Republican launches new bid for state House – Rocky Mount Telegram

Well we can put the rumors to rest but Johnny Cunningham told me that Check was going to run against Rev. James David Gailliard again. Andre Knight called him out on how he ran his campaign the last time and Check said he didn’t have anything to do with the commercials and the information put out their on Gailliard that it was a group out of Raleigh.

Check message was nasty when he got mad when Tj Walker forgot about his appointment for his show when he was campaigning. 

And The WSBS Movement continues. This dude is on WHIG-TV every week talking about Black Leadership. But what gets me is when Black folk go on the show and not check his ass.

Well here we go now I am going to see how the campaigning go now since there was a sense of Silence during the local Rocky Mount Election from certain Black Leadership.

What in the hell are values of the district?

“Check said in his statement that he believes that the residents of the district deserve a representative who reflects the values of the district.”

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Republican launches new bid for state House – Rocky Mount Telegram

“After much prayer and numerous conversations with local leaders and supporters, I am announcing that I will run for N.C. House District 25. After receiving nearly 14,000 votes in the last election, I will continue a grassroots effort to bring the seat back to the citizens of District 25,” Check said in a statement.

Check ran for the District 25 seat in the 2018 election, when former representative Jeff Collins, a Republican, declined to run. Democrat James Gailliard won that election with 51.5 percent of the vote, while Check took roughly 45 percent and Libertarian candidate Nicholas Taylor captured the rest. (Read more)

Our View: Social media no substitute for journalism – Rocky Mount Telegram

Ab so damn lute ly!

I research information and make contact before posting information.

I check multiple sources many times before posting.

I call out pages that post half trues.

I look at where the social media sites show where they got their info. from showing a link.

When it is crime or other, I share the link from where I got the info however if I post something trust me I have done my homework.

When Fighting Crime and other social media sites post crime related info. I check the Law Enforcement Social Media sites to see if they have posted, if not I don’t share it. I will sometimes contact Law Enforcement to see it it is true. They will tell me yes or no and that they are going to do a Press Release. I wait for that so I can validate my post.

So many times folk want to be the first to report something but end up looking ignant because the reporting may be false or they have half trues.

Folk tell me they wait on my post and some time folk call me. If I have not heard about it, I research it and report back.

Reporting the right info. makes all the difference. If I should error, I will quickly make the necessary corrections.

I have called out some folk such as Fighting Crime and they had to go back and make corrections. Fighting Crime take it personal but hell I am just making sure the right info. is shared.

One good thing about The DCN News Blog is I video all the meetings I attend and make them available on YouTube. I post my spin but give folk the opportunity to watch the video and prove me wrong or they can watch my videos and give their spin. My videos don’t lie.

Folk hold folk like myself who post info. on Social Media accountable when we report the news.

Thank you!

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Our View: Social media no substitute for journalism – Rocky Mount Telegram

Have the internet and social media replaced the need for local newspapers?

The answer is no.

The internet has opened up access to a whole world of information and is a valuable tool for communication of information, ideas and opinions. It is hard to imagine going back to a world where answers have to come primarily from the printed word.

Social media allows us all to connect with one another in ways that were unimaginable a generation ago. We can share pictures, information and opinions at amazing speeds, and that information — whether true or false — is out there, almost immediately, for all to see. (Read more)

Tarboro NC – Preliminary Hearing Today For Bronson Williams Residency Challenge

The Edgecombe Board of Elections will meet today 4 PM in the meeting room in the Tarboro Administration Bldg. to hear the residency challenge filed by Joyce Arnette Jones.

“Joyce Arnette Jones filed two election protests with the Edgecombe County Board of Elections on Oct. 25, 2019, challenging the residency of Bronson Williams, a candidate for mayor of Rocky Mount,” Spruell said. “Due to the timing of the filing of these protests, the Board of Elections will hold preliminary consideration hearings of these protests after the election, as required by state law.” (Read more)

Wilson NC – Mayor-elect’s plan: Innovation, unity (1st Black Mayor)

Wilson mayor-elect Carlton Stevens has big plans for Wilson, but said it'll take everyone's support.

Wilson mayor-elect Carlton Stevens has big plans for Wilson, but said it’ll take everyone’s support.

DREW C. WILSON | TIMES

Posted Wednesday, November 6, 2019 7:32 pm

By Brie Handgraaf

bhandgraaf@wilsontimes.com
252-265-7821

When campaigning for mayor, Carlton Stevens pushed for name recognition. More than that, though, the 45-year-old businessman worked to convey his vision for “One Wilson.”

“When I talked to people, I wanted them to understand my heart, my vision and my desires for growth of the city, and the method I want it to grow transcends political affiliation, socioeconomic status or race,” Stevens said Wednesday. “I needed them to see my heart and what I thought our city could do. That was my campaign strategy.” (Read more)

Edgecombe County Democratic Party Need To Get It Together Where Is Their Facebook Page And What Are They Doing?

Tamisha Dickens Patterson

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DW Edgecombe County

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DEMOCRATIC WOMEN OF EDGECOMBE COUNTY
GENERAL MEMEBERSHIP MEETING
Pender Room, Edgecombe County Memorial Library
Date: Thursday, November 14, 2019
Time: 6-7:30 pm

AGENDA

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE AND STATE SALUTE (I salute the flag of North Carolina and pledge to the Old North State love, loyalty, and faith.)

MOMENT OF SILENCE

Approval of Agenda (President)
Minutes of March 24, 2018 Meeting (Secretary)
Treasurer’s Report (Treasurer)

Old Business
ERA Status in NCGA (Goff Bradley)

NEW BUSINESS
North Carolina Coordinated Campaign for 2020 (see full timetable attached)

Voter ID Requirements (PowerPoint)
Voter Registration in Tarboro

Appointment Nominating Committee for December Officer Elections
Legislative Agenda Committee (see Nash County Democratic Women attached)

NEXT MEETING: TBA (Bring your own mug!! Coffee and fixings provided!)

$20 Annual Dues are Due! Make checks payable to Democratic Women of Edgecombe County

  • Curmilus Butch Dancy II

    Curmilus Butch Dancy II While you are at it can you post the Edgecombe County Democratic Party meeting where you serve as Secretary.
    On top of that make create a Facebook page for the Edgecombe County Democratic Party so Edgecombe County Democrats can before informed about what the party is doing, what is going on locally, statewide and on the national levels along with upcoming events.

Edgecombe County Democratic Party County Officers (6)

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Mayor-elect begins work on transition – Rocky Mount Telegram

The Political Agitator’s response: A transition director. Wow! This is interesting and confirmation of what this election was all about. If you don’t know I am going to let you go figure. This is about as ignant as it gets but just my opinion. However they have 4 years to prove me wrong. I am going to continue to attend the meetings to see what this mayor does that will be different than what the previous mayors have done. But I am waiting to see what titles Pastor Thomas Ray Green Pittman Grove Church, Pastor of Abundant Life, Samuel Battle, Tarrick Pittman, James Silvers, Mae Parker, Mary Spaulding Ward, Rita Mozzell Carter, Democrats that played a major role in supporting the Republican and others will receive. I ain’t mad with nobody. Matter of fact if they like it, I love it. During election time I look at what role folk play so I can know where folk stand on the side of justice. Continue on.

One day after the election, Mayor-elect Sandy Roberson has named former mayoral candidate Kevin Jones as his transition director.

In this role, Jones will assist Roberson during the next 30 days in putting together a new leadership team prior to the official swearing-in ceremony in December, according to a statement released Wednesday by Roberson.

“Mr. Jones ran a very compelling campaign for mayor and has agreed to assist me in pulling together a citizen-led team to address pressing issues facing our city,” Roberson said. “I want Kevin to help me put together the framework for several advisory committees and task forces that will be advising the mayor and City Council on major issues like improving our public schools, putting more police officers on patrol and bringing new economic development to our region.” (Read more)

Municipal Elections Results 2019

CITY OF ROCKY MOUNT MAYOR (VOTE FOR 1)
Precincts Reported: 17 of 17fs

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NAME ON BALLOT
PARTY
BALLOT COUNT
PERCENT

Sandy Roberson
5,924
60.17%

Bronson Williams
3,921
39.83%

CITY OF WILSON MAYOR (VOTE FOR 1)
Precincts Reported: 18 of 18

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NAME ON BALLOT
PARTY
BALLOT COUNT
PERCENT

Carlton Stevens, Jr.
3,815
51.70%

C. Bruce Rose
3,560
48.25%

Write-In (Miscellaneous)
4
0.05%

TOWN OF PINETOPS MAYOR (VOTE FOR 1)
Precincts Reported: 1 of 1

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NAME ON BALLOT
PARTY
BALLOT COUNT
PERCENT

Brenda Harrell
233
51.32%

Steve Burress
218
48.02%

Write-In (Miscellaneous)
3
0.66%

TOWN OF PINETOPS COMMISSIONER (VOTE FOR 3)
Precincts Reported: 1 of 1

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NAME ON BALLOT
PARTY
BALLOT COUNT
PERCENT

Dennis Sugg
252
21.95%

Florence Wiggins Pender
240
20.91%

Oscar Lewis Mabry, Jr.
226
19.69%

Wanda Harrison
189
16.46%

Brenda (Spankey) Barnes
182
15.85%

Joyce Bullock Ricks
57
4.97%

Write-In (Miscellaneous)
2
0.17%

TOWN OF PRINCEVILLE COMMISSIONER WARD 01 (VOTE FOR 1)
Precincts Reported: 2 of 2

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NAME ON BALLOT
PARTY
BALLOT COUNT
PERCENT

William Earl Johnson
21
63.64%

Rita Dancy
9
27.27%

Milton Russell Bullock
3
9.09%

Write-In (Miscellaneous)
0
0.00%

TOWN OF PRINCEVILLE COMMISSIONER WARD 02 (VOTE FOR 1)
Precincts Reported: 1 of 1

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NAME ON BALLOT
PARTY
BALLOT COUNT
PERCENT

Linda Joyner
19
90.48%

Write-In (Miscellaneous)
2
9.52%

TOWN OF PRINCEVILLE COMMISSIONER WARD 04 (UNEXPIRED TERM) (VOTE FOR 1)
Precincts Reported: 1 of 1

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NAME ON BALLOT
PARTY
BALLOT COUNT
PERCENT

Alvin Lafon Jones
54
45.76%

Calvin Sherrod
45
38.14%

Kenneth (Ken) Sanders
19
16.10%

Write-In (Miscellaneous)
0
0.00%

TOWN OF SHARPSBURG BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS (VOTE FOR 3)
Precincts Reported: 1 of 1

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NAME ON BALLOT
PARTY
BALLOT COUNT
PERCENT

David W. Pride
63
31.66%

Linda Virgil
62
31.16%

Don Patel
60
30.15%

Becky Humphrey
8
4.02%

Mary Jackson
5
2.51%

Write-In (Miscellaneous)
1
0.50%

TOWN OF TARBORO TOWN COUNCIL WARD 02 (VOTE FOR 1)
Precincts Reported: 2 of 2

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NAME ON BALLOT
PARTY
BALLOT COUNT
PERCENT

Leo Taylor
83
98.81%

Write-In (Miscellaneous)
1
1.19%

TOWN OF TARBORO TOWN COUNCIL WARD 04 (VOTE FOR 1)
Precincts Reported: 1 of 1

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NAME ON BALLOT
PARTY
BALLOT COUNT
PERCENT

C. B. Brown
92
95.83%

Write-In (Miscellaneous)
4
4.17%

TOWN OF TARBORO TOWN COUNCIL WARD 06 (VOTE FOR 1)
Precincts Reported: 2 of 2

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NAME ON BALLOT
PARTY
BALLOT COUNT
PERCENT

Deborah Faye Dew-Jordan
52
94.55%

Write-In (Miscellaneous)
3
5.45%

TOWN OF TARBORO TOWN COUNCIL WARD 08 (VOTE FOR 1)
Precincts Reported: 1 of 1

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NAME ON BALLOT
PARTY
BALLOT COUNT
PERCENT

Tate Mayo
78
43.33%

Keith (Moose) Hale
70
38.89%

Al Braxton
32
17.78%

Write-In (Miscellaneous)
0
0.00%