Juneteenth Community Empowerment Festival Schedule of Events

Go to website: https://downtownrockymount.com/events/juneteenth/

Join us May 31-June 1 at the Imperial Centre for the Arts & Science.


Main Stage: Friday

  • 5:00-7:00PM: AB Honor Roll (Edgecombe Room at the Event Center)
  • 7:00PM: Darryl Murrill Group
  • 8:45PM: We Are One Tribute Band

Main Stage: Saturday

  • 12:30-1:30PM: Mark Greene Friends & Family
  • 2:15-3:30PM: SoulJam
  • 4:30-5:00PM: Keynote Senator Toby Fitch
  • 5:00-6:15PM: Marcus Anderson
  • 6:45-7:00PM: Awards
  • 7:00-8:00PM: Vivian Green

Second Stage: Saturday

  • 11:45AM-12:00PM: Bike Rodeo/Opening Ceremony
  • 1:30-2:15PM: African Horizon Drumming & Dance
  • 3:30-3:45PM: Mr. Mime
  • 4:30-4:40PM: Truth Tabernacle Church Heritage Choir


All of our event participants may book rooms at Country Inn & Suites at a discounted rate. Please see hotel information below.

Country Inn & Suites
672 English Rd., Rocky Mount, NC, 27804, US
Phone: (252) 442-0500
For discounted rates call 252-442-0500 and ask for the Juneteenth Festival Rate.

For additional information about area accommodations and dining, please visit the Nash County Travel & Tourism website.

Parks & Recreation to hold second annual camping event

Rocky Mount, N.C. – The city of Rocky Mount Parks and Recreation Department will host a Family Campout from 5 p.m. on Friday, June 7 until 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 8 at the Rocky Mount Athletic Stadium.

The campout will include games and other activities, a campfire and a glow walk. The event will also consist of the popular camping snack, smores, and a dinner on Friday with breakfast Saturday morning.

“This campout is a way for families to spend time together,” said Chris Koufopoulos, recreation program coordinator for Rocky Mount Parks and Recreation. “Camping is also a way for children to learn valuable lessons while enjoying nature, and for families to create lasting memories.”

Participants must bring their own tents and camping gear.

Pre-registration is required by Monday, June 3.

To register, visit the Parks and Recreation Department located on the third floor of City Hall. Registration is also available at the South Rocky Mount Community Center, located at 719 Recreation Dr., or at the Booker T. Washington Community Center at 727 Pennsylvania Ave. in Rocky Mount.

Online registration is available through the city’s website at www.rockymountnc.gov

The cost to attend the Family Campout is $20 per family campsite or per tent.

For more information, call 252-972-1135, or visit www.rockymountnc.gov.

The Rocky Mount Athletic Stadium is located at 600 Independence Dr.

Support For Toby Leon & Phyllis Waller Along With Their Son Phillip Waller Saturday June 1, 2019

Just stopped by to see my brother Toby Leon Waller.

Brother in good spirit serving others while his wife is having some challenging times with her health.

On late Tuesday night early Wednesday morning their home was totally destroyed by fire.

I stopped in and told Toby I needed a shirt for tomorrow. He said I can do it what you need. I said I need you on the shirt saying Support the Waller Family for the event for them tomorrow. Design it.

He said ok and he may wear one too.

This is what I do. I give monetarily when I can but I give of my resources The DCN News Blog Online TV daily supporting and promoting.

See you on tomorrow as we support the Waller Family.

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I asked Toby Leon Waller to design me a shirt for tomorrow and here it is. Picked up my shirts tonight.

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Stephanie Luchele Randolph-Barnes is with Calvin Adkins Sr. and 7 others.

4 hrs

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..”‼‼There will be a Prayer Vigil For Mr
Leon Waller “Toby” & Mrs Phyllis owners of Phillip’s Printing Company and their children Tomorrow Saturday June 1st 8am Edgecombe Community College Campus “on The Green” in Tarboro All donations will be accepted on tomorrow as well….Toby and his family Home was completely destroyed by Fire this pass Tuesday night…#LetsShowLove‼‼cash app $Toby252

Obituaries: Sylvester Sharpe Tarboro NC


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My condolences goes out to Jennifer Horne Bryant, Tara Sharpe, Anthony Sharpe and the entire family of the late Sylvester Sharp.

Funeral arrangements Entrusted to Willoughby Funeral Homes Inc.

Eccles. 3 Know that I am only a phone call away.

Gwen Wilkins On WHIG-TV Talking About Being A Candidate For Upcoming Election

Damn Gwen Wilkins on WHIG-TV @ www.whigtv.com talking about Rocky Mount need more transportation. I have seen Rocky Mount Transit coming to Pinetops for years.

Wow! She is talking negative about Rev. Richard Joyner. Really!

Rev. Joyner has been doing a great job.

I had an issue with how Rev. Joyner was appointed.

Damn fool said she would stop Committee of the Whole Meetings because folk need to be able to be there. Really they can now.

What have the council got to do with daycare prices?

Talking about what the audit said, there were no one terminated. But they said there we some folk who said some were fired and the report said they were not.

This woman is says she have an issue with the way the Chief was appointed really? Do you know the whole story?

She has an issue with the security. Really? I bet they have security where she works and folk can’t walk off the street into her office. How well some folk forget.

Damn she said it was not a threat to Andre Knight because she know him. Really? The person that feel threatened is the only person to be able to say if they feel threatened.

Vote for her she can get a point across, she is articulate, she will research. Really?

I know Gwen and she is not the one.

I approve of this message because I know her because she was my 1st Congressional District Chair and worked with her. I also seen her in action on the state level and was not impressed.

I don’t need any Likes or is Dis Likes to validate anything I say.

Prove me wrong.

Faye Futch Figlewski You Have Been An Undercover Racist Every Since I Have Known You

Wow! Nurse Faye want to come after my pathetic ass again well anytime my friend. Ready! I thought when we had our previous run in and you had Unfriended me that you would not come for me again. I also just heard that you hang out with someone else, knew of the others but got that tidbit last week. Tell her hello.

Your ass is pathetic and the mess you did sharing personal information you need to go somewhere and sit down and shut the hell up.

I have not questioned his work. Copy and paste where I have done such.

Hell no I am not going to bow down to you and no other Special Cs who think that White Privilege can be used when it comes to me. I am black and privileged and you know me and I know you.

Michael Wordsworth you are ab so damn lute ly right on. I told him to do that when it comes to me because he sent me a Friend Request to troll my page about what is going on in Rocky Mount. I am quite sure that since he don’t know me that someone gave him advice to follow me.

I have no problem with what he is doing but I be damn if he think he can pray for me, I rebuke that from him and anyone of his friends he included.

Nurse Faye tell all your friends I said hello.

Now Run & Tell That!

Read the following to see where Nurse Faye is coming from. “Wow! Roger Brantley Really? I Have Not Judged You, I Don’t Know You & You Don’t Know Me




Folk better review each case individually and not make comments that will make you look ignant at the end of the day.

You better get all the facts and not just the side you want to hear.

I do my homework and if I don’t get it right, I come back and make necessary corrections.

What about you?

It is called credibility when you trying to tell something.