Timeline: Rocky Mount City Manager Rochelle Small-Toney Under Fire Via Rocky Mount Telegram


The Political Agitator’s response: Updated: I have found the City Manager to be very professional and she has been doing a great job in my opinion. However, I am not on the inside and not a council person but as an activist I am pleased with what I have seen. The haters have actually done her some good because she has been in the spotlight and the outcome has been Fa bu lous tastic!

I have not been a fan of the City Manager and has never held a conversation with her. It is just something about her. However she sounded very professional in the meetings that I have been in her presence. I support the good that folk do and I call them out on the mess they do. I have read stuff about her since her name was 1st mentioned about her being in the run for city manager. Someone said how did they hire this woman with her background? I said to the person so if you had a background would you not want someone to give you a chance? I said some folk change. You would think folk would change and not continue to do mess after being given another chance. I act on the facts as presented but I need to hear from everyone involved and also be able to match what they say to the policy and procedures. I hope to learn more about the allegations from now to Monday when the next council meeting.

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Last Update: October 15, 2019
Knight critic offers congratulations 
City’s spokeswoman turns in resignation 
Council to hear utilities cost update 
Third-place finisher declines to endorse mayoral runoff candidate 
Runoff election to choose next mayor
 
Daughtridge cruises to big win in Ward 5 
Walker defeats Williams in Ward 4 race 
Knight re-elected to fifth term on council 
Joyner defeats two challengers in Ward 3 race 
City Main Street chief ousted 
Rocky Mount NC – Sandy Roberson Financial Report For Rocky Mount Mayoral Election 
*Letter to the Editor: Joyner’s letter tries to deceive Ward 3 voters 
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Letter to the Editor: Unity conference promotes divisiveness
Downtown plans await state’s OK 
Early voting draws big turnout
Council candidate evicted from city-owned building 
City to host Hispanic community meeting 
“Someone took my face and put it on the face of Jesus Christ,” he said. “What they meant for evil or being funny, I didn’t take it as that.” CBS 17
Letter to the Editor: Candidate’s race should not be a factor in voting (Hell Yeah Race Matters) 
City cracks down on dilapidated buildings 
Fire departments win video contest 
Candidates offer ideas to promote unity 
Nash GOP denies ballot allegations 
Downtown Ratio study still stalled 
In Response To Ignant Tarrick Dinell Pittman To My Report On Andre Knight And All American City Protest 
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Letter to the Editor: Unity depends on promoting equity 
Carleton House put up for sale (The True Message Around This Finally Coming To A Head) 
Sample ballot fuels speculation (Damn But Gwen Wilkins Said The Ballot Was Ok) 
United Rocky Mount Press Conference (Sandy Claus Coming To Town) Rocky Mount City Council Election Heats Up! 
City Council Race Heats Up With Sandy Claus (Sandy Roberson) vs The Grinch (Andre Knight) 
Press Release: GOTV Rallies Heat Up Rocky Mount Elections 
*Letter to the Editor: Re-elect Knight to City Council 
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Unity event assails mayoral candidate 
Candidates discuss gentrification
*Letter to the Editor: Democracy depends on social progress 
Man chides council over 9/11 
City residents review corridor study 
City signs termination deal with Faulcon 
Councilman responds to man’s criticism 
Closed session linked to Event Center 
Council to revoke demolition ban 
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Letter to the Editor: Promote unity over division 
Candidates discuss jobless rate 
Council candidates pledge accessibility
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Letter to the Editor: Outrage over inductee unwarranted 
*Letter to the Editor: Building more jails not the answer 
New fire chief officially sworn in 
City faces housing challenges 
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Letter to the Editor: Voters should evaluate candidates carefully 
City panel aims to oust member 
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Letter to the Editor: Criticism of three councilmen unfounded 
Councilman objects to Hall of Fame inductee 
Meeting to target corridor study 
Residents sound off to council 
City looks to replace embattled official 
City resident lambasts councilmen 
Study targets Atlantic Street area 
Council to discuss historic preservation panel
Letter to the Editor: Joyner puts people first 
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Letter to the Editor: Council silent on ACL petition
 
Council to discuss historic preservation panel 
School campaign rules clarified 
City targets run-down commercial buildings 
City plans boat ramp, park upgrades 
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Letter to the Editor: Council critics offer no alternatives 
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Letter to the Editor: City event appears meant for candidate 
Council OKs recruitment deal 
City man, councilman at odds during meeting 
City to release utility studies 
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Letter to the Editor: Government assistance crucial for society 
Council to hear report on water system 
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Letter to the Editor: City Council’s work is documented 
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Letter to the Editor: Change, diversity not at odds 
Mayoral hopefuls outline views 
Candidate walks away from debate 
State auditor outlines staffing challenges 
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Letter to the Editor: ‘Change for the good’ is subjective 
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Letter to the Editor: Racism still permeates society 
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Letter to the Editor: County rivalry impedes progress for all 
*Letter to the Editor: Your race card has been declined 
Council OKs downtown development deal 
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Letter to the Editor: City officials must earn public’s trust 
Other board meetings not broadcast 
City plans no meeting broadcasts 
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Letter to the Editor: Change good for Rocky Mount 
City remains mum about Faulcon’s future 
Council candidate loses court fight with city 
Mayor warns about public comments 
Council hears input on hotel project 
Rocky Mount council defends city water system; Wilson Energy leader warned of looming needs
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Council grilled about water issues 
*Letter to the Editor: Trump making nothing ‘great’ 
City election races all contested
*Letter to the Editor: Robbery won’t deter local business owner 
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Letter to the Editor: Nash residents support smart investments
 
Council seeks more input on downtown project 
Arrest warrant issued for council candidate 
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Letter to the Editor: Twin Counties intertwined
*Letter to the Editor: Race influences downtown debate 
City receives swiftwater rescue gear 
Candidate assaulted during robbery 
Downtown rehab funds awarded 
Knight files for re-election to council 
Developers tout downtown project 
Planning board approves new hotel
 
Jobless rate rises across area, state 
Council OKs parking deck funds 
Councilman launches election campaign 
First woman tapped as water supervisor 
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Letter to the Editor: Action against Faulcon overdue 
One-way streets vex motorists 
Hearing to discuss hotel project 
Elections 2019 Candidates flock to file for election
City offers home repair help 
Critics pan downtown hotel plans – Rocky Mount Telegram (LJK) 
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Letter to the Editor: Hotel development questions mount 
Hotel fiscal projections ambiguous
City firefighters, auditor resign 
Consultant fees mount for hotel 
Parking deck costs shift 
Mercer tapped to be new fire chief 
Tarboro seeks Main Street accreditation 
Downtown hotel details remain murky 
City budget targets downtown needs 
Embattled city official put on leave pending probe 
Developer touts downtown hotel project 
City lacks Main Street accreditation 
Downtown efforts lack social media presence 
Candidate filing period to begin 
Council OKs downtown hotel plans 
Man complains that cop shot dog 
Panel questions vacant city post 
Trophy shop to leave downtown 
New hotels move ahead with plans 
Council set to vote on budget 
City official visits China
 
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Letter to the Editor: Event Center has unseen pitfalls
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Letter to the Editor: Facts really do matter
 
City receives arts grant 
Fourth candidate seeks Ward 3 seat 
Business leaders upbeat about economy
 
City, Edgecombe hike funding for gateway partnership 
Residents raise concerns to council 
Former candidate mulls council run 
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Letter to the Editor: Message for City Council 
Council set for budget discussion 
City works to improve morale 
Longtime city department head resigns 
Downtown hotel project moves forward 
Residents sound off to council 
Council to weigh property leases
 
City puts focus on downtown incentives 
Columnist
It’s time to quit on current city government
*Letter to the Editor: Hotel plan raises questions

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Letter to the Editor: Council critics offer nothing 
No tax hike in city budget plan 
Local developer arrested at City Hall 
Council focuses on City Hall security 
Bid process tilts project to developer 
Judge recuses self from city lawsuit 
Candidates differ over results of city probe 
Probe of city reports no wrongdoing 
Audit finds $450K repaid to HUD 
City critic weighs run for council 
City targets internet gaming
City probe on council’s agenda 
City nixes repair work 
Blackwell appointed to state medical institute 
Car wash to fund beach trip 
Celebrity chef joins Event Center 
ECC chides city over parking 
Longtime downtown store to move 
Residents jeer council at meeting 
Columnist
‘Grown and Sexy’ is all about marketing 
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Letter to the Editor: Dancy won’t be silenced 
Buried HUD report cited fiscal woes 
Emails show intent about parking lots 
Event Center to host state gymnastics championships 
City emails shine light on secrets 
Gateway leaders chide Nash withdrawal 
City panel reaches out to Latinos 
*Letter to the Editor: Racial understanding still elusive 
Event center staff reports full schedule 
Commission member to step down 
Council OKs Douglas block buyout 
Top cops target misperceptions 
*Letter to the Editor: New city officials should be fiscally responsible 
Housing site faces environmental concerns 
Nash to leave partnership 
Business leaders urge Nash County board to stay with partnership 
New event center manager hired 
City Hall probe nears end 
Council to consider grant application 
City to disperse facade grants 
Commission hears from Latinos 
*Columnist If not gentrification, what is the vision? 
Downtown investor receives award 
*Letter to the Editor: How did we get to this point?
Facade grant program to begin  
*Letter to the Editor: City councilman plays the victim
City departments reorganized 
Robinson named new top cop 
No answers to cold case unit queries 
Betts still sees bright future for city
Business owner seeks Ward 1 seat 
Petition targets downtown development 
Knight shrugs off recent criticism 
*Letter to the Editor: Harris story hits mark 
Council to revisit board’s residency rule 
Probe underway into City Hall 
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Letter to the Editor: Who are the real racists? 
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Letter to the Editor: Who is benefiting? 
Council critic seeks open seat
 
City plans demolitions 
Pet store to move out of downtown
 
Council scrutinizes downtown plans
 
Council studies housing
 
City amends truck ban ordinance
 
*Letter to the Editor: Nothing negative said about Harris 
Blog post creates Facebook frenzy
Residency of officials questioned
Ex-fire chief fights City Hall 
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Letter to the Editor: An exciting time for local economy
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Letter to the Editor: We won’t be fooled 
Downtown merchants look to future 
*Letter to the Editor: State auditor should investigate city 
City studies downtown parking 
Nash sheriff refutes statements by Combs, Lamb 
Downtown hotel deal announced 
Small-Toney given firing orders 
*Letter to the Editor: Follow the money 
City official scrambled to establish residency 
Woman organizes prayer vigil for city 
Downtown club lacks ABC permit 
Fate of hotel revitalization grant uncertain 
Man breathes life into neighborhood 
Fire chief to take early retirement 
Development strategies discussed 
*Letter to the Editor: Pray for City Council members 
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Letter to the Editor: Residents must work for change 
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Letter to the Editor: Event Center a waste of money 
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Letter to the Editor: City manager not held accountable 
Residents sound off to council
Mayor David Combs statement from Jan. 28 Rocky Mount City Council meeting: 
Tom Rogers, Mayor Pro Tem’s statement from Jan. 28 Rocky Mount City Council meeting:
City manager to keep her job 
*Letter to the Editor: Fix the city now
Staff warned council about issues
*Columnist Blog post creates Facebook frenzy 
*Columnist My heart is in Rocky Mount 
*Columnist
Waiting for City Council to do the right thing 
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Letter to the Editor: It’s about competency, not race
City audits prove ineffective
Downtown business owner fights city
New city hire faced allegations in Sharpsburg
Council to discuss city manager
Event rallies support for city manager
*Letter to the Editor: Trust council to do the right thing
City loses millions in funding
Miller disputes ‘unanimous’ vote for manager
Fiscal mismanagement spurs federal scrutiny 
Council delays decision on city manager 
City manager faced same allegations
City manager’s office remodeling irks council 
City official’s misstep costs taxpayers $182K 
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Letter to the Editor: City manager situation untenable 
City official still lives out of state 
Another city official resigns 
New parks director named 
City settles discrimination suit 
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Letter to the Editor: Police chief search decision disturbing 
Police chief search traverses troubled waters 

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