Rocky Mount NC – It Is A Damn Shame That The Haters Are Reporting Half-Trues Because They Have An Issue With Location Of The Event Center

Damn shame these ignant racists continue to attempt to discredit The Event Center even while it is almost half way through its completion. They are reporting half-trues because they act as if the Imperial Center, The Library, The Prime Smokehouse and other businesses are not within walking distance. Why these ignants have not shown us where crime has been connected to all the other businesses in the area? I can’t think of one but maybe I missed that part.

It is a damn shame that the racists have been alive and well trying to discredit whatever the black majority city council does however they act as if the whites (except one) on the council have been voting along with them also.

Damn since it is a fact that The Event Center is coming what is these ignant motives? Damn sure ain’t going to stop the work on the Event Center. So are they trying to discourage folk from attending the Event Center when it is completed?

Funny as hell these ignants talk about how the council spend money but they up here trying to get donations to report against whatever the city does. Damn when will good folk who read these ignants mess stop being silent on issues that matter? Why do you read this stuff and don’t say anything? Anyone who allow these ignants to go unchallenged are just as bad as them. Will you allow these ignants to go into 2018 promoting ignant mess that affect the Twin Counties? If you do and I know you are allowing them to promote half-trues I am going to call you out along with them. It is time for folk to stand up to the lies they tell.

Folk Silence Is Betrayal! I refuse to be SILENT!

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Obituary: Homegoing For Arthur L. Jackson Jr. Rocky Mount NC

My condolences goes out Shirley Jackson and the entire family of the late Arthur L. Jackson Jr. during their time of bereavement. I have been knowing Mr. Jackson nearly all of my life and the family was close friends to my family because my moma worked in the school system.

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

Song: The Storm Is Over Now – Kirk Franklin

The Obituary: Arthur L. Jackson Jr.

New facilities to boost local economy – Rocky Mount Telegram

The local economy in 2017 was bolstered by two major economic development announcements coming in a two-week span that will bring more than 900 jobs to the area.

The biggest news in the Twin Counties was the announcement by Triangle Tire Co., one of the largest Chinese tiremakers, making the largest ever manufacturing investment in rural North Carolina with a nearly $580 million in investment and the creation of 800 jobs coming to Edgecombe County by 2023 at the 1,449-acre Kingsboro megasite.

State economists said 70 percent of the jobs created in the state in 2017 went to the major metropolitan areas like the Triangle, the Triad and Charlotte. Gov. Roy Cooper said any jobs going to a rural area is significant. The Edgecombe County operation is expected to pay an average wage of $56,450, which is almost double the average wage of $32,642 in Edgecombe County. (Rocky Mount Telegram)

Edgecombe focuses on recovery – Rocky Mount Telegram

For Edgecombe County, 2017 was about recovery.

The county continued to pick up the pieces left by Hurricane Matthew while trying to climb out of the years-long economic slump that had hit everyone, especially Eastern North Carolina, hard.

The year kicked off with an announcement from James Knight that he soon would retire as sheriff. Knight was a longtime sheriff and the first black sheriff of Edgecombe County. Local Democrats got to choose his successor, leading to some in-fighting among party leadership.

Clee Atkinson, a retired trooper with the N.C. State Highway Patrol, was selected over two longtime deputies and a retired Rocky Mount police officer. Atkinson already has announced plans to run for the office when his appointed term expires. (Rocky Mount Telegram)

Long effort pays off for megasite – Rocky Mount Telegram

The Watch Dog response: Been a long time coming.

The recent milestone announcement of Chinese tire manufacturer Triangle Tire Co. bringing 800 jobs and nearly $580 million in investment to the Kingsboro megasite was the accomplishment of years of development and recruitment efforts by local officials and economic developers to finally land a major firm at the 1,449-acre site that was created to lure a large manufacturer to Edgecombe County.

“It’s great to believe in something for so long and be committed to it,” Edgecombe County Manager Eric Evans said. “I’m very happy for our (Edgecombe County) board of commissioners and a number of them have been on the board for a long time. This was a 20-or-more year process that started from someone having an idea of saying here is some land right here that’s well drained by the U.S. 64 bypass and has great access.” (Rocky Mount Telegram)

My 55th Birthday December 25, 2017

Thank you God for waking me up this morning to see another birthday the big 55.

On December 23rd I was videoed my cousin Felton & Shelia Dickens birthday dinner and surprised renewing of the vows. I got to enjoy the evening of some good food, fun and fellowship.

On December 24th I attended the Carolina Panthers Football game for the 2nd year in a row on Christmas Eve. I was able to get my hands on 4 tickets last year and was going to take my wife, son and his girlfriend but my son and his girlfriend had other plans so my since I had 4 tickets my best friend Otis Barnes and one of his church brothers came from Richmond Virginia and my cousin Gregory Horne rode with me. Them Panthers lost.

This year I was able to get 6 tickets so my wife, son and his girlfriend, my daughter and her boyfriend all went with me this year. It was really all about them having the opportunity to go to the game because I would have been ok. What a way to spend my birthday weekend with the family. And the main thing them Panthers won!

I want to thank those who make it possible for me to get the tickets this year for my birthday. My family and I will never forget December 24, 2017 however they may forget today December 25, 2017 my birthday! But that’s alright whatever makes them happy.

Well since I volunteer my time and resources throughout the year, I am going to rest up today and go back to work tomorrow. I could have just stayed home and got paid this week but I am going in and make that triple time so I can pay that $1000.00 car insurance because I carry my dad, wife and children. Ain’t God good he continues to make a way out of no way.

As I rest and celebrate my birthday today I want to wish each and everyone of you a Merry Christmas and enjoy your day!

Edgecombe to build training center– Rocky Mount Telegram

The Watch Dog response: This is fa bu lous ta stic! This reminds me of when I began my job at Honeywell Aerospace formerly Bendix in Rocky Mount 30 years ago I attended training at the training center across from Cummins Diesel formerly Consolidated Diesel Corporation in Whitakers.

As part of the agreement with Chinese manufacturer Triangle Tire Co. coming to the 1,449-acre Kingsboro megasite, Edgecombe County will be building a state-of-the-art advanced manufacturing training center at Kingsboro for the purpose of helping provide a strong workforce for the company.

The Golden LEAF Foundation’s board of directors recently announced it has given a $10 million grant to construct and equip the training center that will be owned and operated by Edgecombe Community College. ECC President Dr. Deborah Lamm said the college looks forward to being the education and training partner for Triangle Tire Co.

“The new advanced manufacturing center will enable college personnel to provide innovative pre-employment training for prospective employees and cutting-edge retooling and training for current employees to guarantee they meet the skill sets required by Triangle Tire,” Lamm said. “This modern, state-of-the-art facility will ensure the long-term success of Triangle Tire and its workforce.” (Rocky Mount Telegram)