2022 SPECIAL ALERT:
Representative Raymond E. Smith, Jr.
NC House District 21
Sampson & Wayne Counties
North Carolina General Assembly
Friday, February 4, 2022 Volume 1 / Issue 5

STANDING COMMITTEES
2021-2022:


* EDUCATION – COMMUNITY COLLEGES

* FEDERAL RELATIONS and AMERICAN INDIAN AFFAIRS

* FINANCE

* HOMELAND SECURITY, MILITARY,
and VETERANS AFFAIRS

* LOCAL GOVERNMENT


Wayne County Community
Vaccination Event:

For Children 5-11
Years of Age

601 Royall Avenue
Goldsboro, NC, 27534
February 8, 2022, from
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Representative Raymond E. Smith. Jr., Named 2021
“Jobs Champion” By NC Chamber
 
The NC Chamber has named Democrat Minority Whip Representative Raymond E. Smith, Jr. Ed.D. (D-Sampson and Wayne Counties) a 2021 Jobs Champion in its annual 'How They Voted' report for his strong pro-jobs voting record. 'How They Voted' details state legislators’ voting records on bills identified as critical to preserving and enhancing North Carolina’s position in the global race for jobs. Representative Raymond E. Smith, Jr. was recognized as a Jobs Champion for voting with the Chamber’s Jobs Agenda at least 80 percent of the time during the 2021 legislative session.

“In an era of widespread economic uncertainty, North Carolina’s job creators need to know which of our leaders are willing to act to give them more of the certainty they need,” said NC Chamber President and CEO Gary Salamido. “The bold leadership displayed by Democrat Minority Whip Representative Smith and other NC Chamber Jobs Champions in 2021 will help our businesses push past lingering uncertainty to fuel opportunity and recovery for millions of North Carolinians. We look forward to continuing to work with Representative Smith in the year ahead to foster renewed growth and success across our communities.”

Rep. Raymond Smith, Jr. was also recognized by the students, faculty, and staff of North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (NCA&T) for supporting “Senate Bill 105: 2021 Appropriations Act invests of critical funding for Doctoral Programs, Agriculture Research and Cooperative Extension, Engineering North Carolina’s Future, Renovations and Repairs, in-state tuition for Veterans, and salary increases, including bonuses, which will tremendously benefit N.C. A&T. This legislation will strengthen our land-grant mission, enhance STEM programs, improve infrastructure, and upfit classrooms with the resources needed to prepare students for the twenty-first century workforce.” Chancellor Harold Martin, Sr.
For HBCUs Cheated Out Of Billions, Bomb Threats Are The Latest Indignity
 (Forbes) -- Compared to their predominantly white counterparts,
the nation’s Black land-grant universities have been underfunded by
at least $12.5 billion over the last three decades.

North Carolinians Encouraged
to Apply Online for Help
with Energy Costs


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benefits will continue to receive the maximum amount for their household
size for the month of February 2022.

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Anyone who has symptoms of COVID-19 or has been exposed to the virus should get tested as soon as possible. Seek medical attention immediately for serious symptoms such as trouble breathing, persistent pain or pressure in the chest, new confusion or inability to arouse, or bluish lips or face.

and present their NC Medicaid ID card to the pharmacy for no out-of-pocket cost. The
pharmacist will be able to bill Medicaid on the patient’s behalf.

  • Every home in the U.S. is eligible to order four, free at-⁠home COVID-⁠19 tests. Order your tests now so you have them when you need them at covidtests.gov.

  • To find a PCR testing sites near you, visit ncdhhs.gov/GetTested. With increased demand for testing, try a different community-based site if your normal one is busy.

For an up-to-date list of no-cost community testing events,
visit the No-Cost Testing Events webpage.
FOOD DISTRIBUTION:

'Three In One Family Center' Food Distribution (non-profit).

CLINTON:
Sampson Expo Center
414 Warsaw Road
Clinton, N.C. 28328
EVERY THURSDAY @ 9:30 AM
First Come, First Served-Come and Be Blessed!!!!

GOLDSBORO: 
Wayne Correctional Center
700 Stevens Mill Road
Goldsboro, N.C. 27533 
 
EVERY MONDAY @ 10:00 AM 
First Come, First Served-Come and Be Blessed!!!!
Please continue to be safe during this time of uncertainty and use all safeguards available to you to remain healthy!!!

Know Your Ws: Wear, Wait, Wash:

If you leave home, practice your Ws: Wear, Wait, Wash
  • Wear a cloth covering over your nose and mouth.
  • Wait 6 feet apart. Avoid close contact.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer.
These actions can protect our families and neighbors as the state works to ease restrictions while the virus is still circulating.
All North Carolinians are encouraged to share this message in their businesses and through their organizations.