Eight Twin Counties teams advance to state playoffs – Rocky Mount Telegram

Southern Nash’s football team won’t have any problems finding game tape of its first playoffs opponent.

The Big East Conference-winning Firebirds will take on conference rival Northern Nash this Friday, creating a rematch of the season finale between the two teams last week.

Eight Twin Counties squads advanced to the postseason after the North Carolina High School Athletic Association released its playoff seeding on Saturday. All four of the Nash County schools in the Big East — Southern Nash, Rocky Mount High, Nash Central and Northern Nash — landed in the 3-A bracket. SouthWest Edgecombe, which shook off a 1-5 start to win the Eastern Plains Conference and earn an automatic bid, will start at home in the 2-AA field. North Edgecombe and Rocky Mount Prep represent the Two Rivers 1A Conference in 1-A while the conference champ, Tarboro, is in 1-AA. All games will take place on Friday at 7:30 p.m. (Read more)

"N.C. Candidates for the Governor’s Seat-Should Stay Focused on the Evacuees of Hurricane Matthew "

With the apparent of uncertainty relative to the victor of the N.C. Governor’s Race.  It is with high hopes and genuine prayers that neither candidate becomes diverted from the ongoing emergency recovery process of the Evacuees devastated by ‘Hurricane Matthew’.

There are invalidated rumors circulating about a possible ‘State-County Buyout’ for individuals of Princeville?  This perspective was mentioned by an executive of F.E.M.A.’s  Washington DC office.

But it seems that there are some uncertainty regarding the immediate future, relative to housing assistance to those effected in catastrophe.  Irregardless whether it is going to be a NC General Assembly’s decision or not.  Some sound-clarity on the situation needs to be kept with transparency, on the front-burner.

Timing is of the utmost importance and it would be a honest, non political and a genuine display of humanity upon both candidates; if they stayed the course of taking care of the ‘people’s business’ first.

Please–in closing; don’t misconstrue this message as ‘our’ being ungrateful.  As God as our witness; we’re genuinely grateful and appreciative of the assistance already received from the authorities and the jurisdictions of which they preside over. I couldn’t imagine how we would have faired without their vital and critical assistance!

Submitted by
Milton Bullock of Princeville
On Behalf of the Displaced Evacuees

"Attention: Exclusively to-GOP’s Presidential Elect Donald Trump & ‘New SWAMP DRAINERS Advisiory Team’

“SWAMP Capital” of the USA____(aka) as Princeville, NC; the oldest settlement by proud and conscientious Blacks (Freed Slaves) prior of 1865 and oldest Chartered Township in 1885 in all of the United States of America! As a Liberal Minded, Independent Commissioner Milton Bullock (newly elected and oldest) currently serving in office. I’m very much satisfied with interests and high expectations of our newly President Elect Donald Trump and his duly assigned Advisors (known and tagged) as; “The Swamp Drainers!” My (knowing first hand the legacy and the history) of my birthplace Princeville North Carolina and its unpredictable past, present and future bouts with the random-floodwaters brought on through and by the non-retainable forces of ‘The Mighty Tar River Basin’!

For brevity; Newly GOP ‘Presidential Elect Donald Trump and his VP Pence appointed Cabinet’ will have 100% jurisdiction and controll over both chambers and awesome influential powers of The Supreme Court. In addition to more State Governor’s Offices in nearly a century! So when we accept the tagged name as “SWAMP DRAINERS” I personally gets a little excited in a most positive way. Even though Princeville is 99% percent African American there are other poor, indigenous cultures residing within the path and along the banks of the unpredictable Tar River! And beholding to his ‘campaigning pledge and promises’ that he intends to serve and value the lives of all Americans regardless of their ethnicity and their political party affiliations is being tested with this ‘imperative-invitation of emergency!

An invitation as a first display of his genuine-humanitarism; would be to come/send a team of ‘SWAMP DRAINERS’ representatives to assess and analyze the feasible task of circumnavigating the current route of the Tar River from the northern peak of (Person/Vance to Edgecombe, Pitt and Beaufort Counties dumping into The Pamlico Sound). As a public Servant (rarity in these days & times) with dire concerns for the lives of every community threaten by the ravaging flood waters of potential hurricanes and storms, once again this project would be the ideal demonstration (barring politics) for the new administration to examplify their genuine connectivity regarding the pledges and promises announced by our President; Elect Donald Trump.

To all’s concern: I look forward on behalf of all the citizens of NC who resides along these treacherous, unpredictable tributaries that with ‘Global Warming Signs’ being revealed each and everyday in some form of weather patterns; it is not about where or how the next catastrophic flood will occur; but more like WHEN and that is a sure fire fact-WHEN! Or better yet; it could be for the believers that we’re experiencing the fulfillment of ‘The Biblical Prophecies’ observe all the signs-believe it or NOT! Prayerfully and hopefully ‘The SWAMP DRAINERS’ will run across this ‘critical message of intervention’ and reach back to this concerned Commissioner with a response of concern as well as a sign of urgency. To God be All The Glory and Praise!

Submitted by
Commissioner Milton Bullock
Historical Princeville, NC