Roundtable Talk | 95 | Election Day and Local Updates

14 de may. de 2024 · 28m 26s
Roundtable Talk | 95 | Election Day and Local Updates
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Episode Summary: Welcome to Episode 95 of The Roundtable Talk Podcast! In this episode, hosts Hal Nunn, Ruben Castellon, and Chris Holland dive into crucial local updates and discussions on...

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Episode Summary: Welcome to Episode 95 of The Roundtable Talk Podcast! In this episode, hosts Hal Nunn, Ruben Castellon, and Chris Holland dive into crucial local updates and discussions on various topics, including the upcoming election, economic concerns, school district updates, and ongoing protests. Broadcasting from the studios at Christian1057.com, this episode is packed with timely information for Raeford, Hoke County, and beyond.

Key Topics Discussed:
  1. Election Day Reminder: Today is Election Day for the North Carolina Auditor runoff. Voting starts at 6:30 AM. Remember, polling stations have been consolidated, so verify your precinct at the North Carolina State Board of Elections website or call 875-8751 for more information.
  2. Economic Concerns: Ruben shares his personal experience with rising gas prices and the broader impact on the economy, highlighting the financial strain on everyday citizens.
  3. School District Updates:
    • Lawn Care Services Bid: Hoke County School District is seeking bids for lawn care services for 14 schools. Visit the official Hoke County School website or Facebook page for more details. Deadline for applications is May 9th.
    • Bus Drivers Needed: The district is also in need of bus drivers, with positions offering $18 an hour. A job fair is scheduled for June 8th at the high school.
  4. Community Updates:
    • Shoutouts to Hillcrest Fire Chief Michael Scott and the Whittington family for their ongoing recoveries.
    • Discussion on local protests and their implications, including those at UCLA and Columbia University, emphasizing the right to protest versus unlawful actions.
  5. Generational Planning for Schools: The importance of land banking for future school development in Hoke County and advocating for better forward planning from local officials.
  6. Ongoing Protests: A critical look at recent protests, particularly those related to the Israel-Palestine conflict, and the response of university administrations and law enforcement.
Upcoming Local Events:
  • Hoke Fest: May 30th through June 9th at East Hoke Middle School.
  • Memorial Day at the Courthouse: May 27th at 11 AM.
Call to Action:
  • Get Out and Vote: Your vote is crucial. Polls are open until 7:30 PM. Make sure your voice is heard in the second primary runoff.
  • Support Local Events: Attend and support community events like Hope Fest and Memorial Day at the courthouse.
  • Job Opportunities: If you're looking for work, consider applying for bus driver positions or bidding for the school district's lawn care services.
Sponsor Acknowledgment:
  • Raeford Guns: Located at 5609 Fayetteville Road, Raeford, NC. Open Monday through Friday, 10 AM to 7 PM. Visit their Facebook page or call 910-709-3950 for more information.
  • Hoke County Edition of the North State Journal: Covering local, state, national, and world news. Subscribe by calling 919-663-3232 or visit Hoke.NorthStateJournal.com.
  • Christian1057.com and Grander Vision Media: Thank you for providing the facilities for our podcast. Tune in to Christian 105.7 FM for hope and inspiration.
Connect with Us:
  • Facebook: Follow us at Roundtable Talk Podcast for updates, discussions, and more.
  • Website: Visit RoundtableTalkPodcast.com for episodes and additional information.
Listen & Subscribe: Don't miss an episode! Subscribe and leave a review on your favorite podcast platform. Share this episode with friends and family to keep them informed about important local issues.

Thank you to our sponsors:
Raeford Guns
5609 Fayetteville Rd. Raeford, NC 28376

North State Journal Hoke County Edition

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