NC Gov. signs executive order to stop utility cut-offs for next 60 days

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(WNCN/WGHP) – North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper announced on Tuesday that he has signed an executive order to stop utilities from being cut off for people who can’t pay.

Electric, gas, water and wastewater services cannot be shut off for the next 60 days.

The executive order also encourages banks not to charge overdraft fees and other penalties.

Cooper announced that the first unemployment benefits are set to be paid this week.

The stay-at-home order says unless people are doing essential things or running essential organizations or businesses, they’re required by law to stay at home.

Local law enforcement agencies say their goal is to get voluntary compliance from people and businesses in the community, but that doesn’t always happen.

If you violate the stay-at-home order during the health crisis you can be charged with a Class 2 misdemeanor. (Read More)

Mar 31, 2020
Executive Order No. 124
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Mar 31, 2020
Executive Order No. 123
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Mar 30, 2020
Executive Order No. 122
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Mar 27, 2020
Executive Order No. 121
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How Many Pastors & Preachers Have Come Together And Took A Stand?

How many pastors and preachers have come together and said we don’t want our people in harms way?

Tell them that some folk have to go to work so make sure they are safe by sanitizing their place of business and giving them the proper PPE.

How many pastors have come together and said to the local stores we ain’t allowing you to price gouge our people?

I could go on but you get the message. Stand for something that has some value and can be measured. But put the scripture at the beginning or the end of your talk.

I am still working because I am Essential while many pastors are at home worrying about a damn liquor store. Hell some of them drank.

If you think I have just started to hold people accountable then you have not been paying attention. Now Run & Tell That! Curmilus Butch Dancy II 2020

Four more coronavirus cases found in area – Rocky Mount Telegram

The total number of Edgecombe County cases is now three. The total number of confirmed cases reported in the Twin County so far is nine.

After a lull of a few days, four new cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the Twin Counties.

Local health officials have been awaiting at least eight test results since Thursday, but these results were delayed due to an apparent backlog at the state laboratory testing facility. However, by Monday morning, the Nash County Health Department and the Edgecombe County Health Department had reported two new cases each.

Added to the previous four cases reported by Nash County Health Department officials, a total of six Nash County residents have been confirmed positive for COVID-19, said Nash County Health Department Health Director Bill Hill.

Three of those four cases involve people who have been hospitalized, Hill said. Two were hospitalized outside Nash County, and one was hospitalized locally.

Hill reported more details Monday about these cases without divulging any personal or identifying information during a meeting of the Nash County COVID-19 Management Team. (Read more)

Rocky Mount NC – Allowable height for grass updated via ordinance

Rocky Mount, N.C. — In October 2019, the Rocky Mount City Council adopted an amendment to Section 10-71 of the city ordinance as it pertains to the height of grass and weeds. As we approach the warmer mowing season, please be reminded the maximum allowable height for grass is now 12.” 
 
Residents are also reminded that notices issued by Community Code Inspectors are re-inspected nine days after the date of issue. Those properties not mowed and in compliance within that nineday period are photographed and referred to city contractors for mowing. The city contractors also take before and after photos of the properties they mow and are required to submit those as part of the property record.  
 
As part of our continuing effort to enhance the appearance of our neighborhoods and streets, the previous ordinance was compared to more than 20 municipalities in North Carolina. The majority also have either a 10” or 12” grass height limit. Shorter grass heights also reduce the occurrence of rodents, snakes and other animals using the grass as a harborage.   
 
Contact Community Code for additional information 252-467-4959 and 252-467-4952.     
 
About Rocky Mount The city of Rocky Mount, located in the Coastal Plains of North Carolina, was incorporated in 1867 and lies in Edgecombe and Nash Counties. Rocky Mount is a two-time All-America City on the Tar River. Serving as the Gateway to Eastern North Carolina, the city’s 875 employees serve approximately 58,000 residents daily.
 
The city’s mission is to advance community well-being, safety and quality of life by delivering excellent public services and actively collaborating with the community toward a fulfilling and inspired future for its citizens. As a publicly owned utility, the city of Rocky Mount is committed to safe, reliable service for its customers and operates in Nash and Edgecombe counties, providing customers with electricity, natural gas, water, wastewater (sewer), refuse, recycling and/or stormwater services.  To learn more, visit http://www.rockymountnc.gov for news and updates.
 
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Rocky Mount NC – City to maximize resources during the pandemic

City to maximize resources during the pandemic

Rocky Mount, N.C. – On March 27, 2020, Governor Roy Cooper issued a stay-at-home order for the state of North Carolina beginning at 5 p.m. on Monday, March 30 through Thursday, April 30, except for essential activities.

“Due to the COVID 19 (coronavirus) pandemic and Executive Order No. 121, we have developed steps to continue to maintain a safe workplace and protect the health of employees, customers and citizens,” said City Manager Rochelle Small-Toney.  “All departments have transitioned to “essential personnel only” operations, based on their emergency Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP).”  

The city of Rocky Mount is committed to providing excellent municipal services during the coronavirus pandemic and will maximize its resources and personnel to ensure customer expectations are met.

“We offer essential services to our residents, and we are prepared to deliver those going forward, and are confident in our ability to carry out the plan,” said Small-Toney.  The following departmental actions will be taken:

• Water Resources will continue to provide uninterrupted service in all categories

• Energy Resources will provide all existing services except new energy audits and installation of new load management devices. Repairs will continue to be made on any faulty load management devices currently on customer appliances

• All city buildings will be closed to the public except the Frederick E. Turnage Municipal Building — only for the purpose of holding meetings of the City Council.

• Tar River Transit will continue normal service except for rural routes, which will be by appointment; all fares are free

• The Rocky Mount Event Center, Booker T. Washington Community Center, South Rocky Mount Community Center, Rocky Mount Senior Center, Imperial Centre for the Arts and Sciences, RM Wilson Gym are closed

• Public Works will operate as normal regarding trash and recycling; yard waste and bulk item collection has been suspended

• The Rocky Mount Police Department will continue fingerprinting for city residents only. Patrol, Investigations and Special Task Force will operate as normal; Animal control by appointment only. The department will continue to abide by CDC guidelines regarding social distancing

• The Rocky Mount Fire Department will continue normal operations but will reduce its administrative office support staff
 
Visit rockymountnc.gov for the latest and most accurate news on the coronavirus affecting this community. Social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram also are available for information.
About Rocky Mount The city of Rocky Mount, located in the Coastal Plains of North Carolina, was incorporated in 1867 and lies in Edgecombe and Nash Counties. Rocky Mount is a two-time All-America City on the Tar River. Serving as the Gateway to Eastern North Carolina, the city’s 875 employees serve approximately 58,000 residents daily.
 
The city’s mission is to advance community well-being, safety and quality of life by delivering excellent public services and actively collaborating with the community toward a fulfilling and inspired future for its citizens. As a publicly owned utility, the city of Rocky Mount is committed to safe, reliable service for its customers and operates in Nash and Edgecombe counties, providing customers with electricity, natural gas, water, wastewater (sewer), refuse, recycling and/or stormwater services.  To learn more, visit http://www.rockymountnc.gov for news and updates.
 
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Coronavirus Has Shown How Disobedient Some Church Folk Can Be

It is sad that the very folk who should be preaching being Obedient are the main ones that have a problem with following mandates.

These church folk have been preaching obedience is better than sacrifice but now they have flipped flopped.

Obey the Governor Roy Cooper Executive Order 121 whether you like him or not. It ain’t about liking anybody right now and the main focus should be to use common sense in order to stay safe.

Some of these church folk are the same ones going to the liquor store stop acting like some church folk don’t drink. Act like some church folk don’t game. Act like some church folk don’t sin.

But what tickles the most is these church will read something and agree with it. They will watch some videos and agree with them. But then these same church folk will turn right around and go against what they just liked and/or agreed with others on.

Folk please just use common sense.

Silence! Social Distance!

It is a lot of folk are silent that normally be posting and that makes me wonder if they are okay. But just maybe I missed your posts.

I hope everyone that read this you and your family are okay.

Now this message ain’t for those whom I have been in contact with.

Although we are practicing social distancing, we need to stay in touch with each other.

Let’s call each other, send inboxes or something but by all means let’s stay in touch.

Well if you are online you know that I am still doing what I do being educated, educating and pissing some folk off because they don’t want to hear them trues. So in other words I am still ignant ain’t nothing changed.