Senior House Democrat Has Six-Figure Tax Debt: Wray and family face IRS liens and other legal actions – Carolina Journal

The Political Agitator Response: Why do these guys feel like they are exempt? Some folks have told me his restaurant in Weldon food was getting sorry and it was another restaurant over in Roanoke Rapids that everyone are going to.

RALEIGH — State Rep. Michael Wray, a Democrat from Gaston who serves as deputy minority leader in the state House of Representatives, owes more than $100,000 in past-due federal, state, and local taxes, according to public records on file in Northampton and Halifax Counties.

Wray has business interests that are intertwined with those of his father, Harold Wray, who has accumulated approximately $150,000 in past-due federal and local taxes of his own. As of June 6, the Wrays or their businesses owed thousands in federal income taxes, North Carolina unemployment insurance taxes, and property taxes in Halifax and Northampton counties, which comprise House District 27, which Michael Wray represents.(Source: Read more)

Rocky Mount NC: Proposal to close Pope Elementary ignites public outcry – Rocky Mount Telegram

The Political Agitator Response: I understand that Buck Leonard and other historical folks attended this school so folks want to preserve history. But why was this former all black school allowed to get in this condition?

Keep the doors of Pope Elementary School open. That was the public’s message to the Nash-Rocky Mount Board of Education at a public hearing in the school’s media center Tuesday evening.

City Councilman Reuben Blackwell, one of 10 people who made formal public comments to the school board, called Pope Elementary a “stabilizing factor in a fragile community” and said it would be a mistake to close the school.

“What we’re asking is that you don’t close the doors, give up hope and throw away the key,” Blackwell said.

Blackwell was among dozens of Pope Elementary community members, parents, former students and staff crowding the school media center. Prior to the public comments, Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Anthony Jackson shared his proposed plan for the future of the school. (Source: Read more)

Tarboro council hears report on ex-town manager’s expenditures – Rocky Mount Telegram

The Political Agitator Response: Interesting! Oh well! I remember the former Daily Southerner reported on this issue last year.

TARBORO – State and town investigations into travel and expense records and purchasing practices of former Town Manager Sam Noble continued Tuesday during a meeting of the Tarboro Town Council.

The only item on the meeting’s agenda was a report to the council from the N.C. Office of the State Auditor.

Immediately after calling the meeting to order, Mayor Rick Page requested a motion to go into closed session to hear the report. After the report, council members came out of closed session and adjourned without taking any action. (Source: Rocky Mount Telegram)