Press Release: Edgecombe County Sheriff’s Office & Tarboro Police Department Arrest Khalil Wilkins After Observing Suspicious Behavior From A Person In East Tarboro


On 11/22/17, during a joint operation between the Edgecombe County Sheriff’s Office and Tarboro Police Department, Lieutenants Muse (ECSO) and Mann (TPD) observed suspicious behavior from a person in East Tarboro. The person sped away in a vehicle blowing through stop signs and eventually ending up on US 64 Bypass. Edgecombe County deputies got the person stopped at the US 64 Alternate exit in Rocky Mount.

When deputies approached the vehicle, they could smell a strong odor of marijuana coming from the car. Deputy Dozier removed the driver, Khalil Wilkins from the vehicle. A pistol was immediately observed in Wilkins’ seat. A check of the firearm showed that it was entered as stolen by the Duke University Campus Police. Wilkins was found to be a convicted felon. Wilkins has a pending charge of Possession of Firearm by Felon from Tarboro Police Department. Further search of the vehicle turned up a “brick” or 50 bags of heroin. Another 40 bags of heroin was found inside Wilkins’ pants at the magistrate’s office.

Detective Johnson charged Wilkins with Possession of Firearm by Felon, Possession of Stolen Gun, Trafficking Heroin, PWISD Heroin, Maintaining a Vehicle for Sale/Storage of Controlled Substance, and aggressive driving. He was placed in the Edgecombe County Detention Center under a $900,000 secured bond.

Sheriff Atkinson notes that combined efforts with other local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies are critical in fighting crime. Our office will continue to foster these partnerships to combat criminal elements in our jurisdiction. Sheriff Atkinson wants to thank Chief Webb and staff for their part in planning and implementing the operation that netted this arrest.

Condolences Goes Out To Rocky Mount Councilman/President Rocky Mount NAACP Pastor Andre Knight On The Passing Of His Father

imageThe father of Andre Knight/siblings and the husband of Virginia Knight Benjamin Knight imagehas expired. Pastor Benjamin Knight has been suffering with a long term illness for quite sometime and Andre has been committed to serving while also helping to take care of his dad.

Stay tuned for the arrangements coming soon possibly early next week.

Just Because They Got Caught Up In Sexual Harassment Don’t Blame Me!


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Some folk when they hang out with the good ole boys that do that kind of stuff they think they can do it too! They think they can do the things they do when it comes to money, sex and drugs and they can but when time catch up with their asses then they have to pay the price. So if they think they can do what they do just because, well I have no sympathy for them.

I have always said that politics don’t have to be dirty so play the game pay the price.

I have always said when I leave home a red flag goes up and I refuse to get involved in the game because that is what “they” want to see happen. I don’t hold any office but I consider myself a community activist and very outspoken.

Don’t blame me because one black man get caught up in their game. I ain’t in the game so until I get caught up don’t blame me.

Sexual harassment what is it? Well Black Women Caught Hell Back In The Day So Too Bad They Ain’t Alive To Tell Their Story

Is it these guys kept women from getting hired or promotions?

Is it these guys wanted these women for their side chick?

When does sexual harassment becomes sexual harassment?

Why do you wait so many years and since it has been a long time why now?

Wow can you imagine Black Women having to deal with not being able to be true to their husbands, separated from their families and more all because of SEX?

Wow! Just having an ignant moment!

Greenville Transportation Activity Center to be named for Congressman Butterfield – WITN

GREENVILLE, NC (WITN) Efforts by one North Carolina Congressman to secure funding for a future transportation hub here in the east will have resulted in the building being named after him.

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The Greenville City Council voted to name the Greenville Transportation Activity Center for First District Democrat Congressman G.K. Butterfield.

The project costs over $7.1 million — with local funds making up $800,000.

The majority of funding is from federal transportation grants.

The hub will be located on South Pitt Street and Bonners Lane and will provide a centrally located transfer facility where local and regional transportation services can connect.

Construction is expected to be completed on the 9,500 square foot facility in the spring of 2018.

NBC fires Matt Lauer after complaint about ‘inappropriate sexual behavior’ – CNN

Matt Lauer was fired from NBC News on Wednesday after an employee filed a complaint about “inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace,” the network announced.

Savannah Guthrie made the announcement at the top of the “Today” show. “We are devastated,” she said.

The “Today” show is one of the most popular and most profitable franchises on American television. Lauer was the cornerstone of the program for two decades.

So his sudden ouster came as a shock to viewers — but not as a complete surprise to his “Today” show colleagues. They knew that multiple news outlets were investigating Lauer’s off-camera conduct.

NBC News chairman Andrew Lack said in an early morning memo to staff that the complaint was filed on Monday night. Lack said it was the first complaint lodged against Lauer in his career at the network. But he also said “we were also presented with reason to believe this may not have been an isolated incident.” (CNN)

Lige Daughtridge & Johnny Cunningham Addresses Rocky Mount City Council During November 27, 2017 4:00 PM Monthly Meeting

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Click On Photo To See What Johnny Cunningham Had To Say Of Course He Is A Repeated Offender Talks About Gentrification Every Meeting

My videos don’t lie! And neither do I! Now let that drip!

Letter to editor: Thank You Rocky Mount City Council/Government

I want to thank the Rocky Mount City Council/Government for the great job they are doing.

I have been following the Rocky Mount City Council/Government since the early 90’s and I have seen you become more transparent.

I have worked in Rocky Mount for the past 30 years and I am happy to work in a city where they are doing some great things. I have numerous family and friends in Rocky Mount and I am the 2nd Vice President of the Rocky Mount NAACP and on the Edgecombe County Democratic Party Executive Committee. I have been very actively engaged in Rocky Mount Politics and community activities since the late 80’s so I know many, many folk including the Rocky Mount City Council/Government and residents.

I am so proud of the progress that you have made and are making in regards to forward progress in the Twin Counties. For many years the Edgecombe County side didn’t get much attention but I am so glad that you are bringing more balance to the Edgecombe County side.

Although every day we can read the local newspaper and see numerous negative comments under articles, I am so glad the positive outweigh the negative. There are a fraction of folk who have a problem with the current Rocky Mount City Council/Government who are set out daily to attempt to discredit them. But the fact that forward progress is happening can be found in the works that are in process such as The Old Rocky Mount Mills Project, the Downtown Facilities Center and other that are going on in the city.

It is time that all of the emphasis stop being put on the Rocky Mount City Council because the paid staff the Rocky Mount Government are doing some great work. Yes the Rocky Mount City Council governing them but without competent employees in place the Rocky Mount City Council/Government would not be making forward progress.

I challenge the citizens of Rocky Mount that appreciate the work of the Rocky Mount City Council/Government to start speaking up in the local paper and other so that the City will begin to get more positive publicity and be recognized by the state of NC but not limited to for the great work they are doing. Rocky Mount can be a role model for what can be done in towns across the state and nation.

Curmilus Dancy II Pinetops NC
2nd Vice President Rocky Mount NAACP

Obituaries: Kaquan Staton Tarboro NC, Arlene Marie Lancaster Formerly Of Pinetops NC, Demetrius Devon Everette Princeville NC

My condolences goes out to all of the families during their time of bereavement. 

Script.: Read Eccles. 3 and know, “To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven”

Song: Worthy Is He – Pastor Shawn Jones and the Alabama Spirituals 

Kaquan Staton Tarboro NC

Arlene Marie Lancaster Windsor Maryland formerly of Pinetops NC

Demetrius Devon Everett Princeville NC

Edgecombe nears deal to land firm – Rocky Mount Telegram

A so-far undisclosed company is close to finalizing a deal to open a multimillion dollar facility in the Kingsboro Industrial Park, which would mean 800 jobs for the area, according to local officials.

The Edgecombe County Board of Commissioners held a special closed session meeting last week, approving a memorandum of agreement, said Edgecombe County Manager Eric Evans.

“That is a non-binding agreement that spells out the incentives the board shows it’s willing to offer subject to this company making investments in the county and creating jobs,” Evans said. “We now await a final decision from the company. If and when they do, there will be a formal announcement. At that time, a formal agreement, aka an inducement agreement, will come before the board for approval. I can’t share the company name, but it would be 800 jobs and approximately $580 million in investments.” (Rocky Mount Telegram)

Rocky Mount City Council Meeting Monday November 27, 2017 See What They Mad About

My videos don’t lie! See what happened at the meeting for yourself. It is sad that the folk who have a problem with the makeup of the city council is always talking negative about the council/staff no matter what they do. The Rocky Mount City Council/Government are doing a great job making progress but certain folk read the Rocky Mount Telegram and then put their twist on what really happen at the meeting. The city manager Tom Rogers and Reuben Blackwell spoke to the item on the agenda that got folk panties in a wad. Don’t just take my word watch it for yourself courtesy of me The DCN News Blog Online TV. I don’t make mess up like they do.

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Obituaries: Arlene Lancaster formerly of Pinetops NC, Demetrius Devon Everett Princeville NC, Maggie Grimes Murray Tarboro NC

My condolences goes out to all of the families during their time of bereavement. 

Script.: Read Eccles. 3 and know, “To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven”

Song: Worthy Is He – Pastor Shawn Jones and the Alabama Spirituals 


Arlene Marie Lancaster Windsor Maryland formerly of Pinetops NC

Demetrius Devon Everett Princeville NC

Maggie Grimes Murray Tarboro NC