CONTACT: Roosevelt Higgs
PHONE: (252) 907-8311
Date: January 19, 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Dems prepare to recommend Sheriff replacement
(TARBORO, NC) – The Edgecombe County Democratic Party announces its plans to replace long-time serving Democratic Sheriff James L. Knight, who recently announced he would be retiring at the end of February.
Edgecombe County Democratic Party Chairman Roosevelt Higgs stated, “We are extremely grateful for Sheriff Knight’s dedication and service to our county. He has kept us safe and served with distinction for a very long time. We are now putting plans in place to name the next sheriff.”
Pursuant to North Carolina General Statute 162-5.1, the executive committee of the Edgecombe County Democratic Party has 30 days after a vacancy is created to make a recommendation to the Edgecombe County Board of Commissioners. “We are now preparing to move forward, the Edgecombe County Democratic Party will convene the executive committee and intends to make a timely recommendation to the Board of Commissioners of an eligible resident who is committed to taking the department to the next level,” Higgs added.
According to Higgs, interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to Edgecombe County Democratic Party Secretary Glenda Knight. Copies will be provided to the members of the Edgecombe County Democratic Party Executive Committee for review and consideration.
“A meeting of the executive committee will be called in March. Members of the executive committee will be able to make nominations and those nominated will be provided an opportunity to address the executive committee prior to conducting a vote. It will be an open and transparent process,” Higgs stated. Interested candidates may mail their cover letter and resume to the Edgecombe County Democratic Party at PO Box 6774; Rocky Mount, North Carolina 27802. For more information, Edgecombe County Democratic Party Chairman Roosevelt Higgs may be contacted at (252) 907-8311.
If the Edgecombe County Democratic Party does not make a recommendation within 30 days after the vacancy, the Edgecombe County Board of Commissioners becomes eligible to fill it.
Sheriff Knight announced his retirement on January 5, after 20 years of leading the department.
NAACP Rocky Mount
The Rocky Mount Branch of the NAACP general Body meeting will be held on Thursday, January 26, 2017 at 7:00 pm in the NAACP conference room at OIC LOCATED at 402 E. Virginia St.
All members are encouraged to attend. For more information call the Branch Secretary, Clara Knight at 544-3519
Edgecombe/Nash County FOLK better worry about the ass kissing on the local where it begin and goes up. I been at the table, where were you? I seen the leaders who play both sides but you only know the side you see or hear about outside of the meetings. I have been calling out black, brown, white and other since the late 80s. I been in meetings sometime being the only person from the community speaking up for other folk. I been at the table with folk taking money from the good Ole boys to keep us right where we are.
This year I have no limits gonna take it to a new level so if folk don’t want to read what I say, need to hit delete today. Gonna give it to you as a grown ass man. I have invested too much time and resources which includes finances to allow folk to say mess that don’t make sense to me, I repeat to me.
If you gonna come out politically then state your opinion based on the facts.
I posted the following article on my blog “Edgecombe County Democratic Party Executive Committee Should Meet On March 1st To Recommend A Name To Present To County Commissioners For Sheriff Appointment” which automatically posted to my Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn social media pages on January 7, 2017. I still have not heard from but one candidate that is interested. I have heard a couple of names however I am not going to say who that person is until a couple of days from now.
Obviously folk don’t read The DCN News Blog Online TV and/or any of my social media sites because I had stated over the years that at anytime folk are running for office in Edgecombe County but not limited to because I have a vote either during the May Primary and November General Election you need to contact me. However because I am a Precinct Chair I also have a vote when it comes to certain appointments one being the Sheriff appointment. Some folk know and some do know that I played a major role in the appointment of Sheriff James Knight on the local but also statewide in the appointment of G.K. Butterfield to Congress and the election of Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II when he was elected President of the NC NAACP. Nope I ain’t nobody and only have on vote, however I do have a voice and a network.
While those Edgecombe County folk whom are focusing on Trump we need to be talking about the Sheriff appointment. Maybe you have not heard, maybe you don’t know and/or maybe you don’t care. Well I am telling you if you don’t know and I ask that you share the information with your family and friends because they may not receive my information. Some folk who don’t live on Edgecombe County side that have an audience such as pastors and other, you need to be sharing the information so they will be aware of what is fitting ready to take place after Sheriff Knight retires on February 28, 2017 a little over 30 days from today.
There are 21 Democratic Precincts in Edgecombe County and the chair and the vice chair can vote. There are numerous Democratic Party Elected Officials that have a vote. There are 6 Democratic Party Officers on the County Executive Committee. There may be some Ex-Officio members who may be able to vote and all of these folk are called the Edgecombe County Executive Committee that must come together and vote on a candidate. Once that is done the Edgecombe County Commissioners must appoint the name given to them.
All persons who are interested in the appointment need to contact Rev. Roosevelt Higgs (252) 907-8311 Democratic Party Chair and/or the secretary. I asked the secretary for the information and she said Rev. Higgs have it. I understand he has been asked for the information but he has not been willing to give it up. I don’t have time to play with him so I will not be contacting him. I know he will be be trying to hold off on the information so he can attempt to manipulate the process because I know how he works. But the information should be readily available for any Democrat in the county.
I would love to see the Edgecombe County Democratic Women hold a forum to ask anyone whom may be interested in the appointment. I suggest the ECDW because the Democratic Party under the leadership of Rev. Higgs has not held any type of forum other than being a party of the Edgecombe County Human Relations Commission.
Lastly do ya’ll know that the Sheriff runs the county? Folk this is a very, very, very serious appointment.
Now don’t get it twisted. I am not asking anyone to agree with me I am just putting the trues out there. I have no control over how folk receive information. I also ask folk to do their own homework because I do mines.
The challenge is on.
The autistic author Sparrow R. Jones said it well:
I am not mad at you that Clinton lost. I am unconcerned that we have different politics. And I don’t think less of you because you vote one way and I vote another. No… I think less of you because you watched an adult mock a disabled person in front of a crowd and still supported him. I think less of you because you saw a man spouting clear racism and backed him. I think less of you because you listened to him advocate for war crimes, and still thought he should run this country. I think less of you because you watched him equate a woman’s worth to her appearance and got on board. It isn’t your politics that I find repulsive. It is your personal willingness to support racism, sexism, and cruelty. You sided with a bully when it mattered and that is something I will never forget. So, no… you and I won’t be “coming together” to move forward or whatever. Trump disgusts me, but it is the fact that he doesn’t disgust you that will stick with me long after this election.
So why am I only hearing about Rep. Lewis not going?
So is that not their right to not attend?
Hell I remember how the good ole boys met right before President Obama took office and agreed not to support anything that he was going to ask for.
I ain’t even getting into when Trump and other Republicans and some Democrats said that President Obama was not legit. Damn but now Rep. Lewis and some others can’t feel some type of way.
Gov. Roy Cooper said Monday he sees an opening for another possible deal with legislative leaders to repeal House Bill 2.
In Charlotte to speak at the YMCA’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. holiday breakfast, the Democratic governor said he has been talking with GOP Senate leader Phil Berger and House Speaker Tim Moore since their last proposed deal collapsed in December.
“We’ve had it out. A couple of times, we’ve talked,” Cooper told reporters after the breakfast. “They certainly do want to move forward in some way.” (Read more)