Retailers, restaurants eye local locations – Rocky Mount Telegram

The Political Agitator response: So this dispell that ain’t no businesses coming to Rocky Mount. It just take some real recruitment. Thank you Allen Matthews and others. So can’t wait to see how the ignant negative folks that don’t want to see Rocky Mount move forward put a twist on this article.

Rocky Mount is slated to have nine new restaurants coming to the area through 2015, according to Alan Matthews, director of business recruitment for the Rocky Mount Area Chamber of Commerce.

A Buffalo Wild Wings Bar & Grill franchise will be one of the dining options to open in Rocky Mount in late 2015, said Randy Groover, regional marketing manager for Buffalo Wild Wings. Groover said via email Wednesday that a deal to bring a Wild Wings to the area was recently signed. Groover didn’t disclose where the location would be, and Matthews declined comment. Buffalo Wild Wings has locations in Greenville and Wilson. (Source: Read more)

When The Republicans Took Over Some Things Changed That I Had Not Thought About

Remember Edgecombe County had local representation on the NC Local Government Commission (LGC) when Princeville was in the news. But now that the Town of Tarboro is in the news there is no local representation. Damn County Commissioner and former LGC member Viola Harris would have probably made history being able to serve on the LGC with 2 locals being investigated within a 2 year time frame. Viola live in Tarboro city and about 1 mile out of Princeville.

Oh but my point is that when the Republicans took office Democrats in certain board and commissions that are appointed were replaced. So goes to show you what power a particular party has when they have the majority.


Q&A: Changes to NC election laws–WRAL @ NC Capitol

The Political Agitator – I learned during the Primary Election that if you don’t drop out of a race before the filing period closes that your name will appear on the ballot however you can announce you will not campaign for the seat. Read the bill for yourself to see the new changes since the Republicans took office. There are other changes other than Voter Id and etc. I used to attend the local board of elections meetings over the years and I have got to start back attending them.

Raleigh, N.C. — The rules for voting in North Carolina are about to change.

House Bill 589, which has passed the General Assembly has been signed by Gov. Pat McCrory, will require voters to show photo identification when they go to the polls starting in 2016. It also makes dozens of other changes to how the state conducts elections, which will start taking effect this fall and continue through 2014 and beyond.

The complex 49-page bill also changes the rules for those spending money on elections, the kind of ballots North Carolina voters will use and the rules for early voting. It also requires lawmakers to study a number of other changes that could be put in place. The bulk of the changes found in the bill are related to eight areas: (Source: Read more)