In this photo: Farris Dixon (Left), Rep. Jean Farmer-Butterfield (Center), Sen. Don Davis (Right) courtesy of The DCN during a Pitt County Fundraiser for Rep. Jean Farmer-Butterfield. Sunday, April 13, 2014 G & K Cafe & Catering.
Just received a call around 7:45 PM from Pitt County about a Mass Meeting called at the last minute this evening scheduled for 6:00 PM. My resource was about to walk back in the meeting. I had seen it on a friend’s Facebook page a little before 7:00 PM, I wish I had seen it earlier so I could have gone to Greenville to cover this.
Facebook Family And Friends, Please Pray For Faris Dixon And His Family. According To The News Reports As Of 6:00pm He Was FIRED From His Position As Asst. District Attorney. Mass Meeting Tonight At 7pm American Legion On 1700 Chestnut St. and Skinner St.
Will report more about the firing of Farris Dixon. From what I understand the Republicans fired him.
Judge hopeful fired by DA – The Daily Reflector
Assistant D.A. fired from office – The Daily Reflector
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In this photo: Coach & Athletic Director Sandra Langley
The Political Agitator response: I too agree: “Knight said Tuesday he believes Rocky Mount’s legal challenge helped bring Duke Energy to the table.” Knight has played a major role in trying to bring about a change as it relates to N.C.E.M.P.A. I remember back in the early 2000’s when Carol Batchelor, Lewis Turner, Andre Knight, myself and a couple of others had a utilities meeting at Truth Tabernacle. After inviting city utilities department to the meeting it was then when we found out about ElectriCities. Therefore Knight has been working on this issue long before becoming a Rocky Mount City Councilman and a member of the NAACP. It has been my belief that the Goodmaster has been putting Knight in the right place at the right time to help move Rocky Mount forward inspite of the naysayers. Although some do not like his style, it is obvious that his main concern is to “hope somebody” as he has always said that it is all about the elderly.
Duke Energy has made a formal offer to purchase the power plant assets of an agency representing Rocky Mount, giving officials hope that electric rates might be reduced in the coming years.
Graham Edwards, CEO of Electri-Cities that represents the N.C. Eastern Municipal Power Agency, said Tuesday that he could not reveal the dollar amount of Duke’s offer but said it would be discussed in closed session with the power agency’s board next Wednesday in Wilson.
The agency consists of 32 cities and towns in Eastern North Carolina, including Rocky Mount, which own and operate their electric systems. The agency provides wholesale power to its 32 participants. The power agency’s electric rates are 7 percent to 35 percent higher than Duke Energy. (Source: Read more)
The race for the District 23 seat in the N.C. House of Representatives will go to a runoff election between Democrats Shelly Willingham and R.B. “Rusty” Holderness.
Willingham received the most votes in a four-way race for the position during last week’s primary election with 2,978 votes, or 35.61 percent. However, he failed to reach a 40 percent threshold required to avoid the possibility of a second primary. Since Willingham received less than 40 percent of the votes, Holderness, who was the second-highest vote getter, had the right to request a second primary, which he did Tuesday. The second primary election will be held July 15. (Source: Read more)