The Political Agitator’s response: Some things people say never seems to amaze me. Sharpe said he has become even more impressed with Jefferies since the new superintendent was selected to lead the school system. “The man has humility and integrity and is committed to our kids,” Sharpe said. “The thing that impressed me most was that he drove all the way from Charlotte to Chapel Hill to be at the game when Rocky Mount High School won the championship. After the game, Jefferies told me that he was proud of ‘our’ kids. And that was before he even officially became the superintendent.” I don’t question that man has humility and committed to our kids. But for Bill to say what impressed him the most was that he drove from Charlotte to Chapel Hill to be at the football championship game. For me what has impressed me the most is that he just want to come to Rocky Mount and have to deal with this divided school board which is not about what is best for the children because they are allowing egos and ignance to lead them. Football season is over so it is about all of the children year round no matter what season it is. Yes I am glad the new superintendent attended the game, that was something that he ought to had wanted to do and obviously he did because he was there. But whether if he was there physically or not I am quite sure his heart would have been.
NASHVILLE – Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools experienced a shift in leadership Monday as the new superintendent assumed his post and a new chairman and vice chairman took control of the school board.
N.C. District Court Judge Pell Cooper administered the oath of office to Dr. Shelton Jefferies on Monday evening, just prior to a reception held in Jefferies’ honor. The event was held in the media center of Nash Central Middle School.
Shelton greeted dozens of well-wishers at the event as the Nash Central High School Jazz Ensemble played throughout the reception. After nearly an hour of hand-shaking, Jefferies said he was energized by the warm welcome.
“My dominant emotion today is humility,” Jefferies told the Telegram. “Earlier today, I had the opportunity to meet with all the principals in the school system. I am truly impressed by the dedication and talent of these leaders.” (Source: Read more)
The Political Agitator’s response: Awesome! Been knowing my brother Reggie Speight since the early 90’s. He is a very intelligent and caring young man so he will represent the 1st Congressional District well.
For Release: Immediate
Date: January 5, 2016
Contact: Saul Hernandez
Office: (202) 225.3101
Butterfield Names New District Director, Reginald Speight
WILSON, NC – The Office of Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) today announced Reginald Speight as its new District Director. He most recently served as Deputy District Director. Reginald succeeds A. Ray Rogers who retired after five years of service to the office.
“Reginald has become an indispensable part of my team and I am excited for him to begin working in this new capacity,” said Butterfield. “Reginald brings a wealth of knowledge and experience that will translate into a higher level of constituent service and engagement for residents of the First District.”
A native of eastern North Carolina, Reginald served for 15 years as Chief Executive Officer of Martin Community Action, Inc. before joining Congressman Butterfield’s office as Director of Economic Development.
Reginald is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
I agree with the opinion in The Rocky Mount Telegram, “Leadership change offers a fresh start” but how do you move forward without looking at what worked in the past, what didn’t work and using past experiences to build upon. When the board come together and say they are going to move forwardd together and put the games aside, then a change will come.
If you are dealing with the same folk how can you truly put the past behind you? Now if you are dealing with all new folk, yep! The only someone will be new is the superintendent which will not change the division on the school board itself. Until they come together the board will not change.
But just my ignant opinion.
Pinetops, N.C. — When a tip led wildlife officers to a home in Pinetops Sunday morning, they could not believe what they found – 26 dead deer.
What do you think?
“The deer were in various states of decay,” said Lt. Sam Craft, with North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission. “Some were just the heads with the antlers, and others were whole deer left to lie in the field.”
Sixteen heads, mostly of bucks, were found in the yard. Ten additional deer were found in various fields across the county.
What do you think?
One of the deer, shot and left for dead, was found wandering in a field. Its wounds were so severe, wildlife officers had to put it down. (Source: Read more)
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The Political Agitator’s response: If anyone has a problem with the following then it ain’t no need to debate them. My President put it out there and now it is up for Congress to move forward or fight against it. Time will tell.
Now this is what up! Now, following a new clutch of killings in places like Oregon, South Carolina and California last year, Obama’s public evolution on gun control may be complete. Instead of talking, he’s acting. At the White House, he unveiled a series of executive actions on guns, including expanding mandatory background checks for some private sales.
Washington (CNN) The Mr. Cool in the Oval Office rarely shows emotion.
But on one issue — guns — President Barack Obama lets the public mask slip, revealing the ire boiling within.
Before the cameras, moved by the massacres of innocents that have punctuated his presidency, Obama has wept, his voice has cracked, he’s visibly shaken with frustration, he’s lashed out at lawmakers he sees as cowards and even led a congregation in “Amazing Grace.”
On Tuesday, as he faced a room filled with parents and relatives of victims of gun violence, he stopped speaking, grew silent and wiped away the tears that began to fall when he recalled the first graders killed in a Connecticut elementary school three years ago.
“Every time I think about those kids, it gets me mad,” Obama said in the East Room of the White House. (Source: Read more)
President on background checks and ID to purchase guns at all levels.
But they don’t want to talk about that, they want to make sure black folk get an ID to vote though!
As I have always said let’s talk about it all!