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)

Homegoing Celebration For Pearlie G. Everett Tarboro NC

My condolences goes out to Evangelist Teresa Everette Horne and the entire family of the late Pearlie G. Everett Tarboro NC.

Script.: Read Eccles. 3 and know, “To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven”

Song: The Storm Is Over Now – Kirk Franklin

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Got A Question: So Is Going To Work And Church Enough?

Got a question! Just because I got a question don’t mean anyone has to answer it.

So is going to work and church enough for you?

So are you active in making your community, schools, local and state government better? Or better yet do you know what is going on in each of these areas?

Do you think that God is pleased with just being concerned about yourself and not others?

Just my ignant behind want to know. You see I am ignant more than I am normal so you can hold that against me.

Maybe you don’t need to respond just let it simmer.


Truth! I Ain’t Into The Sugar Coating Business

I observe folks daily I look at how they treat the truth in person, on Social Media and etc. They treat it like it is a cold as if it comes and goes. They say it is truth if it is related to their family and/or friends but all the time know it is a damn lie. And then folks wonder why children and folks that commit crimes do what they do? Hell are you much better than they are when you promote untruths especially Pastors, Church Folks and other folks whom think they are above other folks. Damn this is a conversation from me to me cause folks don’t want to talk about truth.

“Ah yes, truth. Funny how everyone is always asking for it but when they get it they don’t believe it because it’s not the truth they want to hear.”: Helena Cassadine

Truth resides in every human heart, and one has to search for it there, and to be guided by truth as one sees it. But no one has a right to coerce others to act according to his own view of truth: Mahatma Mohandas K. Gandhi

Without seeking, truth cannot be known at all. It can neither be declared from pulpits, nor set down in articles, nor in any wise prepared and sold in packages ready for use. Truth must be ground for every man by itself out of it such, with such help as he can get, indeed, but not without stern labor of his own: John Ruskin

The truth that makes men free is for the most part the truth which men prefer not to hear: Herbert Sebastien Agar

“When I tell the truth, it is not for the sake of convincing those who do not know it, but for the sake of defending those that do.” William Blake

We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth… For my part, I am willing to know the whole truth; to know the worst; and to provide for it: Patrick Henry

N.C. Senate passes bill to allow power plant sale – Rocky Mount Telegram

The N.C. Senate passed a bill today approving the sale of municipal electricity in Eastern North Carolina to Duke Progress Energy, a move expected to lower customer power bills in Rocky Mount and Tarboro.

Once finalized, the deal will spur economic development in the region, said N.C. Sen. Angela Bryant, D-Nash, a primary sponsor of the bill.

To become law, the bill has to pass in the N.C. House and be signed by Gov. Pat McCrory.

The legislation would allow Duke to purchase stakes in power generation facilities owned in part by North Carolina Eastern Municipal Power Agency, which will now be allowed to issue new bonds to facilitate the sale of the generation assets. The law also allows Duke to receive the cost of its asset purchase. Duke is required to spread out cost recovery over 20 to 30 years, which ensures a benefit for all customers, regardless of location, in the long-term, said N.C. Buck Newton, R-Nash. (Source: Read more)

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Rate bill gets final approval in N.C. Senate

This Week In Review Local Politics

Rocky Mount NC – Community Facility – It looks like the City Council not the Community Council voted unanimously on moving forward with the progress downtown. Well I guess this dispels the myth that it is an Andre Knight and the black council members thing.

What tickles the hell out of me is all of the comparisons that the Community Council keep putting out there about what other towns are doing and have done and ain’t done. But how in the hell do they know what can be done in Rocky Mount until it is done?

Cleared of embezzlement, ex-Princeville mayor facing Medicaid fraud allegation – WRALPRINCEVILLE, N.C. — A jubilant Priscilla Everette-Oates proclaimed her innocence Tuesday on the steps of the Edgecombe County Courthouse, six days after prosecutors dropped embezzlement charges against the former Princeville mayor.

(Video) Ignant Column: Former Princeville Commissioner Calvin Sherrod Came To Princeville Town Meeting To Ask Them To Apologize To The Former Mayor Priscilla Everette-Oates Because The Charges Were Dropped Against Her – Damn here we go again former Commissioner Sherrod had the audacity to come to the meeting to ask the commissioners to apologize to former Mayor Priscilla Everette-Oates. He said I know ya’ll been looking at the news and ya’ll need to look her in the face and apologize. He said and Calvin Adkins former employee with the Daily Southerner and the Edgecombe Tribune and now interim town clerk, you used to work for the newspaper and you need to apologize too. I know you were just writing the story but it was not right. Sherrod said there will be a press conference tomorrow and Everette-Oates will probably sue some folks.

Officials say mental illness spurred fatal shooting spree – Rocky Mount TelegramThe Political Agitator response: Well the rumor mill ain’t gonna want to hear this because this is not what they wanted it to be. Like I said a couple of days ago, no matter what information is released nothing is going to bring all of the persons whom lost their lives back. This is just a sad situation that all of the families will endure losing family members that were dear to them.

TARBORO – Authorities released a statement Monday indicating mental illness was the catalyst for a man gunning down three people on Feb. 28.

NC lawyers face bar complaints for Racial Justice Act work – News & Observer

RALEIGH – Two defense attorneys face accusations of professional misconduct for a piece of their work on the first successful challenge under the Racial Justice Act.

Gretchen Engel, director of the Durham-based Center for Death Penalty Litigation, and Cassandra Stubbs, a lawyer with the American Civil Liberties Union Capital Punishment Project, were among a team of attorneys who used the short-lived law to convert a North Carolina death row inmate’s sentence in 2012 to life without possibility for parole.

Now the attorneys face possible punishment from the N.C. State Bar.

Some legal analysts have characterized the allegations of wrongdoing as so minor and “questionable” that they think politics could be at play. (Source: Read more)