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School board votes to close Pope Elementary – Rocky Mount Telegram

The Political Agitator response: This is quite interesting. No monies being set aside for upkeep of the schools on the Edgecombe County side. So what will happen to the others? I understand how they voted to close the schools but my question is why did they allow it get to that point? And then I don’t understand how you move a school from one location to an existing building and name it after the school that is in question. I don’t think I have ever heard of such. Oh well!

“Save our school! Save our school!”

Those were the chants of audience members holding up signs bearing those same words at a Wednesday meeting in the O.R. Pope Elementary School gymnasium to determine the future of the school.

The audience members began chanting after a member of the Nash-Rocky Mount Board of Education made a motion to move the O.R. Pope School, including the students and staff, to the D.S. Johnson – Fairview adjoined facility effective the start of the 2014-2015 school year.

But the board voted to close the doors of Pope to students, with the Rev. Robert Bynum the only member voting no.

Kindergarten through second-grade students at Pope will be moved to Fairview and third-through fifth-grade students will be moved to Johnson. (Source: Read more)

Tarboro council remains mum on Noble investigation – Rocky Mount Telegram

The Political Agitator response: Can’t wait to see the report from the NC State Auditor’s office on the July 23rd.

TARBORO – The Town Council emerged from a 45-minute closed session Monday and approved a response to a report from the state auditor’s office investigation of former Town Manager Sam Noble.

State auditors are investigating Noble’s purchasing and expense practices while he served the town.

Council members offered no additional details of either the auditor’s report or the town’s response.

“Everything is confidential until we get the final report from the state auditor,” Town Attorney Chad Hinton said. (Source: Read more)