Hurricane Matthews Flood Recovery: Donations, Inspections & Etc. Edgecombe County Tarboro, Pinetops, Princeville NC & Surrounding Areas In The County

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Early Voting: Did You Know? Cell Phones Can Be Taken Into The Voting Booth – New

Early Voting October 20 – November 5, 2016 Edgecombe County Candidates 

Hurricane Matthews: Edgecombe County Approved For The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) – New

Hurricane Matthews Upcoming Meetings 

There is a Billy Graham Ministries relief bus parked outside by the Mall marquee. They will remove all furniture out of your home. They will remove carpet and tear out the walls so the house can dry out. I know they do an excellent job because they cleaned out my house.

Hurricane Matthews: Tarboro Home Safety

There will be no FEMA Camper Trailers they have been outlawed. They say there were issues with health issues. They are looking at hotels, rental homes, and real mobile homes to get contracts to be able to give victims vouchers.

FEMA is located at Riverside Plaza Mall (old Parkhill Mall). Enter the mall at the Parkhill Cinema entrance glass doors by the old KMART building. They are located on the left side of the Cinema.

Monday – Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

The FEMA office at Riverside Plaza will be open on Saturday’s from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and on Sunday from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.


Hurricane Matthews: Princeville NC – All Citizens Were Allowed To Return To Their Homes But The Signs On The Homes Tell The Story – Tuesday October 25, 2016 – New

Hurricane Matthews: Princeville NC – Southern Terrance & Lakeside Residents Return To Their Homes – Friday October 21, 2016

Hurricane Matthews: Princeville NC – Southern Terrace Residents return home Other areas could be released soon – Friday October 21, 2016 From Town of Princeville Facebook Page

Hurricane Matthews: Princeville NC – The Town of Princeville is In need of volunteers to operate our distribution center WHEN we open

Princeville Town Meetings – Watch Videos
Hurricane Matthews: Princeville NC – October Regular Monthly Meeting – Monday October 24, 2016 – New

Hurricane Matthews: Princeville NC Mayor Bobbie Darnell Jones Hold Town Meeting To Give Citizens Update – Wednesday October 19, 2016

Attention Citizens Let The Town Of Princeville Manager/Commissioners/Lawyer & Other Governmental Bodies Deal With Politics, Focus On Getting Back Home
Malfunctioning gate discovered at Tar River Reservoir – Rocky Mount NC

Town of Princeville offices are located at Riverside Plaza Mall (old Parkhill Mall).

Hurricane Matthews Relief Fund
C/O Town of Pinetops
P.O. Box Drawer C
Pinetops, NC 27864

Anyone who would like to make donations to the Pinetops area.

The Edgecombe County Emergency Operation Center (EOC) is helping to coordinate donations of goods for distribution throughout Edgecombe County. The donation management site is located at 3006 Anaconda Road, Tarboro, NC, and will be accepting donations every day from 10:00am – 4:00pm. We have the capacity to accept donations from a small car trunk full to an 18-wheeler truck full. Please contact the EOC Donations Management Center for additional information at 252-824-0108. Please note: this is only a drop-off center.

Thank you for all of the wonderful donations that have been coming in! Some immediate needs are: New Children’s Clothing – all sizes; Personal Hygiene Supplies; and Cleaning Supplies.

Any donations are welcome but we are in desperate need of Cleaning Supplies and non-perishable food items.

Community Distribution Sites for supplies have been set up at the following sites:

Tarboro Chamber of Commerce- 509 Trade Street

Tarboro Church of God- 412 Shirley Street

Oakland House- 708 Edmondson Ave

Michael/ Angel Girls Club – Main Street

Supplies Include:
Cleaning Supplies

Inspection teams are working hard to inspect homes. Call the Emergency Operations Center at 252-824-0108 for information on what neighborhoods and areas that have been inspected.

Grant assistance provided by FEMA for homeowners and renters can include funds to help with rent, temporary housing and home repairs to their primary residences, as well as other serious disaster-related needs, such as personal and necessary items, moving and storage expenses, transportation, medical and dental expenses, or funeral and burial and reinternment costs caused by the disaster. Other relief programs include crisis counseling and legal assistance. 

Provides information on locating open shelters for anyone who is in need of a place to stay while recovering from the hurricane. Provides assistance with reconnecting with a loved one that was affected by the hurricane.

Provides temporary shelter, food pantry, soup line, clothing and pastoral care and crisis counseling.

Provides information and assistance with mortgage and/or home improvement disaster relief options for FHA Homeowners.

Provides individualized resources assistance for those affected by Hurricane Matthew with the use of the NC Disaster Relief Fund.

Provides information on major road closures in NC and suggested detours.

Helpful tips for dealing with your individual insurance agencies during the aftermath of a disaster.

Helpful information to help you avoid scams during the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew.


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I will be trying to attend all meetings that I possibly can so that I can video them and share them here. This will be very expensive because I have to use my phone DATA to upload information to my Youtube page so I may pick and choose what I share but it is my intentions to share all. Maybe someone will make donations to me to help cover DATA expenses because my cell phone bill is $384.00 last month and will probably be more this month. But anyway God will continue to help me do what I do no doubt! If you would like to donate to Dancy Communications Network – The DCN News Blog Online TV you may send checks to: Curmilus Dancy II P.O. Box 1391 Pinetops, NC 27864. Thanking you in advance.

Rocky Mount NC: Facility plans get OK from City Council

The Watch Dog response: I am so glad the Rocky Mount City Council is continuing to move forward on the Community Facility. It is time to make it happen.

Rocky Mount’s Downtown Community Facility is one step closer to reality after Tuesday’s City Council meeting.

The Council approved a limited notice to proceed with Barnhill/Holt Construction that will allow the company to finalize designs for the facility and apply for permits needed for construction. The Council voted 6-1 for the proposal.

Councilman W.B. Bullock voted against the motion. He asked City Manager Charles Penny if the money to be paid to Barnhill/Holt Construction — $248,856 — was included in the $481,917 paid out in the first phase of the facility’s construction. Penny said the money was a separate amount. (Rocky Mount Telegram)

Hurricane Matthews: Princeville NC – Leaders debate rebuilding merits

The Watch Dog response: I feel strongly that folk whom do not live in Princeville can have an opinion however their opinion can be ignant as hell. Why do Roosevelt Higgs feel he know what is best for the town of Princeville just because he is trying to get his 1 minute of fame? I have seen him that local racist tv station calling in with his ignant comments and they eat that mess up. I have not seen him at the 2 meetings that I have videoed so it is interesting how he made it into this article. It should be the citizens of Princeville whom should be taken seriously about what they want to see for the future of Princeville. Now some may want to go and some may want to stay so therefore it should be a town thing and an individual thing. As a flood victim in 1999 when I was living in the house that was given to me by my dad, this time my dad was living there. I have an opinion about my house in Pinetops Bynum Farm Road but I can not speak for the folk in Princeville and dare to unless given permission. Unless there is a FEMA buyout put on the table, the folk need to have one thing on their mind and that is flood recovery. This means whatever it takes to get back to normal be it rehabbing, replacing or moving out of the town. What I find that is disgusting is that Higgs is the Democratic Party chair and is doing nothing, has not Democratic Headquarters and just nothing going on but he is all into Princeville and their flood recovery. Higgs you need to be focusing on the election because the Bobbie Jones Mayor of Princeville, Commissioner Milton Bullock and the other commissioner along with the town manager will do what they need to do as it relates to the Princeville flood recovery.

By Lindell John Kay
Staff Writer

Thursday, October 27, 2016

PRINCEVILLE — Residents are moving back into less damaged parts of town while officials debate the merits of rebuilding in the same low-lying area and a state lawmaker calls for a special session of the N.C. General Assembly to fund Hurricane Matthew recovery efforts.

Residents of Southern Terrace and other subdivisions have been allowed to return to their homes to begin repairs. Some residents with severely damaged homes are still waiting for the go-ahead from officials to return.

“We’re looking at days, not weeks,” Mayor Bobbie Jones said.

National Guard engineers have pumped millions of gallons of water out of the town, but the sewage system needs to be repaired before the remainder of the town’s residents can move out of shelters and back home.

Inspectors have gone house to house evaluating damages, Town Manager Daniel Gerald said.

Floodwaters reached about 7 feet high on Main Street. Jones said he believes once officials receive federal money to extend the dike and raise it another 5 feet, this sort of storm will not damage the town again.

Princeville was flooded in 1999 by Hurricane Floyd, which left up to 11 feet of water standing in the town for nine days. Hurricane Matthew’s floodwaters from the Tar River went around the 37-foot-high dike, rebuilt after Floyd, but reached only 36.1 feet and did not breach it.

Jones said he plans for the town to remain in the same historic location.

Opinion on whether to stay put was split at a town meeting earlier this week at the Edgecombe Administration Building in Tarboro.

Resident Calvin Sherrod said he had no plans to move.

“At my age I ain’t going nowhere,” Sherrod said. “You can’t run from a flood.”

Edgecombe County resident Rev. Roosevelt Higgs said he does not understand why Princeville residents would choose to live in the spot of two major floods in less than 20 years.

“When the freed slaves founded Princeville, they didn’t have much of a choice where to build a town,” Higgs said. “But they have a choice now. They need to move up out of that hole.”

Town Commissioner Milton Bullock said town officials need to look at Princeville’s flooding history and unpredictable future.

“It is far too soon to be presuming the destiny of the town of Princeville, as indicated by Gov. Pat McCrory and current Town Manager Daniel Gerald and Mayor Bobbie Jones,” Bullock said via email. “The preconceived notion of ‘rebuilding Princeville’ is noble as well as a highly commendable idea and should be good news to everybody who was affected. Yet we must be ever so careful as a hurting community during this travesty, not to be hasty in our presumptive decision making.”

Bullock said town officials should not rush to judgment before a dialogue with the citizens of Princeville, since it should be their collective decision after hearing from federal agencies of the pros and cons of rebuilding in the same low-lying location.

“Such hasty actions during 1999 Hurricane Floyd puts (us) where we (are) today, ignoring the people’s collective thoughts and opinions relative to FEMA’s offer to buy out and relocate the community,” Bullock said.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency did offer to finance a move of the entire town to higher ground in the aftermath of Hurricane Floyd. That offer was rejected.

Gerald said FEMA has not made such a proposal so far this time around.

“I’ve received no information about buyouts,” Gerald said. “So I’m coming at it like we need to move in and start the process to fix the town.”

While residents decide their future, they need immediate help in the present, N.C. Rep. Erica Smith-Ingram, D-Northampton, said.

“We had a special session for HB2 and redistricting, there was a special session for Floyd recovery in 1999, we need a special session now,” Smith-Ingram said Monday during the Princeville town meeting

Smith-Ingram, whose N.C. House District 3 covers Edgecombe County, said Princeville residents need help now.

Edgecombe County has been approved for the Emergency Food Assistance Program. Edgecombe County Department of Social Services has two locations to assist affected residents in signing up for the program: Riverside Mall on Western Boulevard and the DSS Building at on South Fairview Road in Rocky Mount. Hours of operation are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. through Monday. (Rocky Mount Telegram)

Early Voting: Did You Know? Cell Phones Can Be Taken Into The Voting Booth

Did you know that this year you can take your cell phone in the polls to vote? You can use your phone for notes to help you vote. You can not take photos while inside of the polls.

So if you have a ballot on your phone that you want to use when you go in the voting booth, then take your phone. I love that!

Goldsboro NC – Democratic leader claims misconduct at polling site – Goldsboro News Argus

A state Democratic leader claims she was asked to leave the Wayne County Board of Elections early voting site after being confronted by the director.

Linda Wilkins-Daniels, president of the African-American Caucus of the state Democratic Party, said she visited the early voting site Saturday to help an elderly voter and another man who was trying to update his voter information.

As she entered, the man walked off but later asked for help.

Dane Beavers, Wayne County Board of Elections director, said Wilkins-Daniels started “wandering around the polling place to assist other people. And that’s not allowed.”

Wilkins-Daniels said she was actually called over by the man to help during the voting process. She also said a poll worker was aware that the man asked for help but did not speak up.

“That poll worker could have cleared it up,” Wilkins-Daniels said. “I know you can only assist one person at a time. I wouldn’t just arbitrarily run around the poll site.” (Read More)

Hurricane Matthews: Edgecombe County Approved For The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP)

Edgecombe County, NC

Edgecombe County has been approved for The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP). The Edgecombe County Dept. Of Social Services will have two locations to assist citizens in signing up for the program.
1.DSS Building at 301 S Fairview Rd, Rocky Mount, NC 27801
2. Riverside Mall on Western Blvd/64 alt. Tarboro, NC, 27886
Hours of operation will be from 7:00 a.m.- 7:00 p.m. Thursday October 27th – Monday October 31st.

Hurricane Matthews: Princeville NC Under Water Again After Floyd Hit 17 Years Ago

Herman Myers shared UNC-TV‘s video.



October 20 at 12:49pm ·

Seventeen years ago Hurricane Floyd all but washed away the historic town of Princeville in Edgecombe County. Princeville, recorded as the oldest town in the US to be chartered by freed African American slaves, is set on the banks of the Tar River. Once again residents find their town engulfed by those waters and evacuated from their homes.

My Home, NC set out with the National Guard to see how they are managing to help amid dangerous conditions and get the people of Princeville on the road to recovery and home.

Hurricane Matthews: NC Has Approved Edgecombe County For Emergency Food Stamps

​Great News: NC has approved Edgecombe County for the D-SNAP, Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program…Emergency food stamps. They will be taking applications starting tomorrow from 7 am to 7 pm at Parkhill Mall. We prayed and God delivered….he may not come when you want Him but he’s always on time.

Viola Harris