With Sargent Dale Beatty

Sargent Dale Beatty: An American Superhero

All of us love the idea of superheroes, living among us, extraordinary individuals, who make us feel safe, secure, and who go out of their way to protect us every day. However, as we celebrate our American Independence on July 4th, I think it is important to remind our children, and ourselves that the greatest […]

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Remembering Beau Biden

In 2008, during one of his visits to the Triangle, I attended a rally for Vice President Joe Biden, and I was in a long line to shake his hand. When I got close to shake his hand, I said, “Beau Biden rocked at Wilmington Friends!” The Vice President’s face lit up, and he stopped, […]

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Great Anti-Bullying Workshop Last Night

Last evening, I was honored to be one of the guests at the Mayors Against Bullyiing workshop, hosted by Mayor Dick Sears, who founded this organization. Numerous speakers, including Ken Prouix from Holly Springs Middle, Melissa Derosier, an expert on bullying and its effects on depression, Pastor Jamar Brown from Holly Springs United Church of […]

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Council Member Rao Speaks at Historic Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast

Council Member Steve S. Rao has been selected to deliver the Reconciliation Prayer at the Triangle Martin Luther King Interfaith Breakfast at the Sheraton Imperial today. Under the leadership of Chairman of the MLK Committee, Rev. Dumas Harshaw, Rao was selected as an Indian American elected official and a practicing Hindu. Rao states, “I am […]

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2014 Morrisville Town Council Retreat

The 2014 Council had one of our most productive retreats this year, thanks to the strong leadership of Town Manager, Martha Wheelock, Mayor Stohlman and the preparation of the staff.   I thank Margaret Broadwell and Jim Klopovic for attending from the public and to Aliana Ramos who commuted for both days of the retreat. […]

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Celebrating at the Morrisville Chamber Annual Meeting

On Friday, I enjoyed the Morrisville Chamber Annual meeting and I personally thank Carlotta, Outgoing Chair, Jeff Sheehan,, the Board, and all of the Ambassadors and volunteers, who work so hard to continue to grow Morrisville into one of the most dynamic and innovative Towns in the region. Carlotta updated all of us on the […]

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Councilman Steve Rao honors Nelson Mandela at First Baptist Church

Members of the Clergy, Rev. Harshaw, Congressman Price, Mayor Mcfarlane,  Senator Blue,  distinguished guests,  It is an honor to be here today and I thank each of you for hosting this memorial service. “Generations to come will scarce believe that one such as this in flesh and blood walked this earth”.   Albert Einstein 1947 These […]