DHSpeller’s miNews Update Vol. 4

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This update is all about elections; a little late—but still relevant for future elections.

Windsor | Bertie County Changes to Local Elections.  Bertie County has an Elections Information page located at: http://www.co.bertie.nc.us/departments/elections/elections.html . The page is informative and has great links to other information.  One of the primary changes is that PHOTO ID is NOW required. Apparently, the Republican lead North Carolina Supreme Court reversed the injunction against moving forward with implementing the Photo ID legislation.  So, IDs are now required to vote in North Carolina.

I did not know I could not vote in “municipal elections”. So, yes… I was ignorant of the fact that I could not vote in “town” elections.  I live on the “out skirt” of the town of Windsor—granted.  But, we have to deal with the “town” a lot.  Burn Permits—Town.  Fishing and Hunting permits—Town.  Water Bill… I think…. Town/County-ish.  So my question is, Why can we not have a vote on who is chosen as our town commissioners? Anybody know? I called around but did not get a direct answer.  I think that needs to change.  And for the record, I generally like the commissioners and don’t have beef with anyone—I just want to maximize the vote.  Otherwise, we should be able to do our own thing in the out skirts, like… have a working well as well as have the choice of city connection –if we want to.  What is your input? Maybe a say in all elections will help bring parks, and recreational facilities to the ‘out skirts’ of the town in to more of the community.  Comment below!

A State of Emergency for Public Education.  Did you know that Governor Cooper has declared that public education in North Carolina is facing a state of emergency?  I was researching a few things about elections, grants and how money is spent… and then I ran across a notice indicating there was a public education crisis in North Carolina. In short, he is requesting that citizens (voters) contact state legislators and others to voice your concerns.  I think this is an excellent opportunity for change!  Major elections are coming in 2024 (some local elections are happening now), and we should do all we can to change things for the better.  Even if you don’t have “school aged children” attending school right now; the children who are in school are the future for us all.  It is important that they can function in a workable society.  And function on true facts about the history of this country and our local communities to make things better for everyone. Do the research and heed the call to get involved!  This not only applies to North Carolinians by the way, but this also applies to everyone!

Often, I may write articles or give my opinions about what appears to be “local” issues. But in fact, they can be relevant to a broader community, a global community.  Let’s all get involved and try to influence our political leaders to make decisions that are helpful to everyone in the community.

Become aware of who represents you—A hint to researching.  In researching information for this edition of miNews Updates, I found that a lot of information isn’t as hard to locate as you might think.  If you are interested in finding out who your politicians and representatives are for you specifically, start with your county’s web site.  As I looked through the site where I currently reside, I located a “Directory” page which contained not only the main local contacts, but they also had links to county, state, and federal representatives.  Your city might have the same.  You can start by doing a google search on your location by typing in the “Name and State” of the city you live in.  From the results, look for websites that end in the extensions of “.gov, .us, or maybe .org”.  Those are normally the official information sites of most governmental organizations.

If all else fails, you can also do a Google word search using the term “who represents me?”.  When I did that, the results showed suggestions based on where it thought my geo-location was, and prior Google searches I had performed, indicating both local and national relative websites.

Happy searching!



Well, that is it for this update!  For more news and information, be sure to visit The Lantern page on our site —https://dhspeller.com!  And please visit our other social media links listing on our site.  We have Tumblr, YouTube and Instagram accounts with great content as well! Blessings!

The Beginning of miNews Updates

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This is the first post I’m making of miNews Updates There is a lot going on in the world, and instead of always making a separate blog post of each and every thing I’d like to mention; I thought I could create a post with segments that interested me. I’ve reconfigured the overall blog some and have categorized things differently.

The Lantern page will now, include both local or general news topics, and more detailed searches can be done by using tags.  Sometimes they’ll have links to other posts sometimes not.  It’ll all work out though because it’s all about making you aware! ✊🏾

Our Community Calendar: On my website, dhspeller.com, I usually insert events on the Community Calendar.  It may be a local event, or some other event I found useful.  If you’d like to include an event that you have, use the form located on the events page and submit!  Or if you already have the event on the Facebook or other social media/calendar, tell us where we can get the information and we’ll try to insert the even information using the links provided.

2024 Election:  The 2024 Presidential Election is on November 5, 2024; but prior to that date there will be primaries held in several states.  This update is to let you know about a site called 270towin.com.  It has a calendar that tells you about when primaries will be held by parties of each state along with other information on the site’s primary page.  It’s a very informative map to add to your other election information.

5K Run & 1 Mile Walk in Windsor, NC. The event will be held in Windsor, NC on 28 October 2023.  It is supposed to start at 9:00 a.m., on S. York Street, Windsor.  For other events, be sure to visit our Calendar on the DanielSpeller.info website!

Bundle Up Bertie Clothing Drive.  The Bertie Business Network is in the midst of its annual clothing drive!  The drive is going on from 1 October – 25 November, 2023.  The drive is primarily for supporting school-aged kids, but I believe other items might also be accepted. If you have donations or questions you can reach out to them on their Facebook page or website.  They have several convenient drop sites around the county and if you want to participate, contact them today!

Well, that’s it for today’s update.  I just wanted to start the process and get a post out.  I’m looking forward to working with the community to get out more information. Would you like to try your hand at writing? Let’s talk about it!  And, don’t forget to like, share and subscribe!

Let’s Not forget where we are right now. We’ll need to remember it to plan ahead

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We’ll need to remember it to plan ahead, let’s not forget where we are right now.   We have to remember everything that the Republicans are doing because there is a good chance that Democrats and Progressives will be taking over a portion of the Government in November.  And, any fallout from the things Republicans are wrecking right now will surely be blamed on  the Democrats and Progressives.  For instance, the Trump proposed tariffs are already affecting the economy negatively.  The fights potusthegrabber has started with our allies still need to be accounted for; and any future negative reflections from the travel ban the Supreme Court so graciously upheld will no doubt cause problems with the rest of the world.

So do not give conservatives cover and solace just because there is a possibility of governmental change.  They are still responsible for their own legislative failures and actions.  Just like they were responsible for the economic collapse prior to the Obama years.  Don’t let them shift the blame and make it clear that we know they cannot govern– nor be trusted with power–at least for the near, foreseeable future.

New Site from the Bern: Sanders Institute

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I received a cool email today from Jane O. Sanders…[or some of her people] about an institute that they were starting up.  I checked it out… the Sanders Institute.  It looked like it had good …no great information.  So I decided to pass it on.  Enjoy!  Oh, and don’t forget to keep coming back to the my site for more interesting info!

Dry Your Tears and Stop Your Frowning

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My thoughts.

There have been many sad faces and a lot of crying following this year’s election(s) in both the Republican and Democratic parties along with …the main stream media.  And, they still haven’t learned a damn thing.  Some Republicans like, Governor Pat McCrory, are sad and apparently surprised that they lost …and some Hillary Clinton supporters along, with my beloved Bernie2 –aka Dr. Jill Stein, are wanting recounts in certain states in hopes that results will turn out differently.  Really?  To what end?  All the concern about Donald Trump not accepting the results now fall upon you.   I say: dry your tears and stop your frowning….along with all your bitching and moaning.

At this point, it’s time to start making moves and getting ready for all upcoming elections.  Research Read More