Municipal Elections Filing Began In Edgecombe/Nash County This Day July 5, 2019 12 Noon (See Daily Updates Til Filing Period Ends)

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Today I witnessed the following candidates file for the following towns.

Tarboro

Leo Taylor for Council Ward 2 Re-Election

Deborah Jordan for Council Ward 6 Re-Election

Bryan Tate Mayo Jr. for Council Ward 8

Rocky Mount

Bronson Williams for Mayor

Richard Joyner Council Ward 3 Was appointed to fill unexpired term now Judge Lamont Wiggins seat

Gwen Wilkins for Council Ward 3

Nellene Richardson for Council Ward 3

Timothy J. Walker Jr. for Council Ward 4

Elaine Burnette Williams for Council Ward 4 Endorsed by outgoing Councilwoman Lois Watkins

Lige Daughtridge for Council Ward 5

Pinetops

Steve Burress for Mayor Re-Election

Dennis Sugg for Commissioner

Brenda Barnes for Commissioner Re-Election

Conetoe

Jesse Earl Pettaway for Commissioner Re-Election

Annie Pettaway for Commissioner

Sharpsburg

Don Patel for Commissioner

Linda Virgil for Commissioner

Whitakers

Esterine Pitt for Mayor Re-Election

Doris Howington for Commissioner Re-Election

John P. Ford for Commissioner

The Political Agitator support Jordan, Joyner, Walker, Williams.

Filing Day 2 Monday July 8, 2019

Rocky Mount

Robert Lee Alston for Mayor

Pinetops

Florence Pender for Commissioner Re-Election

Oscar Mabry for Commissioner

Whitakers

Nancy Jones Taylor for Commissioner

Leggett

Aubrey Eugene Edmonds for Commissioner

Princeville

Linda Joyner for Commissioner Ward 2 Re-Election

Filing Day 3 Tuesday July 9, 2019

Rocky Mount

Sandy Roberson for Mayor

Tarrick Pittman for Commissioner Ward 1

Pinetops

Wanda Williams Harrison for Commissioner

Joyce Bullock Ricks for Commissioner

Tarboro

C. B. Brown III For Commissioner

Filing Day 4 Wednesday July 10, 2019

Macclesfield

Charles Lewis

Conetoe

Ricky Lynch

Filing Day 5 Thursday July 11, 2019

Princeville

Kenneth Sanders For Commissioner Ward 4 Filled Unexpired Term of Glenda Knight

Whitakers

Mayetta McCloud For Commissioner

Conetoe

Milton Goff Jr. For Commissioner

Rocky Mount

Kevin Jones For Mayor

Filing Day 6 Friday July 12, 2019

Rocky Mount

Andre Knight For Commissioner Ward 1

Conetoe

Wanda M. Naylor

Johnny Repass

Macclesfield

Mike Keel For Mayor Re-Election

Joyce Braxton For Commissioner

Speed

Kenneth Randolph

Filing Day 7 Monday July 15, 2019

Conetoe

Linda Ingram For Mayor Re-Election

Leggett

Teresa Summerlin For Mayor

Will Barnes for Commissioner

Speed

Wilbert Harrison For Mayor Re-Election

Joe Willie Dickens III For Commissioner

Roberta Jones Mercer For Commissioner

Filing Day 8 Tuesday July 16, 2019

Pinetops

Brenda Harrell For Mayor

Princeville

Alvin Jones For Commissioner Ward 4

Speed

Betty Jo Oneal Roberson For Commissioner

Tarboro

Al Braxton For Commissioner Ward 8

Filing Day 9 Wednesday July 17, 2019

Leggett

Natarsha Davis For Commissioner

Princeville

Milton Bullock For Commissioner Ward 1 Re-Election

Calvin Sherrod For Commissioner Ward 4

Sharpsburg

Mary Jackson For Commissioner

Filing Day 10 Thursday July 18, 2019

Princeville

William Earl Johnson For Commissioner Ward 1

Sharpsburg

Becky Humphrey For Commissioner

 

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Letter to the Editor: Action against Faulcon overdue – Rocky Mount Telegram

The Political Agitator’s response: So who have she attempted to convince that she actually lives in the city? Who knew she spent a great deal of time in Halifax County? Who knew she rented a house in the city but said the lights were seldom on? So her monthly utility bills is the way to justify her residence being Rocky Mount? So what would be the true definition of her residency per Rocky Mount City Government? I hope that the main concern is job performance because I don’t believe that making residency the issue because job performance do not go hand in hand as I have read someone saying she couldn’t do her job and living in Va. The reason I say that is because hell I could live out of state and come in and stay Monday – Friday and do my job. Hell some folk have been working in a place but go back to where they live like down on the coast and spend their weekends at home. Oh but I am more concerned about Dr. Faulcon’s job performance so I will just wait on the findings from the outcome of the suspension.

It now appears that Dr. Landis Faulcon may be on her way out as the non-resident head of the Community and Business Development Authority of the City of Rocky Mount as she has been suspended with pay.

This woman has attempted to convince folks that she actually lives in the city while reportedly residing in Virginia Beach and also spending a great deal of time in Halifax County, all in violation of city regulations. She has apparently rented a house in the city but the lights are seldom on, according to an observer, and so one wonders what her monthly utility bills might actually amount to. In addition, it seems that all of her department’s employees have resigned, with one suing the city successfully, and the permitting process for downtown businesses has declined precipitously. She has also reportedly failed to do other things of an important nature, creating other adverse consequences for the city. (Read more)

Critics pan downtown hotel plans – Rocky Mount Telegram (LJK)

The Political Agitator’s response: Thank you my guy Lindell John Kay for your reporting about the critics concerns. However I strongly believe that your reporting is only half-trues. I don’t understand why all of the emphasis is being put on the parking piece and nothing, absolutely nothing is highlighted about the hotel, the retail stores and condominiums. If I am correct with all of that will come revenue. It is just sad that it appears, I repeat it appears that the critics are just mad because the city is growing in many ways positively under the leadership of Blacks and some Caucasians are just showing how racism is still alive and well. Follow the names of the critics and try to put a name with the mess the unidentified folk have to say then ask yourself what these folk with money have done on the Edgecombe County side of Rocky Mount. But these Caucasians continue to talk about what needs to be done but what have they done? Have they invested in Edgecombe County? “There are alternative uses for $18 million that could benefit downtown and the city far more,” said council candidate Lige Daughtridge, who have been a vocal critic of the hotel and parking deck proposal.” Tickles the hell out of me that he has been the spokesperson for the the critics who have been consistently attending the council meetings bringing up their issues for quite some time telling the council how they should spend money and where. So this shows that they have no problem with the council spending the money as long as Lige and his critics can tell them how and where to spend the money. I would love to hear more about the Jesse Gerstl project why it is on hold. Wow, a local real estate investor who do not want to be identified because has pending contracts has the audacity to speak out because they want to help Lige and critics build their case. Really but they have been and continue to be in the process of receiving monies from the city. Since the Caucasian critics are trying to paint a picture of the city, I sure hope Black folk and Caucasians that want what is best foll the entire Rocky Mount weigh what is going on and not allow certain folk to tell them what is best for Rocky Mount. There are competent, intelligent, capable and willing Black leaders who are making history by doing things to finally give the folk of Edgecombe County side of Rocky Mount the HOPE that has been long due. I ask that all folk do their homework and attempt to get all sides of the story. So the critics voice is spelled out here, so where are the voices support the city? Maybe I missed their voices in the series of articles. I want to thank the Caucasians on the council who have been supported of what is good for Rocky Mount as well. I am putting emphasis on the Black Leaders because they are the targets when it comes to the Lige and the critics.

What started out as a simple non-binding letter of intent presented six months ago during a hectic Rocky Mount City Council meeting is poised to become an $18 million downtown parking deck.

Proponents of the hotel — city officials and consultants — have said the project’s economic impact is projected to be around $100 million.

The downtown hotel project will mean 700 local jobs during its construction phase and $1 million in tax revenue, according to information provided by Alan O’Connell of Novogradac Consulting.

If approved, the city will provide $18 million and Hunt Services will put up $30 million for a hotel, parking deck, retail stores and condominiums. (Read more)