Devin Armstrong Son of Drs. Michael and Dena Armstrong And The Grandson Of Alvin & Dr. Florence A. Armstrong Is Holding The Banner For The 2A Men’s Tennis Champions

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Devin is holding the banner. He is the grandson of Alvin Butch Armstrong and Dr. Florence A. Armstrong of Tarboro NC.

Condolences Goes Out To The Entire Family Of The Late Mr. Julius Flowers Tarboro NC

Condolences goes out to the entire family of the late Mr. Julius Flowers Tarboro NC.

Visit Dickens Funeral Homes Inc. for more information.

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Condolences Goes Out To The Entire Family Of The Late Naomi Redmond Jenkins Pinetops NC

Condolences goes out to Byron (Mickie) Jenkins and the entire family of the late Naomi Redmond Jenkins Pinetops NC. Mother Jenkins was the oldest member at Anderson Chapel MBC. I was blessed to have been asked to go to Greensboro to video her 100th birthday.

Visit Willoughby Funeral Homes Inc. for more information.

Naomi Jenkins

Primary Election Day 2022 So Ready For A Different Noise Because The Noise Makers Ain’t Goings Nowhere

I will be so glad when the clock strikes 6:30 AM and again at 7:30 PM on today May 17, 2022 so the noise will end for now.

It is sad that we have some noise makers who have been misleading folk.

I have no problem with folk running for office but when they run off half trues and lies, that is a problem.

It is sad that folk lie and know they are lying but intentionally mislead folk. So what do you think they will do if they get some power?

How do you use an address that the house if not livable but seek the appointment in Ward 3 using that address and then run for Mayor using that address? A residency challenge was filed and won. But if had won the appointment and/or the election for Mayor, it would have been proven that the house was vacant. See it would not have been over the issue would have gotten worse. See I was supporting them for mayor and I too would have been looking ignant when the truth came out.

But what I am having a problem with is he campaigned to run for Ward 3 again but because of the redistricting the Primary date was changed and he didn’t file when the filing period first opened but was shut down and reopened. But damn when the filing period re-opened he changed his address. What kind of business is that?

So obviously I am the only one that know them trues because until I stopped watching the show back around October 2021, I read some comments on last night that tickled the hell out of me that folk are talking about they are supporting him. So what about transparency and holding folk accountable? Oh but while they are promoting noise about the current council, their supporters are not holding them accountable. So for all of you who have been supporting the noise up until today, I look at you side the hell ways.

How you do hold a NC Senate seat until 2020 but step down to run for US Senate but get mad with the Democratic Party because your campaign turn into half trues? Why do you think that folk should support you after you have shown us that you will play games with the Republican Party by endorsing a Republican and receiving money from the Republican Party? Why you don’t understand that they are supporting you because they feel you are the weakest link? So do you not understand that the Republican Party will have candidate in the General Election in May and the Republican Party will be putting all of their resources on their candidate?

Because I have been actively engaged serving on the Edgecombe County Democratic Party Executive Committee since the early 80’s, I know the political culture and the folk. I don’t have to rely on what I hear because I am on the ground. I do my homework and that is I turn up the volume so the noise can be loud and clear so I can understand the games that folk play and be able to respond to the beat.

I am very disappointed in Bronson Williams and Crystal Wimes-Anderson who are running against Rocky Mount Councilman Richard Joyner Ward 3.

I am very disappointed in Erica D. Smith who are running against Don Davis for US House to replace Congressman G.K. Butterfield in the 1st Congressional District. If Don was to become the next Congressman, Erica could have played her cards she could have been on Don’s team and possibly became a paid staff member. Her old Senate Seat was redistricted out of Edgecombe County. When she openly endorsed a Republican during the 2020 Elections, that did it for me.

I have been disappointed in Gwen Wilkins who sought the appointment for Rocky Mount City Council Ward 3 and then sneaked in to win the appointment when Nash County Commissioner Mary Wells transitioned. Gwen has been playing both sides of the party and I just can’t trust her.

I have told all of the above that I can’t support them so they can’t say I have not.

It is sad that we have to fight within but to have to fight within and outside of the Democratic Party is a mess.

I have told folk anytime they are running for an office that affect me in Edgecombe County directly and/or indirectly that they need to talk to me. Well I have to say that Erica contacted me and I told her I couldn’t support her. I can vote in that race.

Bronson Williams just put it out there he was running and when I questioned him, he said yes he was. I told him I could not support him. I can’t vote for him but since he claims he live on the Edgecombe County side, this is where the indirect comes in. Although I can’t vote for him, if he was to win we would serve on the Edgecombe County Democratic Party Executive Committee where we will be able to vote on appointments say for example when we appointed now Sheriff Clee Atkinson and I had to fight then Edgecombe County Party Chair and some other County Officers who would not give up the list of the entire Executive Committee so that Clee could seek their support. Because I helped him along the way and told him who they were and how to move forward, he won the appointment overwhelmingly and was elected and now during this election has no opposition.

I support Reuben Blackwell Rocky Mount City Council.

I support Linwood Williams for Rocky Mount City Council.

I support Alvin Jones for Princeville Commissioner.

I support Brandy Paige Chappell for Mayor Tarboro Town Council.

Folk it makes a difference who we elect to office. Do your homework and if you need some help choosing a candidate, ask somebody who is actively engaged.

Now today is the last day to make your voice heard. Go VOTE!

About The DCN

The DCN News Blog Online TV is Your Alternative News Source. I Curmilus Butch Dancy II operate out of pocket as I travel Edgecombe County but not limited to documenting the News and Events via Video and Photos. Videos are documented on a DVD and/or Livestreamed on Facebook and also on YouTube. Photos are documented on Facebook and a Flash Drive that can be taken to Walmart, Walgreen or somewhere that Photos can be developed. If documented on a DVD it may be available within 24 hours however Livestreamed documents are just that live unless WI-FI is an issue so therefore may have to be uploaded to Social Media shortly after the Event.

Donations are accepted.

I am Curmilus Butch Dancy II a Community and Political Activist since the late 80’s. I have put in the time and resources by serving as an Edgecombe County Democratic Party Precinct Vice Chair, currently a Precinct Chair, served as the Edgecombe County Democratic Party Chair, served on the Edgecombe County Democratic Party Executive Committee since the late 80’s. I currently serve on NC State Democratic Party Executive Committee. I have attended political meetings and continue to attend political meetings across the county but not limited to. Not only have I attended them but have videoed them.

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Murder in Buffalo – What White Folks Need to Know by Vincent Edward Clark

To say I’m outraged by the mass murder in Buffalo, New York, would be an understatement. I just wrote about the extreme veneration of the Second Amendment in this country. Guns are everywhere, and to be killed by one is too likely a way to die. In America, being murdered while picking up groceries or buying a birthday cake for your child should not be possible. Nevertheless, we see mass murders nearly every day of the year. Apparently, when ten people die at the hands of a racist maniac, it barely gets covered in the news cycle because the next shooting knocks it off our television screens. I should not be surprised about our lack of concern for those killed in Buffalo. NOTHING HAPPENED with KINDERGARTNERS gunned down at Sandy Hook Elementary and 26 dead. What is another ten dead? Maybe Joe Biden can sing Amazing Grace, like Barack Obama after the Charleston massacre?

We can not deal with mass shootings because the American way is to put our heads in the sand. We go about our business until it is one of our loved ones who show up on the television with a picture of them at church, during happier times, or hugging their child. We will never really know anything about those people. But we hide from the truth when it comes to everything. We can’t teach our children anything because they may be made to feel like they were responsible for slavery or Jim Crow. Guess what? Not knowing the truth, just crossed paths with innocent people out grocery shopping. The murderer thinks he knows American history and . . . (Read more)

Edgecombe County tire plant proposal officially deflated

EDGECOMBE COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) – Triangle Tyre has officially withdrawn from a project to build a tire plant in Edgecombe County.

Triangle Tyre, which is the 14th largest tire manufacturer in the world, announced in late 2017 that its first tire plant outside of China would be placed in Edgecombe County at the Kingsboro Business Park. The project was expected to be a $580 million investment and add up to 800 jobs.

However, in March, the company announced it was withdrawing from the project due to a number of issues that caused its leadership to decide to discontinue the project in order to focus on its business needs in China.

Triangle officially gave the 400-acre site back to Edgecombe County last Friday. (Read more)

State to select new bridge contractors

The DCN News Blog Online TV response: Glad to see they are taking steps to begin the work again.

Proposals to complete three aborted state Department of Transportation bridge projects in Edgecombe County were due last week as the bonding company for National Bridges Builders and NCDOT work to resume construction.

Transportation Department spokesman Andrew Barksdale told the Telegram that replacement contractors should soon be hired and new construction timelines are set on the projects, which affect drivers.

National Bridges Builders had contracts on N.C. 111 at Town Creek near Pinetops, on N.C. 97 at Swift Creek and also on a trio of bridges clustered near Swift Creek on Seven Bridges Road northeast of Rocky Mount.

In February, National Bridges Builders pulled its equipment and workers from all the jobs. NCDOT declared the Kernersville-based firm in default on the N.C. 111 project in early March and later in the month declared it to be in default on the others.

Frankenmuth Insurance supplied bonds for National Bridges Builders on its projects and filed suit against the firm to recover funds expended on behalf of the company. (Read more)

Tashika Hussey Mizani Fitness Gives Special Thanks

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I recently shared a Facebook memory from 4 years ago in Hawaii wearing this same top and skirt! My workout regimen and instructing virtual classes have been key to helping me stay healthy and fit!

A special thanks to everyone that has joined me for Mizani Fitness virtual classes – Barre, Boot Camp, Core Conditioning, Mat Pilates, Piloxing®️or Yoga + Meditation! I love connecting with you virtually every week and your support is greatly appreciated!!

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2 dead, 3 hurt in shooting at Houston flea market

Two people are dead and three others are hurt from a shooting at a Houston flea market, where thousands of people were shopping on a busy Sunday, the Harris County Sheriff’s Office said.

The shooting appeared to stem from an altercation between five men, according to the sheriff’s office.

Two died on scene and three men were hospitalized in critical condition, the sheriff’s office said.

No innocent bystanders were hurt, authorities said.

Two possible suspects were detained at the scene and a third possible suspect was taken to a hospital, according to the sheriff’s office.

At least two pistols were recovered, authorities said. (Read more)

3 shot outside Milwaukee Bucks game. Two hours later, 17 others are shot a few blocks away

(CNN)Seventeen people were shot Friday night in downtown Milwaukee just two hours after three were shot a few blocks away, near the arena where the Milwaukee Bucks were playing in the NBA Playoffs.

Ten people were taken into custody in the shooting downtown, and 10 firearms were recovered, according to Milwaukee police.

The 17 people shot ranged in age from 15 to 47, police Capt. Warren Allen said.

All victims in both shootings are expected to survive, he said.

Police Assistant Chief Nicole Waldner said the shootings are under investigation but at this time they are not believed to be connected.

A curfew will be enforced in a portion of Milwaukee throughout the weekend beginning at 11 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Additional law enforcement presence will be in the area. (Read more)

Multiple people shot at church in Laguna Woods, 1 person detained

Multiple people were shot Sunday at a church in Laguna Woods, prompting a major response from Orange County Sheriff’s officials and other first responders.

The number of casualties was not clear. The shooting occurred at the Church on the 24000 block of El Toro Road. The sheriff’s department said it detained a suspect and collected a weapon that might be involved.

Orange County Fire Authority said it was on the scene treating victims and taking multiple patients to hospitals. (Read more)

Anderson Chapel MBC Invite You To Sunday School & Morning Service Sunday May 15, 2022 10:15 AM & 11:00 AM

MalcomPastor Malcom E. & Mother Lois Lewis along with the church congregation invite you to Anderson Chapel MBC Sunday School and Morning Service Sunday May 15, 2022 Sunday School 10:15 AM with Trustee Nancy Wooten & 11:00 AM Morning Service with Pastor Malcom E. Lewis.

Safety: Services will be coming from inside the sanctuary with limited folk practicing social distancing and other safety precautions.

You can join the live service by clicking on the following Zoom Video Link.
Meeting ID: 810 6032 8160 Passcode: 538587 however if you have a problem with connecting via ZOOM go to the following option.

Note: Services may not be Live or distorted because internet connection is poor in the area. The video will be uploaded to Facebook & YouTube. However Free Conference Call is always available in real time.

You can join the live service by calling in to the Free Conference Call at 701-801-6982 no code needed.

Note: On your phone or other devices click on the Zoom link or dial the Free Conference Call around 10 minutes before so you will not forget.

Donations: Click On Anderson Chapel Missionary Baptist Church

About Anderson Chapel:

4352 Anderson Chapel Church Road Macclesfield NC 27852 is located in rural Pitt County but is at the rural Edgecombe County line. You don’t just pass by this little old church with a small congregation but the members have some big hearts. Former Edgecombe County Sheriff James L. Knight Retired is the Chairman Deacon. Nora Barnes is the Chairwoman of the mother board.

A Response In Reference To Jonathan JD About Me Being A Racist

The Political Agitator received the following in response to Jonathan JD.

Hello, my friend. I’ve seen one of the latest attacks on your views by a resident of Rocky Mount. I found his accusation that you are a racist to be way off-base,particularly since you have clearly and sincerely described yourself to be an "Agitator". His awkward argument based on his premise with no evidence or valid definition of the label is insulting and misses the mark; whatever,he was trying to convey. You are a button- pusher and many folks don’t know how to handle it. I pray for you constantly. You know that I don’t always agree with you, my brother but I have never had a desire to attack you. My critique of your work has scarcely changed since our first conversation when I still had an AOL account and you stated that you had checked me out and knew who I was,before we met. I contend that we have a lot more in common than most of the " Safe Negroes" that you often refer to. We often say the same thing, just differently, and believe me I have pissed off my fair share. I refuse to attack any of them in a forum such as Facebook, and so far, they have only chosen to come after me in private, as far as I know. God spoke to me recently and I finally started to listen. Take care of yourself and maybe we can get together for a candid conversation sometime soon. God bless you my friend, and keep your head high.

I posted this recently Jonathan JD I Hear You Are A Rocky Mount Police And You Have A Problem With A Department Sharing Photos/Videos From Social Media Pages 

About The DCN

The DCN News Blog Online TV is Your Alternative News Source. I Curmilus Butch Dancy II operate out of pocket as I travel Edgecombe County but not limited to documenting the News and Events via Video and Photos. Videos are documented on a DVD and/or Livestreamed on Facebook and also on YouTube. Photos are documented on Facebook and a Flash Drive that can be taken to Walmart, Walgreen or somewhere that Photos can be developed. If documented on a DVD it may be available within 24 hours however Livestreamed documents are just that live unless WI-FI is an issue so therefore may have to be uploaded to Social Media shortly after the Event.

Donations are accepted.

I am Curmilus Butch Dancy II a Community and Political Activist since the late 80’s. I have put in the time and resources by serving as an Edgecombe County Democratic Party Precinct Vice Chair, currently a Precinct Chair, served as the Edgecombe County Democratic Party Chair, served on the Edgecombe County Democratic Party Executive Committee since the late 80’s. I currently serve on NC State Democratic Party Executive Committee. I have attended political meetings and continue to attend political meetings across the county but not limited to. Not only have I attended them but have videoed them.

Contact:
(252) 314-5484
cdancyii@embarqmail.com
thedancy@embarqmail.com
thepoliticalagitator@embarqmail.com

Listening Session Held By Councilman Richard Joyner Ward 3 Was Awesome

I hate I could not attend because I had another event and just by happen I captured the Edgecombe County S.H.I.N.E. Citizens Academy Reception (Sheriff Cleveland Clee Atkinson) in Pinetops NC at the Sheriff Training Center and Sheriff Keith Stone Nash County was the guest speaker.

I am up on Sunday morning at 4:00 AM looking at the footage of Theresa Alston Stokes.

I heard the call for Conflict Resolution in response to the incident at Chili’s with the female shooting another female. But what I don’t understand is how do one feel that the City Council could have prevented that. When are we going to ask the folk do they know that there are resources out there for that. Folk need to seek help when they are going through.

I understand economics and housing along with some other is a need in Rocky Mount however what I want to see is how does this play a role in the most recent shootings? Yes that is a problem and the current city council has been and continue to deal with that.

Thank you Mrs. Mary Warren for acknowledging that Rev. Joyner has been on the beat for years in Rocky Mount unlike those keeping noise want you to think otherwise. What have the noise maker done? I know that Mrs. Warren is speaking truth because I learned her back in the late 80’s. Thank you for being on the beat.

Community Centers is good but how does that relate to the shooting in Chili’s and the children that died in the vehicles.

I totally agree everyone has a role to play.

I would love to hear more about where Kenneth Muhammad was going with the Unity thing that it is not about Democrat and Republican? I beg the difference it is a Democratic Platform and a Republican Platform and I choose the Democratic Platform. Politics is in everything we do and until folk recognize and understand this world operates that way, they will be left behind.

There was no Unity when the Rocky Mount City Council was a White majority and not that the council is a Black Majority and the White folk are mad because they have lost their power. They left the city and moved to Nashville and damn they still ain’t happy. That is a their problem.

Parental programs are out there but it is not totally depended upon the city. The city has programs in place but they can’t make parents or anyone use the resources they provide.

Mylasha had a great idea when she spoke about a PEACE Park.

Tom Harris soon to be a Rocky Mount City Councilman because he has no opposition I agree with using the AMR money towards housing if that is what the council decide on as a whole.

Shootings are not just in Rocky Mount. Pastor Dennis Gunter you are correct. Yes everybody want to blame somebody Pastors, City Council and others. Nope we can’t stop the shootings. He said he lie in his bed in Meadowbrook and hear gun shots early in the morning and he is in bed like most folk ought to be.

Agreed this is a National issue.

Curfew? The best curfew is the one that the parents put in place and that is that their children I don’t care how old they are ought to be in the house at a reasonable time.

Yes COVID has taken us to a new level. But shooting folk just because one is mad with a person should never be an option. I have not woke up and wanted to go out and kill somebody. I got something to do and that is to volunteer to work overtime on my job going to work at 5 AM in the morning and on Saturday morning I go in between the hours of 3 AM and 5 AM depending upon if I have something that I want to do early in the morning so I work 4 – 6 hours and then go to events or attend virtual on my phone until I get home and switch over to my laptop. So when folk say there ain’t anything to do, hell get a job and get involved in trying to help make your community and surrounding communities a better place to live, work and play. I took that on in the 80’s.

Thank you Taminisha Dickens-Patterson for sharing what goes on in the Ward monthly and inviting folk to get involved.

Councilman Andre Knight thank you for addressing Unity is it really wanted. This council has been fighting for unity but have had to fight since they have been a Black majority council. This council has been the most transparent council.

Can’t have No Peace with No Justice. Excuses has to stop.

Wow! There are 3 Black Pastors and 1 Black Minister on the council.

Thank you Councilman Reuben Blackwell for responding to all that had been said.

Pastor Danny Ellis you are correct on the reason why the shooting took place at Chili’s. Dealing with the Culture. Powerful.

Look at the video provided by Theresa Alston Stokes if you didn’t attend the meeting. If you don’t have time to look at the entire meeting look at it in bits and pieces until you complete the whole video.

Councilman Richard Joyner thank you for your closing remarks. I know what you have done over the years so the noise makers can go somewhere and sit down and shut the hell up about you don’t don’t live in Rocky Mount and that you have not done anything. The daily noise makers are the problem.

As Councilman Blackwell said some want the title but they don’t want to do the work.

So how many community meetings have Bronson Williams, Samuel Battle attended but not only attended but put in the work? I have yet to hear anyone call their names that they put in the work.

Thank you again TAS Community Connections for making the video available so I could watch it.

Watch the Video “Let’s Talk About It!” 

About The DCN

The DCN News Blog Online TV is Your Alternative News Source. I Curmilus Butch Dancy II operate out of pocket as I travel Edgecombe County but not limited to documenting the News and Events via Video and Photos. Videos are documented on a DVD and/or Livestreamed on Facebook and also on YouTube. Photos are documented on Facebook and a Flash Drive that can be taken to Walmart, Walgreen or somewhere that Photos can be developed. If documented on a DVD it may be available within 24 hours however Livestreamed documents are just that live unless WI-FI is an issue so therefore may have to be uploaded to Social Media shortly after the Event.

Donations are accepted.

I am Curmilus Butch Dancy II a Community and Political Activist since the late 80’s. I have put in the time and resources by serving as an Edgecombe County Democratic Party Precinct Vice Chair, currently a Precinct Chair, served as the Edgecombe County Democratic Party Chair, served on the Edgecombe County Democratic Party Executive Committee since the late 80’s. I currently serve on NC State Democratic Party Executive Committee. I have attended political meetings and continue to attend political meetings across the county but not limited to. Not only have I attended them but have videoed them.

Contact:
(252) 314-5484
cdancyii@embarqmail.com
thedancy@embarqmail.com
thepoliticalagitator@embarqmail.com

10 killed, 3 wounded in racially motivated shooting at Buffalo supermarket, officials say; suspect in custody

The Political Agitator’s response: This guy drove miles away to commit this crime. Sad! 

A gunman motivated by hate and dressed in tactical gear killed 10 people and wounded three others Saturday afternoon at a Buffalo, New York, supermarket, officials said.

Officials said he streamed the attack on a social media platform.

The suspect, an 18-year-old white man dressed in tactical gear was taken into custody after shooting 13 people at the Tops Friendly Market supermarket, Buffalo Police Commissioner Joseph Gramaglia said.

Officials did not say what platform he was using to stream the shooting, but a Twitch spokesperson said the platform has investigated and confirmed that the stream was removed “less than two minutes after the violence started.”

"This was pure evil," Erie County Sheriff John Garcia said at a news conference. "Straight up racially motivated, hate crime from somebody outside of our community — outside of the City of Good Neighbors, as the mayor said — coming into our community and trying to inflict evil upon us."

Four store employees, including a security guard, were among the victims. Eleven of the shooting victims are Black, two are white, Gramaglia said. (Read more)

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