Breaking News: Homegoing Celebration For Joe W. Dickens Jr. Will Be Held Thursday March 27, 2014 New Morningstar Disciples Of Christ Glendale Drive Rocky Mount NC

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Joe W. Dickens Jr. a recent burial on February 28, 2014. An exclusive by The DCN.

Just received a call from the family to spread the word about the change of venure for the location of the church in which the funeral will be held. Funeral location has been moved from Tarboro NC to Rocky Mount NC. The change of venure will be changed on the funeral home website soon.

Wake – Wednesday March 26, 2014 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Whites Chapel Speed NC

Funeral – Thursday March 27, 2014 11:00 AM New Morningstar Disciples of Christ Glendale Drive Rocky Mount NC where the Pastor is the Honorable R.T. McCarter

My condolences goes out to Olga Dickens and the entire family of the late Joe Willie Dickens Jr. Speed NC.

Dickens touched many lives throughout Edgecombe County and abroad through the Edgecombe County Agricultural Extension Office, Edgecombe County Board of Education, The Annual Dr. Martin L. King Jr. Celebrations and Dickens Funeral Home Services Inc. but not limited to. He was always full of jokes and would make you laugh with that unique voice. Just a couple of weeks ago I videoed a funeral service and he was still serving the people up until his time of passing. He will truly be missed.

Script.: Read Eccles. 3 and know, “To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven”

Song: The Storm Is Over Now – Kirk Franklin

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Macclesfield NC – Anderson Chapel MBC Has A New Pastor The Rev. Malcolm E. Lewis

See and hear him for yourself The Rev. Malcolm E. Lewis. Pastor Lewis preaches his 1st sermon as pastor on Sunday March 16, 2014 11:00 AM.

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(Rocky Mount NC) Price of proposed event center increases – Rocky Mount Telegram

Response: I wonder where that news came from about the 5 million dollars since the Committee of the Whole Meeting is not until tomorrow. Obviously someone leaked that information before the meeting tomorrow. Sure hope they find out and fire their arses. They could have let the presentation speak for itself.

The estimated price tag for a downtown event center has increased by $4.8 million over initial estimates in a draft report from the city’s financial adviser to Rocky Mount city staff.

In a prior report, the Chicago-based consulting firm AECOM Technical Services estimated the total costs for a 5,000-seat downtown event center would be $37.2 million.

But in a draft report submitted to city staff on March 12, the city’s financial adviser Davenport & Co. states that another $4.8 million would need to be spent on land, working capital, general contractor fees and contingency and project management costs.

Rocky Mount City Manager Charles Penny met with staff last week to discuss Davenport’s report, which outlined five different possible funding scenarios, including one that involved foreign investment in the project. (Source: Read more)

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Ignant Column: For Those Of You Who Read The Fighting Crime And Cleaning Up Rocky Mount NC Facebook Page

Several months ago I responded to a comment on the Fighting Crime And Cleaning Up Rocky Mount NC Facebook page and all I said was they are not connected to the local police departments and they ain’t doing anything that someone else can not do. Damn they blocked me so I can not comment. I chose to do politics and they choose to do crime and that is a good thing because I don’t have to do it and can read what they post but I will also follow up on what they post.

I just seen the following pop up posted by Fighting Crime and Cleaning Up Rocky Mount NC, “You know we have been harping on the proposed event center – per the write up in the paper today the price went up about $5 million dollars. Sorry the story is locked so the citizens can’t read it. Ughhh what a conspiracy! Damn ain’t that nothing! Obviously Fighting Crime and Cleaning Up Rocky Mount NC do not subscribe to the Rocky Mount Telegram like I do because I can read the article online and I receive the print edition as well. So my point is don’t be mad with them because you can’t read the article online, subscribe to the paper.

Okay about the article, I wonder where that news came from about the 5 million dollars since the Committee of the Whole Meeting is not until tomorrow. Obviously someone leaked that information before the meeting tommorrow. Sure hope they find out and fire their asses. They could have let the presentation speak for itself.

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Princeville NC – Princeville gets closer to town manager

PRINCEVILLE — PRINCEVILLE — During a special called meeting on Thursday, Town officials could soon have an interim town manager and a million dollar grant to assist with it’s dilapidated water and sewer system.

The board interviewed a candidate, who was selected by The Local Government Commission, during a closed session.
Mayor Bobbie Jones said "I believe we will go with that individual."

The board will vote on the interim position 7 p.m. Monday during its regularly scheduled meeting. If approved, the candidate will work on Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning in April. There could be even better news in the near future for the town. (Source: Read more)

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