Hurricane Matthews: Pinetops – Flood Recovery Meeting Wednesday November 2, 2016

There will be a flood recovery meeting on Wednesday November 2, 2016 6:00 PM at Pines Chapel Missionary Baptist Church Pinetops NC.

Resources such as FEMA, SBA, Billy Graham/Samaritans and other will be available to help flood victims.

CNN Parts Ways With Donna Brazile, a Hillary Clinton Supporter – New York Times

The Watch Dog: Now if this is true then Brazile will receive The DCN Super Ignant Award. One would think that highly educated folk would know better than to do something that can be traceable.

CNN has severed ties with the Democratic strategist Donna Brazile, after hacked emails from WikiLeaks showed that she shared questions for CNN-sponsored candidate events in advance with friends on Hillary Clinton’s campaign.

Ms. Brazile, a veteran political analyst for the network, was already on leave from CNN since becoming interim chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee. On Monday, CNN said it had accepted her formal resignation on Oct. 14.

“We are completely uncomfortable with what we have learned about her interactions with the Clinton campaign while she was a CNN contributor,” Lauren Pratapas, a network spokeswoman, said in a statement. (New York Times)

Hurricane Matthews: Princeville NC – Flood Recovery Meeting Tuesday November 1, 2016 7 PM

Princeville Town Government will be hosting a flood recovery meeting on Tuesday November 1, 2016 7:00 PM at Tarboro High School.

Resources such as FEMA, SBA, Billy Graham/Samaritans and other will be available to help flood victims.

NAACP to hold annual awareness banquet – Rocky Mount Telegram

The Rocky Mount branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is set to hold the organization’s annual event aimed to keep the community aware of pressing social, political and civil issues, while also recognizing several local minority trailblazers who have made a positive difference in the community within the areas of civil rights and civic engagement.

Andre Knight, president of the Rocky Mount NAACP branch, said the annual Freedom Fund Banquet also will incorporate the local branch’s combine the traditional Image Awards. While the event generally has been held at the Imperial Centre for the Arts & Sciences, this year it has been moved to accommodate an anticipated larger crowd at Greater Joy Baptist Church on Nashville Road. (Rocky Mount Telegram)

Council to hold special public meeting – Rocky Mount Telegram

The Watch Dog response: I am looking forward to the construction of the DCF.

The Rocky Mount City Council will let locals voice their opinion on the Downtown Community Facility on Tuesday in a special public meeting.

The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. on the third floor of the Frederick E. Turnage Administrative Building. The facility has been a point of contention for residents for many years. The most recent series of city council meetings have seen the facility taking one step forward after another but not without some resistance.

Councilman W.B. Bullock has been the only member of the city council to vote against measures related to the center. Bullock has said outright that he is not against the center, but the timing of the move to build the center. That is a sentiment that has been shared by local businessman Lige Daughtridge. (Rocky Mount Telegram)

Hurricane Matthews: Today Is The 1st Day I Have Seen My Wife And Daughter Since October 7, 2016 One Day Before The Flood

Today I traveled to New Bern NC to pick up my wife. I had took her to New Bern On Friday October 7 because she has been spending time with her mother. I was unable to get there for 2 weeks because of the flooding in that area such as Kinston NC. And then because of here schedule and my schedule I couldn’t get there last weekend.

Today I finally got my dad registered with FEMA after having some issues with registration.

My wife and I are at the Wash House doing laundry, oh I am on the computer. LOL!

I had not told my wife that my dad was at the house because at first he was with his sister. I didn’t want her worrying about him being there and she had not been to the house to fix things. So as we were leaving Greenville late this evening I told her. And she went off on me because she said why I didn’t tell her so she could have came home last weekend but I told her she had some business to handle in New Bern and I was trying to handle my business here with my son and my dad. She come in rearranging things to make my dad comfortable.

Well I am going to work my wife before she goes back to New Bern in a couple of days and where it will be her mother and my daughter and me, my dad and my son on this end.

In times like these this is when family suppose to stick together.

On tomorrow I suppose to meet with some contractors to get estimates of what it is going to take to put the house back together. My dad has a doctor’s appointment and I hope FEMA call while I am out so maybe I can take care of numerous things on tomorrow.

I sure hope things get back to some type of normalcy soon however it is what it is. We have to do what we have to do especially taking care of our parents.

It is a blessing to have parents and to be able to do for them.

Tarboro council selects pro tem mayor – Rocky Mount Telegram

By Lindell John Kay
Staff Writer

Saturday, October 29, 2016

TARBORO — A first-term councilman has been tapped as the town’s new leader.

Councilman Leo Taylor has been selected by the town council to serve as mayor pro tem.

The council’s former Mayor Pro Tem Taro Knight stepped down at the same meeting, citing his battle with cancer.

Mayor Rick Page resigned earlier this year. With no mayor, the mayor pro tem will conduct town meetings and represent the town with outside entities. (Rocky Mount Telegram)