Council to revisit board’s residency rule because of Curmilus Dancy II – Rocky Mount Telegram

The following is very very lengthy so read slowly and/or read it more than once so you will get it.

“I Been Me They Been Mad”

Making sure you recieved questions and whether you are able to respond by noon Thursday.

7:44 PM

Lindell Kay

Ok. So after complaining that I didn’t contact you about a story years ago, you have chosen to ignore me now when a story really is about you. Share this message like the rest so folk can see that Dancy chose not to comment when they read the story about your illegal appointment in Saturday’s newspaper.

Seen by Lindell Kay at 7:44 PM

9:41 PM

Nope didn’t complaint just stated a fact. It ain’t been years ago only, most recent just last year. Hell yeah I ignored you because I can. I have no problem with sharing the message but damn ignant you will incorporate it in the story. I can’t wait to read it. Just do the damn thing!

Seen by Lindell Kay at 9:47 PM

I’m a jackleg who should be fired, remember? I take a little longer to do things…


Hell yeah I remember. I documented it, do you remember? I stand behind it then and I stand behind it now jackleg. Now CDII that part!


I admit I had to look up jackleg to male sure it meant what I thought it did. Nice use of words.

I feel bad for you that you see enemies where they don’t exist like a modern day Don Quixote. But it is what it is. I’m a professional jackleg and you’re an amateur agitator. Ain’t we both content. Good night. God bless you.


Don’t feel bad for me because I am just fine.

Copy and paste where I have said I seen you and any of the Special C’s as my enemies. “I have no permanent friends no permanent enemies only permanent interest!” I have stated that over and over and over and over again.

I stand by you are a jackleg so you can add to and take away whatever. I have no control over how you see yourself and got sense enough not to attempt to do such.

Also I have no control over how you see me so that does not matter. You see unlike you and your Special C friends, ya’ll just don’t get it because I recognize and understand that I have no control over what ya’ll think about me. But just because ya’ll say it don’t make it fact.

You say, “Ain’t we both content?” How ignant because I can’t answer for you. However I am content and loving every minute of you trolling my inbox trying to get me to respond to you. I repeat just do the damn thing!



I like that sad face.

Previous messages leading up to the above.

I have been waiting to see the Lindell Kay story about me in the Telegram. I posted a recently I am waiting for the next story and this is the story I was talking about. I had heard about he and the crew doing a story about me so interesting he is trying to reach out to me via email. Really!

Tonight makes the 2nd time he has sent me a message and the Good ole boys have sent him after me.

Funny how when I asked him did he want to sit down and talk about all those I named since he said me saying certain things was racist, he said nope.

Read the following and see what is coming soon in the paper.

I am quite sure Lindell is still listening to Rev. Roosevelt Higgs. LMBAO!

You and Lindell aren’t connected on Facebook

8/14/17, 11:01 PM

Lindell added you on Messenger.

Critics slam Confederate monument – Rocky Mount Telegram

Rocky Mount residents and members of the City Council said it’s time to topple a Confederate monument on Falls Road in the wake of tragic events in Virginia involving white supremacists clashing with anti-protesters.

8/15/17, 12:45 AM

You can now call each other and see information like Active Status and when you’ve read messages.


8/17/17, 10:39 AM

I’m writing about monument in Tarboro for the weekly. Would you talk to me about wanting it coming down?

I would but what you don’t know about me is I don’t like to start the conversation because I recognize and understand that the conversation becomes about me. I appreciate the offer though.

I do appreciate and thank you for reporting what is going on in the now.

Cool. Know anyone in Edge outside of RM that want to talk?

Let me check.

8/30/17, 4:14 AM

TV shows to feature new Telegram series – Rocky Mount Telegram

Staff writer Lindell Kay will appear on two local news programs to discuss the first article about Denise Williams, a Rocky Mount woman who disappeared and was later found dead in 2003.

8/30/17, 6:25 AM

Great! Will look at WHIG -TV when it comes on that night and will look at WNCR live.

10/19/17, 10:38 PM

In your recent rant about WHIG, you come across as pretty racist. You might want to check yourself. I don’t know why you define it as a “white show.” And why is everyone you disagree with an “ignant ass.” Can’t we all just get along, Curmilus?

Recent rant I been calling their ignant asses out over the years so didn’t just begin now. You check your damn self because it is you who did articles on me without contacting me but typical of certain journalist. Always have been a white show if you say so because I don’t recall calling it that especially when I am calling out 2 ignant ass black folk that call in with accusations without any proof. I will not allow ignant ass white folk and ignant ass black folk to attempt to discredit black folk and/or white folk when I know they are making accusations about them and has no proof but just throwing out mess and WHIG-TV and I named the Telegram and The Community Council. I stand behind what I say. I get along with anyone that are about truth.


Do you want to sit down and talk about my issues with all that I have named sir?

10/20/17, 2:01 AM


I knew that would be your response that is why I asked. However why did you see the need to contact me about WHIG-TV since I didn’t mention you?

Just an observation. Nothing to do with WHIG. Been following you on Facebook for a while now and see that EVERYTHING is about race to you. Just pointing that out.

10/20/17, 5:31 AM

That is a lie because the last time I checked I call out black folk as well as white. But the problem is some folk have a problem when black folk ain’t afraid to talk about issues and call it as is.

10/20/17, 12:06 PM

I’m happy to talk about the issues. And I greatly respect you for what you do. I truly believe you help our community by exposing things and agitating the political process. But saying things like “white show” is racist. What if I called Bronson’s show a “black show” in the same derogatory manner? You’d be all over that.

If you are correct let the trues fall where they lie. I used to be on that station Wednesday nights 9 – 11 PM. I used to have a radio talk Show on WCPS in Tarboro on Wednesday from 4 – 5 PM. Bronson em do not allow folk to call in with accusations against white folk or anyone.

Had my own talk Show over there where Bronson is and my show was a hell of a lot better.

I’m sure it was. In not defending WHIG at all. I don’t line up politically with them at all.

No problem but like I said I know the history. But we can get together whenever.

Today February 25, 2019

9:43 PM

Mr. Dancy, I missed you at the meeting today. I had questions for you related to the city’s Human Relations Commission. If you provide an email address I will send them to you tomorrow.

What kind of questions?

Pertaining to what?

I presented questions to the city today about you serving on the commission while not being a resident of RM, which is required by city code. I also asked whether certain online statements made by you are in line with the commission’s purpose of respect and harmony. Happy to send you everything, but I need an email address.

Gene Metrick has my email how do you think I have been sending letters to editor? Plus you follow my blog and all of my contact information is there. But since that was too hard my email address is

Thanks. I wanted from you as an acknowledgement I would be sending it. While I have mentioned you in previous stories I’ve never written about you. Since this story will be about you I wanted to make sure you have a chance to respond. Thanks.

Hell if you mentioned me in the others they were about me may not been totally but you were trying to get a point across as it relates to me and my boldness. Oh so now you want to say you acknowledged me but do you not remember this is not the 1st time you have messaged me? Well I am going to help you remember. Ya’ll always trying to silence black folk who ain’t afraid to speak truth to power.

Never said we haven’t messaged. I have all the messages, same as you. Who is “y’all?” I’m not trying to silence you. We allow you comment – even insult me – on the Telegram website. And we run your letters to the editor. What are you talking about? You are free to say and do as you please. I’m questioning the city for allowing you to serve while 1) it’s an illegal appointment and 2) your racial slurs and divisive language isn’t in line with the city’s human relations commission purpose of harmony. No go tell that.

Hey, thanks for posting our private conversation on your public page. I had forgotten all the racist statements you had made. In that last post I left out the w in now when I meant to say NOW GO TELL THAT!

The following is about as ignant as it gets. I can’t wait to read his article in Saturday’s paper.

——– Original message ——–

From: Lindell Kay <>

Date: 2/26/19 15:52 (GMT-05:00)

To: Curmilus Dancy II <>

Subject: Human Relations

Questions for Curmilus Dancy in reference to the Rocky Mount Human Relations Commission.

Mr. Dancy you serve on the city’s Human Relations Commission. According to the city’s Code of Ordinances Division 4, all members of the commission must be residents of Rocky Mount.

How were you appointed to this commission and how have you served for approximately a year in violation of the city code?

Beyond the technical reason you shouldn’t serve on the commission there is a question of your public online statements.

  • You make repeated reference to “Special C’s” and “Safe Black Folk.” How is this in keeping with the commission’s purpose of promoting harmony?

  • You celebrated the loss of downtown business with racial language. How is this in keeping with the commission’s purpose of promoting respect?

  • You posted what appears to be a warning to Troy Davis, a citizen who spoke out. How is this in keeping with the commission’s purpose of promoting understanding.

  • You posted an allegation about a woman engaged in extramarital affairs. How is this in keeping with simple human decency?

    Please provide answers by noon Thursday.


    Lindell Kay
    Award-Winning Political Reporter
    -Rocky Mount Telegram
    Award-Winning Investigative Reporter
    -The Tarboro Weekly

    Council to revisit board’s residency rule

    The Rocky Mount City Council will soon decide whether to excuse a city commission member appointed in violation of city municipal code or rewrite the rules to allow him to stay.

    Curmilus Dancy has served on the Rocky Mount Human Relations Commission for nearly a year. He’s the designated representative of the local NAACP.

    I was asked to serve on the Human Relations Commission and I accepted it. I served on the N.E.E.D. Inc. board and served as Vice Chair in the early 90’s. I served via the NAACP and then the latter part I served via the Edgecombe County Commissioners.

    His appointment is a violation of the city ordinance that established the commission. Dancy lives in Pinetops. All 13 members of the commission are required to live within the city limits, according to Section 2, Division 4 of the city’s Code of Ordinances, which established the commission.

    Incorrect: I live in Tarboro NC, I receive my mail at a Post Office Box in Pinetops something I have done dating back to the late 90’s. However I own a house in Pinetops and Tarboro.

    Speaking through city spokeswoman Tameka Kenan-Norman, Mayor Pro Tem Tom Rogers said the council will soon determine a course of action.

    “The council will look into this matter at an upcoming council meeting,” Rogers said.

    I have no problem with whatever the course of action is because I started out following the Rocky Mount Human Relations attending their meetings faithfully back in the early 90’s. I will continue to attend the meetings and video them something I started at the February meeting.

    Councilman Andre Knight, who is also president of the local chapter of the NAACP, said since Dancy was to be the NAACP representative, he didn’t consider the residency requirement when passing along the organization’s recommendation to the city clerk.

    After the residency requirement was pointed out to Knight by the Telegram, he said the council would just have to change it.

    “It’s an ordinance, we make changes to those all the time,” Knight said. “It’s what the council does.”

    While he doesn’t live in Rocky Mount, Dancy has ties to the city. He is a longtime employee at Honeywell and has been active in politics since the 1980s.

    Nash County Commissioner Mary Wells, who serves as chairwoman of the commission, said she objected to Dancy’s placement on the board due to his residency status when he was appointed, but she was ignored by City Hall.

    This is the 1st time I have heard this coming from Mrs. Wells when she was the Nash County Democratic Party Chair who I have dealt with over the years as I used to video the Nash County Democratic Party annual dinner at no charge for several years. I was the Edgecombe County Democratic Party Chair during some of that time.

    I had heard that someone had an issue with me being on the council. I was going to address it when we had a regular monthly meeting however we went about 3 months without having a regular monthly meeting. I called the Human Relations Director and told him I hoped we would have a meeting in the near future however we were meeting around the Confederate Monument. When we had a regular monthly meeting and I brought it up, no one, I repeat no one said a word and we moved on with the agenda.

    But it’s not just a residency requirement that has commission members worried.

    This was not an issue until Lindell Kay approached them and also I would say that Attorney Steve Stevenson played a major role with Lindell bringing this to the forefront.

    “I get along fine with Mr. Dancy,” Wells said. “But with him, it’s always a race issue when sometimes it just comes down to common sense.”

    Wow! Mrs. Wells I find your comments to be ludicrous and quite bit appalling because I thought we had a better relationship than this. Maybe that is why your son said to me recently at a ballgame while he, myself and some others were talking that he was going to tell you I was talking about you. I took that as a joke and still take that as a joke because I am not going to even allow this mess to come between you and I however I have no control over how you let it affect our relationship.

    What I do find funny as hell though is you did pay me to come to Red Oak and let me video the renewing of your vows years ago.

    But the most recent that tickles the hell out of me is you recognized me during our January meeting that you read on my Facebook page that I read on Facebook and a white female from Tarboro had posted that she was in Greenville at Vidant Hospital and she needed a ride to Tarboro to change clothes, get something to eat and get her vehicle so she could go back to spend the night at the hospital. Well I responded and told the female I would come get her but I had to take a shower and get dressed on this was around 6 PM. on a raining night. I was working 3rd shift at that time during some training. I told the female that I was heading to Greenville but if someone comes before I get there just let me know. Well I ended up going to Greenville, stopped her by a hotdog place and she got her something to eat. I took her to Tarboro and didn’t charge her a dime. I even took a chance on going because I was in the process of ordering me some tires for my vehicle. So I left home, went to Greenville, took her to main street in Tarboro and then I went back home and then went to work in Rocky Mount around 10:30 PM.

    Mrs. Well said this is what we suppose to do help folk out when in need.

    Another member of the commission said Dancy’s presence has had a chilling effect at monthly meetings.

    I know this is Attorney Steve Stevenson because I have challenged him on several occasions and he can’t take it. However he and I go way back from dealing with him at WNCR-TV. During our February meeting I challenged him. However it is another white female on the commission that can’t take me either because I am a professional in meetings and I say what need to be said.

    The stated purpose of the commission is to promote understanding, respect and harmony among all people.

    Dancy appears to contradict all three tenets with his public online statements.

    Here we go, this is a Lindell Kay thingy because his inbox to me dating back to 2017 and most recently this week shows you who are driving this b.s.

    Dancy operates a website and Facebook page on which he brags about being an agitator. He makes repeated references to white people being “Special C’s” and black people that he disagrees with are labeled “Safe Black Folk.”

    How do Lindell Kay can say I brag about being an agitator? It is a fact. I have been doing what I do since the late 80’s speaking out on issues. I started out doing a news letter online until I was introduced to blogging by a former Rocky Mount Telegram Reporter George Chidi back in the early 2000’s.

    Dancy told a black resident who spoke out about City Hall to remember where he came from. “…folk better not get ignant and forget who have helped them along the way,” Dancy posted to an online Telegram article.

    Look at how Lindell Kay twisted this remember up above this is what he said in one of his bullets, “You posted what appears to be a warning to Troy Davis, a citizen who spoke out. How is this in keeping with the commission’s purpose of promoting understanding.” I called Troy and asked him what in the hell was Lindell Kay talking about? He said he didn’t know.

    On Feb. 15, Dancy shared a Facebook meme that states: “Sometimes you gotta do shit the old you would do. So mfers know not to play with the new you!”

    The meme was accompanied by Dancy’s internet catchphrase “Ab so damn lute ly!”

    Damn Lindell Kay I am a grown ass 56 year old man so what is your point?

    Dancy posted his philosophy on rules: “They always change the rules, once we learn the system they want to change it. The system works when you work the system. Some of us are damn good at it and that is what pisses them the hell off. Well! They may as well get the hell over it because some of us know how to work it and stay legal.”

    So Lindell Kay what is wrong with that?

    Dancy’s internet rhetoric goes beyond racially intoned language into misogyny. When a white businesswomen announced she was leaving downtown, Dancy’s online reaction was: “glad to see you are leaving from downtown don’t need you down there.” He titled his post “Another one bites the dust.”

    Lindell Kay this white female sent me a Friend Request some time ago and I accepted it. She made some comments on my page and other pages and when I responded to her she ended up blocking me. Again I am a grown man and I am not going to allow anyone to talk to me any kind of way. I ain’t the one. You bring up Tosha Aldridge co-owner of Muttley Crew, because I said you are giving her some free advertisement with the article recently about her move. I stand behind what I said because all she has to do is leave and not talk about the City Council members.

    Another woman with whom Dancy disagrees, he accused of having extramarital affairs. He repeated a rumor that a married man died at this woman’s house.

    “It was on the street they were going together,” Dancy posted. “Damn makes me wonded who else is she may be going with.”

    Lindell Kay yes I said it and I didn’t accuse Sandra Smith WHIG-TV of having an extramarital affair, I responded to what was said on a local TV show and online. It was said that Herb Greenberg owner of WHIG-TV died at her home. However I spent a lot of time at the station some years ago. I stand behind what I said and that is evident because it is documented.

    Dancy was emailed specific questions seeking comment for this story that he ignored, instead posting to his website a string of Facebook messages with the reporter trying to get him to answer questions on the record. Dancy has posted comments calling the reporter a “punk ass” and “jackleg,” and stating the reporter should be fired.

    Lindell Kay yes I received your questions and I intentionally didn’t respond. You just don’t get it. Above in your inbox to me in 2017 I still stand behind my philosophy when you asked the following, I’m writing about monument in Tarboro for the weekly. Would you talk to me about wanting it coming down? My response was, “I would but what you don’t know about me is I don’t like to start the conversation because I recognize and understand that the conversation becomes about me. I appreciate the offer though.” So this is why I didn’t respond to you so you could not make my response your narrative.

    “That’s how he operates,” said a commission member who asked not to be identified out of fear of retaliation. “He insults people. He intimidates them. He scares them with the threat of calling them racist if they disagree with him on what to eat for lunch. He’s free to say whatever he wants, of course. But as a member of the commission, he is embarrassing. And he’s hurting the city’s attempt to bring people together.”

    Lindell Kay I know this was Attorney Steve Stevenson and also it is a white female that can’t take me because I am outspoken. However I bet no one can say I have been out of order in any of our commission meetings.

    Fear of retaliation? Really now trying to play upon my character in the meetings. The meetings are documented with minutes however the last meeting I videoed it.

    I insult people? Really because I am outspoken something some white folk ain’t used to.

    How do I intimidate folk?

    Scared of me calling them a racist? So who have I called a racist in the commission meetings? Hell I didn’t even participate in the Confederate Monument discussions because I didn’t want to voice my opinions and have folk focused on what I say. However Attorney Steve Stevenson showed his true colors during his participation.

    If not being scared to voice my opinion makes me embarrassing then I will be just that all the days of my life.

    My participation in the Human Relations Commission meetings have been above board and the minutes reflect such.

    Lindell Kay since you want to report, report the whole trues and report the minutes of the meetings. You will not do that because it is documented what I said in the meetings. My video of the last meeting shows how I keep the meeting on point, something that I do in all meetings because I don’t play.

    Lindell Kay obviously you have a personal issue with me especially when you posted on yesterday, “Ok. So after complaining that I didn’t contact you about a story years ago, you have chosen to ignore me now when a story really is about you. Share this message like the rest so folk can see that Dancy chose not to comment when they read the story about your illegal appointment in Saturday’s newspaper.” Nope didn’t complaint just stated a fact. It ain’t been years ago only, most recent just last year. Hell yeah I ignored you because I can. I have no problem with sharing the message but damn ignant you will incorporate it in the story. I can’t wait to read it. Just do the damn thing!

    Lastly, Lindell Kay you said, “I’m a jackleg who should be fired, remember? I take a little longer to do things…” I stand behind what I said. Now Run & Tell That!

    I will not hold a title that will keep me from being vocal and able to express my opinion and responding to Ignant Racist White Folk and Ignant Safe Black Folk.

    I repeat however the city move on this issue, I will continue to attend the meetings and video them.

    Read the article online by Lindell Kay and read the ignant comments that follow.

    Council to revisit board’s residency rule

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