Up & Coming Weekly

August 15, 2017

Up and Coming Weekly is a weekly publication in Fayetteville, NC and Fort Bragg, NC area offering local news, views, arts, entertainment and community event and business information.

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8 UCW AUGUST 16 - 22, 2017 WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM My name is Quancidine Hinson-Gribble and this is why I am running for Mayor for the City of Fayetteville, North Carolina. After many situations during Hurricane Mat- thew, I realized that something had gone ter- ribly wrong in the leadership for the City of Fayetteville. Simply put, our citizens deserve more. I am going to lead by example and that is putting the power back into the hands of the people who have elected me. Starting with Transparency. We need more than talk, we need action. I have never stopped helping people and creating the means to help people, starting with "Operation Skyfall," where people with felonies can get a par- don from the Governor of North Carolina so they can vote. The time is now as there are deadlines for registering to vote after you get pardoned. I am also concerned about the many busi- ness opportunities that are coming to the City of Fayetteville, that being "sub-contracted" out before people even know the opportunity exists. We have to be prepared for the opportunities with that being said we have to certified and licensed to be able to take advantage of these opportuni- ties. One way that the citizens of Fayetteville, N.C. cane move forward under my watch is by con- stantly letting them know about Fayetteville, N.C. has to offer starting right here by getting a trade at FTCC. These three trades are what we need right now, carpenters, electricians and plumbers. These gaps can be closed up, and it is up to our leadership to let the citizens of Fayetteville, N.C. know about it. Many of our veterans are homeless because of lack of resources. This is an issue that can easy be solved. Eradicating homelessness overall is go- ing to take our community. There is an African Proverb, "It takes a village to raise a child." We have a wealth of knowledge, programs and op- portunities that have not been explored yet. We have to ask ourselves the question are we all going in the same direction as far as prosper- ity is concerned or is it reserved for only a few? By me running for mayor will at least open your eyes to the possibilities. You have to empower yourself and by doing that we are empowering the City of Fayetteville, N.C. This is the rundown folks, we need employ- ment opportunities, we need people with certifications and licenses for business opportu- nities, we need to reduce crime through educa- tion for our youth, we need to support our own businesses by having the bids made available to all people. If there is something that we need to do in the City of Fayetteville, N.C., then I am willing to listen. My door will always be open. Why I Am Running for Mayor by QUANCIDINE HINSON-GRIBBLE QUANCIDINE HINSON- GRIBBLE, Mayoral Candidate. COMMENTS? Editor@upandcomin- gweekly.com. (910) 484-6200. Quancidine Hinson-Gribble CANDIDATES SPEAK

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