Edgecombe County Public Schools Meets To Discuss School Merger Monday March 30, 2015

Edgecombe County Public Schools Superintendent educate the board about what is going on with the Nash County Commissioners move to give the schools in the city of Rocky Mount Edgecombe side back to the Edgecombe County Public School System.

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Homegoing For Tiffany Staton Tarboro NC

My condolences goes out to Marie Staton, Wilbert Cherry and the entire family of the late Tiffany Staton Tarboro NC.

Marie my friend I don’t know what you are going through because I have never lost a child but my heart is heavy. I know you are going through but know that God has it all in his hands. Know that I am just a phone call away.

Wilbert my classmate haven’t seen you in quite some time but know that I am just a phone call away.

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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Bad Grades Got This Kid’s Air Jordan 11s Ruined – Sole Collector

The Political Agitator response: Now that’s what up! See the photo of these shoes.

“His grades matter, not the shoe.”

That’s the message that Kurin Keys was trying to get across by having “My Grades Matter” scribbled in permanent marker on his son’s pair “Legend Blue” Jordan 11s.

Apparently, Keys’ son brought home a report card with grades that weren’t up to par. The father decided to help him refocus on his academic pursuits by ruining his sneakers, and planting on them on a message that will hopefully help his son remember what’s really important in life. (Source: Read more)

Trillion Dollar Fraudsters – The New York Times

By now it’s a Republican Party tradition: Every year the party produces a budget that allegedly slashes deficits, but which turns out to contain a trillion-dollar “magic asterisk” — a line that promises huge spending cuts and/or revenue increases, but without explaining where the money is supposed to come from.

But the just-released budgets from the House and Senate majorities break new ground. Each contains not one but two trillion-dollar magic asterisks: one on spending, one on revenue. And that’s actually an understatement. If either budget were to become law, it would leave the federal government several trillion dollars deeper in debt than claimed, and that’s just in the first decade. (Source: Read more)

Rocky Mount NC – Politics In Rocky Mount Divided By The Tracks Part 1

I have been following Rocky Mount politics since the early 90’s and I have seen it come a long way but some areas still have a long ways to go.

Because the town is divided by the tracks, race and hatred has and continue to play a great role in continuing the divide. You see you have Rocky Mount Edgecombe and Rocky Mount Nash. Some folks think every damn thing should be on the Nash side as if there is no Edgecombe side. But the sad part is there are some Ignant Safe Negroes that think that way as well. Everything that is going on in Rocky Mount do not have to be that way if black folks would wake the hell up, unite and organize. But some of the folks who should be waking the folks us, uniting them and working on organizing the people are the folks who are holding the people hostage. These folks preach these feel good sermons but when they leave the church what do you have to look forward to other than going back to church when the church opens again for another service.

I have seen the Rocky Mount City Council become a black majority. Some said that would not be a good thing and that Rocky Mount would go to hell. It was alright when it was a white majority but it is the mindset of Ignant Racist White Folks and Ignant Safe Negroes that a majority black council/boards are not capable of doing great things. Well this council has proven the naysayers wrong. The Rocky Mount City Council has done some great things and will continue to do some more. The Rocky Mount City Council has had to fight to move Rocky Mount Nash and Rocky Mount Edgecombe forward but you have a few white folks and a few black folks in high places whom continue to play both sides. These folks use everyday folks to try to block and stop the progress that the Rocky Mount City Council is doing. I am so glad the Rocky Mount City Council continue to move forward by voting for what is right and most recently voted unanimous for moving forward on the Community Facility (formerly called the Event Center.)

You have The Community Council that has been going after the council at every level. But when I go to The Community Council Facebook page there are no names as to who they are. I wonder why? Well I know Lige Daughtride was the main man at one time so is he still the man?

I just liked The Community Council Facebook page recently so I could get their updates however I had been getting them when other folks had liked something that they posted on their page. They had been posting stuff trying to discredit the Rocky Mount City Council but it appears they are not making any progress. The unanimous vote this week to move forward with hiring architects and others to design and build The Community Facility has set The Community Council back a step. So what are they going to do now to try to discredit the Rocky Mount City Council? Will they get on board and try to see how they help move Rocky Mount forward? I wouldn’t doubt that Lige and some other white businessmen whom are a part of The Community Council are now trying to figure out what kind of investment they can work on to get some of the monies that will be available when The Community Facility is built. Think about the business potential such as hotels, shops and other that this project could bring to the city.

I look at the churches/folks of good will in Rocky Mount and ask myself what are they doing to encourage others to support the folks whom are trying to move the city forward. Don’t allow the naysayers to attempt to discredit your leaders whom are doing great things. You need to shut folks down when they are trying to discredit them.

When I go to meetings in Rocky Mount there are a few to none Pastors. Some folks especially the Pastors need to be attending meetings to be on top of what is going on and so they can share it with the many folks they come in contact with. Oh, they can’t do that because you can’t mix church and politics. Well everything is political so if you like other folks making decisions for you all the time, then I love it! But I ain’t going to allow other folks to make decisions for me and I not voice my opinion.

Folks you need to encourage the Rocky Mount City Council to continue to work together moving the city forward. It is time for the people Rocky Mount Nash and Rocky Mount Edgecombe to join hand in hand and to move Rocky Mount forward as one.

White frat boy who hung noose on historic black statue faces 11 years in prison – The Grio

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Justice Department says a former University of Mississippi student has been indicted on federal charges connected to a noose being put on a statue of the student who integrated the school.

The noose was placed on the James Meredith statue on the Ole Miss campus in Oxford in February 2014. In 1962, Meredith was the first black student admitted to the university.

Graeme Phillip Harris of Alpharetta, Georgia, has been indicted on one count of conspiracy to violate civil rights and one count of using a threat of force to intimidate African-American students because of their race or color. (Source: Read more)

Sale may mean light at end of the tunnel – Rocky Mount Telegram

It seemed like a good idea at the time.

In the early 1970s the demand for energy outpaced supply causing electricity costs to skyrocket. Experts began predicting power rationing on the horizon, casting an uncertain shadow over economic development in Eastern North Carolina.

A solution was forged between municipalities needing reliable electricity and utility companies needing help paying for new power plants. In 1975, the N.C. General Assembly unanimously passed the Joint Municipal Power and Energy Act. A state constitutional amendment passed referendum two years later. A municipality-owned electric company was born and everyone was on board.

Construction of Shearon Harris Nuclear Power Plant began in Wake County in 1978. Eastern North Carolina’s economic future looked bright.

It all came crashing down March 28, 1979, due to three words: Three Mile Island. (Source: Read more)