Thank you Bronson Williams for sharing this on your facebook page.
Is it really that serious? Seems to me that Nash County has some strong feelings about the City of Rocky Mount. This cancellation really speaks to the intentions of Nash County Board. See below
The Nash County Board of Commissioners recently requested a special meeting with the Edgecombe County Board of Commissioners to discuss the realignment of the Nash-Rocky Mount Public School System boundary. Nash County staff was advised last week that the Edgecombe Board had agreed to meet on May 15, 2015 at 11:00 am and proceeded on Friday, May 8th to post the special meeting to the website and make all required notifications accordingly.
On Monday, May 11, 2015, Nash County officials were advised of the intention of Edgecombe County to include City of Rocky Mount officials at the May 15th meeting without the consent of the Nash County board. While Nash County is willing to meet with city officials separately at a later date, the purpose of the scheduled meeting was to meet directly with the Edgecombe County board to discuss the school boundary. The Nash County Board of Commissioners strongly feel, when dealing with such a complex issue, that having twenty-eight people at the initial meeting would be counterproductive.
Therefore, since Edgecombe County Commissioners have expressed that they will not meet exclusively with Nash County Commissioners as requested, the previously scheduled May 15th meeting has been canceled. Edgecombe County was advised of this decision prior to official notice of the cancellation.
Chairman Nash County Board of Commissioners
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