Rate of crime rises in local public schools – Rocky Mount Telegram

The rate of criminal and violent acts in Edgecombe County Public Schools dropped from last year, while the rate in Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools rose slightly, according to a report released by the N.C. Department of Public Instruction.

The drop was minor for Edgecombe County, from 8.307 to 8.002 acts per 1,000 students, while the total number of acts was the same as the 2011-12 school year for Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools, the rate rose from 5.511 to 5.562.

The area with the largest number of acts is Possession of a Controlled Substance, of which there were 25 instances in Edgecombe and 44 in Nash-Rocky Mount.

This is a problem faced by the entire state, said Anthony Jackson, Nash-Rocky Mount superintendent. (Source: Read more)

Armstrong fills vacancy on elections board – Rocky Mount Telegram

The Edgecombe County Board of Elections is back at full strength.

Dr. Florence Armstrong was sworn in this week as the newest member of the three-person board. She was appointed to fill a vacancy created on the board after former member Shelly Willingham resigned to run for the District 23 seat in the N.C. House.

Candidates for election are not eligible to serve as members of county elections boards.

“We’re glad to have the board back at full strength, and we look forward to working with everyone,” said Jerry Spruell, Edgecombe County elections director.

Armstrong is the lone Democratic member of the county elections board. (Source: Read more)

Who Am I?

I am The Political Agitator Curmilus Butch Dancy II but I am called many names. However I know who I am and whose I am!

I say what I mean and I mean what I say!

I will use some choice words from time to time so if you don’t like what I say, then you have options! Don’t know your options, then just ask somebody!

I love you and it ain’t nothing you can do about it!

But always remember!

“I Have No Permanent Friends No Permanent Enemies Only Permanent Interest!”

Resurrection Time!

Be it resolved this day Sunday April 20, 2014 11:02 AM

Now Run & Tell That!

Homegoing Celebration For William Hill Pinetops NC

My condolences goes out to Nina, Lou, Janice, Ray and the entire family of the late William Hill Pinetops, NC.

I have known Mr. Hill about all of my life and he has always been a nice man.

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

Song: Praying For You – William Murphy

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Public to weigh in on event center – Rocky Mount Telegram

The Political Agitator response: Skip Carney, one of the leaders of The Community Council that has questioned whether an event center is a smart investment, said it is “commendable” that the city is accepting input from the community. But Skip Carney and Lige Daughtridge leaders of The Community Council know that a public hearing would have taken place before the Rocky Mount City Council voted on the event center anyway. So what was the real motive of all of the discussion coming from The Community Council?

The public on Monday night will have its first chance to offer its views to the Rocky Mount City Council about a proposal to construct a new $45 million event center in downtown Rocky Mount.

The hearing has been laid out so that consultants and city officials first make presentations, with public questions and comments being taken in the second half of the meeting.

The specially called hearing is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. in the third floor council chambers of the Frederick E. Turnage Municipal Building at 331 S. Franklin St.

For months, members of a citizens group called The Community Council have been raising questions whether the center is a wise expenditure of tax dollars, and have urged city officials to hold a public hearing. (Source: Read more)

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