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Firefighters and emergency management officals in Pender County are fighting a massive wildfire this week. The fire has now burned over 21,300 acres and over 2,100 homes are considered to be in danger. And unfortunately the fire is expected to get worse. As firefighters and emergency workers struggle to fight the fire they need our prayers and they need our help.
At the request of firefighters, the Greater Hampstead Chamber of Commerce is collecting individual water bottles and gatorade. They are also collecting individually packaged non-perishable snakcs, however the most immediate need is for the water and Gatorade. Donations may be dropped off at the Hampstead Volunteer Fire Dept., Sloop Point Volunteer Fire Dept. or the Greater Hampstead Chamber of Commerce. Chamber staff will also pick up donations if needed. You can arrange for pick up or make a cash donation by calling
Americans Want Jobs Not Another Stimulus
When the stimulus passed in 2009 President Obama said that it would ensure unemployment stayed below 8%. A year ago the White House declared it the "Recovery Summer." However, the national unemployment rate has remained above 8% for the 28th straight month and here in North Caroliina it's at 9.7% and even higher in many of our counties.
This video, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4xMFQMbsNDI&feature=player_embedded, sums up just how bad the economy is and how the stimulus was a total failure.
The only thing the stimulus did was increase our national debt. Yet, Senators Chuch Schumer and Harry Reid are talking about the possibility of another stimulus. It's time to forget about a "stimulus" and to pass a real plan to create real jobs for Americans like the plan found here: http://www.gop.gov/indepth/jobs
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