Tarboro NC: No charges will be brought against former town manager for questionable purchases – WITN

The Political Agitator’s response: Ain’t that nothing! Damn shame!

A former town manager who was accused of making hundreds of thousands of dollars in questionable purchases will not face any charges.

A state audit last year said that Sam Noble, former town manager for Tarboro, purchased $365,629.24 worth of items, including handguns, gun holsters, life vests, flashlights, helmets, wetsuits, marine equipment, shirts, coolers, and jackets. After his retirement, Noble returned many of the items to the town, according to the investigation. (Source: Read more)

Local NAACP chapter to celebrate community leaders – Rocky Mount Telegram

The Rocky Mount NAACP Image Awards celebrating community leaders is set for Saturday.

Pursuing Liberty in the Face of Injustice is the theme for the third annual event, said Andre Knight, president of the Rocky Mount chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.

“The last year has been pivotal in many areas impacting civil rights across the country and right here in our own backyard,” Knight said. “The NAACP recognizes that all of those issues have an underlying thread that is tied together by race.”

Recent racial hurdles and incidents in the Twin Counties have settled in the area of education, Knight said. (Source: Read more)

5 Black-Owned Companies You’ve Never Heard Of That Make $500 Million Or More A Year – African Globe

#2 – ACT-1 Group: Based in Torrance, California, this company provides staffing, human resources and management solutions to Fortune 500 companies in industries from entertainment to technology, and finance to biotech. Founded by Janice Bryant Howroyd, this company generates more than $2.2 billion a year! Not just Black-owned, also woman-owned! (Source: Read more)