Audio: WHIG-TV The Morning Show Need To Be Named “The Rocky Mount City Hall Show” And They Will Talk About Other Things

Click Below To Hear Audio How They Hung Up On Me

WHIG-TV Creates An Hostile Environment
But When Challenged They Play Victim
The Show Need To Be Named
“The Rocky Mount City Hall Show” and they will talk about other things


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Dude Called In On WHIG-TV After I Called In
These Racist Cs Right Here
Because I Called Out Wayne Holloman & Lisa Tharrington
About Not Doing Their Homework But Try To Talk About Social Media
I Said This Station Is No Different From Social Media
They Just Throw Out Mess


A valedictorian wanted to remember black victims of police brutality. She says her school cut the mic. – The Washington Post

In the middle of her valedictorian address, Rooha Haghar went off-script. While writing her speech, Haghar, the top student at Emmett J. Conrad High School in Dallas, wanted both to reflect on her classmates’ accomplishments and also to remember young people who couldn’t earn diplomas, whether because they dropped out to financially support their families, faced religious persecution in places like her native Iran or were victims of school shootings.

But when it came to acknowledging young black men who have died at the hands of police and other officials, she says her principal drew the line, fearing that would be too much of a political statement.

Once she stood onstage Saturday, though, Haghar veered away from the edited speech.

“To Trayvon Martin, Tamir Rice and all the other children who became victims of injustice,” the 19-year-old said.

That’s when Haghar’s microphone cut off, bringing her speech to an abrupt end. In a video Haghar posted to Twitter this week, which has since been viewed more than 850,000 times, the school’s principal, Temesghen Asmerom, flashes a thumbs-up right before her mic is turned off. He described the incident as a technical difficulty to those in attendance.

“I was like, ‘Wow, they really did this. They really went there,’ ” she said in an interview with The Washington Post. (Read more)

Area jobless rate drops again – Rocky Mount Telegram

Rocky Mount again has the highest jobless rate of North Carolina’s metropolitan areas, but local leaders remain optimistic such a status is going to become history.

“We’re ready to pass that baton on to someone else,” Rocky Mount Area Chamber of Commerce President and CEO David Farris said.

Farris said he believes the unemployment numbers for the Rocky Mount area are going to look vastly different in approximately a year and a half, given approximately 3,500 potential jobs in the economic development pipeline in the Twin Counties.

Farris cited the commitments of Chinese-based Triangle Tire and New York-based Corning to build facilities in Edgecombe County, as well as Florida-based CSX’s commitment to build an intermodal facility across U.S. 301 from N.C. Wesleyan College. (Read more)

City works to improve morale – Rocky Mount Telegram

Rocky Mount’s top administrator is meeting with the city’s middle management to address low morale.

In a review summary presented last month, the law firm Nexsen Pruet found no wrongdoing on behalf of City Manager Rochelle Small-Toney. The independent auditors did find low morale among the city’s mid-level employees.

“Mid-level managers have stated they feel excluded and uninformed,” according to a flyer emailed to employees Wednesday afternoon and shared with the Telegram by an employee who asked to remain anonymous.

Attendees will be able to discuss their concerns, priorities and more, according to the flyer.

“Managers are encouraged to have an open and honest conversation with the city manager only,” the flyer states. “Assistant city managers and department heads will not be in attendance.” (Read more)

Rocky Mount’s Family Campout Scheduled For Friday And Saturday Has Been Cancelled

The city of Rocky Mount’s Family Campout, scheduled from 5 p.m. on Friday, June 7 until 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 8 at the Rocky Mount Athletic Stadium, has been cancelled.


Jessie Nunery

Media Relations Specialist

Office of Communications and Marketing

From The Office Of Representative James D. Gailliard

Alert from the Office of Representative James D. Gailliard








Advocating for inclusive policies for Constituents in Nash County-Rocky Mount


SB 359: Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act

Whole-Life, Pro-Life and Existing Laws

I am a Whole-Life Democrat. I embrace the life of a woman, life in the womb, and life in the world. I was the only Democrat to vote in support of The Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act in Health Committee. I also voted for that same Bill (SB 359) on the House Floor. Research reveals that it is indeed possible for a baby to survive an abortion attempt. According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in Florida, Arizona and Minnesota, this occurred 19 times out of 92,000 abortions. That means, statistically, this may happen about 5 times in North Carolina, given the current annual rate of abortions. I voted to support the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act initially because if only one of those precious lives survives, I can, with a clear conscience vote to protect that one life. For me, this legislation is not about abortions or women’s reproductive rights, but ensuring a baby born alive is given appropriate medical care.

After these initial votes, I remained conflicted and wanted to research why North Carolina did not already have laws that would protect a child in these rare circumstances. My research found that infanticide is already illegal in our state. NC General Statute 14-17 makes it a Class B2 felony to kill a child born alive, with malice and a Class A felony to kill a child with premeditation and deliberation. NC General Statute 14-18 makes it a Class F felony to kill a child through negligence. Finally, NC General Statute 14-23.1 makes it a Class D felony to unlawfully cause the death of an unborn child.

Any baby BORN in our state is considered a human being and treated as such. On the very rare occurrence when doctors have not acted to save the life, they faced criminal prosecution. Current law is sufficient. SB 359 does nothing to further protect the life of a baby. Therefore, what was the intention of SB 359 when we already have laws to protect babies born alive? Given these facts, I have voted to sustain Governor Cooper’s veto on this bill.

Because of my whole-life commitment, it is my hope we will turn our attention to ensuring when babies enter the world, they are not subjected to food insecurity, gender inequality, economic segregation, regional health disparities, poverty, inferior public schools, or low life expectancy. It’s time to shift the conversation to these pro-life issues.

Representative James D. Gailliard

committed to:

The People of Nash County-Rocky Mount

Progressive solutions for Rural Issues

Principles that foster Common Sense Legislation