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It is an honor to serve Pitt County’s 9th District in the North Carolina House of Representatives. As we approach my first two months in office, I wanted to reach out directly to constituents and provide updates on what is happening on the ground in Raleigh. It is important for elected repre…

Good citizens of Pitt County, I am highly opposed to City Council making changes to our land zoning laws to allow Compute North, who would offer crypto currency mining services, to operate in Pitt County for many good reasons.

The scheduling of decision by the City Council to approve Bitcoin mining operations in and around Greenville is premature. The noise level associated with blockchain technology, (the basis for crypto currencies like Bitcoin) must be investigated prior to any decision to approve its location …

A few years back, during an interview for a management position (that I did not get at the time), a senior vice president, who I highly admire, gave me some great advice: “You have to do the job that you have.” It made me think of how I could use “job crafting” as a powerful tool for re-ener…

Over a year and a half ago, seven of our nine county commissioners voted hastily to remove the Pitt County Confederate Soldiers Monument and then, under cover of night, it was lifted off its base.

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