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.

SCHEDULE

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

HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS

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.

Cash app $Toby252

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

#LetsSupportTheWallerFamilyTomorrow
#8amECCTarboro‼‼‼
#CommunityShareThis‼‼‼
#HelpSpreadTheWord‼‼‼
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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
#ItCouldHaveBeenMeOrYou

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

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Police

Police

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.

WHIG-TV Sandra Smith Just Trashy

WHIG-TV @ www.whigtv.com is trashy unlike what the black female said this morning when she called in. She said people ain’t trashy.

What make folk trashy is a prime example of what take place on WHIG-TV when they continuously report half-trues day after day and do not do their homework.

How in the hell can you report the news and give your opinions as facts when you don’t do your homework? This is called lying and the truth ain’t in you.

Reuben Blackwell comments about a trashy TV Morning Show was right on point.

Racism is promoted not only during the morning show but other shows as well. But when they are called out they play victim.

WHIG-TV Trashy Fake News Station Half-Trues Daily Sandra Smith Liar

Calling now gonna see how this unfolds. Not picking up but the show is freezing up on my tv, however the phone is ringing so I know ain’t noone on the line.

Okay I hung up so redialing.

They taking about the right thing because Sandra is a snake.

Whig-TV @ www.whigtv.com is fake news. Sandra lies about taking everybody calls when it is documented on our phones that we have called and you did not pick up.

When I called in 2 days ago she looked at the phone and didn’t pick up and shut the show down early.

Sandra tickles me when folk call in that she agrees with no matter how ignant they sound.

I agree the station is just trashy because she does the same thing day after day reporting fake news.

Wayne Holloman is the only one I can stomach because I believe he is sincere.

Sure be glad when WNCR TV Bronson Williams begin his morning show.

Sandra reading what I just posted. Look at her! Funny to me!

But folk get mad when I call out Racist Special Cs. Prove me wrong! This is White Privilege at it’s best.

PROVE ME WRONG!

Thursday May 30, 2019

This Is What I Had Prepared To Say At The Rocky Mount City Council Meeting On Monday May 28, 2019 But I Forgot To Print It

My comments about the Memorial on yesterday was to the community haters that come to the meetings not the council although it may seem as if I was asking the council where they were. I know what council members were there.

Good evening,

My name is Curmilus (Butch) Dancy II the Professional Political Agitator.

I can’t remember the last time I addressed this council but it has been some time. Folk have been asking me when I am going to say something.

I stand before you today to say to this council that I have been attending the council meetings long before you were elected.

I have supported this council because I feel this has been the most transparent council since I began attending this meeting and the Human Relations Commission meeting back in the late 80’s early 90’s. I have held you accountable for your actions. I have addressed you during your meetings and also writing about you on The DCN News Blog Online TV.

My name keep coming up as it relates to the Rocky Mount City Council. I have worked in Rocky Mount for the past 32 years and 6 months. I joined the Rocky Mount Branch NAACP in 1992 and I currently serve as 2nd Vice President. I have served on the Edgecombe County Democratic Party Executive Committee since the late 80’s and I currently serve as Precinct Chair. I served as Vice Chair of N.E.E.D. Inc. in the early 90’s. I am currently serving on the Human Relations Commission until the NAACP name a replacement. I a strictly business when I serve in such capacities and anyone and everyone who have served in these capacities with me know I am about the mission of each.

I stand before you today to commend you for the progress I have seen take place in Rocky Mount. I support your actions on the new security steps being taking because I want to feel secure when I attend the meetings and everybody here ought to feel the same.

I want to conclude by saying to Rochelle Small-Toney you are one strong black lady because over the past several months you have endured some tough times dealing with work and with the passing of your mother and father. Continue to keep moving Rocky Mount forward.

Thank you Rocky Mount City Council, City Manager/Staff and Rocky Mount Police/Fire Department for all that you do.

Curmilus Dancy II
The DCN News Blog Online TV

I was going to wait until the next meeting to speak but while listening to all of the comments I did this on my phone in a matter of minutes toward the end of the meeting. You can see me in the video when I walked to the other side of the room and got a sign up sheet to speak.

I am Curmilus

Blackworkers
NAACP
Dem. Party
Human Relations
Other orgs

None of you were on this council when I began attending this meeting and Human Relations if I am correct. I have held this council accountable for their actions over the years.
I have seen the progress.

This council has worked together their actions and their votes are documented.

Thank you council, city manager/staff, police chief/officers fire and others.

Mrs. Toney you have proved yourself to be professional inspite of the negativity especially during the time of the passing of both parents.

See the video of the meeting: Residents sound off to council – Rocky Mount Telegram

 

Local TV station moves to downtown location – Rocky Mount Telegram

The Political Agitator’s response: This is a good thing looking forward to the upcoming talk shows and other good things.

A local television station is now calling downtown home and the station’s owner said he has found the heart of Rocky Mount to be to his liking.

WNCR in early April relocated to 106 N.W. Main St. after having been off South Wesleyan Boulevard on the southwest side of the city.

“There is a desire to make downtown Rocky Mount a vibrant and lively downtown,” owner Bronson Williams, 33, said of one of the reasons he made the move. “In many cities across America, television stations have a studio downtown.”

Williams was quick to talk up the streetscaped area alongside the railroad tracks, saying, “I didn’t realize until being down here how many people walk up and down the streets downtown. It’s a nice, safe, quiet community.”

As for the criticism and the negatives about downtown having empty buildings and places where landlords have been neglectful, he said, “When I see empty spaces, what I see is opportunity downtown.” (Read more)

Downtown hotel project moves forward – Rocky Mount Telegram

The Political Agitator’s response: Yes it looks like Rocky Mount Edgecombe County fitting ready to get a hotel.

The Rocky Mount City Council is set to hold a public hearing on its downtown hotel project.

The required hearing is scheduled for July 8 during the council’s regular monthly meeting.

Tennessee developer David Hunt has been selected as the hotel project developer. In a repeat play from the May 13 council meeting when the project’s request for qualifications was presented in addition to the meeting’s agenda and immediately approved, the hotel development agreement resolution was added to the agenda at the end of Monday’s meeting.

Councilwoman Chris Miller complained about the council not having enough time to digest what they were being presented prior to a vote being taken. She asked staff to get the information to council sooner than the day of the vote.

Miller joined the rest of the council in unanimously approving the resolution without further questions. (Read more)

Just Received A Call Leon Toby Waller’s House Fire

Just received a call that my friend, my brother Toby Leon Waller house caught on fire early this morning. They told me to check it out when I go by there to video the Senior Citizens event this morning. I told the person that I was going to call my brother and ask him.

The report is he woke up around shortly after 12 this morning and something told him to look out the window and that is when he seen the house engulfed in flames. He grabbed some clothes and told everyone to get out. The house is a total loss.

A brother and his family is in need so I ain’t going to tell you to keep him in your prayers but you know what can be and need to be done.

My brother is already dealing with his wife who is sick as well so my brother got a lot on him but he sounded good. He can do that because he is well grounded in faith brother.

Toby is the owner of Phillips Printing in Tarboro North Carolina.

Residents sound off to council – Rocky Mount Telegram

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BY LINDELL JOHN KAY
Staff WRiter

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

After an uproarious couple of weeks at City Hall, Tuesday’s Rocky Mount City Council meeting remained calm and civilized.

Apologies were the order of the day with city residents Sam Battle and Troy Davis expressing regret for words said during the last meeting and last week at City Hall.

Battle told the council he’s sorry for heated comments made at the May 13 council meeting.

Davis was arrested May 22 at City Hall and charged with trespassing. He’s accused of violating new security protocols.

While both men were contrite, they remained resolute in their positions.

“I apologize for my language; I’m not apologizing for my outrage,” Davis said.

Davis said he was angry over poor police response times in his neighborhood. He said he is insulted that police claim the responded to a brawl on Beverly Street in eight minutes.

“It was at least 20 minutes,” Davis said, adding that security measures could be put in place overnight at City Hall, but police couldn’t respond in a timely manner.

Davis encouraged people to report crime and expect a reasonable response time.

Battle asked for the same amenities for Edgecombe County kids that Nash County kids get easily. He said the gym at the Booker T. Washington Community Center on Pennsylvania Avenue needs air conditioning.

“If it’s 90 degrees outside, it’s 130 degrees in the gym and they’re shutting it down,” Battle said.

Battle said Warren Daughtridge and Love Rocky Mount has done more for impoverished communities in the past few weeks than anyone else has done in years.

Me: So what have they done? It appears to me that some Special Cs are pimping the black community as we are approaching the upcoming city council election. There is a word for it, Poverty Pimps. The motive makes all the difference.

Battle and Daughtridge stood side-by-side when Daughtridge said their group is about the Golden Rule, open arms and helping hands.

Nehemiah Smith said beach trips, bagged lunches, used furniture and toys don’t remedy poverty. He said neither does lifting up agenda-backed heroes.

The real problem that needs to be solved in Rocky Mount’s impoverished neighborhoods is the deficit of opportunities, Smith said.

Moe Deloach offered to help bring the community together.

Sue Perry Cole voiced support for affordable workforce housing.

Curmilus Dancy said he’s been active in politics since the 1980s and was attending City Council meetings before any current member of the council. He said he wasn’t following the lead of the council members but rather applauding them when they do right and calling them out when they do wrong.

As of late, the council and staff deserve a thank you, Dancy said — especially City Manager Rochelle Small-Toney who lost both her parents in the middle of enduring intense scrutiny with no sympathy.

Source: Residents sound off to council – Rocky Mount Telegram