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                                      NAACP: The Best and Brightest
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                                           By Stanley O. Williford                                                                                        of Dentistry, and he did so with           tion of Pastor Thomas L. Griffth,
     This Week                          It may have been fate that brought
                                                                                                                                                          “the highest honors,” reported
                                                                                                                                                          The Crisis. (Vada was also a
                                                                                                                                                                                                     played an important role in the Civil
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Rights Movement. The church
                                      the Somerville Hotel into existence                                                                                 graduate of the school after him.)         also provided critical assistance for
    Cuts in Social           2        just in time to house attendees to                                                                                  Somerville helped launch the Los           the 1942 and 1949 conventions, and
                                      the first West Coast convention of                                                                                  Angeles chapter of the NAACP               remained an important venue for
    Security …                        the National Association for the
                                      Advancement of Colored People
                                                                                                                                                          and served as its first president.
                                                                                                                                                            Four years earlier, another dentist,
                                                                                                                                                                                                     such political and spiritual lumi-
    ‘Unthinkable’                     in 1928. The hotel was completed                                                                                    Dr. H. Claude Hudson, had become
                                                                                                                                                                                                     naries as Adam Clayton Powell,
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Martin Luther King and Malcolm
                                      in June of that year. The 19th                                                                                      president of the Los Angeles branch
                                      annual convention was held that                                                                                     of the NAACP, a position he held           X.
                                      same month.                                                                                                         for 10 consecutive years. Already             The major speakers at the conven-
                                        Named for Dr. John Somerville,                                                                                    a Howard University-educated               tion in 1928 were W.E.B. Du Bois
                                      a Jamaica-born dentist, and his                                                                                     dentist and a civil rights activist        and poet and activist Alice Dunbar-
                                      wife Vada, also a dentist, it was                                                                                   when he arrived from Shreveport,           Nelson. Du Bois, of course, was the
                                      reportedly the first hotel built by                                                                                 Louisiana, Hudson would later              first African American to earn a
                                      Blacks west of the Mississippi.                                                                                     combine two other interests—the            doctorate from Harvard, a founder
                                      Up to that point, all Black-owned                                                                                   study of law and banking—into              of the NAACP and the founder and
                                      hotels had been structures previ-                                                                                   an already frantic schedule. “It           editor of its journal, The Crisis.
                                      ously owned by Whites. It was                                                                                       was during Hudson’s tenure that               In 1942, the convention returned
Will Black      3                     not the first structure built by the
                                      enterprising Somerville. A year
                                                                                                                                                          the branch hosted the 19th Annual
                                                                                                                                                          NAACP Convention, the first to be
                                                                                                                                                                                                     to Los Angeles, and the war in
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Europe was very much on the
Unemployment                          before, he had erected the La Vada                                                                                  held in Los Angeles,” says a histor-       nation’s mind. It was the organiza-
                                      Apartments, “the first modern                                                                                       ical note on the branch’s website.
Rates Affect Obama                    apartment building to be occu-                                                                                        The convention was hosted at
                                                                                                                                                                                                     tion’s 33rd annual convention, and
                                                                                                                                                                                                     it was held seven months after the
Re-Election?                          pied by Blacks in Los Angeles,”
                                      according to the 1973 edition of
                                                                                                                                                          Second Baptist Church, which
                                                                                                                                                          made its own claim to history. Built
                                                                                                                                                                                                     United States entered World War
                                      The Crisis, the NAACP journal.                                                                                      in 1926, the structure was designed        II.
                                        The Somerville Hotel was not                                                                                      by architect Paul R. Williams                 As the nation’s oldest and most
                                      only a source of great pride for                                                                                    (in collaboration with Norman              powerful civil rights organization
                                      Black Angelenos, but its famous                                                                                     Marsh) and could seat more than            it began to put pressure on the film
                                      Club Alabam played host to             Lena Horne, Cab Calloway, Bill        include.                               2,000 persons. It was the largest          industry concerning its depiction of
                                      the crème de la crème of Black         “BoJangles” Robinson, Jimmie            Somerville was the first Black       meeting space owned by African             Blacks in the movies.
                                      entertainers—Duke Ellington,           Lunceford, Billie Holiday, and a      to graduate from the University        Americans in Los Angeles at that
                                      Count Basie, Louis Armstrong,          list of others that is too long to    of Southern California School          time. The church, under the direc-           NAACP continued on page 5

Black Farmers Still           5                                                                                                                                                                        R&B STAR MUSIQ
Face Political Hurdles
to Discrimination                            7th Annual Reef/Sweetwater                                                                                                                                SOULCHILD NEW
                                                                                                                                                                                                      AMBASSADOR FOR
Settlement
                                                  Pro-Am Surf Fest
                                        Photos courtesy Brad Butler                                                                                       Wilmington, North Carolina
                                                                                                                                                                                                       SUSAN G. KOMEN
                                                                                                                                                                                                        FOR THE CURE

                                         http://www.cooldudesdiving.                                                                                        Third Place: Carleigh Sion,
                                        com/Reef-Sweetwater/album/                                                                                        Manisquan, New Jersey
                                                                                                                                                            Fourth Place: Hope
                                        Wrightsville Beach, NC...                                                                                         Henderson, Oak Island, North
                                      Spectators numbering in the                                                                                         Carolina
                                      tens of thousands converged on
    The Golden Era 7
                                                                                                                                                            Women’s Open Short board
                                      Wrightsville Beach for the 7th                                                                                        First Place: Katie Gordon
                                      Annual Reef/Sweetwater Pro-Am
    Gospel Blog                       Surf Fest. Intense competition
                                                                                                                                                            Second Place: Jessica Stabile
                                                                                                                                                            Third Place: Leilani Pickett,
                                      ended today featuring a $20,000
    Reviews “Rejoice                  prize purse. The weather was                                                                                        Wilmington, North Carolina
    and Shout”                        perfect with blue skies, tempera-                                                                                     Fourth Place: Jo Pickett,
                                                                                                                                                          Wilmington, North Carolina                    Atlantic Records Recording
                                      ture in the 80’s, lower humidity,
                                      and great surfing conditions. The                                                                                     Men’s Open Long board                     Artist      Musiq       Soulchild
                                      Wrightsville Surf Fest has grown                                                                                      First Place: Tony Silvagni,               announced his new role as
                                      into one of the largest surfing                                                                                     Kure Beach, North Carolina                  ambassador for Susan G. Komen
                                      contests on the East Coast and                                                                                        Second Place: Bradley Rose,               for the Cure® Circle of Promise,
                                      attracts surfers from around the                                                                                                                                a movement designed to further
                                                                                                                                                          Carolina Beach, North Carolina              engage black women around the
                                      world. In all, dozens of amateur                                                                                      Third Place: Steve                        globe in the fight against breast
                                      surfers and 96 professional surfers                                                                                 Mangiacarre, Wilmington, North              cancer. As an ambassador for
                                      from around the world partici-                                                                                      Carolina                                    the movement, Musiq will raise
                                      pated in the 3-day event. Event                                                                                       Fourth Place: Weston                      awareness about breast cancer
                                      Organizer, Tony Butler, thanked        Winner) with Jon Swift enter-            Professional Division
                                                                             tained the crowd. Games, activi-         First Place: Rob Machado,           Williams, Wilmington, North                 so that younger women know
                                      everyone on the committee for                                                                                       Carolina                                    the importance of early detec-
                                      making this the most successful        ties, and good food from Tower 7       Cardiff, California; $5,000 Purse
                                                                             made the evening a family friendly     Second Place: Fisher Heverly,           Guys 14 and Under                         tion and why it’s important to
                                      event since inception. “It is                                                                                                                                   pay attention to their bodies.
                                      amazing to see everyone’s hard         event. Chairwoman for the Park         Emerald Isle, North Carolina;           First Place: Joshua Burke,
                                                                             Festival, Kelly Barnes, said crowd     $3,000 Purse                          Barbados                                      “Early detection is the key to
                                      work, planning and execution                                                                                                                                    winning the fight against breast
                                      flawlessly come together”, Butler      estimates exceeded expectations          Third Place: Avon Cormican,           Second Place: Gabe Morvil,
                                                                                                                                                                                                      cancer,” said Musiq. “Too often,
                                      said.                                  with attendees hailing from            New Smyrna, Florida; $2,000           Carolina Beach, North Carolina              black women are diagnosed
                                        This year, a Music & Art             all parts of the United States.        Purse                                   Third Place: Tyler Faulkner,              in stage three and four when
                                      Festival was added to the event        Barnes was very pleased with the         Fourth Place: Phillip Gould,        Carolina Beach, North Carolina              breast cancer is most difficult
                                      on Saturday, from 4 to 9:30pm in       outcome of the first Music & Arts      Virginia Beach, Virginia; $1,500        Fourth Place: Luke Gordon,                to treat. Some women are afraid
                                      Wrightsville Beach Park. Local         Festival, a true family event, with      Women’s Open Long board             Myrtle Beach, South Carolina                to seek treatment for fear of
                                      artists along with musicians Selah     wonderful growth prospects for           First Place: Cayce Patterson,         Guys 15 and Over                          losing their breasts or their hair.
                                      Dubb, Fuzz and Mac, and Rob            the future.                            Outer Banks, North Carolina             First Place: Cole Richards,               One’s physical appearance is
                                      Machado (First Place Professional         Here are the Winners:               Second Place: Jo Pickett,             South Carolina                              much less important than the
                                                                                                                                                            Second Place: Knox Harris,                will to live. It’s time to remove
                                                                                                                                                          Oak Island, North Carolina                  the stigmas that are attached to
    By Regina Barboza                                                                                                                                       Third Place: Cody Leutgens,               this disease.”
                                                                                                                                                          Emerald Isle, North Carolina                  To put his cause where his
                                                                                                                                                                                                      mouth is, Musiq Soulchild
    Greater Newark Workforce Funders Collaborative                                                                                                          Fourth Place: Daniel Glen,
                                                                                                                                                          Florida
                                                                                                                                                                                                      will feature a group of breast
                                                                                                                                                                                                      cancer survivors in his
  The National Fund for                for Workforce Solutions. “There       Jersey is uniquely positioned to      part of a continuum that began                                                     upcoming music video, “YES”
Workforce Solutions (NFWS)             is great momentum in northern         offer opportunities for skilled       with the Newark Alliance-led           For more information visit                  from his sixth studio album,
today announced that it has            New Jersey to create sustainable      workers,” said Sharon C. Taylor,      OpportunityNewark, which iden-         www.wblivesurf.com or contact:              MUSIQINTHEMAGIQ. The
selected the Greater Newark            workforce solutions that benefit      Prudential senior vice president      tified leading industries, demand      Tony Butler at 910-617-3176,                video for the song will feature
Workforce Funders Collaborative        both local businesses and low-        human resources and chairman                                                 tony@wblivesurf.com                         Musiq as a man who loves and
                                                                                                                   occupations and supportive infra-                                                  supports his girlfriend through
to join its network of 31 collabor-    income workers in key indus-          of The Prudential Foundation.                                                Brad Beach at 757-373-0608,
atives designed to provide inno-       tries, and thereby serve as an        “The Greater Newark Workforce         structure to make it easier to do                                                  her battle with breast cancer.
                                                                                                                   business. It led to the $5.1 million   beach520@beachent.hrcoxmail.
vative job training and career         economic engine to the region.        Funders Collaborative is looking                                             com
advancement for workers nation-        We think this grant will greatly      to develop job-specific training      North Jersey Partners Workforce                                                      Musiq continued on page 5
                                                                                                                   Innovation in Regional Economic        Kelly Barnes, 910-297-0448,
wide while helping businesses          help build workforce partner-         initially for people in these                                                kb@bizec.rr.com •
grow.                                  ships that support revitalization     industries because we think           Development (WIRED) grant,
  The National Fund for                in a post-recession economy.”         doing so will mean success for        which implemented workforce
Workforce Solutions’ grant of            The Collaborative’s local           both workers and businesses in        development innovations in eight
$450,000 over three years will         funders include The Prudential        northern New Jersey.”                 northern NJ counties, trained
be combined with local funder          Foundation, the Newark Alliance,        The Greater Newark Workforce        more than 3,000 incumbent and
contributions for a total of more      the Bergen County Workforce           Funders Collaborative expects to      unemployed workers and devel-
than $1.8 million to develop           Investment Board (WIB) and            create its first workforce part-
employer-driven workforce part-        One-Stop Career Centers, the          nership – a dedicated commit-         oped 22 training and educa-
nerships. These partnerships will      Garfield Foundation, Goldman          ment between training providers       tion products. It culminated
provide skilled workers for busi-      Sachs, the Hudson County WIB          and the businesses that agree to      in the Regional Employment
nesses in growth industries and        and One-Stop Career Centers,          hire training participants – by       Development Initiative (REDI)
training that leads to career paths    JP Morgan Chase, the Kessler          October 2011.                         grant, a three-year partnership
for adults who need sustainable        Foundation, the Newark WIB              The Collaborative is managed        between the Newark Alliance,
careers.                               and One-Stop Career Centers,          by the Newark Alliance,               the Workforce Investment Boards
  “In this model, employers            the Nicholson Foundation, PNC         which was founded as a non-           (WIB) and the One-Stop Career
have an opportunity to invest          Bank, United Way of Essex and         profit in 1999 by leaders from        Centers to create sector-specific
in the development of human            West Hudson, and the Walmart          major New Jersey corpora-
capital that drives innovation         Foundation.                           tions, higher education institu-      statewide Talent Networks.
in business and provides long-           “With its high concentration of     tions and non-profits to make            About National Fund for
term career advancement,”              health-care companies and one of      Newark a better, safer place to       Workforce Solutions •
said Fred Dedrick, executive           the country’s most sophisticated      work, live, learn, play and do
director of the National Fund          transportation systems, New           business. The Collaborative is         Greater continued on page 5
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                                                                                                                                                                                                    One solution, John says, is to
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                                        did see four horses running down      Democrats who weren’t having it.                                                                                   it’s important to get it right,”
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                                        and House Speaker John Boehner        ended up in the conversation in       believe, lies in the language.        is a budgetary term. It’s not
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                                        While the haggling continued, a       go through weeks of impasse,          characterize Social Security as an    pushing for reform, claims that        gate a grand deal. The sticky
                                        group of about 20 “tea party”         the impression of an African-         “entitlement” when liberal oppo-      Social Security is in trouble now      part, and the reason for renewed
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                                        limit — this is the only plan,”       ating tool. Edwards, one of the 69
                                        was freshman Sen. Mike Lee            Democrats who signed the fiery
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                                        to be blowing past the debt-limit     about pointing out that poverty
                                        deadline.”                            rates for elderly Blacks would
                                          As the soap opera unfolds and       double from 24 percent to 65
                                        finger pointing explodes like the     percent without adequate Social
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         Career & Education
Up in the Air: Will Black Unemployment
Rates Affect Obama Re-Election Bid?
Recent U.S. Department of Labor                                                                                that this would be allowed to          doubt it’s going to have much         easily,” he wrote. “The unem-
(DOL) statistics show that Blacks                                                                              stand.”                                effect on the election.”              ployment rate fell to 3.9 percent
are still the group hardest hit by                                                                               The question remains whether           But a New York Times, writer        from 5.3 percent, meanwhile, in
the economic recession—showing                                                                                 unemployment rates will affect         and statistician Nate Silver called   Bill Clinton’s second term—but
a 16.2 percent unemployment rate                                                                               the Black presidential vote.           the prediction of another Black       his vice president, Al Gore, could
in June. According to Politic365.                                                                              According to Politic365, Black         vote sweep by Obama “quite            not beat Mr. Bush in the Electoral
com, it is unclear how Blacks will                                                                             voting patterns will remain the        fuzzy.”                               College.”
vote in 2012 and if Black jobless-                                                                             same.                                    In an article titled, “On the         “…historically, the correlation
ness will affect President Obama’s                                                                               “…African Americans have             Maddeningly Inexact Relationship      between the unemployment rate
2012 re-election campaign.                                                                                     remained loyal to the Democrat         Between Unemployment and              and a president’s electoral perfor-
  Out of 14.1 million unemployed                                                                               party, whether they’re economi-        Re-Election” published June 2 in      mance has been essentially zero,”
people, Hispanics are the second                                                                               cally prosperous or impover-           the Times, he wrote: “Historically,   he said.
hardest hit with an 11.6 percent                                                                               ished,” the article stated.            the relationship between the            He also mentioned that presi-
rate. Rep. Emanuel Cleaver,                                                                                      David Bositis, a senior              unemployment rate and a presi-        dents Jimmy Carter and George
chairman of the Congressional                                                                                  researcher at the Joint Center for     dent’s performance on Election        H.W. Bush senior faced high
Black Caucus, said that if Whites                                                                              Political and Economic Studies,        Day is complicated and tenuous.”      unemployment rates when they
had the highest unemployment                                                                                   agreed. He said Blacks under-            Silver’s analysis of presidential   lost their re-elections.
percentages, Congress would be                                                                                 stand Obama is struggling to get       election results and unemploy-          In the DOL report, unemploy-
outraged.                                                                                                      initiatives, such as health care       ment rates show a correlation         ment rates have increased from
  “Can you imagine a situation                                                                                 reform, implemented because of         between voting and job rates.         March to June, with 545,000 being
with any other group of workers…                                                                               the Congress divide.                     “Unemployment increased by          added to the jobless pool. At
if 34 percent of white women                                                                                     “He’s not God. There’s a limit to    1.9 percentage points over the        9.2 percent, men had the highest
were out there looking for work                                                                                what he can do while Republicans       course of Richard M. Nixon’s          unemployment rate over women,
and couldn’t find it?” he said.                                                                                are in control,” Bositis said. “I      first term, but he won re-election    who were at an 8.1 percent rate. •
“You would see congressional
hearings and community gather-
ings. There would be rallies and
protest marches. There is no way
                                                                                                                  First Lady Michelle Obama Announces
   The Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. (TAI) will hold its 40th Annual                                                        Commitments to Expand Access to
    Convention August 3-7, 2011 at Gaylord National Resort                                                                Healthy, Affordable Food
        and Convention Center National Harbor, MD.                                                                 At a recent White House event,
                                                                                                                First Lady Michelle Obama
   The convention theme “70           historical research, documenta-        The TAI 2011 National              announced nationwide commit-
 Years of Aviation Excellence:        tions and presentations.             Convention will be the launch        ments from major food retailers
 Then, Now, the FUTURE” will          Another important goal of            of a new initiative to develop       to open or expand more than
 celebrate the 70th anniversary of    the TAI is to motivate youth                                              1,500 stores to help provide
 the start of the Tuskegee Airmen     toward aviation and aerospace        the next generation of Tuskegee
                                                                           Airmen. Funds raised during the      healthy, affordable food to
 Experience in 1941 and honor         careers and inspire them towards                                          millions of people in areas that do
 the men and women who carry          outstanding achievement and          convention planning and execu-       not currently have easy access to
 the torch and fight today’s wars.    leadership in our democratic         tion will be used to expand Youth    fresh, nutritious food. Across the
 The East Coast Chapter of TAI is     society. The Tuskegee Airmen         in Aviation Programs. For more       country, 23.5 million Americans
 the host of this year’s event.       Scholarship Foundation and the       information contact Clarence         – including 6.5 million children –
   The Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. is       Chapters of TAI provide over                                              live in underserved communities
 a Non-Profit organization whose      $100,000 in scholarship and          D. Smith Jr., Colonel, USAF
                                                                                                                that do not have readily available
 goals are to perpetuate the legacy   educational assistance grants        (Retired), at cpo@ecctai.com,        fresh foods for reasonable prices.
 of the Tuskegee Airmen through       each year.                           cell 703-967-4463. •                    One of the key pillars of the
                                                                                                                First Lady’s Let’s Move! initia-
                                                                                                                tive is to make access to quality,
                                                                                                                affordable food available so fami-
                                                                                                                lies can get the nutritious meals     about calorie counts and recipes      families in the way that they see
                                                                                                                they need to stay healthy and         and how to serve balanced meals.      fit, because when they have those
                                                                                                                fight childhood obesity. During       But if parents can’t buy the food
                                                                                                                the announcement, the First                                                 choices, that can have a real,
                                                                                                                                                      they need to prepare those meals,     measurable impact on a family’s
                                                                                                                Lady spoke about the impor-
                                                                                                                tance of ensuring parents have a      if their only options for groceries   health, and we all know that.
                                                                                                                choice when shopping for healthy      are in the corner gas station or
                                                                                                                                                                                            Studies have shown that people
                                                                                                                food. “We needed to confront          the local minimart, then all that
                                                                                                                                                      is just talk… Instead, they should    who live in communities with
                                                                                                                this problem head on. Because                                               greater access to supermarkets
                                                                                                                we can give people all of the         have fresh food retailers right in
                                                                                                                information and advice in the         their communities -– places that      eat more fresh fruits and vegeta-
                                                                                                                world about healthy eating and        sell healthy food at reasonable       bles, and they have lower rates of
                                                                             Display 7.28.11       7/27/11      exercise. Page 2
                                                                                                               1:29 PM We can talk all we want        prices, so that they can feed their   obesity. •


                                                                                     3C X 8”                      NOTICE OF A CITIZENS INFORMATIONAL WORKSHOP FOR
                                                                               Issue date: 07•28•11*             THE PROPOSED WIDENING OF KERR AVENUE (STATE ROAD 1175)
                                                                          Built by: SRS Date: 07•27•11            FROM RANDALL PARKWAY TO MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.
                                                                         PR1 ___________ date 07•27•11
                                                                                                                     PARKWAY (U.S. 74) AND INTERCHANGE AT MARTIN
                                                                         PR2 ___________ date __________
                                                                                                                       LUTHER KING, JR. PARKWAY IN WILMINGTON
                                                                         PR3 ___________ date __________
                                                                         CR1 ___________ date __________
                                                                                                                 TIP Project No. U-3338 B&C                                                    New Hanover County
                                                                         CR2 ___________ date __________         The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) will hold a citizens’
                                                                                                                 informational workshop for the above project on Monday, August 15, 2011 from 4 p.m.
                                                                                                                 until 7 p.m. in the cafeteria of the Rachel Freeman School of Engineering, located at
                                                                                                                 2601 Princess Place Drive in Wilmington.
                                                                                                                 NCDOT proposes to widen Kerr Avenue (State Road 1175) to a four-lane roadway with
                                                                                                                 a 23-foot raised median, five-foot sidewalks and dedicated four-foot bicycle lanes
                                                                                                                 on both sides. The project will widen Kerr Avenue from Randall Parkway to Martin
                                                                                                                 Luther King, Jr. Parkway (U.S. 74). In addition, the project will include the construction
                                                                                                                 of a half-clover interchange with Martin Luther King, Jr. Parkway.
                                                                                                                 At the request of the Wilmington Urban Area Metropolitan Planning Organization
                                                                                                                 and the city of Wilmington, NCDOT completed studies for an additional alternative,
                                                                                                                 a quadrant intersection design at the Kerr Avenue and Market Street intersection. This
                                                                                                                 quadrant design is currently recommended. The 1.7-mile project will require additional
                                                                                                                 right-of-way acquisition and the relocation of homes and businesses.
            get GD enews digital edition of the print
                                                                                                                 Citizens are invited to speak individually with NCDOT officials and to review the
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              Visit greaterdiversity.com and register.                                                           workshop. The opportunity to submit written comments or questions will also be provided.
                                                                                                                 Comments and suggestions received will be considered during the design phase. Interested
                                                                                                                 citizens may attend at any time during the above mentioned hours. There will not be a
                                                                                                                 formal presentation.
                                                                                                                 Anyone desiring additional information may contact Ted Devens of the NCDOT
                                                                                                                 Project Development and Environmental Analysis Branch at 1548 Mail Service Center,
                                                                                                                 Raleigh, NC 27699-1548, by phone at (919) 707-6018 or via email at tedevens@ncdot.gov.
                                                                                                                 Citizens can also contact project manager Nicole Bennett with Mulkey Engineers and
                                                                                                                 Consultants at 6750 Tryon Road, Cary, NC 27518, via phone at (919) 858-1921 or
                                                                                                                 via email at nbennett@mulkeyinc.com.
                                                                                                                 NCDOT will provide auxiliary aids and services under the Americans with Disabilities Act
                                                                                                                 for disabled persons who want to participate in this workshop. Anyone requiring special
                                                                                                                 services should contact Bennett as early as possible so that arrangements can be made.
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                                      Health & Wellness
Overcoming Obstacles to Fitness
                                                                                                                                                   or how to begin.”                     aerobic activity a week.
                                                                                                                                                   Solution: Keep it simple. A good         Obstacle: “I don’t have access to
                                                                                                                                                   place to start is making walks part   a gym.”
                                                                                                                                                   of your weekly routine. Invest in     Solution: Some communities lack
                                                                                                                                                   good walking shoes, grab your         fitness facilities, and health club
                                                                                                                                                   iPod and aim for a 30-minute          memberships can be costly. But
    By Corliss Hill, national         and diabetes.                        is reversible and preventable         CDC recommends two-and-a-         walk several times a week.
  director, UnitedHealthcare’s          Over the past two decades,         with good nutrition and exer-         half hours a week of moderate-                                          don’t let that dissuade you from
                                                                                                                                                     Obstacle: “I have no time to
   Generations of Wellness®           obesity has increased dramatically   cise. Sticking to a diet low in fat   intensity aerobic activity such   exercise.”                            being active. Grab your friends
                                      in the United States. According to   and sugar, and eating more fresh      as brisk walking, plus muscle-    Solution: Exercise in short           and plan group workouts in your
  Nationwide (BlackNews.com)          the Centers for Disease Control      fruits and vegetables, lean meat,     strengthening exercises such as   segments. Many of us are busy         local park, or take walks together
-- Losing weight can be a chal-       and Prevention (CDC), two-thirds     fish, and whole grains is the first   weight training, push-ups and     juggling work, family and commu-      at the park or at the mall.
lenge, but regular exercise can       of American adults are over-         and best step in a healthy-eating     sit-ups. Granted, sticking to a   nity activities, so try breaking         Obstacle: “It’s hard to stick to a
make it much easier. Consistent       weight or obese, and the numbers     program.                              regular exercise routine can be   your workout into smaller chunks      program.”
exercise can improve overall          skew even higher among African         Exercise is the other step. So      challenging, so here are some     of time. For example, a brisk,        Solution: Create a support system
health and wellness, and lower the    American women, who have the         let’s take advantage of the warm      tips to help you overcome those   10-minute walk three times a          by finding a workout partner.
risk of serious, chronic illnesses,   highest rates of obesity.            summer weather and get our            common obstacles.                 day, five days a week equals 150      When you recruit a buddy you
including heart disease, stroke         The good news is that obesity      bodies moving outdoors. The             Obstacle: “I don’t know where   minutes of moderate-intensity         make yourself accountable to
                                                                                                                                                                                         someone else so you’re less likely
                                                                                                                                                                                         to blow off the workout.
                                                                                                                                                                                            Obstacle: “Exercise wrecks my
                                                                                                                                                                                         hair.”
                                                                                                                                                                                         Solution: Avoid covering your
                                                                                                                                                                                         head completely when working
                                                                                                                                                                                         out. Instead, use a sweatband or
                                                                                                                                                                                         even a hairnet. At the pool, wear a
                                                                                                                                                                                         cap when swimming and choose
                                                                                                                                                                                         a stroke or fitness class that keeps
                                                                                                                                                                                         your head above water. Also, try
                                                                                                                                                                                         a deep conditioner every one to
                                                                                                                                                                                         two weeks, style your hair with
                                                                                                                                                                                         a RollerSet instead of a curling
                                                                                                                                                                                         iron (less heat), and never use
                                                                                                                                                                                         an alcohol-based product on your
                                                                                                                                                                                         hair before working out.
                                                                                                                                                                                         Once you start exercising, your
                                                                                                                                                                                         increased strength, improved
                                                                                                                                                                                         stamina and gradual weight loss
                                                                                                                                                                                         will be all the motivation you
                                                                                                                                                                                         need to keep going.
                                                                                                                                                                                            For more health informa-
                                                                                                                                                                                         tion and exercise tips, visit
                                                                                                                                                                                         UnitedHealthcare’s Generations of
                                                                                                                                                                                         Wellness website at www.uhcgen-
                                                                                                                                                                                         erations.com. Be sure to click on
                                                                                                                                                                                         the Virtual Family Reunion link
                                                                                                                                                                                         and see how many calories you
                                                                                                                                                                                         can burn by dancing to different
                                                                                                                                                                                         forms of music, including gospel,
                                                                                                                                                                                         hip-hop and old-school. Always
                                                                                                                                                                                         talk to your doctor before begin-
                                                                                                                                                                                         ning a new fitness regimen. •


                                                                                                                                                                                          Ab Crunch
                                                                                                                                                                                           on a Ball
                                                                                                                                                                                          The basic movements of this
                                                                                                                                                                                          exercise develop the strength
                                                                                                                                                                                           of the abdominal muscles,
                                                                                                                                                                                          while the use of the ball helps
                                                                                                                                                                                                increase stability.

                                                                                                                                                                                         STEP 1. Slowly roll down onto
                                                                                                                                                                                         the ball, letting your spine fol-
                                                                                                                                                                                          low its curve, and place your
                                                                                                                                                                                          head and neck in a comfort-
                                                                                                                                                                                         able position on its back. Place
                                                                                                                                                                                         your hands at the sides of your
                                                                                                                                                                                           head and position your feet
                                                                                                                                                                                               hip-distance apart.




                                                                                                                                                                                         STEP 2. Draw your abdominal
                                                                                                                                                                                         muscles, then exhale and curl
                                                                                                                                                                                            your entire spine up, start-
                                                                                                                                                                                            ing from the neck. Flex at
                                                                                                                                                                                           your torso until the distance
                                                                                                                                                                                          between the top of your pelvis
                                                                                                                                                                                           and the bottom of your ribs
                                                                                                                                                                                                 stops shortening.




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                                             Business Resources
Black Farmers Still Face Political
Hurdles to Discrimination Settlement
  (NNPA) – Despite a discrimi-           fraud and that the money should         with Bachmann saying “That’s
nation settlement and congres-           go to flood victims on the              $2.3 billion; a large percentage of
sional and presidential approval         Missouri River instead.                 that paid out in fraudulent claims.
for payment to cover past injus-            “When money is diverted to           Now we have them opening up a
tice, Black farmers in the United        inefficient projects like the Pigford   similar one for women farmers
States are still struggling to get       Project where there’s proof posi-       and Hispanic farmers. That’s
money and respect from govern-           tive of fraud, we can’t afford $2       another $1.3 billion. I’d like to
ment officials.                          billion in potentially fraudulent       apply that money to people that
  The latest attack is coming from       claims when that money can be           are under water right now.”
Republican presidential candidate        used to benefit the people along          It’s not the first accusation of
Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN)             the Mississippi River and the           fraud in this case. At a February
and her tea party cohorts who            Missouri River,” Bachmann, said         forum in Washington, D.C., a
last week blasted the settlement         July 18 in report by MSNBC.             blogger criticized National Black
recently saying that it reeks of            Iowa Rep. Steve King (R) agreed      Farmers Association President



  Musiq
                                          secretary of the NAACP; Paul           the Advancement of Colored
                                          Robeson, the great civil rights        People.
                                          activist, writer, singer, and actor,      Among those who laid the
  continued from front                    and William H. Hastie, governor        groundwork for the organiza-
                                          of the Virgin Islands.                 tion were Du Bois, a historian,
  There will be a special scene              About 500 delegates from
  in the video that will feature a                                               sociologist, civil rights activist
                                          more than 40 states were in            and Pan-Africanist, among other
  group of breast cancer survi-           attendance in post-World War II
  vors who show their support by                                                 things; Ida B. Wells, journalist,
                                          Los Angeles. It was the organi-        speaker and activist in the cause
  wearing t-shirts, pins, and pink        zation’s 40th annual convention.
  ribbons—items associated with                                                  of both Blacks and women;
                                          The closing session was held at        Walling, a labor reformer,
  Susan G. Komen for the Cure®.           the Hollywood Bowl.                                                           John Boyd for his advocacy.           vs. Glickman case, which the             Both chambers of Congress
    Musiq Soulchild will also                                                    socialist and writer; Henry
                                             Forty-one years passed before       Moskowitz, a civil rights activist       “Not one damn dime has been         U.S. Department of Agriculture         passed legislation to pay the
  work with Susan G. Komen for            the convention returned to Los                                                paid out,” Boyd told the blogger,     was found to have discriminated        farmers and President Obama
  the Cure® Circle of Promise to                                                 and doctor of philosophy; Mary
                                          Angeles in 1990. Benjamin              White Ovington, a suffragette,         as reported by the AFRO. “And         against Black farmers from 1983        signed the order in late 2010.
  create awareness through social         Hooks, then executive director,
  media outreach, television and                                                 socialist, Unitarian and jour-         all of the sudden you’ve labeled      to 1997.                                 That final hurdle is a ruling
                                          told the 81st convention of almost     nalist; Florence Kelley, a polit-      80 percent of these people fraudu-      Many were late in filing appli-      by federal Judge Paul Friedman
  radio appearances, as well as           6,000 delegates that “Blacks
  lend his talents for a fundraiser in                                           ical and social reformer, suffrag-     lent? Let them go through the         cations for funds and that led to      who signed an order granting
                                          must stop offering ‘alibis’ and                                               process.”                             more court action resulting in a       preliminary approval of the
  October during National Breast          ‘help ourselves,’” according to        ette; Oswald Garrison Villard, a
  Cancer Awareness Month.                                                        journalist and grandson of aboli-        It is the latest slap in the face   court mandate stating that claim-      settlement agreement on May 13.
                                          the July 30 issue of Jet maga-                                                to the farmers who’ve been            ants who’ve not had their cases        He is set to issue a ruling Sept. 1
    “We couldn’t ask for a greater                                               tionist William Lloyd Garrison,
                                          zine. He charged Blacks that                                                  struggling to get money owed to       heard can seek relief or damages       on whether the settlement should
  level of commitment from                                                       and Archibald Henry Grimke,
  someone who has such a strong           they “could no longer afford to                                               them from the original Pigford        of up to $250,000.                     go forward. •
                                          wallow in self-pity and must           a lawyer, intellectual, journalist,
  connection to the target audi-                                                 diplomat and community leader.
  ence,” said Katrina McGhee,             take control of their own lives.
                                             “‘It’s time today—July 8,              The first several execu-
  Executive Vice President &                                                     tive secretaries of the NAACP
                                          1990—to bring it out of the
                                                                                                                            Get more leads, get your
  CMO. “We are certain Musiq                                                     were White, but in 1920, James
  will both transform and save            closet. No longer can we proffer
                                          polite, explicable reasons why         Weldon Johnson became the
  lives through his ambassador-
                                                                                                                            business online. Post
                                          Black America cannot do more           first non-White head of the
  ship of this program.”                                                         organization.       Although he
    Musiq said this cause is so           for itself. I’m calling for a mora-
                                                                                                                               your information for
                                          torium on excuses. I challenge         might be best remembered as
  dear to him, because his largely                                               an author and the songwriter
  female fan base has been so             Black America today—all of
                                          us—to set aside our alibis.’”          who penned “Lift Ev’ry Voice
  instrumental in his success. “I
  care because they are at risk.             After White died in 1955, Roy       and Sing,” the so-called Negro
  They have always supported me           Wilkins became executive secre-        national anthem, his role with the
  and it’s time that I return the         tary and held the position for 22      NAACP expanded its member-
  favor and support them. I feel the      years, having been groomed for         ship and molded it into an effec-
  need to make an impact before           it for 24 years. An articulate         tive organization. “Moreover, he
  breast cancer impacts them and          speaker, accomplished writer,          expanded the NAACP’s stance                 Add your business listing to
  if my music can be the vehicle,         he filled numerous roles—              on lynching into a crusade…”
                                          editor of The Crisis, chairman         reports the book, “The Civil                 GDN Networking Directory, visit
  then I am happy to serve.”
    To join the movement, log on          of the National Emergency Civil        Rights Movement.” Johnson was                GreaterDiversity.com/directory
  to www.circleofpromise.org or           Rights Mobilization and several        also an educator, a diplomat,                     and get it featured in the
  dial 1.877.GO-KOMEN.                    other positions. A political           a poet, an anthologist and a
                                          realist, Wilkins’ strategy was to                                                        weekly print edition.
    About Susan G. Komen for the                                                 lawyer.
  Cure®                                   appeal to reason and the intel-           In 1916 after Walter White
    Nancy G. Brinker prom-                lect. He conferred with the            and a group of Atlantans had
  ised her dying sister, Susan G.         politically powerful, testified        come together to form a local
                                          before congressional commit-

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  Komen, she would do everything                                                 branch of the NAACP. Johnson
  in her power to end breast cancer       tees, appeared on television and       was invited to address its first
  forever. In 1982, that promise          literally became the face of the       public mass meeting. But when

                                                                                                                              in the Carolinas, Aug. 8-10
  became Susan G. Komen for               NAACP.                                 White was called to deliver an
  the Cure® and launched the                 Thurgood Marshall never             unplanned speech, his talk was
  global breast cancer movement.          headed the NAACP, but he “is a

                                                                                                                           Emmy Award Winner and BET Host
                                          towering presence in the history       so dynamic and impressive that
  Today, Komen for the Cure is                                                   Johnson later invited White to
  the world’s largest grassroots          of the United States and civil
                                                                                 join the NAACP in New York

                                                                                                                              Ed Gordon is Guest Speaker
  network of breast cancer survi-         rights,” says “Black Heroes of
                                          the 20th Century.”                     as assistant secretary. “White
  vors and activists fighting to save                                            hesitated,” according to the
  lives, empower people, ensure              “As a young attorney working
                                          for the NAACP, he spent most of        book “Black Heroes of the 20th
  quality care for all and energize                                              Century.” The position meant
  science to find the cures. Thanks       his career forcing the courts and                                               C H A R L OT T E, N.C. –            needs of procurement/supplier          leadership set by our prominent
                                          Americans to look at the U.S.          leaving home and a reduction in
  to events like the Komen Race                                                  salary, but White’s father urged       Corporate executives and procure-     diversity professionals and            corporate members and certified
  for the Cure, we have invested          Constitution and realize which                                                ment professionals from the           minority business owners. Other        minority businesses to motivate
  nearly $1.3 billion to fulfill our      rights did not extend to African       him to go. White took up his
                                                                                 duties in the organization in          world’s largest purchasing orga-      scheduled activities include:          other corporations and entre-
  promise, becoming the largest           Americans. His pursuit of this                                                nizations, along with hundreds        Billion Dollar Roundtable discus-
                                          goal led to the ground-breaking        January 1918.                                                                                                       preneurs to join us in ensuring
  source of nonprofit funds dedi-                                                                                       of minority business owners, will     sion; an Awards Dinner to cele-        the success of our economy,”
  cated to the fight against breast       Brown v. Board of Education               Among White’s earliest duties
                                          decision that declare separate         was investigating the lynchings        converge in Durham, NC, August        brate corporations and minority        said Farad Ali, Carolinas MSDC
  cancer in the world. For more                                                                                         8-10, for the 2011 Business           business achievements; and the
  information about Susan G.              but equal educational facilities       that were occurring all over the                                                                                    interim president.
                                          unconstitutional.”                     South. Since White could easily        Opportunity Conference. Emmy          Minority Business Enterprise             Ali said this year’s BOC
  Komen for the Cure®, breast                                                                                           award winner and BET host Ed          matchmaker and tradeshow on
  health or breast cancer, visit             The venerable organization          pass for White, it meant he could                                                                                   focuses on appreciating achieve-
  www.komen.org or call 1-800             was founded on February 12,            investigate conditions without as      Gordon will provide the keynote       Wednesday, Aug. 10, that gives         ments, accelerating and inno-
  I’M AWARE. •                            1909, by a diverse group of both       much notice as a darker man.           address during the Tuesday,           corporations an opportunity            vating business, and exceeding
                                                                                                                        Aug. 9 business luncheon. The         to meet one-on-one with top

  NAACP
                                          White and Black Americans                 Says “Black Heroes of the                                                                                        expectations. By looking back on
                                          who were concerned about               20th Century”: “In the 10 years        event is hosted by the Carolinas      minority suppliers.
                                                                                                                        Minority Supplier Development           This year, America ’s biggest        the past, businesses can appre-
                                          racial conditions in the nation.       following 1918, he made personal
                                          Although usually thought of                                                   Council and will be held at the       corporations are expected to           ciate and understand where
  continued from front                                                           inquiries into 41 lynching and                                                                                      they’ve come from and then use
                                          as a historically Black organi-        eight race riots. In Tulsa in          Washington Duke Inn & Golf            spend almost $100 billion
  Actually, this was not a new            zation, at its inception it was                                               Club.                                 buying goods and services from         that experience as a springboard
                                                                                 1921 he was even drafted as
  practice for the NAACP. I n             primarily White and “heavily           a temporary deputy sheriff on            The annual BOC forum has            minority-owned businesses.             toward future accomplishments.
  1915, the fledgling organization        Jewish.” In fact, Du Bois was          the basis of his appearance.           grown steadily with more than         Industry research confirms that        To learn more about the Business
  had protested negative portrayals       the only African American on           White worked assiduously in            1,000 walk-through participants       minority suppliers are the fastest-    Opportunity Conference, visit
  of Blacks in D.W. Griffith’s            its executive board. Many of           publicizing his findings. Under        expected this year. Events will       growing segment of today’s busi-       Carolinas MSDC online at: www.
  racist agitprop film, “Birth of a       its members had come from the          the tutelage of James Weldon           include a golf tournament, an         ness landscape, making the BOC         carolinasmsdc.org/events/event/
  Nation.”                                Niagara Movement, which had            Johnson, he developed great            exclusive CEO breakfast on            an ideal event for business devel-     business-opportunity-conference
    “NAACP Executive Director             a more radical agenda, but soon        skills as a lobbyist. There was        Tuesday, Aug. 9, followed by          opment. “We expect the fine            or connect on Facebook at www.
  Walter White worked with                disbanded.                             always much travel and many            training sessions that address the    example of business and civic          facebook.com/carolinas.msdc. •
  politicians and studio execu-              A year earlier had seen riots       speaking engagements. White
  tives to establish an ad hoc            break out in Springfield, Ill.         covered 26,000 miles and spoke

                                                                                                                          Greater
  committee with the major                William English Walling, a                                                                                          funders in these communities          L. Knight Foundation; Chase;
                                          White Kentuckian who had gone          86 times in February 1927.
  studios to monitor the image and                                               White spoke 17 times and had                                                 have contributed an additional        Microsoft; The Harry and
  portrayals of African Americans         to Springfield to investigate the                                                                                   $104 million in locally-raised        Jeanette Weinberg Foundation;
                                          conditions, became so alarmed          several conferences in a 12-day          continued from page 2
  on the screen,” according to the                                                                                                                            resources from 216 different          The Hitachi Foundation; the
  Hollywood branch website.               by the violence that he penned         span.”
                                                                                    Benjamin Todd Jealous is the                                              funding sources, including            Prudential Foundation; and the
  Depictions of Blacks in the             an article for The Independent                                                     The National Fund for            community foundations, United         Walmart Foundation.
  movies then began to change,            expressing an urgent need for          NAACP’s current president and            Workforce Solutions is an
                                                                                 chief executive officer. He walks                                            Ways, corporate foundations,            About        the       Greater
  although the change was slow.           concerned citizens to come                                                      award-winning national initia-      workforce investment boards,          Newark Workforce Funders
    Among those attending the             together “to combat the evil.”         in the shoes of literal civil rights     tive focused on helping low-wage
                                                                                 giants such as James Weldon                                                  chambers of commerce and              Collaborative
  1949 convention, which was also         He suspected that the violence                                                  workers obtain good careers         state agencies. Each of these           The      Greater       Newark
  held in Los Angeles, were W.E.B.        had its genesis in the South and       Johnson, Walter White, Roy               while at the same time ensuring
                                                                                 Wilkins, W.E.B Bois, Clarence                                                communities has created local         Workforce              Funders
  Du Bois, James Weldon Johnson           was spreading to the North.                                                     that employers have access to       funding collaboratives that have      Collaborative is the only
  and Arthur Spingarn, consid-            The nation may not have real-          Mitchell, Benajmin Hooks and             workers with the high-quality       collectively invested in more         regional collaborative of work-
  ered one of the founders. The           ized it then, but it was desper-       many others. He is the youngest          skills that will enable them to     than 100 sectoral workforce           force investors in New Jersey
  Spingarn Medal was presented            ately in need of an effective          person to ever hold the posi-            succeed in this highly competi-     partnerships since 2007. Ten          and the 31st collaborative to join
  to author Charles W. Chesnutt.          civil rights organization. All         tion, and like White, Du Bois,           tive economy. Since 2008,           national funders lead the effort:     the award-winning National
  The keynote speakers included           the components were about to           Wilkins, and Ida B. Wells (one           the National Fund has raised        Annie E. Casey Foundation; the        Fund for Workforce Solutions
  Ralph Bunche, the United                come together for the launching        of the founders) he’s a former           nearly $24 million to support its   California Endowment; Ford            network of innovative workforce
  Nations statesman; Roy Wilkins,         of the National Association for        journalist. •                            work in 31 communities. Local       Foundation; John S. and James         solutions across the country. •
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2011 FBS Summer Conference (9:00 am)                                       MT. PILGRIM MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH                                           LIF Leadership Development Class - Spiritual
2011 Financial and Business Services Summer Conference provides
                                                                           HOST SECOND ANNUAL “I AM MY SISTER’S                                            Warfare- Praise (9:00 am - 2:00 pm)
information on new and on-going financial and personnel policies to                                                                                  Grace and Peace from God our Father and The Lord Jesus Christ, I
LEAs and charter schools. Contact Info : Sheraton Imperial Hotel and       KEEPER CONFERENCE                                                         would like to take this opportunity to invite you to our next Leadership
Convention Center Doris McCain 4700 Emperor Boulevard Durham,NC            The women of Mt. Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church, 7500 Carolina Development class that will focus on “Spiritual Warfare Through Praise
919.807.3700 Email : Doris.McCain@dpi.nc.gov Url: http://www.ncpub-        Beach Road, Wilmington, NC, will host their second annual “I Am My and Worship- Saturday, July 30th, 2011. I will be teaching this special
licschools.org/fbs/conferences                                             Sister’s Keeper” Women’s Conference focusing on promoting a “healthi- training session to assist leaders to do battle with musical direction and
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                                                                           er lifestyle” from 9 a.m. to Noon on Saturday, July 30, and conclude with percise order. We will study the Psalms and usher in the presence of the
             Friday, July 29, 2011                                         a service at 3 p.m., Sunday, July 31. Featured presenters and topics Lord through songs, hymns, and spiritual songs. I will be covering:
––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––                                                                                             Spiritual Warfare Through Praise- How to War in the Spirit.
                                                                           for Saturday, July 30 are: Ms. Juanita Akinleye, RN, “Diabetes Preven-
                                                                                                                                                     1. How to get the spirit of the House
LIFE CHANGING MINISTRIES IS CELEBRATING                                    tion and Self-Management” and Dr. R. Todd Shaver “Eight Weeks To 2. The Pastor and The Worship Leader
AND HONORING APOSTLE THEODORE JONES                                        Wellness.” The conference will conclude at 3 p.m., Sunday, July 31, with 3. Prophetic Worship
AND DR. JOYCE IRVING JONES: 18 YEARS OF
                                                                           guest speaker Rev. Patricia Freeman, Pastor, Bethel AME Church along Although this event is free, please register at the top . Tapes of the prior
SPIRITUAL SERVICE AND 30 YEARS OF
MARTIAL UNION                                                              with the choir and congregation.                                          Leadership class and this one will be available on site. D. Myles Golphin
                                 Life Changing Ministries invites every-   Door prizes from area businesses will be awarded. Please come ex- Go To: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-7abm6rYXOw to view a copy
                                 one to join them in celebrating and       pecting a blessing and you will receive it.                               of the latest Leadership class.
                                 honoring Apostle Theodore Jones           For additional information contact                                        The Class can be viewed live on the web at www.wliftv.com on the day
                                 and Dr. Joyce Irving Jones for their 18
                                                                           Sis. Ann Freeman, 910-452-3818                                            of the event.
                                 years of spiritual service and 30 years
                                                                           or by email wbingy617@gmail.com.                                          Contact Info : Philippian Community Church 6904 Poole Rd. Raleigh,
                                 of martial union. These anointed ves-
                                 sels are worthy to be celebrated &        –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– NC 27610 Email : questions@pccofnc.org
                                 honored for the great works they have     A Tisket A Tasket: Appalachian, Cherokee And ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
                                 accomplished as they continue to be       Low County Baskets (12:00 pm - 1:00 pm)                                         The Next Realm Of Glory Presents: Abused
                                 on the wall for the Kingdom of God.       Free with Membership or Museum Admission The Museum presents a                  Women Conference I Am A Survivor! Isaiah
The celebration will be held on Friday, July 29, 2011 @ 7 pm., 216
                                                                           series of gallery talks and presentations designed to inform and engage         40:8 (9:30 am)
Marstellar St. Wilmington, NC. For more information, call 910-772-1592     you in dialogue with members of our curatorial and education depart-            The Next Realm of Glory presents:
or email me at Admin@LCMWilmington.com. We look forward to your            ments, docents and special guests. Join us on July 29th as we hear from         Abused Women Conference
participation, presents, monetary gifts, and prayers.                      Museum Curator Frank Thomson, about A Tisket A Tasket: Appalachian,             I am a Survivor!
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                                                                           Cherokee and Low Country Baskets, on view at the Museum through
A Tisket A Tasket: Appalachian, Cherokee And                               Sunday, January 8, 2012.
                                                                                                                                                           Registration Promptly at 9:30 AM
Low County Baskets (12:00 pm - 1:00 pm)                                                                                                                    10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
                                                                           Contact Info : Nancy Sokolove Adult Programs Manager 828.253.3227
Free with Membership or Museum Admission The Museum presents                                                                                               Ministry of Deliverance Church
a series of gallery talks and presentations designed to inform and en-     ext. 120 Email : nsokolove@ashevilleart.org Url: http://www.ashevilleart.
                                                                                                                                                           2162 Wrightsville Ave.
gage you in dialogue with members of our curatorial and education          org/index.php?option=com_events&task=view_detail&agid=862                       Wilmington, NC
departments, docents and special guests. Join us on July 29th as we        ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––                        Donation: $10.00
hear from Museum Curator Frank Thomson, about A Tisket A Tasket:
                                                                                                                                                           Don’t miss this dynamic conference full of information, deliverance and
Appalachian, Cherokee and Low Country Baskets, on view at the Mu-
                                                                                                                                                           the power to release your pain!
seum through Sunday, January 8, 2012. Contact Info : Nancy Sokolove
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 July 25-29        Visually Impaired: Indo Jax Surf School
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                                                                                                                                                           of North Carolina’s most prodigious talent: over 30 musical acts, artists
 Aug. 22           Surfers Healing: Surfers Healing                                   “CINDY IN THE HOOD”                                                  painting live, dance, dancers, and more dancers, street performers, tons
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The Golden Era Gospel Blog Reviews “Rejoice and Shout”                                                                                                                                            Words of Wisdom
     By Joseph Middleton,                                                                                        Alabama. This documentary is           Sisters, the Meditation Singers,           Proverbs 8:10-12
 goldeneragospel.blogspot.com/                                                                                   not just limited to singers, either.   Mattie Moss-Clark, the Swanee              (New Living Translation)
                                                                                                                 Famous preachers such as Daddy         Quintet, the Pilgrim Jubilees, and
   “Rejoice and Shout”, released                                                                                 Grace and King Louis H. Narcisse       perhaps the most surprising of all       10: Choose my instruction
by Magnolia Pictures, directed                                                                                   were featured, too.                    was the omission of both Marion          instead of silver, knowledge
by Don McGlynn and produced                                                                                        Interspersed throughout the film     Williams (I’m surprised that you
by Joe Lauro, is a rousing, educa-                                                                               is footage that likely hasn’t seen     can cover the Wards and leave            rather than choice gold,
tional gem of a documentary. I                                                                                   daylight in decades, including         out Marion) and, singer, song-           11: For wisdom is more
was lucky enough to catch a pre-                                                                                 breathtaking color footage of          writer, accompanist and arranger
screening of “Rejoice and Shout”                                                                                 churchgoers from the 1940s. I          Roberta Martin, one of the               precious than rubies, and
with friends in tow in Humble,                                                                                   will have to look again, but I think   BIGGEST names of the Golden              nothing you desire can
TX on Thursday, June 2.                                                                                          I spied songwriter Lucie Eddie         Era who was rivaled only by
   Like any good gospel documen-                                                                                 Campbell-Williams in the color         Mahalia Jackson in the Chicago           compare with her.
tary, “Rejoice and Shout” begins                                                                                 footage, though that will take a       and national black gospel scene          12: “I, wisdom, dwell
by discussing the spiritual perspec-                                                                             second screening to confirm.           of the 40s-60s.
tive of black gospel music, and the                                                                                Interviews in the documentary          To McGlynn’s and Lauro’s               together with prudence;
genesis of black gospel music from                                                                               with the late Ira Tucker and the       credit, over 10,000 hours of
                                                                                                                                                        footage was accumulated, even-           I possess knowledge and
the Dr. Watts hymns, to the plan-                                                                                late Marie Knight shortly before
tation grounds as enslaved blacks                                                                                their deaths in 2008 and 2009          tually whittled down to three            discretion. •
sang the songs telling of the good                                                                               respectively are a treat, and the      hours and then to a reasonable
news in bad times (no plagiarism                                                                                 documentary is dedicated in            one and a half hours. Perhaps
intended to Anthony Heilbut, but                                                                                 their memory. Also interviewed         some of those names had to be           Golden Era Gospel history, I
that portion of your landmark                                                                                    were other Golden Era hardhit-         unfortunately cut to fit within the     left the theater satisfied. I even
book’s title describes the situation                                                                             ters, Mavis Staples of the Staple      time constraints. While the mate-       learned a few things along the
wonderfully!). The documentary,                                                                                  Singers, Willa Ward of the Clara       rial as it stands is no doubt exten-    way, which is perhaps the most
featuring gospel music historians                                                                                Ward Singers, and R&B stalwart,        sive, to adequately cover all of the    important thing of all.
Bil Carpenter, Jacquie Gayles                                                                                    Smokey Robinson, who noted,            hardhitters of the Golden Era of          “Rejoice and Shout” is a limited
Webb and Heilbut, presents the                                                                                   without groups like the Dixie          Gospel in a documentary would
                                                                                                                 Hummingbirds with their ornate         likely require an amount of money       release film, so if you can’t catch
history of gospel music in the
United States through and after                                                                                  stage presence and dance steps,        that might surpass the funding for      it in a city near you, I highly
slavery, starting with the world                                                                                 there would be no influence for        “Rejoice and Shout”, and certainly      recommend that you purchase the
renowned Fisk Jubilee Singers,                                                                                   the Temptations.                       a running time of over four hours.      DVD when it comes out. Any die-
and on through the early 20th                                                                                      Make no mistake, I was               Maybe a multi-part sequel purely        hard gospel fan would be remiss
century via priceless videos and                                                                                 tapping my feet, singing along         about the Golden Era is in order?       to omit this documentary from
audio recordings, some dating                                                                                    and nodding my head as clips           Or maybe a DVD with bonus               their collection.
back to over 100 years ago. The                                                                                  featuring the aforementioned           features including the cut clips?
                                                                                                                                                          After covering the Golden Era,          I’ll close this review with Joe
Dinwiddle Quartet is featured in                                                                                 singers and groups were played,
                                                                                                                 and my friends were especially         the documentary begins to snake         Lauro’s explanation about the
the documentary as one of the
first black quartets to make an                                                                                  enthralled by the “clean” and          into the realm of modern gospel         importance of gospel music:
                                       the 1920s through the 1930s from   (featuring an insightful story         “slick” appearance of the Dixie        music, starting with the break from       “The underlying message was
audio recording back in 1902.
The 109 year old recording is          the South to cities like Detroit   about Gertrude “Mama Gert”             Hummingbirds and the Swan              the Golden Era to the Modern Era        just to show that it’s all about
played in the film, and is a delight   and Chicago, two of the hotbed     Ward’s control over her daugh-         Silvertones with their conks and       in 1968 with Edwin Hawkins’             the same thing. It’s all about the
to hear. One film recording from       cities of Golden Era Gospel.       ters), Ira Tucker and the Dixie        white suits from the 1940s and         groundshaking arrangement of            power of the Lord, and how the
1922 of the Utica Quartet predates     Mahalia Jackson is covered at      Hummingbirds, James Cleveland,         50s, but I feel a lot of impor-        “Oh Happy Day”, an interview by
                                                                          the Caravans, Jackie Verdell of                                               Pastor Andrae Crouch, an inter-         music gives you salvation and
Bessie Smith’s “The Jazz Singer”,      length, as are Claude Jeter and                                           tant history was left out. I didn’t
                                       the Swan Silvertones, Thomas A.    the Davis Sisters and Brother          recall any mention of Dorothy          view with Smokey Robinson on            release.”
one of the first “talkies” by five
years.                                 Dorsey, the Golden Gate Quartet,   Joe May, the Soul Stirrers, the        Love Coates and the Gospel             the importance of the influence           Amen!
   The documentary then covers         the incomparable Sister Rosetta    Staple Singers, the Blind Boys of      Harmonettes, Rev. Charles Nicks,       of rap and hip-hop in modern              Three out of four stars.
the great migration of blacks from     Tharpe, the Clara Ward Singers     Mississippi and the Blind Boys of      Prof. Alex Bradford, the Barrett       gospel, and concert appearances           Special thanks to the Houston
                                                                                                                                                        by current traditional artists, the     Sun for hosting this event, AMC
                                                                                                                                                        Selvy Family and Darrel Petties.        24 Deerbrook in Humble for
                                                                                                                                                        In one of the most memorable,
                                                                                                                                                                                                showing the documentary, good
                                                                                                    THIS WILDERNESS                                     crowd pleasing scenes, the Selvys
                                                                                                                                                        “beat” the devil, who is repre-         friend and blog supporter Chelsey
                                                                           By Pastor dale Haynes




                                                                                                      CALLED LIFE                                       sented by a life-sized, stuffed
                                                                                                                                                        doll.
                                                                                                                                                                                                R. for the guest pass, and my other
                                                                                                                                                                                                good friend and fellow singer, K.
                                                                                                                 not to reach the promised land           Despite the absence of so much        Armel for accompanying us. •
                                                                                                                 at all! Recognize your situa-
                                                                                                                 tion! Never forget that God has
                                                                                                                 it in his plan that you should           YOUTH CONFERENCE
                                                                                Let us run with endurance        journey to the place of your
                                                                              the race that is set before us,    inheritance in Christ Jesus,             MT. PILGRIM MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH,
                                                                              looking unto Jesus, the author     which is your promised land.                         WILMINGTON, NC
                                                                              and finisher of our faith, who     Also be mindful that the devil
                                                                              for the joy that was set before    likewise has a strategy to stop         The Youth Department of Mt. Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church,
                                                                              him endured the cross.             this from happening. When you               7500 Carolina Beach Road, Wilmington, NC, will host their
                                                                              Hebrews 12:1-2                     get fixated on dealing with the          annual Youth Conference nightly at 6:30 p.m., August 3, 4, and
                                                                                Beloved as we sojourn through                                              5, 2011. Various area youth groups will showcase their talents
                                                                                                                 things of the past that might             in the form of praise through song and dance. Guest speakers
                                                                              this wilderness we call life on    be a pimple in your present or
                                                                              our way to the promised land                                                are: Minister Collette Caldwell, Macedonia Missionary Baptist
                                                                              we must be mindful not to camp     those really trivial things that           Church; Pastor Maxzine Utley, Love Center Church and Rev.
                                                                              out! By that I mean in life        have very little chance of being         Valerie Troy, First Baptist Church. Please join us as it promises
                                                                              we will have many unresolved       resolved you provide the devil                      to be a great treat for the youth of all ages.
                                                                              issues but we can’t allow them     with a means of carrying out                  For additional information contact Sis. Tammi McGlone,
                                                                              to become campsites or home-       his strategy. Leave the incidents              910-233-8258 or Sis. Sherry Stevens, 910-617-0564. •
                                                                              steads for us. If we insist on     of the past in the past and deal        _______________________________________________________
                                                                              addressing and resolving every     with the life issues of today, it
                                                                              issue before moving on then we     is the only day in which you            THE EMBASSY INTERNATIONAL HOLINESS
                                                                              will find ourselves entrapped in
                                                                              the quicksand of busyness and
                                                                                                                 can live anyway. Release past             AND UPLIFTING FAITH MINISTRIES
                                                                                                                 issues, focus on present ones.                     SERVICES SPEAKER: DR. THEO MILLS,
                                                                              spending an inordinate amount
                                                                              of time on them which in turn      (Hebrews 11:14-16)                                  (ORIGINALLY FROM GHANA, AFRICA)
                                                                              will slow us down and impede          Beloved, the call of God on
                                                                              our progress to God’s place of     our lives is for us to head toward         Ministering at On Thursday, August 3, 2011, Dr. Theo Mills,
                                                                              promise. Some issues are just      the bright future he has designed         (originally from Ghana, Africa) who now resides in Worester,
                                                                              not worth it! (Philippians 3:12-   for us. God has a good place in            Massachusetts, will be the guest speaker at The Embassy In-
                           Thank You                                          16)                                life for us. He wants to see us           ternational Holiness, under the leadership of Sr. Ambassador
                                                                                So if you’ve got issues and      make it out of this wilderness           Patricia Melvin. The Embassy is located at 140-J Cinema Drive,
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             Tell A Friend, Tell A Neighbor, Tell Everybody                   you have been holding on to        called life and into his place of
                                                                              them and they are unresolved       promise. So let Jesus be your
                                                                              then perhaps it is time to let                                                  On Friday, August 4, 2011, Dr. Theo Mills will be at Uplift-
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                     Come Celebrate Gospel Joy
                                                                              affected your forward progress.    Israel followed Joshua into the            Carolina, under the leadership of Drs. Ricky and Sandra Ran-
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                                                                              to reach the promised land         follow Jesus into the inheritance       life changing experience. For more information contact – Sandra
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              Office HOurs                                                                                 PREQUALIFICATION
       Monday through Wednesday
                                                        CITY OF GREENVILLE                                    OF BIDDERS                                 Choate Constr uction Compa ny,                     Sealed proposals for Street Resurfacing
           8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
      Thursday 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.                 GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS                                                                            Construction Manager at Risk (CM-R),               Contract will be received from Bidders by
       Friday 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.                  STORM DRAINAGE REPAIRS –                      Project:  Jacksonville City Hall                      for t he U NC C hap el H i l l I m ag i ng         City of Clinton, P.O. Box 199, 221 Lisbon
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     _______________________                            GROUP A, CONTRACT V                                  Exterior Envelope                           Research Project (IRB), is currently               Street, Clinton, NC 28329, Attn.: Kristin
                                                            GREENVILLE,                                      Renovation                                  soliciting trade contractors interested in         Norris, in the City Hall Auditorium, up
           TelepHOne / fax                                NORTH CAROLINA
         Toll Free: 1-800-462-0738,                                                                Owner: The City of Jacksonville                       pre-qualifying for the 2T- Demolition              to 2:00 p.m., Thursday, August 4, 2011,
 Local: 910-762-1337, Fax: 910-763-6304                                                            Location: 815 New Bridge Street,                      and Repairs at Lineberger and Cardinal             and immediately thereafter publicly
      _______________________                        Sealed bids will be received by the                     Jacksonville, NC                                                                               opened and read for the furnishing of
                                                                                                                                                         Deck bid package.
 cOrrecTiOns & cancellaTiOns                         City of Greenville in the Public Works                                                                                                                 labor, material and equipment entering
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                                                     Beatty Street on Tuesday, August 23,                                                                T he proje ct is located on t he U NC
 runs to see that all of the information
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                                                     2011 until 10:00 A.M. and immediately         47,249 square feet. Exterior walls that                                                                              City of Clinton
 ad is exactly what you want readers to
                                                     thereafter publicly opened and read, for                                                            Road in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
 see. Greater Diversity News will only                                                             will be renovated total approx. 32,914                                                                             Street Resurfacing
 assume responsibility for the first day.            constructing the following facilities:                                                              Trade contractors and suppliers interested
                                                                                                   square feet. The work will include, but is
 We must limit our financial responsibility                                                                                                              in prequalifying for these Bid Packages;           A complete bid package and
 to the charge for space. For changes,                                                             not limited to: removing existing brick
                                                          CITY OF GREENVILLE                                                                             please send a Letter of Interest to:               specifications for this project can be
 corrections or cancellations, call your                                                           veneers, providing proper f lashings
 sales representative or a Classifieds               GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS,                     and new brick veneers, replacing store                                                                   obtained at www.cityofclintonnc.us or at
 advisor at 1-800-462-0738. Deadline
 for cancellations is Monday by 5:00                       STORM DRAINAGE                          framing, adding roof gutters and down                 Choate Construction Company                        Clinton City Hall 221 Lisbon St. Clinton,
 p.m. the week of publication.                              IMPROVEMENTS                           spouts, adding walkway drains and                     4800 Falls of Neuse Road, Suite 106                NC 28328, during normal office hours,
      _______________________                        DICKINSON AVENUE/CHESTNUT                                                                           Raleigh, N.C. 27609
                                                                                                   replacing walkways.                                                                                      8:30am-5pm.
       DeaDline & raTes                                      STREET AREA                                                                                 Attn: Ms. Sharon Lee;
  Wednesday 12:00 Noon, $2.50 Per Line                            AND                              1. T h e fa c i l it y w i l l r em a i n i n u s e   slee@choateco.com                                  The City reserves the unqualified right
    (Average 36 Characters Per Line)                    SKINNER STREET/BEATTY                         throughout the construction.                       (919) 508-1989 x4708                               to reject any and all proposals.
                                                             STREET AREA                           2. The work will be inspected full time               (919) 508-1996 (fax)
   ATTENTION: DBE’S - WBE’S                                                                           by the architect’s inspector when
                                                     Bids must be submitted on each project           construction is underway.                          The prequalification deadline for                    ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS
Barnhill Contracting Company will be                 seperately. Bids must be enclosed in a        3. Construction bids to be received in late           consideration regarding this Bid
bidding on the following projects on                 sealed envelope, addressed to the City of        September / first of October 2011.                 Package is 3:00 PM, August 12, 2011.               Sealed bids for a Compact Track Loader
August 16, 2011. We are most interested              Greenville, Public Works Department,                                                                                                                   and various alternates will be received
                                                                                                   4. Construction completion is anticipated
in receiving quotes from your company                1500 Beatty Street, Greenville, NC                                                                                                                     from Bidders by City of Clinton, P.O.
                                                                                                      late May 2012.                                     P requalification is a mandator y
                                                     27834 and the outside of the envelope                                                                                                                  Box 199, 221 Lisbon Street, Clinton,
on these projects:                                                                                                                                       requirement for all first tier bidders
                                                     must be marked “Dickinson Avenue/                                                                                                                      NC 28329, Attn.: Kristin Norris, in the
                                                                                                   SU BMI T TA L OF BI DDER                              w i sh i ng t o subm it a p r o p o s a l; a l l
                                                     Chestnut Street Area” or “Skinner Street/                                                                                                              City Hall Auditorium, up to 2:00 p.m.,
County:                    Contract ID               Beatty Street Area.” All bids must be         QUALIFICATIONS:                                       subm issions must be complete and
RALEIGH PAVING                                                                                     A. The Owner and A rchitect will                      i n prop er for m. I NCOM PLET E                   Friday, August 5, 2011, and immediately
                                                     made on the blank forms provided and                                                                                                                   thereafter publicly opened and read for
Wake County                C202827                   included in the corresponding bound              evaluate bidder’s qualifications                   A PPL ICAT IONS W I L L NO T BE
Contact Paul Heatherington at (919)                                                                   pursuant to NC Bid Laws, prepared                  REVIEWED.                                          the
                                                     documents titled “Dickinson Avenue/
785-9164 / FAX (919) 783-5616 in our                 Chestnut Street Area” or “Skinner Street/        in compliance with ‘Requirements
Raleigh Office, located at 4325 Pleasant                                                              for Prequalification’ issued by the                                                                               City of Clinton
                                                     Beatty Street Area.” The name, address,                                                             Choate Constr uction Company has
Valley Road, Raleigh, NC 27622.                                                                       Architect, and delivered as follows:                                                                        Compact Track Loader/
                                                     and license number with limitations                                                                 an affirmative policy of promoting;                          Various Alternates
Pre-Bid Meeting ~ Friday, August                     and classification of the Bidder must be      1. Date:       Tuesday, August 16, 2011               mentoring and conducting business
                                                                                                   2. Time:       4:00PM, local time.                                                                            Various Alternates include:
5, 2011 at 9:0 0 AM in our Raleigh                   plainly marked thereon.                                                                             with minority owned enterprises and
                                                                                                   3. Location: John Sawyer Architects PC                                                                           24” Asphalt Cold Planer
Office                                                                                                                                                   encourages their participation.
                                                                                                                  124 Market Street                                                                                 18” Asphalt Cold Planer
                                                     Each bid must be accompanied by cash                                                                                                                                 Brush Cutter
HEAVY HIGHWAY DIVISION                               or a certified check, drawn on a bank or                     Wilmington, NC 28401
                                                                                                                  Attention: John R. Sawyer,                                                                     4 in 1 Multi- Purpose Bucket
Cumberland County           C202829                  trust company authorized to do business                                                                ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS                               Vibratory Drum Compactor
Contact Michael Taylor at (252) 823-1021 /           in North Carolina, payable to the City of                    Architect
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Installed Debris Kit
FAX (252) 823-0137 in our Tarboro                    Greenville in an amount at least equal                                                              J I M MY R. LY NCH & SONS, I NC,                            Installed Vented Door
Office, located at 2311 N. Main Street,              to five percent (5%) of the total amount      B. Submittals of Qualifications will
                                                                                                      thereafter be evaluated by the Owner               A N E Q UA L E M P L OY M E N T
Tarboro, NC 27886                                    of the bid, as a guarantee that a contract                                                          OPPORTUNITY CONTRACTOR,                            The complete bid package and
Pre-Bid Meeting ~ Friday, August                     will be entered into. In lieu of cash or a       and Architect. Prospective Bidders
                                                                                                      will be notified of the results no                 IS SOLICITING BIDS FOR M/W/                        specifications for this equipment can be
5, 2011 at 9:00 AM in our Tarboro                    certified check, the Bidder may submit a                                                                                                               obtained at www.cityofclintonnc.us or at
                                                                                                      later than fifteen (15) business days              DBE PA RTICIPATION FOR THE
Office                                               bid bond in the form prescribed in G.S.                                                                                                                Clinton City Hall located at 221 Lisbon
                                                     143-129 as amended by Chapter 1104 of            following the final date for submittal             FOLLOWING PROJECTS:
                                                                                                      noted above. Bidders’ qualification                                                                   St. Clinton, NC 28328 during normal
SOUTHEAST DIVISION                                   the Public Laws of 1951.
                                                                                                      infor mation shall be considered                   W E WOU L D A PPR E C I AT E A                     office hours, 8:30am-5pm.
Cumberland County              C202829                                                                                                                   QUOTATION FROM YOUR FIRM
                                                     Each bid must be accompanied by all              privileged and confidential.
(PAVING ONLY)                                                                                                                                            FOR ANY AND ALL WORK AND/OR                        The City reserves the unqualified right
                                                     appropriate forms and documentation
Contact George Yourgal at (910) 488-                                                                                                                     MATERIALS ON THE FOLLOWING                         to reject any and all proposals.
                                                     to be considered responsive, including        DOCUMENTS:
1319 / Fax (910) 488-5673 or Fax (910)                                                             ‘Requirements for Prequalification’ may               PROJECTS:
                                                     applicable Minority and Women Owned
488-1098 in our Fayetteville Office,                 Business forms.                               be obtained after Friday, July 22, 2011,
l o c a t e d a t 110 0 Ro b e s o n S t r e e t ,                                                                                                       (1)    NC DOT (Davidson County)                           INVITATION TO BID
                                                                                                   by contacting John Sawyer Architects
Fayetteville, NC 28305                               Contractors are notified that North           PC at (910) 762-0892 or email: kathy@                        C202438
Pre-Bid Meeting ~ Friday, August 5,                                                                                                                                                                                  Marine Corps Base,
                                                     Carolina G.S. 87 relating to licensing of     johnsawyerarchitects.com.                                    Bids: 8-16-11@ 2:00 PM
2011 at 9:00 AM in our Fayetteville                                                                                                                                                                                  Camp Lejeune, NC
                                                     contractors will be observed in receiving                                                           (2)    NC DOT (Guilford County)
Office                                               bids and awarding contracts.                                                                                                                                     August 15, 2011
                                                                                                   QUALIFICATIONS OF POTENTIAL                                  C202648
                                                                                                   BIDDERS:                                                     Bids: 8-16-11 @ 2:00 PM
For hauling operations, we will need to              Potential prime Contractor(s) should                                                                                                                   Project:
                                                                                                   A. The completed Prequalification
know how many of your own hauling                    attend a mandatory Pre-Bid Conference                                                                                                                  Y—P1264 Hadnot Point and P1265
                                                                                                      Submittal for each potential Bidder                Work May Include: Materials, Paving,
units will be available for these projects.          for each project to be held in the Public                                                                                                              French Creek Utilities Expansion
                                                                                                      wi l l b e eva luat e d by t he Ow ner             Seeding, Pipe Work, Water, Sewer,
We will need this on your written quote              Works Conference Room located at 1500            and Architect according to criteria                Pavement Marking, Pavement Removal,                Work Description:
prior to bid time and this will be made a            Beatty Street. The Pre-Bid Conference            l ist e d i n t he ‘Re qu i r ement s for          Electrical, Pump Station, Hauling,                 P1264-Expand and upgrade the water,
part of any subcontract.                             for Dickinson Avenue/Chestnut Street             Prequalification,’ including but not               Clearing & Grubbing, Erosion Control,              sa nita r y sewer, stea m, elect rical,
                                                     Area will be held on Monday, August 1            limited to, the following:
                                                     at 3:00 P.M. and the Pre-Bid Conference                                                             Traffic Control Signs, Concrete Work,              telephone, communication systems, and
These projects include opportunities on,
                                                     for Skinner Street/Beatty Street Area                                                               Subgrade prep., & Other Items Necessary            roadway networks
but are not limited to milling, rumble                                                             1. Proper license under the state laws
                                                     will be held on Tuesday, August 2 at                                                                For Construction.                                  P1265-Expand and upgrade the water,
strips, incidental stone, excavation,                                                                 governing their respective trade(s).
                                                     3:00 P.M.                                                                                                                                              sanitary sewer, steam, gas, electrical,
grading, pipe, drainage, construction                                                              2. Capacity to provide Performance                                                                       telephone and communication systems
                                                                                                                                                         ** If you need plans, specs., equip.,
s u r vey i ng, cl e a r i ng & g r u b b i ng,                                                       Bond, Payment Bond, and Insurance                                                                     and roads
                                                     T he m ajor it em s of work i nclud e:                                                                 credit lines, secure loans, joint
hauling, asphalt, misc. concrete, law                                                                 in a form acceptable to the Owner.
                                                     removal of existing storm drainage            3. Applicable exper ience of f i r m,                    payment s, i nsu ra nce or qu ick
enforcement, guardrail, signs, rip rap,                                                                                                                                                                     Plans and specifications will be made
                                                     pipes, removal/replacement of existing           including experience of project and                   payments—call Daniel @ J.R.L.
water line, sewer, pavement markings,                                                                                                                                                                       available upon request.
curb & gutter, guiderail, reinforcing                pavement, removal of existing drainage           field management staff to be assigned                 (J.R.L. will furnish bonds for all
steel, seeding and mulching, mowing,                 structures, removal/replacement of               t o t h e wo r k , w i t h e m p h a s i s o n        projects & will help you obtain the
                                                     existing curb and gutter, installation of                                                              proper certification, (if you are not               Barnhill Contracting Company
silt fence, fencing, and thermoplastics.                                                              renovation work for exterior envelopes                                                                             PO Box 399
                                                     storm drainage pipe and installation of          of buildings.                                         certified.)
                                                     storm drainage structures.                                                                                                                                      Kinston, NC 28502
Plans and Proposals can be viewed                                                                  4. Adequate financial resources, work in                                                                           Tel: 910/577-5659
on t he NCDOT’s website at ht t p://                                                                  hand capacity, adequate organization,              Please Submit Quote the Day Prior
                                                     Plans and specifications are on file                                                                                                                             Fax: 910/577-6464
www.ncdot.gov/doh/preconstruct/ps/                                                                    and acceptable past performance, as                to Bid Opening
                                                     and may be examined during normal                                                                                                                              John Rouse, Estimator
contracts/letting.html#0                                                                              described in the Requirements for
                                                     office hours at City of Greenville Public        Prequalification.                                  Phone: 336-368-4047
                                                     Works Department, Associated General                                                                Fax: 336-368-4613
All firms or persons interested in bidding           Contractors, Dodge Plan Room and                                                                                                                          ADVERTISEMENT FOR BID
on any applicable portions of these                  the Hispanic Contractor Association in
projects or supplying materials for any                                                            REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS                                                                               L.M. McLamb & Son Const. Co., Inc
                                                     Raleigh. Plans and specifications may
applicable portion of these projects are                                                                                                                          INVITATION TO BID                         is soliciting bids from Certified DBE/
                                                     be obtained upon application to the
invited to contact us direct or by phone                                                           T he NC Depa r tment of Hea lt h a nd                                                                    MBE/WBE firms for the following
                                                     City of Greenville accompanied by a
(we accept collect calls). By submitting a           non-refundable fee in the amount of           Human Services intends to solicit vendor              Jacksonville Mechanical is soliciting              project:
quote it is understood that you have read            one hundred dollars ($100.00). Plans          qualifications for the following projects:            bids and encouraging participation by
and understand the specifications.                   and specifications are also available         y C e n t r a l Reg i o n H o s p it a l – A i r      DBE/MBE/WBE subcontractors and/or                  y y 20 09-2010 Water Ser vice A rea
                                                     on CD for no charge. For additional             Handling Unit Controls Modifications                suppliers for the following                            Improvements – Brunswick County
                                                     information, please contact Ms. Lisa            & Repairs.                                                                                                 (Ocean Forest Subdivision and Sea
      Attn: Mr. Scott G. Fisher
                                                     Kirby, P.E., Senior Engineer at (252)         y Dorothea Dix Hospital – Chiller Plant               Project:                                               Castles Subdivision) Bids: 08-18-11
     AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY
                                                     329-4467 or lkirby@greenvillenc.gov.            Controls Modifications & Repairs.                   Southwest Regional Lift Station                    y y 20 09-2010 Water Ser vice A rea
            EMPLOYER
                                                                                                                                                         Bid Date: Wednesday, August 3, 2011 at                 Improvements – Brunswick County
                                                     With request for Bidding Documents            All work to be done on these controls                 3:00 P.M.                                              (Ash Little River Rd and Etheridge
                                                     supply the following in for mation:           systems must integrate seamlessly with                Location: Jacksonville, NC 28540                       Road) Bids: 08-23-11
   ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS                                                                          the existing Andover Controls Systems,
                                                     Company name, contact person, street
                                                     address, and phone and fax numbers            and be per for med by an authorized                   Scope of Work                                      Proposals should be received in our
Choate Construction Company, General                                                               Andover controls installer/supplier.
                                                     for Bidding office; N.C. contractor’s                                                               The project consists of the construction           office by 5:00 day before bid date.
Cont ractor, is presently soliciting
                                                     license with limitation and classification;                                                         of a Wastewater P ump Station and                  For plans or questions about projects
subcontract bids and materials quotes                                                              These projects will utilize American
                                                     indicate if the firm will be a Bidder,                                                              related gravity sewer, forcemain, and              Contact Lori Skipper @ ph(910) 287-
from interested companies including                                                                Recovery & Reinvestment Act (ARRA)                                                                       6688 /fx (910) 287-7033, lskipper@
                                                     Supplier or Subcontractor.                                                                          related electrical.
women and minority business enterprises                                                            (stimulus) funds.                                                                                        atmc.net
for the following project:
                                                     The right is reserved to reject any or                                                              The CONTRACT DOCUMENTS may
                                                     all bids, to waive informalities, and to      For i n for mation on subm it ti ng
yy UNC Hospitals 7 NSH Patient                                                                     information on this project contact:                  be examined at:                                       ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS
                                                     award contract or contracts which, in the
   Bed Unit                                          opinion of the Owner, appear to be in its     Greg Joh nson – DH HS P roper ty &
yy Location is 101 Manning Drive,                    best interest.                                Construction, Raleigh NC                              Jacksonville Mechanical, Inc.                      Baker Mechanical, Inc. Seeking Minority
   Chapel Hill, NC 27514                                                                           (919) 855-4878                                        www.jvillemech.com                                 prices for work relating to HVAC.
yy Bid Date is Thursday , August 18,                 The successful bidder will be required        greg.johnson@dhhs.nc.gov
   2011 Time 12:00 PM ET                             to provide a Payment and Performance                                                                Contact Information                                Contact: Henry Baker
                                                     Bond in the total aggregate sum equal         Until August 12, 2010 at 5:00 p.m..                   Charlie Wood, Estimator                            P.O. Box 2284
Contact Allan Franklin,                              to the total contract sum to complete                                                               Office (910) 455-1830                              Wilson, NC 27894-2284
Director of Preconstruction Services                 all work established in the plans and         The state reserves the right to reject any            Fax     (910) 455-9163                             Telephone: (252) 291- 4460
(919) 508-1989 Ext. 4703                             specifications.                               and all proposals.                                    Email: Charlie@jvillemech.com                      Fax No.:    (252) 291- 7204
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  NCDOT DBE FIRMS WANTED                               ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS                                ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS                                                                              ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS

R.E. Goodson Construction Co., Inc.                  EAST CAROLINA UNIVERSITY                                  BY THE ORANGE WATER                                                                            Albertson Water and Sewer District
is seeking subcontractor/supplier quotes                                                                       AND SEWER AUTHORITY,                                                                                          Owner
from NCDOT certified DBE contractors                                                                               CARRBORO, NC
                                                    Sealed proposals will be received by
for the following project bidding August                                                                                                                                                                      P.O. Box 910
                                                    the State of North Carolina through                     JONES FERRY ROAD WATER                                                                                               Address
16, 2011:                                           East Carolina University in Greenville,                 TREATMENT PLANT FILTER
                                                    NC., i n t he of f ice of Faci l it ies                    BASIN NOS. 1-5 AREA                                                                            Kenansville, NC 28349
     C202829 Cumberland Co. -
                                                    Engineering and Architectural Services,                  LEAD PAINT ABATEMENT
      (Fayetteville Outer Loop                                                                                  AND RE-PAINTING                                        INVITATION TO BID
       From East Of Yadkin                          East Carolina University, 1001 East                                                                                                                       Sepa rate sea led BI DS for t he
    Road To West Of Bragg Blvd.)                    Fourth Street, Greenville, NC 27858,                                                                                                                      construction of 2008 Rural Center Water
                                                                                                                        CIP NO. 272-10                         OUR HOUSE Perinatal Residence                  System Improvements Contract No.
                                                    up to 3:00 p.m., August 16, 2011, and
                                                                                                                                                               and Therapy Clinic – Pembroke NC.              35 - Water Lines will be received by
This project includes but is not limited            immediately thereafter publicly opened                Sea le d bids wi l l be accept e d by                Weaver Cooke Const r uction is t he            the ENGINEER at the Duplin County
to grading, drainage, paving, signing               and read for the furnishing of labor,                 Orange Water and Sewer Authority                     General Contractor for this project and        Administrative Building, 224 Seminary
and structures. Specific items include              material and equipment entering into                  (OWASA) for OWASA CIP NO. 272-                                                                      Street, Kenansville, NC 28349 until 2:00
                                                                                                                                                               we encourage all qualified MWBE/
surveying, clearing & grubbing, concrete            the construction of “MEMBRANE                         10 JON ES F ER RY ROA D WAT ER                                                                      PM, Eastern Daylight Time, August 23,
                                                                                                                                                               HUB/Section 3 subcontractors and
curb & gutter, guardrail, storm water               ROOF REPLACEMENT, STUDENT                             T R E AT M E N T P L A N T F I LT E R                                                               2011, and then at said office publicly
                                                                                                          BASIN NOS. 1-5 AREA LEAD PAINT                       vendors to subm it bids. A pre-bid /
piping, masonry drainage structures, box            RECREATION CENTER, Code:                                                                                                                                  opened and read aloud.
                                                                                                          ABATEMENT AND RE-PAINTING                            information meeting will be held
culverts, MSE retaining walls, bridges,             40936, Item: 312.”
                                                                                                          in Carrboro, North Carolina. Bids will               August 1, 2011 at 60 Commerce Plaza,
asphalt, woven wire fence, chain link                                                                                                                                                                         The CONTRACT DOCUMENTS may
                                                                                                          be received by OWASA at 400 Jones                    Pembroke NC 28372 in the Robeson
fence, signs, portable concrete barrier,            Complete plans and specifications                                                                                                                         be examined at the following locations:
                                                                                                          Ferry Road, Carrboro, North Carolina                 Health Care Corporation (RHCC) first
pavement markings, traffic signals,
                                                    for this project can be obtained from                 27510 until 2:00 p.m., local prevailing              floor meeting room.
erosion control items and seeding. Plans                                                                                                                                                                      Duplin County
                                                    Rooftop Systems Engineers, PC, Suite                  time on August 30, 2011. For a detailed
and specifications are available at the                                                                   advertisement please refer to OWASA’s                                                               Administrative Building,
NCDOT’s website or can be viewed at                 201, 316 W. Millbrook Rd., Raleigh,                                                                        Project description: New construction          224 Seminary Street,
                                                    North Carolina 27609-44482 919-872-                   website at www.owasa.org.                            of two buildings totaling 12,655 SF
the office of R.E. Goodson Construction                                                                                                                                                                       Kenansville, NC 28349
Co., Inc. by appointment. All interested            7866; 919-872-4486 fax, beginning July                                                                     and associated site work on 1.35 acres.
                                                                                                          Copies of the Contract Documents may                 P r oj e ct lo cat e d on Wa rd el l D r ive
parties are encouraged to contact our               25, 2011, during normal office hours.                 be obtained at the office of Hazen and                                                              McDavid Associates, Inc.,
estimators before the bid date @ 843-               Plans will also be available at the AGC                                                                    Pembroke, NC 28372.                            3714 North Main Street,
                                                                                                          Sawyer, P.C. located at 4011 WestChase
393-2253. All quotes should be received             in Raleigh and Greenville, Construction               Boulevard, Suite 500, Raleigh, North                                                                Farmville, NC 27828-0049
at our office no later than 6:00 PM                 Market Data in Raleigh, F.W. Dodge                    Ca rol i na, 276 07, upon payment of                 Bids Due: August 15, 2011 public
on Monday August 15, 2011 via mail                  in Morrisville, Institute of Minority                 $25.00 (non-refundable) for each set of              bid opening 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. at the            Carolinas AGC,
(457 N. Springville Rd., Darlington, SC                                                                   documents so obtained. A casher’s or                 RHCC address above. Contact: Sharon            1100 Euclid Avenue,
                                                    E conom ic Development Center at
29540) or FAX @ 843-395-2145.                                                                             certified check made payable to Hazen                Harris at 336-378-7900, email sharris@         Charlotte, NC 28203
                                                    800 North Mangum Street, Suite 100,
                                                                                                          and Sawyer must accompany each                       weavercooke.com or fax 336-378-7901
                                                    Durham, NC 27701; and West Greenville                 application. If sets are to be mailed,               for project information and assistance         Carolinas AGC,
R.E. Goodson Construction Co., Inc. is              Community Development Corporation,                    a non-refundable $20.00 postage and                  with plans. Davis Bacon and Section 3          Caswell Building,
   an Equal Opportunity Employer.                   706 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.,                  ha nd l i ng cha rge wi l l b e re qu i re d.        compliance may be required.                    Kroger Center,
                                                    Greenville, NC 27834.                                 Cont ract documents a re a lso open                                                                 3700 National Drive,
                                                                                                          to public inspection at the OWASA                     Weaver Cooke Construction, LLC                Suite 201, Raleigh, NC 27612-4859
                                                    An open pre-bid meeting will be held                  Administrative Offices, the Associated                 is an equal opportunity employer.
                                                    for all interested bidders and vendors on             General Contractors offices in Raleigh                                                              McGraw-Hill Construction,
                                                                                                          and Charlotte, and the Raleigh Business                                                             4300 Beltway Place,
                                                    August 3, 2011, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30p.m.
                                                                                                          and Technology Center.                                                                              Suite 180,
                                                    in room 202 at the Student Recreation                                                                                                                     Arlington, Texas 76018
                                                    Center, 128 Student Recreation Center,                A mandatory pre-bid meeting will be
                                                    East Carolina University, Greenville,                 held at the time and place noted in the                                                             Builders & Contractors Exchange Inc.,
        Central Piedmont                            NC, 27858-4353.                                       Instructions to Bidders.                                                                            1118 Azalea Garden Road,
        Community College                                                                                                                                                                                     Norfolk, VA 23502-5612
     Harper Campus Building                         East Carolina encourages participation                       ORANGE WATER AND
  Technology Phase III Expansion                    by MWBE firms and supports UNC                                SEWER AUTHORITY                                                                             Copies of t he CON T R ACT
      Taylor Hall Renovation                                                                                  Stuart Carson, P.E., Engineering                                                                DOCU MEN TS may be obtained at
                                                    s y s t e m’s p o l i c y o f e n s u r i n g a n d         Manager – Capital Projects
          and Expansion                                                                                                                                                                                       the office of McDavid Associates, Inc.
                                                    promoting opportunities for minority
 General Works Bid Package Only                                                                                                                                                                               located at 3714 Nor th Main Street,
                                                    businesses.                                                                                                                                               Fa r mville, NC 27828- 0 049 upon a
Accepting Prequalifications, Pre-Bid                                                                                                                                   INVITATION TO BID
                                                                                                             ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS                                                                           non-refundable payment of $105.00 for
     Meeting & Bid Opening
                                                    The State of North Carolina reserves the                                                                   WeaverCooke Construction invites all           each set.
                                                    unqualified right to reject any and all               State Utility Contractors, Inc. solicits
Rodgers Builders will accept sealed                                                                       subcontract proposals for the following              qualified MWBE / HUB subcontractors
proposals from prequalified contractors             proposals.                                                                                                 and vendors to submit proposals for            The OWNER reserves the right to reject
                                                                                                          work: Demolition & Hauling, Earthwork,                                                              any and all BIDS.
for the Bid Package 18A - General                                                                         Paving, Chain Link Fencing, Seeding &                the following project: Charlotte Street
Works for the CPCC Harper Campus                    Signed: Mr. Eugene Tashiro                            Mulching, Concrete Forming, Rebar                    Apartments Rehab Greensboro NC –
Bu i l d i n g Te c h n o l o g y P h a s e I I I   Facilities Engineering &                                                                                                                                  BIDDER shall be properly licensed
                                                                                                          Tying, Masonry, Metal Fabrications,                  Rehab of 17 units in two unoccupied            under Chapter 87, General Statutes of
Expansion Project and Taylor Hall                   Architectural Services                                C a r p e n t r y, R o o f i n g , D o o r s &       buildings – 2411 and 2415 Charlotte            North Carolina.
Renovation and Expansion Project as                 East Carolina University                              Hardware, Glass & Glazing, Painting,                 Street. Site visit July 29 2011 8:30 -
follows:                                            Greenville, North Carolina                            D r y wa l l, L a b o r a t o r y C a s ewo r k,     11:30 a.m. Bids due Thursday August
                                                                                                          Instrumentation, Plumbing, HVAC,                                                                    S m a l l , m i n o r i t y, w o m e n’s , a n d
                                                                                                                                                               4, 2011 12:00 noon. Contact: Sharon            disadvantaged businesses and labor
Sealed proposals for the Bid Package                                                                      Electrical for Wastewater Treatment                  Harris at 336-378-7900, email sharris@
                                                                                                          Plant Improvements, East Yancey Water                                                               surplus area firms are encouraged to
18A - General Works for the Taylor                           INVITATION TO BID                                                                                 weavercooke.com or fa x 336 -378-              submit BIDS.
Hall Renovation and Expansion project                                                                     & Sewer District, Yancey County, NC.
                                                                                                          The bid date for this project is August 4,           7901 for information on this and other
will be accepted on Thursday, August                                                                                                                           projects and for assistance with plans         This PROJECT is subject to the good
                                                    Trader Construction Co. is soliciting                 2011 at 2:00 p.m. Minority businesses
25, 2011 at 2:00 PM located on CPCC’s                                                                                                                          and specifications. Davis Bacon wage           faith efforts and goals for participation
                                                    bids and encouraging participation by                 are encouraged to submit proposals for
Central Campus in the Hall Professional                                                                   this work. If additional information is              decisions and compliance with a Section        by minority businesses required by G.S.
Development Building, Room 215/216.                 DBE/MBE/WBE subcontractors and/or
                                                                                                          needed, please contact Mike Nobles at                3 Program may be required. Weaver              143-128.2. The OWNER has adopted
                                                    suppliers for the following project:                                                                                                                      a verifiable ten percent (10%) goal for
                                                                                                          (704) 289-6400. EOE M/F                              Cooke Construction, LLC is an equal
Sealed proposals for the Bid Package                                                                                                                           opportunity employer.                          participation by minority businesses in
18A - General Works for the Harper                  Project:                                                                                                                                                  the total value of the WORK.
Campus Building Technology Phase                    Southwest Regional Lift Station                          ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS
III Expansion Project will be accepted                                                                                                                           ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS                       BIDDERS shall, within the time frames
Thursday, August 25, 2011 at 2:00                   Bid Due:                                              Sealed bids will be received by the                                                                 specified in the BID documents, submit
PM located on CPCC’s Central Campus                 August 03, 2011 @ 3:00 PM                             Wake County Public School System                                                                    all required affidavits and documentation
                                                                                                                                                               J I M MY R. LY NCH & SONS, I NC,               demonstrating that the BIDDER made the
in the Hall Professional Development                                                                      Purchasing Department at 1551 Rock
                                                                                                          Quarry Road, Building F, Raleigh, NC,                A N E Q UA L E M P L OY M E N T                required good faith effort in compliance
Building, Room 215/216.                             Scope of Work:                                                                                             OPPORTUNITY CONTRACTOR,
                                                                                                          27610 until 2:00 PM, EST, Tuesday,                                                                  with G.S. 143-128.2. Failure to file all
                                                    Wastewater pumping station adjacent                   August 2, 2011                                       IS SOLICITING BIDS FOR M/W/                    required affidavits and documentation
Rodgers Builders will accept Trade                  to SR 1117 (Blue Creek School Road)                                                                        DBE PA RTICIPATION FOR THE
Contractor prequalification applications                                                                                                                                                                      with in the requi red time f ra mes is
                                                    approximately 280 feet northwest of                               SMARTBOARDS                              FOLLOWING PROJECTS:                            grounds for rejection of the BID.
for Bid Package 18A - General Works
                                                    the intersection of the SR 1117-SR 1181
no lat er t ha n 5:0 0 PM on Mond ay,                                                                     C o m ple t e s p e c i f ic a t io n s a n d b id
                                                    (Sur ry Drive) intersection that will                                                                      W E WOU L D A PPR E C I AT E A                 Prospective BIDDERS who have been
Aug ust 15, 2011. P requa l i f ication                                                                   forms are available on the state’s IPS
                                                    include duplex submersible pumps each                                                                      QUOTATION FROM YOUR FIRM                       found guilty of discrimination within
applications can be obtained at www.                                                                      (Interactive Purchasing System) website                                                             the last two (2) years are debarred from
                                                    rated for 1,000 gpm at 195 feet TDH                                                                        FOR ANY AND ALL WORK AND/OR
rodgersbuilders.com. To verify your                                                                       at https://www.ips.state.nc.us/ips/.                                                                bidding.
                                                    as well as, related appurtenances. The                                                                     MATERIALS ON THE FOLLOWING
existing prequalification status or submit
                                                    work will also include construction of                                                                     PROJECTS:
new applications, contact Chad Ek at                                                                      When making inquiries, please refer to                                                              A pre-Bid conference will be held at
704.537.6044 or cek@rodgersbuilders.                approximately 823 linear feet of 8-inch               BID # 251-12-70.                                                                                    10:00 AM on August 3, 2011 in Duplin
                                                                                                                                                               (1) Greensboro (Guilford Co) –PTIA
com. P re qua l i f icat ion st atements            gravity sewer, 249 linear feet of 14-inch                                                                                                                 County Administrative Building, 224
submitted late, incomplete or in any                                                                      The Wake County Board of Education                       East Site Development
                                                    gravity sewer, 410 linear feet of 8-inch                                                                                                                  Seminary Street, Kenansville, NC 28349.
other format will not be reviewed.                                                                        reserves the right to reject any or all                  Bids: 8-18-11 @ 2:00 PM
                                                    force main, and related appurtenances.                                                                                                                    Prospective BIDDERS are encouraged
                                                                                                          proposals reviewed pursuant to this                                                                 to attend this pre-bid conference as part
A pre-bid meeting to discuss construction                                                                 advertisement for bids.                              (2) Sparta (Alleghany Co) Route 21
                                                    The CONTRACT DOCUMENTS may                                                                                                                                of their good faith efforts.
o f t h e H a r p e r C a m p u s Bu i l d i n g                                                                                                                   Water Booster P ump Station
                                                    be examined during the regular business                                                                        Bids: 8-11-11 @ 10:00 AM
Te ch nolog y Ph a s e I I I E xpa n sion           hours at the following locations:                                                                                                                         July 28, 2011
project and Taylor Hall Renovation                                                                            NOTICE OF OPEN BIDDING                                                                          Date
and Expansion project will be held for                                                                                                                         Work May Include: Materials, Paving,
                                                    Trader Construction Company                           WXZ Construction is now excepting                    Seeding, Pipe Work, Water, Sewer,              Frances S. Parks
prequalified contractors on Thursday,                                                                     bids for all trades, services and material
July 28, 2011 at 2:00 p.m., located on              New Bern, NC                                                                                               Pavement Marking, Pavement Removal,            Chairman
                                                                                                          suppliers for the construction of a new              Electrical, Pump Station, Hauling,
CPCC’s Central Campus in the Hall                                                                                                                                                                             Albertson Water and Sewer District
                                                                                                          60 unit multi-family project located in              Clearing & Grubbing, Erosion Control,
Professional Development Building,                  Jacksonville City Hall
                                                                                                          Sanford, NC.
Room 304.                                           Jacksonville, NC                                                                                           Traffic Control Signs, Concrete Work,
                                                                                                          Bidding is open to a ll; a nd we a re                Subgrade prep., & Other Items Necessary         SOLICITATION FOR DBE/MBE/
Historically Underutilized Businesses               Carolina AGC Plan Rooms                               actively seeking bids from Section 3                 For Construction.                                    WBE QUOTATIONS
are strongly encouraged to participate.             Raleigh, NC                                           Businesses located within Lee County.
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Sanford Contractors, Inc. is seeking
                                                    Charlotte, NC                                                                                                                                             certified DBE/MBE/WBE quotations
All communications for project specific             Columbia, SC                                          A number of these sub-contractual                    ** If you need plans, specs., equip., credit
                                                                                                          oppor t un ities will be g reater t ha n                lines, secure loans, joint payments,        on the following projects:
infor mation must go th rough Chad                  Online
Ek (cek@rodgersbuilders.com), (P)                                                                         $10 0,0 0 0. Fax all inquires to WXZ                    insurance or quick payments—call
                                                    http://www.traderconstruction.com/bid_                Construction, attn: Dale Skiljan at 440-                                                            NCDOT Highway Letting – 08/16/2011:
704.537.6044, (F) 704.535.0055.                                                                                                                                   Daniel @ J.R.L. (J.R.L. will furnish
                                                    documents.html                                        801-1689. Include all contact information               bonds for all projects & will help
                                                    Online                                                in your fax.                                                                                        Halifax County        C202437
**Parking available in the parking                                                                                                                                you obtain the proper certification,
                                                    http://www.isqft.com                                                                                          (if you are not certified.)
deck adjacent to the Hall Professional                                                                    Construction is to begin August, 2011.                                                              Contact Mark Perkins at (919) 775-
Development Building**                                                                                    Bid inquires due ASAP.                                                                              7882 for further information. Plans and
**Physical Address Hall Professional                Contact Information:                                                                                       Please Submit Quote the Day Prior to
                                                                                                          EOE                                                                                                 specifications can be reviewed at
D evel op m en t Bu i l d i ng: 1112                John Riggle, Estimator                                                                                     Bid Opening                                    the office.
Charlottetown Avenue (at intersection               Office (252) 633-2424                                 Section 3 of the HUD Act of 1968, as
with Elizabeth Avenue) Charlotte, NC                Fax    (252) 634-9718                                 amended, 12 U.S.C. 1701u (Section 3)                 Phone: 336-368-4047                              Equal Opportunity/Affirmative
28204**                                             Email: jriggle@traderconstruction.com                 implemented in 24 CFR part 135                       Fax:   336-368-4613                                     Action Employer
                                    Week of July 28, 2011 - August 3, 2011                           Greater Diversity News                        Online at GreaterDiversity.com
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                                                                                                                                                                                                             COMPUTER
        INVITATION TO BID                           NOTICE TO PREQUALIFIED                        INVITATION TO BID                                POSITIONS AVAILABLE AT
                                                            BIDDERS                            MWBE/DBE SUBCONTRACTORS                                  JAMES SPRUNT                                     SOUTHEASTERN CENTER
   SUBS & VENDORS WANTED                                                                                                                            COMMUNITY COLLEGE                                       FOR MH/DD/SAS
                                                   UNIV. OF NORTH CAROLINA -                         Bar Construction Co., Inc. is
                                                          CHAPEL HILL                                                                          EDUCATIONAL TALENT SEARCH
Clancy & Theys Construction Company –                                                                soliciting quotations for the             DIRECTOR -
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Information Systems
                                                    FRANk PORTER GRAHAM
(11830 Fishing Point Drive, Suite 201,                                                              following project: Guilford                M a s t e r ’s d e g r e e i n E d u c a t i o n o r                Liaison I
                                                         STUDENT UNION
1-757-873-6869, Fax: 1-757-873-7630)                   BID PACkAGE 2 & 3                        Technical Community College                    C o u n s el i ng. T h r e e t o f ive ye a r s’
is soliciting bids for Air Carrier Apron                                                         – Pedestrian Bridge Repair. Bids              experience in academic and personal                       Responsible for maintenance of
Rehabilitation Phase 1 on August 2,              H.J. Russell & Company (CM) will                due 3:00 pm on 08/04/11. Interested           counseling.                                               consumer information, claims data &
2011 @ 10:00AM. Project involves                 accept sealed proposals from Prequalified     subcontractors should contact James             INSTRUCTOR – PRACTICAL NURSE
                                                                                                                                                                                                         developing reports. Experience in a
demolition, fencing asphalt, concrete,           Bidders for UNC-Chapel Hill Frank             Hedgecock at 611-A Industrial Ave,              EDUCATION (12 MONTHS) –                                   health care organization preferred. See
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pavement marking, and electrical.                Porter Graham Student Union Project           Greensboro, NC 27406 (336)-274-2477,            Bachelor’s deg re e i n Nu r si ng a nd                   website for additional information,
                                                 on Bid Package 2A – Doors Walls &               or jhedgecock@barconstruction.com.            currently enrolled in a graduate nursing                  requirements, & application process.
Documents can be attained by contacting          Ceilings, 2B – Glazing & Skylights, 2C                                                        education program to be completed                         www.secmh.org EOE/AA
                                                 – Fire Protection; 2D – Plumbing, 2E –                                                        within two years of employment; current
Michael Hellmann at Clancy & Theys.
Plans can be viewed at CDC News, Reed
                                                 Electrical, F. A. System & IT Systems
                                                                                                  ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS                       unrestricted licensure as a Registered                             MEDICAL
                                                 & 2F – HVAC, Control Systems, Test                                                            Nurse in North Carolina. Minimum of
Construction Data, Hispanic Contractors          & Balance (CM will consider combined                                                          two calendar years of prior full-time
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    MEdICAL
Association of the Carolinas, The Institute      bids for any of these scopes) Tuesday,        Soliciting bids from currently pre-qualified    employment in a clinical nursing practice
of Minority Economic Development,                August 23, 2011 at 3:00 PM; Bid               contractors for the Heckenbleikner              within the past five years as a Registered
Ra leigh Busi ness a nd Tech nolog y             Category 3A – General Trades (pavers,         Lake Dam project. Please go to http://          Nurse. Good communication and human                       SOUTHEASTERN CENTER
Center, and FW Dodge. Clancy & Theys             masonry, steel, rolling grilles, folding      facilities.uncc.edu/advertisement.asp for       relation skills. Basic computer skills.
                                                 partition, specialties, furnishings, final
                                                                                                                                                                                                            FOR MH/DD/SAS
has an affirmative policy of fostering,                                                        information and instruction.                    Applicants not meeting these minimum
promoting, and conducting business with          cleaning, dumpsters); 3B – Concrete, 3C                                                       requirements will not be considered for                     WILMINGTON, NC
                                                 Architectural Woodwork; 3D – Flooring                                                         this position.
Disadvantaged Business Enterprises.                                                                                                                                                                           Compliance Officer
                                                 and Wall Tile (VCT, Carpet, Linoleum,
Minority contractors are encouraged to           Tile, Stone) & 3E – Painting Tuesday,         ***WAITING LIST IS CLOSING***                   APPLICATION DEADLINE DATE:
participate in the bidding process.              September 13, 2011 at 3:00 PM. CM                  FOR GLOVER PLAZA                                NOON, August 11, 2011
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Position is responsible for developing,
                                                 will receive, open & read at UNC-CH                  DEVELOPMENT                                  PROJECTED DATE OF                                     implementing, & monitoring corporate
                                                 Giles Horney Building, 103 Airport Dr.,                                                       EMPLOYMENT: September 1, 2011                             compliance program within
        INVITATION TO BID                        Chapel Hill, 27599, in Magnolia Rm.               HOUSING AUTHORITY                                                                                     Southeastern Center. See website for
                                                                                                                                               APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:
                                                                                                     OF THE CITY OF                            Must have a completed JSCC                                additional information, requirements,
Crowder Construction Company is                  The CM will hold a pre bid meeting on         WILMINGTON, NORTH CAROLINA                      Employment Application and unofficial                     & application process. www.secmh.org.
soliciting NCDOT DBE Subcontractors              Bid Package 2C,2D,2E&2F Thursday,                                                             transcripts of educational record on file in              EOE/AA
to furnish quotations for the following          August 11, 2011, 2:00 p.m., Bid Package                                                       the Human Resources Office prior to the
                                                 2A&2B August 11, 2011, 4:00 PM, Bid           The Wilmington Housing Authority
project: NCDOT C202323-Haywood                                                                 Application Department will no longer           Application Deadline. For applications,
                                                 Package at 3 Tuesday, August 30, 2011,                                                        call or write Human Resources, James
County which bids on Tuesday, August             3:00 PM. FPG Student Union- Rm                accept applications starting on Monday,
                                                                                                                                               Sprunt Community College, P.O. Box
16, 2011 @ 2:00 PM.                              3203 (on 8/11/2011) & Rm 3201(on              August 1, 2011 for residency at the Glover      398, Kenansville, NC 28349-0398.
                                                 8/30/2011), 209 South Rd, Chapel Hill,        Plaza Development.                              Phone (910) 296-2410 or visit the JSCC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    TECHNICA
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Thanks
Asphalt Milling, Pavement Marking &              27599. Reference campus map at:                                                               web site at www.jamessprunt.edu. EOE/
Paving-Roadway; Asphalt Saw Cutting,             http://afrotc.unc.edu/visitors/UNC-map.                                                       AAE. Member NC Community College
Clearing & Grubbing, Concrete Barrier            pdf Bidders must be pre-qualified as             ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS                       System.
Wall; Concrete Driveways/Sidewalks,              listed below to be eligible to bid. The
Misc Concrete, Drainage Structures;              following are the pre-qualified bidders
                                                                                               Sealed proposals will be received by North

                                                                                                                                                                                                            advertisers
                                                 for Bid Package No 1
Subsurface Drainage; Erosion Control,                                                          Carolina Department of Environment and                       TECHNICAL                                                                          City of Gre
Fence; Grading/Excavation, Grooving;             2A – Doors Walls & Ceilings - Acousti         Natural Resources (NCDENR) – Division                                                                                                           200 W. Fift
Guardrail, Hauling, Landscaping – Seed/          Engineering, Ebenisterie Beabois Ltee,        of Parks and Recreation at Cliffs of the                                                                                                        Greenville,
Mulch/ Fertilizer; Structure Painting;           DAYECO Const., EA Barnett Group,              Neuse State Park, 345-A Park Entrance               ORANGE WATER & SEWER                                                                        252-329-44
                                                                                                                                                     AUTHORITY (OWASA)

                                                                                                                                                                                                          and readers!
Supply and/or Install Reinforcing Steel;         Precision Walls, SHIELDS, WARCO               Road, Seven Springs, NC 28578 up to                                                                                                             http://www
Workzone & Permanent Traffic Signs,              Const. & WASPCO                               3:00 PM on Tuesday August 23rd 2011,               ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN
Construction Surveying, Traffic Control;                                                       and immediately thereafter publicly                                                              The City of Greenville is seeking qualified applican
Weld Metal Decking                               2B – Glazing & Skylights - The Daniel         opened and read for the furnishing of           The Orange Water & Sewer Authority
                                                 Co., EA Barnett Group, Jacobs Glass &                                                         (OWASA), a progressive public, non-              Applications Development Manager - Supervises
                                                                                               labor, material and equipment entering
                                                 S&J Glass                                                                                     profit water and wastewater agency

                                                                                                                                                                                                        We appreciate
Plans/specifications are available for                                                         into the construction of Cliffs of Neuse                                                         performs professional level computer analysis, desig
                                                                                                                                               serving Chapel Hill, Carrboro, and the
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review at our office – 6409 Brookshire                                                         State Park-Dam Repair Project. All bids                                                          maintenance, and programming functions in the
                                                 2C – Fire Protection - Bolton Const.,                                                         University of North Carolina at Chapel           AS/400 computer environments for users througho
Blvd., Charlotte, NC 28216 and online.           J&D Sprinkler Co., Inc, Quality               shall be sealed and clearly marked to be        Hill seeks highly motivated and qualified
All subcontractors are expected to make          Sprinkler, Simplex Grinnell & VSC Fire        opened only at time of bid. A mandatory         candidates for the position of Engineering       qualifications and experience. Application Dea
                                                                                                                                               Technician. Position is responsible for
an effort to solicit DBE participation.          and Security                                  pre-bid meeting will be held on Monday                        MEDICAL
                                                                                                                                                                                                          your support!
                                                                                                                                                                                                Infrastructure Manager - Under general direction o
Contact Paul Stephenson @ 704-348-                                                             August 8, 2011 at 10:00 AM, at the              computer design and drafting, GIS
                                                                                                                                               data entry/data maintenance, GPS                 and manages staff and overall infrastructure operati
1331 with questions. Fax quotes to               2D – Plumbing – Bolton Const., Brown          address noted above.
                                                 Brothers, Harrelson Mechanical, Ivey                                                          f ield sur vey work, review of water             of the City’s IT infrastructure. Responsible for deve
704-372-9946 prior to noon on Monday,                                                                                                          distribution and wastewater collection
August 15, 2011                                  Mechanical, JJ Kirlin, Mechworks                                                                                                               and optimizing key functional areas, particularly
                                                                                               This project consist of the abandonment of      system designs, development of traffic
                                                 Mechanical, Southern Piping & Triangle                                                                                                         infrastructure, data communications, and telecom
                                                 Mechanical                                    an existing lake bottom drain, construction        SOUTHEASTERN CENTER
                                                                                                                                               control plans, maintenance of record             consultation, training, and technical support to Cit
                                                                                               of new siphon drain and associated                          files, MH/DD/SAS
                                                                                                                                               drawingFOR other civil engineering
                                                                                                                                               related duties and extensive interaction         based computer hardware and infrastructure so
  REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL                           2E – Electrical – Adams Electrical,           site improvements. Project includes
          FOR                                    Bolton Const., Bryant Durham Electric,        de-watering, pressure fill and grout of
                                                                                                                                                       WILMINGTON, e r s,
                                                                                                                                               w it h d evelo p e r s, c u s t o mNC a n d      qualifications and experience. Application Deadl
PROJECT AND CONSTRUCTION                         Carter Electric, Gaylor Electric, Moonlite                                                    engineering firms. In addition, some
                                                                                               existingbottomdrain,grading,siphondrain                   Compliance Officer
                                                                                                                                               inspection of installed public water             Systems Analyst II (Applications Support/Prog
  MANAGEMENT SERVICES                            Electric, Southern Electric & Starr           construction, tree removal and erosion          and sewerislines will be required. A             advanced application support and development du
                                                 Electric                                      control. A dive team will be required              Position responsible for developing,
                                                                                                                                               minimum of a 2-year Associate’s Degree           Microsoft based applications and environments. Wo
T he Cit y of Wash i ngton desi res to                                                         for the construction of the siphon drain.       inimplementing, & monitoring corporate
                                                                                                                                                   Civil Engineering Technology is              testing, and support of in-house solutions as wel
engage a qualified contracting firm for          2F – HVAC – Bolton Const., Brown                                                                 c o m p i a n c experience in w i t h i n
                                                                                                                                               required.lWork e p r o g r a m GPS/GIS
                                                 Brothers, Comfort Engineering, Harrelson                                                                                                       commercial applications (both critical and non-
the following project.                                                                         Complete plans, specifications and              processes and technology, construction,
                                                                                                                                                  Southeastern Center. See website for
                                                 Mechanical, Ivey Mechanical, JJ Kirlin,                                                       surveying, AutoCAD, ESRI GIS, Cost
                                                                                                                                                                                                candidate will have a combination of advance
                                                 Mechworks Mechanical & Southern               contract documents will be open for                additional information, requirements,
                                                                                                                                                                                                utilized in an application support role as well
                                                                                                                                                  & application process. and Microsoft
                                                                                                                                               Estimating Softwarewww.secmh.org.
       Project and Construction                  Piping                                        inspection in the offices of WK Dickson         Office applications will be preferred.           application development. Under direct supervi
        Management Services                                                                    & Co. Inc. located at 720 Corporate                EOE/AA
                                                                                                                                               Salary range $37,713 - $56,107 DOQ.              for assigned projects. Salary: Depends upon
                                                 3A – General Trades – Active Const.,          Center Drive, Raleigh NC 27607 and may          OWASA provides excellent benefits.               Application Deadline: 08-17-11.
The bid package will be made available           DAYECO Const., Draper Group, & EA             be obtained by those qualified as prime         To apply submit a completed OWASA
                                                 Barnett                                                                                       a p pl ic a t io n t o Hu m a n Re s o u r c e s
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Advertising
o n S u n d a y, J u l y 31, 2 011 o n t h e                                                   bidders for purchase by going to the Plan                                                        For more information and instructions on
City of Washington’s website: www.                                                             Room at www.wkdickson.com. Please               Generalist, OWASA, 400 Jones Ferry                   deAdline & r click on
                                                                                                                                                                                                www.greenvillenc.gov andAtes employmen
washingtonnc.gov or by contacting                3B – Concrete – Briegan Concrete,                                                             Road, Carrboro, NC 27510. Applications
                                                                                               note that only registered plan holders may
                                                                                                                                                                                   TECHNICAL
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Wednesday 12:00 Noon,
                                                 DAYECO Const. , Langlois & The                                                                can also be submitted online at www.              The City of Greenville is an Equal Opportunity
252.402.6888                                                                                   bid as a General Contractor.                    owasa.org. Closing date August 31, 2011.                 .07 Per Character
                                                 Daniel Co.
                                                                                                                                               EOE                                                  (Average 36 Characters Per Line)
Questions should be addressed to:                3C – Architectural Woodwork -                 The state reserves the unqualified right to
Allen Lewis, Public Works Director               Ebenisterie Beabois Ltee, Hardwood            reject any and all proposals.
City of Washington, N.C.                         Designs, DAYECO Const. & The Daniel
ph: 252-975-9302                                 Co.                                                                                                                                             City of Greenville
                                                                                                                                                                                                 200 W. Fifth Street
Bids will be opened at 3pm, August 25,           3D – Flooring & Wall Tile – Acousti                      EduCATors                                                                              Greenville, NC 27858
2011.                                            Engineering, Bonitz Flooring, David
                                                                                                                                                                                                 252-329-4492
                                                 Allen Co., Floortex Integrated, P&E
                                                 Services, QM Enterprises, SHIELDS,                                                                                                              http://www.greenvillenc.gov
The City of Washington reserves the              INC
right to reject any and all bids                                                                                                                 The City of Greenville is seeking qualified applicants for the following IT positions:
                                                 3E – Painting – Active Const., DAYECO                                                           Applications Development Manager - Supervises development staff members and
                                                 Const., Kenna Custom Paint, P&E
       INVITATION FOR BIDS                       Services, Production Painting & Scotts                                                          performs professional level computer analysis, design, development, implementation,
                                                 Painting                                                                                        maintenance, and programming functions in the Microsoft Windows and IBM
T he Cit y of Wash i ngton desi res to                                                               Position Opening At Pamlico                 AS/400 computer environments for users throughout the City. Salary: Depends upon
engage a qualified contracting firm for          Plans, Specifications, and Instructions are             Community College                       qualifications and experience. Application Deadline: Open Until Filled.
                                                 available through LSG at www.planwell.                    Math Instructor
the following project.                                                                                                                           Infrastructure Manager - Under general direction of the IT Director, plans, organizes,
                                                 com, Association of General Contractors         Please Visit Our Website For Details:
                                                 (Raleigh, Charlotte, and Greensboro),                                                           and manages staff and overall infrastructure operations to ensure the stable operation
 Direct fired gas heaters and piping             FW Dodge, Reed Construction Data,                       www.pamlicocc.edu
                                                                                                                                                 of the City’s IT infrastructure. Responsible for developing, maintaining, supporting,
                                                 UDI Resource Center & CM’s FTP Site.                                                            and optimizing key functional areas, particularly network infrastructure, server
The bid package will be made available           The CM plans to post a revised set of                                                           infrastructure, data communications, and telecommunications systems. Provides
o n S u n d a y, J u l y 2 4 , 2 011 o n t h e   Contract Documents, reflecting the SCO                                                          consultation, training, and technical support to City departments utilizing network-
City of Washington’s website: www.               comments on 8/9/2011. Depending on
                                                 the individual bidder’s time constraints,                                                       based computer hardware and infrastructure software. Salary: Depends upon
washingtonnc.gov or by contacting
252.402.6888                                     bidders may wish to delay obtaining the                                                         qualifications and experience. Application Deadline: Open Until Filled.
                                                 Contract Documents until after August                                                           Systems Analyst II (Applications Support/Programmer) responsible for both
                                                 8.
Questions should be addressed to:                                                                                                                advanced application support and development duties. These duties span multiple
Allen Lewis, Public Works Director               Competitive Public Bid in accordance with                                                       Microsoft based applications and environments. Work involves design, development,
City of Washington, N.C.                         Chapter 143 of the NC General Statues                                                           testing, and support of in-house solutions as well as supporting and maintaining
ph: 252-975-9302                                 including guidelines for Historically                                                           commercial applications (both critical and non-critical applications). The ideal
                                                 Underutilized Business participation for       ELECTRONICS ENGINEERING                          candidate will have a combination of advanced problem solving skills to be
A mandatory pre-bid will be held on              this project.                                  TECHNOLOGY INSTRUCTOR                            utilized in an application support role as well as demonstrated experience in
Thursday, August 4 th at 2:00pm in                                                                 12-MONTH, FULL-TIME                           application development. Under direct supervision, may act as project owner
Council’s Chambers, located at 102 East          Al Kates
                                                 H.J. Russell & Co.                                                                              for assigned projects. Salary: Depends upon qualifications and experience.
2nd Street, Washington, NC. Bids will be                                                              Please visit our website at
                                                 2530 Meridian Pkwy                                                                              Application Deadline: 08-17-11.
opened at 2pm, August 11, 2011.                  Durham, NC 27713                                         www.waynecc.edu
                                                 Cell 404-449-0725                                 for qualifications, requirements,             For more information and instructions on how to apply, please visit
The City of Washington reserves the              Off 919-806-4354                                    and application instructions                www.greenvillenc.gov and click on employment.
right to reject any and all bids                 akates@hjrussell.com.                                   or call 919-739-7016.                   The City of Greenville is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

				
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