Here’s to success – for the good of us all – Rocky Mount Telegram

A new Positive Image campaign driven by local business leaders and folks who are engaged in the community and care about the place they live offers a much needed breath of fresh air. The campaign’s theme is an appropriate one, particularly for this area – Here’s To Success.

The effort is funded by local businesses, including a generous donation from PNC Bank. It is not designed to create myths or propaganda about something that doesn’t exist. Rather, the campaign underscores an impressive track record of assets and resources we wake up to every day in the Rocky Mount community.

In the coming weeks, you’re likely to be surprised by some of the numbers rolled out in newspaper ads and in other media. We have an abundance of physicians, teachers, law enforcement officers, firefighters, athletes and other local stars.

Positive Image will give us all a chance to show the world how the Rocky Mount community really shines. It’s a big message that has been hidden away for far too long. (Source: Read more)

South Carolina House approves bill removing Confederate flag – News WPIX.COM

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The Political Agitator’s response: I totally agree the issue of this flag of confusion will not get better with age.

COLUMBIA, S.C. — The South Carolina House approved a bill removing the Confederate flag from the Capitol grounds, a stunning reversal in a state that was the first to leave the Union in 1860 and raised the flag again at its Statehouse more than 50 years ago to protest the civil rights movement.

The move early Thursday came after more than 13 hours of passionate and contentious debate, and just weeks after the fatal shootings of nine black church members, including a state senator, at a Bible study in Charleston. (Source: Read more)