Roanoke Rapids Police Chief Jeff Hinton said Officer John Taylor is on the mend after last week’s shooting.
“He is doing real well,” Hinton said. “He is up moving around a little bit, and hopefully he will continue with his improvements.” (Read more)
The Bailey Town Board of Commissioners has unanimously voted to oppose a poultry processing plant in Southern Nash County.
Nash County officials are trying to convince the Mississippi-based Sanderson Farms to build a processing plant on 150 acres of land at the southeast quadrant of N.C. 97 and Interstate 95. (Read more)
Former Gov. Mike Easley is too broke to pay nearly $95,000 remaining on a fine imposed on his campaign by the state Board of Elections, his lawyer says.
"Governor Easley, because of the investigations and the costs involved, is not in a position to pay this fine personally," Raleigh lawyer Joseph B. Cheshire V said Wednesday. "He took responsibility yesterday for the failures of his campaign and paid a tremendous price that essentially leaves him without a way to support himself and his family, much less incur the costs of the large fine levied on his committee." (Read more)
Former Governor Mike Easley
At any given time over the past two years, some 5,000 people in Wilson County have been without jobs. A stretch of record-setting economic misery has snatched people’s livelihoods, savings and even their homes in painful numbers.
Yet while so many suffered, Wilson’s sheriff and its county manager enjoyed a big payday. A Wilson Times special report found that during 2009 and 2010 Sheriff Wayne Gay and Wilson County Manager Ellis Williford received excessive, five-figure raises. Democratic county commissioners and Williford shepherded those raises in a manner that kept them out of sight, meaning the decisions were made without the transparency common sense and good government demand. (Read more)
Tom DeLay, the former U.S. House majority leader whose name became synonymous with the Republicans’ controversial rise to power in the Texas House, was found guilty today of laundering money in connection with the 2002 elections.
Jurors sent a note on yellow legal paper that a verdict had been reached to the judge at 4:46 p.m. They had deliberated since Monday afternoon. (Read more)
Note: I just don’t get it, why do they do this? C. Dancy II – DCN Publisher
It is a damn shame that the good people of Princeville are allowing Mayor Priscilla Everett-Oates and the Town Attorney Chuck Watts to make them look like a bunch of ignorant people. When are you going to go to the meetings and demand justice because you sure are not receiving justice as it relates to the town business.
It is a damn shame that a commissioner and a former commissioner have had to take the town to court and the 2 of them have won both their cases however the last case has been appealed by the town. I strongly feel that the town will lose this appeal.
I don’t totally fault the current mayor for all the bull manure that she is doing because no one is speaking up nor out. It makes it look as if Commissioner Gwen Knight is an animal in so many words as the mayor and the attorney have made it appear. How in the hell do the good citizens of Princeville allow Knight to be singled out when she is only asking questions about the town business where the money going and etc.
So what is the damn problem the citizens do not care about the business of the town? Don’t you want to know where the money is going?
So when are black folks going to hold the mayor accountable for her ignorant actions? Folks ought to question how can she hold up paying Knight when the law is clear that she can not do such. You see people Knight is doing what she is suppose to be doing whether you like it or not. It is time that the people of Princeville say enough is enough and demand at the next meeting that either they get it right or they will seek a recall to remove them. It is time to put aside friendships, family and etc. because this is business and not a social gathering.
You see this bull manure is beginning to become criminal because it appears that the current mayor has no respect for the law and nor does the ignorant attorney.
So today, Turkey Day, I challenge the good people of Princeville to demand justice so that Princeville can become what it ought to be. It pisses me the hell off to say how beautiful the town is becoming with the new infrastructure beginning from the bridge coming out of Tarboro NC. How in the hell can the citizens say they are proud when they are continuously in the news for unnecessary bull manure that is hindering the town.
Well I don’t live in Princeville but I am going to follow them closely to see how it all unfold. You the citizens of Princeville are all accountable for whatever the outcome will be.
What we have here is a prime example of black folks not holding each other accountable and until we do the bull manure in our communities will continue. Look at the example we are setting for our children of the future. We are showing them we don’t stand for what is right but then we expect more out of our children.
Well not only are the citizens of Princeville failing the town they are failing their children as well.
Judge rule in favor of Princeville Commissioner Gwendolyn Knight the Mayor and Town Manager were order by the judge to pay her now (Wednesday, November 24, 2010) not Friday but now. Source: Greg Higgs via Facebook
The judge has ruled against Princeville again but they just don’t get it. The citizens of Princeville ought to be outraged. The citizens should be going to the meetings demanded that there will be no future meetings until they pay Commissioner Gwen Knight and that they begin to work for the best interest of the citizens of Princeville.
On today Turkey Day, I called Commissioner Knight to tell her I was happy for her because it was Thanksgiving and I knew she could use the money. But after talking to her briefly this Thanksgiving morning I learned the Turkeys in Princeville appealed the Judge’s decision.
While talking to Knight she shared with me that the current Mayor had called some previous Mayors asking them to meet with Commissioner Knight to ask her to come to a commissioner’s meeting and apologize to her and then to drop her lawsuit. Well ain’t that some bull manure? Why in the world would Commissioner stoop to the current Mayor’s level because that would had given the Mayor all the ammunition she needed to carry out her illegal actions by withholding Knight’s money.
I feel strongly that Commissioner Knight will win the appeal because it appears from the research I have done that the law states that Princeville can’t hold her money legally because there is nothing in the books to justify such. After Commissioner Knight win the appeal, I smell lawsuit.
Linda Worsley former Commissioner/Museum Manager – Worsley was a commissioner several years ago. After losing her seat later she was hired to manage the new museum in Princeville. She was fired from Princeville accused of stealing from the museum. Princeville took her to court and the Judge ruled in her favor and Princeville appealed and Worsley won the appeal also. I smell lawsuit.
The manager’s position was given to Maggie Boyd a former Princeville Commissioner.
I can’t wait to see the article that will be in the Tarboro Daily Southerner on Friday.
* Correction: Princeville took her to court and not Worsley taking them to court.