Weather Will Not Deter ‘Remember My Name’ Vigil

Bobbi Mattocks wants everyone to know that Thursday’s “Remember My Name” candlelight vigil set for 5:15 p.m. Thursday will go on no matter the weather.

“The weather is looking a little uncertain for Thursday,” said Mattocks, the Family Court Domestic Case Manager Supervisor and Human Trafficking Court Coordinator for Cumberland County’s North Carolina Judicial Branch.  “I met with courthouse security this morning and have arranged for the vigil to be held in Courtroom 4A with overflow (if needed ) in Courtroom 4B with a monitor.  We are trying to get the word out to everyone that the vigil will go on Oct. 7 at 5:15 p.m.”

Kelly Taylor is scheduled as keynote speaker for the vigil set for the steps of the Judge E. Maurice Braswell Cumberland County Courthouse at 117 Dick St., to raise awareness for domestic violence. Taylor is a registered nurse at Womack Army Medical Center on Fort Bragg and advocate for victims of domestic violence, according to a county news release. Others scheduled to speak are Charles Evans, chairman, Cumberland County Board of Commissioners; Fayetteville Mayor Mitch Colvin; Cumberland County District Attorney Billy West; Chief Cumberland County District Court Judge Toni King; and Fort Bragg Garrison Command Col. Scott Pence. Retired Cumberland County Chief District Court Judge Beth Keever will read the names of domestic violence homicide victims in North Carolina over the past two years. “Remember My Name” is a collaborative event of Cumberland County Family Court, the CARE Center Family Violence Program, The Phoenix Center, Army Community Services, the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office, the Fayetteville Police Department, Legal Aid of North Carolina and the Hope Mills Police Department.