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School split isn’t viewed by all as bad proposal – Rocky Mount Telegram

The Political Agitator’s response: Whew the comments after the article though.

In an article in the Aug. 4 paper about the school split, it said that Mayor David Combs has presented a letter to Nash commissioners and to our state lawmakers indicating that the city of Rocky Mount is against the splitting of the school systems along county lines.

Well, that is not true.

Mayor Combs cannot speak for all the citizens of Rocky Mount when he has not surveyed the citizens.

The citizens have not been allowed to vote on this. (Source: Read more)

Voting maps back before NC Supreme Court – WRAL

The Political Agitator’s response: This is just sad, white privilege is just crazy! Black folk and other non-white folk have endured enough racial discrimination over the years. Enough is enough!

Raleigh, N.C. — Eight months after the North Carolina Supreme Court ruled in favor of congressional and legislative voting maps drawn by the Republican-led General Assembly in 2011, the maps were back before the court on Monday.

The U.S. Supreme Court in April ordered the state court to take another look at the maps in light of a decision on an Alabama redistricting case where the justices found lawmakers in that state relied too much on “mechanical” numerical percentages while drawing legislative districts in which blacks comprised a majority of the population. (Source: Read more)

Not a gang-banger, a good kid: SW Edgecombe athlete shot – WRAL

The Political Agitator’s response: I am still shocked. Quontellas is my son’s classmate and I look forward to supporting him and the guys during football and basketball season. Although I am the official videographer for the varsity basketball games, I also record the football games for myself because I can see what is going on on the field better looking at it through the camera.

Rocky Mount, N.C. — A multi-sport athlete from SouthWest Edgecombe High School was shot early Sunday while he was driving Rocky Mount.

According to police, Quontellas Norwood, 17, was driving in the 1300 block of Leggett Road at about 1:45 a.m when someone in a passing car fired shots into his vehicle.

Norwood crashed, got out and went to a nearby house for help. He told the homeowner there that he had just dropped a friend off at a home nearby when the shots rang out. (Source: Read more)

Referendum proposed for schools split – Rocky Mount Telegram

The Political Agitator’s response: Sources say that Robbie Davis has an issue with the Rocky Mount City Council especially Councilman Andre Knight so this is why he is pushing this so hard. This is what white privilege is all about a wealthy businessman that has an issue with a majority black city council. There were a couple of whites who said that if the council became a black majority that that is all they would have because they (the whites) had the money. Well so glad this council has been working together trying to make Rocky Mount a better place to live, work and play. Oh we know what happened to the bond referendum Nash Commissioners got the money from Edgecombe County and little to no money were spent on the schools on the Edgecombe County side of Rocky Mount.

Local and state officials want to see the proposed split of Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools put up for a referendum vote.

“Let the people in the school district decide,” Nash County Commissioner Robbie Davis said. “If they say they want to keep things like they are then we as commissioners should get our nose out of it.”

All students living in Rocky Mount attend Nash-Rocky Mount schools whether they live in Nash or Edgecombe counties, except students who live in areas of the city expanded into Edgecombe after the district was created.

Nash commissioners recently voted to divide the school district along county lines, which would send about 2,000 students from the Edgecombe side of Rocky Mount to Edgecombe County Public Schools. (Source: Read more)

8 suspects arrested in major cocaine bust in Rocky Mount/Tarboro – 11abc

TARBORO, NC (WTVD) — Edgecombe and Nash deputies, along with Rocky Mount, Tarboro police, and the D.E.A. announced the results of a month-long drug investigation Monday.
The investigation wrapped up late last week with a 28-hour operation that netted eight arrests and the seizure of one kilogram of cocaine, $320,000 in cash, 1 handgun, and 3 vehicles.

Authorities had set up a meeting where a kilo of cocaine was being sold. While the meeting and sale were going on, authorities had several simultaneous traffic stops and a take down where four people were arrested. (Source: Read more)