Council OKs Douglas block buyout – Rocky Mount Telegram

In order to gain complete control of the Douglas Block, the Rocky Mount City Council agreed to pay nearly half a million dollars to the Rocky Mount Edgecombe Communtiy Development Corp.

City Attorney Jep Rose announced the settlement during Monday’s City Council meeting. The agreement reached in 2017 stretches to 2020 with annual payments totaling more than $400,000.

Rose said the city and the CDC in 2009 entered into a complex structure to receive tax credits in order to redevelop the Douglas Block. When it came time to undue the structure, the city and the CDC disagreed on who should own the Douglas Block even though the CDC was in possession of related documents.

The city and the CDC reached a settlement with aid of an arbiter. Under the agreement: (Read more)

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Politics – It Is Obvious These Folk That Have A Problem With Me Don’t Know Me

Obviously these folk don’t know me because I been doing what I do since the late 80’s. So don’t think I just started today just because you just came on the scene today.

These ignants trying to make it appear as I am a racist, something I can not be per the definition so they need to go somewhere and sit the the hell down.

As it relates to Rocky Mount, just most recent I challenged the process of the council when Richard Joyner was appointed to the council. The last damn time I checked and talked to him which was tonight, he was a black man.

I have challenged the Edgecombe County Democratic Party past chairs and Roosevelt Higgs, Lawrence Taylor and now Roosevelt Higgs again.

I have challenged many black candidates over the years.

I have challenged white candidates as well.

So tell me how in the hell can you say I am some type of way about black/white politics?

What you will not be able to say is that I kiss black, brown, white or anybody ass because I can think for myself unlike some folk who are pushing other folk agenda.

I am pushing the agenda I was pushing before the Andre Knights and some other black folk that I support came on the scene. You better recognize and understand that it is the title and not totally the person because if those whom I support now was to leave the office, trust me I am going to fight for someone else that I feel will best represent.

If folk think they are going to get on the internet and talk about me, telling lies on me and folk around me that I support and I not say anything, I ain’t the one.

Now Run & Tell That Part!