The Watch Dog response: Thank you Councilman Reuben Blackwell for your brief response on social media.
I usually don’t comment about local political issues because I do plenty of talking in the public square. First, if like to encourage Rocky Mount residents to actually come to meetings where information is completely and freely shared. If we’d educate ourselves we wouldn’t have to depend on people’s interpretations to define our positions. Secondly and respectfully, Rocky Mount does not compare in any way to Roanoke Rapids. This City Council did our homework. We didn’t depend on a star’s alcoholic brother to tell us anything. This Council and staff hired the BEST consultants in the country, visited and interviewed in-depth, at least 10 facilities in different cities to learn OURSELVES what has and has not worked. Third, we went to Wall Street and presented our business and finance plan and raised $40 million from banking investors around the world in half a day. And fourth, determined that we would further access one of the Fastest growing and recession insulated industries in America, Youth Sports. Rocky Mount already attracts 100,000 visitors a year in our outdoor sports park which equates to $12 million and hundreds of jobs for our City and region annually.
Fastest growing and recession insulated industries in America, Youth Sports. Rocky Mount already attracts 100,000 visitors a year in our outdoor sports park which equates to $12 million and hundreds of jobs for our City and region annually.
We are not halfway finished building and people, leagues and organizations are already inquiring and desiring to book space. Sixth, if HBO RealSports can feature us and congratulate us, I figure that I’m not really concerned about the Fake News that WHIG and their racist, sick, negative friends lie about on a regular. I just encourage everyone, and especially folk who want to see our City grow and prosper, to have as much faith in the people who fight for your health, wealth and prosperity everyday as you do to negative, myopic and intentionally misleading people with narrow minds, smaller agendas and no concern for you and your families’ well-being.
Guess I said enough and I’m not trying to embarrass or hurt anyone. Just want folks to know who is for you and who is not!
And Bronson Williams didn’t mean to hijack your page. Forgive me please.