of Special Counsel (OSC), www.osc.gov, and the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB), www.mspb.gov, enforce the prohibitions against federal employment discrimination codified in the CSRA. For more information, see OPM´s Addressing Sexual Orientation Discrimination in Federal Civilian Employment at www.opm.gov/er/address2/guide01.htm, OPM´s Guidance Regarding the Employment of Transgender Inpiduals in the Federal Workplace at www.opm.gov/persity/Transgender/Guidance.asp, and OSC´s Prohibited Personnel Practices and How to File a Complaint at http://www.osc.gov/ppp.htm.

Executive Orders

Additionally, federal agencies retain procedures for making complaints of discrimination on any bases prohibited by Executive Orders reviewed below. For example, some lesbian, gay, and bisexual employees may file complaints under both the agency´s Executive Order complaint process (for sexual orientation discrimination) and 1614 process (for sex discrimination), as these are separate processes.

Executive Order 11478, section 1 (as amended by Executive Orders 13087 and 13152) provides:

It is the policy of the government of the United States to provide equal opportunity in federal employment for all persons, to prohibit discrimination in employment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, handicap, age, sexual orientation or status as a parent, and to promote the full realization of equal employment opportunity through a continuing affirmative program in each executive department and agency. This policy of equal opportunity applies to and must be an integral part of every aspect of personnel policy and practice in the employment, development, advancement, and treatment of civilian employees of the federal government, to the extent permitted by law.

Executive Order 13152 states that "status as a parent" refers to the status of an inpidual who, with respect to an inpidual who is under the age of 18 or who is 18 or older but is incapable of self-care because of a physical or mental disability, is: a biological parent, an adoptive parent, a foster parent, a stepparent, a custodian of a legal ward, in loco parentis over such inpidual, or actively seeking legal custody or adoption of such an inpidual. The Executive Order authorized OPM to develop guidance on the provisions of the Order.


The Guardian and a warning to TARBORO NORTH CAROLINA: Jehovah´s Witnesses´ silencing techniques, as terrifying as child abuse

Growing up in a Jehovah’s Witness family is different. As a child, I didn’t celebrate birthdays, Christmas or July 4. Nor did I, or anyone I knew, mix with non-Witness families in Little League or Girl Scouts. Instead, I spent much of my time sharing the “good news.” I used to go door-to-door on my own with a big, strong, well liked man in my congregation, named Jonathan. I was just 9 and 10 when he repeatedly sexually abused me.

It is really hard for kids to speak up when they’re abused. But the Jehovah’s Witnesses make it a lot harder.

They have a “2 Witness” rule, which says that anyone who accuses an adult of abuse must have a second witness. If there is no second witness, the accuser is punished for a false accusation - usually by ordering that no Witness may talk with or associate with the “false” accuser. This is called dis-fellowshipping. For a kid raised only with other Witnesses, it was horrifying. Even your parents would have to ignore you. It was more terrifying than Jonathan.

It was the elders of my congregation who had assigned Jonathan to team up with me. When we separated from the others, he forced me into his pick-up truck and drove us to his house. Then he would say “Let’s play”. It happened too many times. Like everyone else in the congregation, my parents liked “Brother” Jonathan and trusted him in our family.

My parents were consumed with some really huge problems in those years, and later divorced. I was emotionally alone - and wanted to be the best Jehovah’s Witness I could be. That’s why I went out to field service - the door to door ministry that Witnesses are known for.

What my parents didn’t know, was that Jonathan had sexually molested another girl in our congregation. The elders knew this and had kept it a secret. They were following orders from Watchtower leaders, based in the world headquarters in New York, who in 1989 had issued a top-secret instruction to keep known child sex abusers in the congregations a secret. This instruction became Exhibit 1 at my civil trial.

The elders and the Governing Body all knew that child molesters hide in religious groups and often are people who are likeable and friendly - like Jonathan. They knew molesters would likely do it again. But they chose to ignore the safety of the kids, in favor of protecting their image - and their bank account - from lawsuits. It was all in that 1989 letter.

A recent report by the Center for Investigative Reporting revealed that they have continued to issues directives urging silence around child abuse. Last November, elders were instructed to avoid taking criminal matters like child abuse to the authorities. Instead, they were told to handle them internally in confidential committees. The report also showed that Jehovah’s Witnesses evoke the First Amendment to hide sex abuse claims.

It took me learning about Jonathan’s other victims for me to speak up. In 2009, I looked on California’s Megan’s Law website, the state’s official list of registered sex offenders. There, I found he had been convicted a few years before for sexually abusing another 8-year-old girl. I felt horribly guilty that I hadn’t spoken up about him earlier. Now, I need to stop predators from doing this again.

The only way to end this abuse is by lifting this veil of secrecy once and for all.

In http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/mar/02/jehovahs-witnesses-silencing-techniques-child-abuse [27]


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