Press Release: Vila R. Anderson To File For Register of Deeds and To Seek The Appointment of Unexpired Term of Robin W. Braswell Retired Effective Today

Press Release:

To all Edgecombe County citizens, please join me today Monday, December 2, 2019 at 12 noon at the Edgecombe County Board of Elections Office, 201 St. Andrew Street Tarboro, NC as I will be filing for the Office of Register of Deeds in the upcoming 2020 election.

I have been with the Edgecombe County Register of Deeds office almost 13 years and after the retirement of the Honorable Robin W. Braswell effective today, I am seeking the appointment to fill her unexpired term.

The Edgecombe County Democratic Party Executive Committee will convene on December 17, 2019 at 6 PM at the McIntyre Auditorium on the Tarboro Campus of Edgecombe Community College to appoint a Democratic candidate to fill the unexpired term which ends December 2020.

For more information, please contact
The Committee to Appoint & To Elect Vila R. Anderson,
Edgecombe County Register of Deeds
(252) 343-5726

Edgecombe County Filing Period for the 2020 Elections Begins Today Monday December 2, 2019

The Primary Elections will be held in March 2020 so therefore the filing period start December 2, 2019 at 12 noon and end December 20, 2019.

The following offices are up for election in 2020.

President and Vice President

US Senate – THOM TILLIS (REP)

US Congress – G.K. BUTTERFIELD (DEM)

NC Governor – ROY COOPER (DEM)

NC Senate – MILTON F. FITCH, JR. (DEM)

NC House of Representatives – SHELLY WILLINGHAM (DEM)

Register of Deeds – ROBIN CARPENTER (DEM) Retired Effective Today

County Commissioners

EVELYN, POWELL (DEM) District 1

VIOLA HARRIS (DEM) District 2

LEONARD WIGGINS (DEM) District 3

RALPH WEBB (DEM) District 5

Soil & Water Conservation

K. RENEE ANDERSON LONG (D)

Judge of District Court – 7th District

JOHN M. BRITT

ANTHONY BROWN

WILLIAM C. FARRIS

WILLIAM G. STEWART

JOHN J. COVOLO

Edgecombe County School Board

LILLIE WORSLEY (DEM) – District 1

WILLIAM S. ELLIS, JR DEM) – District 4

RAYMOND L. PRIVOTT (DEM)  District 6

Nash-Rocky Mount Board of Election

EVELYN BULLUCK – District 10

ANN EDGE (D) – District 11

 

The Electoral College’s Racist Origins – The Atlantic

Counting of Electoral College votes at a joint session of Congress
FRANK SCHERSCHEL / THE LIFE PICTURE COLLECTION / GETTY

Is a color-blind political system possible under our Constitution? If it is, the Supreme Court’s evisceration of the Voting Rights Act in 2013 did little to help matters. While black people in America today are not experiencing 1950s levels of voter suppression, efforts to keep them and other citizens from participating in elections began within 24 hours of the Shelby County v. Holder ruling and have only increased since then.

In Shelby County’s oral argument, Justice Antonin Scalia cautioned, “Whenever a society adopts racial entitlements, it is very difficult to get them out through the normal political processes.” Ironically enough, there is some truth to an otherwise frighteningly numb claim. American elections have an acute history of racial entitlements—only they don’t privilege black Americans.

For centuries, white votes have gotten undue weight, as a result of innovations such as poll taxes and voter-ID laws and . . . (Read more)

UNC’s Board of Governors Apparently Agreed to a $2.5M Silent Sam Settlement Before a Lawsuit Existed – IndyWeek

The Political Agitator’s response: Wow! A must read! Damn! The lawsuit was filed, served, and settled on the same day—the day before Thanksgiving . . . I would think that the school Alums and supporters would be pissed about this. I’ll wait!

On Wednesday—before the long Thanksgiving weekend—the UNC Board of Governors agreed to settle a lawsuit filed by the North Carolina division of the Sons of Confederate Veterans over Silent Sam, the monument demonstrators had toppled in August 2018.

WRAL published a story on the settlement at 2:13 p.m.

Under the terms of the consent decree—which the BOG had approved during a closed session that morning—the neo-Confederate group would receive the 106-year-old monument plus $2.5 million in “non-state funds” for a “charitable trust” to care for it. The charitable trust can build a permanent home for the monument, just not near a UNC campus.

About an hour after the BOG met to consider the settlement, the Sons of Confederate Veterans served the university with the lawsuit that the Board of Governors had already agreed to settle.

You read that correctly: The lawsuit was filed, served, and settled on the same day—the day before Thanksgiving—with the UNC Board of Governors agreeing to pay the Sons of Confederate Veterans millions of dollars to honor a controversial statue that had been a source of division on the UNC-Chapel Hill campus for decades. 

This odd timing was discovered by T. Greg Doucette—an attorney, former Board of Governors member, and INDY Voices columnist—who posted a Twitter thread on it Saturday. (Read Entire Article)

Sandy Roberson Mayor Elect Rocky Mount NC Facebook Page Is Interesting!

Johnny Cunningham this is too damn funny!

These Special Cs are funny to me. Hell they are the ones that have been raising all the hell since December as they were gearing up for the October Election.

They are the ones who started the WSBS Movement and since they couldn’t remove Pastors Andre Knight and Rev. Richard Joyner they don’t know what to do.

Yes Sandy Claus is the new Mayor but he has no power. Maybe by the time they come up with what Transition mean and realize what the role of the mayor is they will come to they will see their WSBS Movement is just that BS!

Now this and other comments on Sandy Roberson page just tickles the hell out of me.

Nancy Oakley Rackley The winds of change are already caressing our City. There seems to be peace settling over our City. Prayers for you and your administration. – They are the ones who have been keeping all the noise but when Black Folk respond to their WSBS they play VICTIM.

Mary P Wells Thanks for keeping us informed I know you’ll do a good job I pulling City back together – Sure would love for this Democrat to explain more in detail what she mean right here.

Mildred Milly Lawrence-Newson Thanks for your transparency and first hand information. – Damn the man has not been sworn in yet and talking about thanks for his transparency. GTHOH!

Randy Adcox Thank you Sandy! There’s an awful lot of good people in this city who’re pulling for you and praying for you to succeed! Stay focused on the task at hand, and feel free to ask for help from us, if there’s anything we can do to help you turn this city around.
#ItsANewDayinRM! – Dude right here is just ignant! He do not live in the city but have a problem because I do not. White Privilege!

Haters!

Now Share & Tweet That!

REGULAR SCHEDULED MEETING OF THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS OF EDGECOMBE COUNTY DECEMBER 2, 2019 AT 7:00 P.M.

AGENDA

REGULAR SCHEDULED MEETING OF THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

OF EDGECOMBE COUNTY

DECEMBER 2, 2019 AT 7:00 P.M.

IN THE COMMISSIONERS’ ROOM, COUNTY ADMINISTRATIVE BUILDING

TARBORO, NORTH CAROLINA

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1.         MEETING CALLED TO ORDER.

2.         SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS.

 

3.         PRAYER.

 

4.         MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETING PRESENTED FOR APPROVAL.

            November 4, 2019

 

5.         ELECTION OF OFFICERS – 2020

            Board of Commissioners Chairman.

            Board of Commissioners Vice-Chairman.

 

6.         PUBLIC HEARING.

            1.  A public hearing is called to order to receive citizen comments and questions

relative to a proposed amendment to County ordinance regarding smoking.   Meetings. (Attachment #1)

             

      a.  Public Hearing called to order.

      b.  Reading of public notice by Mr. Peters.

      c.  Comments by Mr. Evans.

      d.  Call for public comment.  (Public should state name and address for public

            record.)

      e.  Adjourn public hearing.

      f.  Consideration of approval.

    

      (Recommended action:  Approve the amendment as presented.)

 

            2.  A public hearing is called to order to receive citizen comments and questions

relative to proposed change to Leak Adjustment Policy and consideration of  offering a leak protection program. (Attachment #2)

             

      a.  Public Hearing called to order.

      b.  Reading of public notice by Mr. Peters.

      c.  Comments by Mr. Evans.

      d.  Call for public comment.  (Public should state name and address for public

            record.)

      e.  Adjourn public hearing.

      f.  Consideration of approval.

    

      (Recommended action:  Approve leak protection program as presented.)

 

7.         SCHEDULED APPOINTMENTS.

A. Mike Walston, Chief Court Counselor, will provide an update on the

     implementation of the “Raise the Age” legislation.  (Attachment #3)

 

8.         PUBLIC PETITIONS. (Limit to 3 minutes)

 

9.         OTHER BUSINESS:

A.   Consideration of approval of budget amendments.  (Attachment #4)

 

      (Recommended action:  Approve budget amendments as presented.)

 

B.  Consideration of calling for a public hearing on additional changes to the Animal

      Services Ordinance. (Attachment #5)

 

      (Recommended action:  Call for a public hearing at the January 6, 2019

      meeting.)

 

C.  Consideration of approval of a petition to abandon Ralston Road.

      (Attachment #6) 

   

      (Recommended action:  Approve petition as presented.)

 

D.  Consideration of approval of Edgecombe County Recreation Mini-Grant awards.

       (Attachment #7)

 

      (Recommended action:  Approve grant awards as presented.)

 

E.  Consideration of approval of 2020 Holiday Schedule. (Attachment #8)

 

      (Recommended action:  Approve schedule as presented.)

 

F.  Consideration of approval of the re-appointment of Tarasa Lewis as Tax

      Administrator.  (Attachment #9)

 

      (Recommended action:  Approve re-appointment.)

 

G.  Consideration of approval of additional funding for JCPC programs. 

                   (Attachment #10)

 

      (Recommended action:  Approve funding allocation as presented)

 

10.       APPOINTMENTS. (Attachment #11)

            A. Nursing Home and Adult Care Home Advisory Committee

            B. NC Eastern Region

            B. Planning Board

 

11.       PLANNING BOARD REPORT. (Attachment #12)

            A.  Action items:

                  1.  Rezoning request from Reba Allen.

                       (Action recommended:  Call for a public hearing at the Board of

                       Commissioners January 6, 2020 meeting.)

                  2.  UDO text amendment request from Raeford Allen Walston.

                       (Action recommended:  Call for a public hearing at the Board of            

                       Commissioners  January 6, 2020 meeting.)

                  3.  UDO text amendment request from the Planning Team.

                       (Action recommended:  Call for a public hearing at the Board of

                       Commissioners January 6, 2020 meeting.)

               B.  Minutes of November 18, 2019 meeting.

              

12.       AFTERLISTS AND RELEASES FOR REVIEW AND APPROVAL.

13.       CONTRACTS FOR REVIEW/APPROVAL.

14.       DEPARTMENTAL REPORTS FOR REVIEW.

            A.  Water Services.

            B.  Financial Summary report.

            C.  Hurricane recovery update.

            D.  TDA finance report.

            E.  Flu Report.

 

15.       MANAGER’S REPORT.

            A. Workforce Development Indicators.

            B.  Special Olympics Committee update.

            C.  Solid Waste permits update.

            D.  Recognition of William Johnson for completing the UNC-School of

                  Government’s Leadership Program.

            E.  Funding formula revision for Braswell Library.

            F.  Democratic Party’s Notice of Vacancy for Register of Deeds.

            G.  Letter to Suddenlink regarding customer complaints.

            H.  Notification from NC DHHS regarding January site visit to Vidant Medical

                  Center.

            I. Response to Complaint filed with NC Department of Labor re. Courthouse Mold

            G.  Farm City Breakfast December 11th at 7:30 a.m.

 

16.       COMMISSIONERS’ REPORT.

17.       ATTORNEY’S REPORT.

18.       CLOSED SESSION.

            A.  Economic Development.

            B.  Legal.

            C.  Personnel

                                   

19.       ADJOURN MEETING UNTIL JANUARY 6, 2020 AT 7:00 P.M.