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I do what I do out of pocket attending meetings videoing and taking photos making them public for folk who do not attend for whatever reason. It takes funds to do what I do.

I video a variety of things from meetings, banquets, sporting events, funerals and other. I post my videos on YouTube where you can access them at anytime that is convenient for you.

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Because of COVID-19 I have been working basically from home doing a lot of research. I pay to read the Rocky Mount Telegram and the Wilson Times. I read all kinds of news sources but try to make sure I validate the source is reliable before sharing information. My followers send me information that they want to be shared however sometimes they do not want to be named. I try to validate any and all information is factual before sharing it.

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Breaking down the NCHSAA’s $40 million in assets

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — In legislative hearings over the last several months, lawmakers have spent a lot of time digging into the net worth of the N.C. High School Athletic Association.

There have been many references to the NCHSAA’s net worth of $40 million. It is true, the NCHSAA has a total net worth of $40,371,590, as of the end of the fiscal year ending June 30, 2020, according to financial documentation the NCHSAA shared with member schools on Friday.

HighSchoolOT obtained a copy of the financial disclosures and compared them to publicly available documents published by the Joint Legislative Commission on Governmental Operations, the committee that opened an investigation into the NCHSAA earlier this year.

The NCHSAA shared several pages of information with its members on Friday, including a look at its five-year average of revenue and expenses.

According to the data from the association, 46% of the NCHSAA’s revenue comes from program services, such as ticket sales at playoffs and state championships, officials registrations, membership dues, and other items. 37% of the revenue came from contributions and grants, 3.34% of which is made up of a grant from the Department of Health & Human Services. The other 17% of the NCHSAA’s revenue is from investment income. (Read more)

Condolences Goes Out To The Entire Family Of The Late Glora Hussey Jones Tarboro NC

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Condolences goes out to the entire family of the late Glora Hussey Jones. I was speechless after learning about my friend had transitioned early this morning. I know I had not seen her post on Facebook lately but didn’t know she was sick.

Glora’s twin sister transitioned in May.

Glora was one of my strong supporters as she was always recognizing and encouraging me to speak truth to power. Although she was going through life changes she was a strong person and an encourager of many.

Condolences Goes Out To The Entire Family Of The Late Tony Joyner New York

No description available.Condolences goes out to the entire family of the late Tony Joyner brother of Terry Joyner and Eltee Joyner. Tony used to come to Wiggins Crossroads during the summer with his aunt Gail and Columbus Pop Sharpe and Columbus Pete Sharpe Jr.

I took this photo several years ago during a wedding ceremony.

Edgecombe County – Community Prayer/COVID-19 Update & AC Afiadata, MD Urology and Urologic Surgeon To Talk About Men’s Health Tuesday July 27, 2021

AC Afiadata, MDWatch live Video of the recording of this meeting shortly after the live presentation.

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Dr. AC Afiadata, MD Urology and Urologic Surgeon Rocky Mount NC will give a presentation on Men’s Health.

Cornel Wright Office of Minority Health & Disparities NC Department of Health & Human Services will give an update on COVID-19.

Please join us on Tuesday, July 27, 2021 @ 5 p.m. for our next Community Prayer Call

You can join the live Free Conference Call (701-801-6982) no Access code needed.

You can also join us by watching live by clicking on the following Zoom Video Link.

You can also join by ZOOM Meeting ID: 863 9562 3347 Passcode: 637042.

Host/Moderator: Pastor Malcom E. Lewis Anderson Chapel MBC Macclesfield NC/St. Stephens MBC Goldsboro NC

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Edgecombe sheriff launches new youth program

Edgecombe County Sheriff Clee Atkinson

The Edgecombe County Sheriff’s Office is launching what it is calling the “A Will to Live” program in an effort to help local youth learn that the choices they make in life have consequences and could get them in trouble, incarcerated or dead.

The program, which will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. one Friday per month, will begin on Aug. 20. It is limited to 11 participants per session. Participants must be between the ages of 10 and 16 and their parents must agree to attend a two-hour parental support class the day of the program.

“We get maybe three calls a week from parents with children who are crossing the discipline line,” Sheriff Clee Atkinson said.

He said the program is not a new one.

“It started about 10 to 15 years ago, sitting at a table with local gang members in Rocky Mount,” he said. “The title came from a local gang member.”

Atkinson said that looking back over the past couple of years, he feels there is a definite need for the program.

“We’ve got to help these children survive and live and have the opportunity to thrive,” he said. (Read more)

New police chief forms bonds with other law enforcement agencies

Robert HassellNew Police Chief Robert Hassell made clear that texting Edgecombe County Sheriff Clee Atkinson and Nash County Sheriff Keith Stone is standard operating procedure for him.

“So I have a strong relationship with them,” Hassell told the Telegram in a recent interview about a variety of topics. “We’ve already had a few meetings with each other on how our three departments can continue to build on the strong relationship we already have and continue to work on keeping our community safe.”

Hassell is quick to acknowledge those who may commit crimes do not necessarily see jurisdictional boundaries.

Additionally, Hassell made clear that, “I believe we have a great relationship with not only just our sheriffs, but all of the other law enforcement agencies here in our counties.”

He also said he has met Nashville Police Chief Anthony Puckett and Tarboro Police Chief Jesse Webb.

“So it’s not just the sheriffs and I,” he said. “It’s all of us working together and communicating.”

In the meantime, Atkinson made clear Hassell impressed him in the first month on the job as Rocky Mount’s top cop. (Read more)

The Political Agitator’s response: Chief addressed the Rocky Mount NAACP on July 22 and he did a great job. Looking forward to the partnership with the NAACP.

Re-Elect Clee Atkinson Edgecombe County Sheriff

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Alvin Lafon Jones

Sheriff Cleveland Clee Atkinson has proven consistently with his actions that he is not only visible within the communities, but he is accessible to all of the citizens regardless of their age, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, race,, creed, or color. Sheriff Atkinson is readily accessible to all citizens regardless of what side of town they live on or what neighborhood they live in.

Because of his undeterred mission to aggressively and unrelentlessly pursue, apprehend, charge, and prosecute to the fullest extent of the law all those who commit crimes in Edgecombe County, there has been a great reduction across the board each year in the crime rate under his leadership as reflected in the SBI annual report. In addition to setting the bar high for his staff and holding them accountable for their actions, he is a top-notch, educated leader who courageously speaks truth to power. Sheriff Atkinson is the epitome of professionalism, and a man of integrity who KNOWS the way, SHOWS the way and GOES the way!

The Political Agitator’s response: What Jones said! This is why we must re-elect our Sheriff.

Fauci: CDC looking at changing mask guidelines

Dr. Anthony Fauci said Sunday that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is examining whether to reinstate mask guidance even for fully vaccinated people in public.

"This is under active consideration," Fauci told CNN anchor Jake Tapper, when asked if masks should be brought back for vaccinated Americans.

Tapper had cited CNN’s reporting, which said that the Biden administration’s top health officials are holding "preliminary conversations" on whether to urge vaccinated people to wear masks again in public. The Washington Post also reported that the talks were in a "preliminary phase and their result could be as simple as new messaging from top White House officials."

The reported conversations are occurring as the highly contagious Delta variant runs rampant in states with lower vaccination rates. Missouri, Texas and Florida are responsible for 40 percent of all new U.S. coronavirus cases, White House pandemic response coordinator Jeff Zients said last week.

Although the number of coronavirus cases is still much lower than during the peak of the pandemic, the CDC reported Thursday that weekly cases had risen by 46 percent compared to the previous seven-day period. (Read more)

The Political Agitator’s response: They should not have opened by up and stopped the masks til 2022.

Condolences Goes Out To Matthew & Shonica Janee Lane-Garnett During The Transition Of His Mother Cheryl Garnett of Kentucky

Open PhotoCondolences goes out to the entire family of the late Cheryl Garnett of Kentucky as she transitioned on this morning.

You can send your condolences to Matthew and Janee at 3900 Cane Garden Drive Raleigh NC 27610.

Matthew’s phone is 984-302-2248 and Janee’s phone is 984-266-9833.

Janee is my cousin and the daughter of James & Sonya Randolph-Lane.

Student athlete says academic achievement was overlooked – 5.22 GPA

CAPE CORAL, Fla. — Alto Tarver is not your average high school grad. He’s given his all, on the field, the court, and the classroom.

“I was in global studies, national honors society this year, and the IB program,” he said.

The humble Cape Coral High alum graduated in June with a 4.93 GPA, that’s thanks to a supportive dad and a mom who doesn’t need a report card to know how he’s doing in school.

“Sometimes she knows my grade changes before I know my grade changes,” said Tarver.

He managed to stay on top of his grades while acquiring 200+ community service hours, running on the track team, and playing basketball and football.

Mom and dad cheered him on at his games, and even bonded over an NBA finals game in the living room right before graduation. But, they always put his academic career first. (Read more)

The Political Agitator’s response: And some folk are in denial and just don’t give a damn about how Black boys are singled out. But not just limited to Black boys because racism is alive and well when it comes to all Black folk even some of them are in denial.

St. Stephens MBC Goldsboro Pastor Malcom E. Lewis Invite You To Sunday School & Morning Service Sunday July 25, 2021 10:00 AM & 11:00 AM

imagePastor Malcom E. & Mother Lois Lewis along with the church congregation invite you to St. Stephens MBC Sunday School and Morning Service Sunday July 25, 2021 Sunday School 10:15 AM with Trustee Nancy Wooten Anderson Chapel MBC Sunday School Teacher & 11:00 AM morning Service with Pastor Malcom E. Lewis.

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

You can also join the live service by clicking on the following Zoom Video Link.
Meeting ID: 810 6032 8160 Passcode: 538587

You can also join in person 206 Pearson St Goldsboro, NC 27530. CDC guidelines followed.

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.

Pastor Malcom E. Lewis
St. Stephens MBC Goldsboro NC
Anderson Chapel MBC Macclesfield NC

Anderson Chapel MBC Invite You To Sunday School & Men’s Day Messenger Sheriff Cleveland Clee Atkinson Sunday August 1, 2021 10:15 AM & 11:00 AM

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Music/Songs: Bro. Robert Winstead Anderson Chapel MBC Musician

Pastor Malcom E. & Mother Lois Lewis along with the church congregation invite you to Anderson Chapel MBC Sunday School and Morning Service Sunday August, 2021 Sunday School 10:15 AM with Trustee Nancy Wooten Sunday School Teacher & 11:00 AM morning Service with Edgecombe County Sheriff Clee Atkinson.

Edgecombe County Sheriff Clee Atkinson will bring forth the 11 AM morning message.

You can join the live service by clicking on the following Zoom Video Link.
Meeting ID: 810 6032 8160 Passcode: 538587

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

Location: Due to COVID-19 as June 6, 2021 services will be coming from inside the sanctuary 4352 Anderson Chapel Church Road Macclesfield NC 27852 with limited folk practicing social distancing and other safety precautions. The Church will be officially open the 1st Sunday in September.

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

Please come back to the page later today and/or in the future to see the recording of the program.

Pastor Malcom Emmanuel Lewis
Anderson Chapel MBC Macclesfield NC/St. Stephens MBC Goldsboro NC


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