Condolences goes out to my family of the late Snoot Davis.
William Davis, Jr., age 68 departed this life on Wednesday, April 29, 2020 at Wilson Pine Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He was born August 5, 1951 in Edgecombe County, NC to the late William Davis, Sr., and Francis Davis Dickens.
William was a member of Pine Chapel Missionary Baptist Church. (Read more)
Just sitting here thinking it could have been me years ago on the ventilator and coma for almost 3weeks, aneurism, and meningitis. But God kept me hers for a reason. I shared this the other night with my brother to encourage my brother Seekie Williams about getting on ventilator. Therefore he had time to talk to God. To all Facebook listeners. It took the Ventilator, 12 hours to live for me to get it right and because of who I am. If you are not save. I’m begging you don’t wait another second or day. My brother has already lived his life. If you really love him that much. Give your life to the Lord. The ventilator is no joke with tools everywhere. I have experienced it, can’t move, don’t know nobody, can’t hear nothing. Stay your distance. This Virus is real. Even after this God is Real. I will be glad to talk to you or Pray with you. Inbox me or call 2524683529.Tomorrow is not Promise. Stop taking chances with your life. Please everyone that read this share and post on your page. Elder Samuel Edmonds
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It is with great sadness we were notified that the former Fire Chief of Princeville Volunteer Fire Department, Chief Don Pollard, transitioned from time to eternity.
During his distinguished career and dedicated service to the Princeville Fire Department, he faithfully served in many capacities while working his way through the ranks. Chief Pollard’s passion for the service to his community was so unmistakable and plain. He is most noted for his unrelenting leadership during a trying and turbulent time for Princeville Fire Department when the flood of 1999 destroyed the station, equipment, and countless other things that left the members with the lingering question: “Where do we go from here?” Chief Pollard’s response was “we’re going FORWARD from here.”
We are thankful to have derived an advantage of life lessons while serving under Chief Pollard’s leadership. One of many lessons from his leadership that we thrive on today is if something is highly valued and is of great significance and is important to you, STAND YOUR GROUND even when it’s disfavored by others. This lesson did not come without a warning. He demonstrated that before you stand your ground, you must do your due diligence to make certain that you are RIGHT.
To his wife, children, grandchildren and great grands, thank you for sharing Chief Pollard with us up til the day he traded in his fire gear with 39 years of service for a fishing rod of retirement.
In closing, there is a story told of a man who hosted his friends over for a dinner. When his friends arrived, they noticed that the host kept getting up and going in the bedroom. After the third or fourth time, one of the friends asked the host, “what are you doing?” The host replied, “every night I check on my children when they go to bed. I check on them periodically because they all fall asleep at different times. But what is interesting is in the morning, they get up at the same time.” Here it is! Take comfort in knowing that Chief Pollard may have fallen asleep first, but he’s going to get up with us at the same time in that great getting up morning. Take comfort and rest in this promise.
On behalf of Chief A. Brown, Deputy Chief L. Harris, the officers, members, auxiliary and Board of Directors of Princeville Fire Department, we offer our sincerest condolences. Our prayers are with you today, tomorrow and in the days ahead.
In His service,
Chaplain Alvin Lafon Jones
Obituary for Ann Elizabeth Price Edge
Ann Elizabeth Price Edge, 79, of Rocky Mount, NC, formerly of Richmond, departed this life April 25. 2020. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Edge; parents, Morrell Sr. and Ethel C. Price; brothers, Melvin and Vincent and sister, Margaret Price. She was a retired principal and administrator for Rocky Mount Public Schools . . . (Read more)
A preacher in North Carolina allegedly put his congregation and the public at risk after holding Easter Sunday service while claiming he suffered from COVID-19 symptoms. Pastor Brian Carn of Charlotte was heard on an audio recording defying health guidelines and instructing his members to not mention attending the church service if they become ill.
In a report from local outlet WSOC-TV, it was revealed that an audio recording of the service from Kingdom City Church was made public and it featured damning statements from Carn regarding his health status.
“Does the devil fight my body?” Carn says according to the outlet’s account. “Of course. Just like he fights your body. Did I get the shakes? Yup. Did I cough? Yup. Did I feel pain in my body? Whatever.” (Read more)
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Two of the most reviled personalities on Fox News were fired by the controversial conservative network after using the platform to spread lies about the coronavirus. You are forgiven if you thought that was a reference to Sean Hannity and Tucker Carlson, who will still be able to promote the president’s propaganda on their programs.
The same can’t be said, though, for Diamond & Silk, the buffoonish pair of Republican-sympathizing Black women who have made a career of upholding right-wing ideals typically championed by white supremacists and the like. According to the Daily Beast, Fox News cut ties with them more than two weeks after their Twitter account was suspended by the social media platform for violating its COVID-19 misinformation policy. And in classic Diamond & Silk form, they spread those lies in a stunningly unabashed fashion. (Read more)
I have some concerns that the Edgecombe County Chair Rev. Roosevelt Higgs refused to participate and to cooperate with the NC State Democratic Party Chair Wayne Goodwin and Lorenzo Pedro Political Director on a conference call on Monday April 6, 2020. Higgs refused to send information to the State that consisted of the Edgecombe County Precinct Chairs, County Officers and County Elected Officials and sustaining funds.
The reason there was a conference call on Monday April 6 was because I had contacted Goodwin. Higgs was very disrespectful to many on the call especially Deborah Jordan, Sarah Peveler, Goodwin and myself. Higgs refused to respond to questions and refused to send information to the State Headquarters. Higgs did not send information which is names and monies sent to him to be sent to the state in 2019 when he was elected and again this year March 2020. Higgs was calling around saying the Convention was cancelled because the was refusing to participate and cooperate.
On Tuesday April 21, 2020 I went to Office Depot and scanned and emailed 15 pages that included the party information that Higgs gave us during the meeting in December 2019 when we met and appointed the Register of Deeds to replace the unexpired term of the Democrat that retired. This information was never sent to the state from the 2019 convention. I also sent in another 5 pages for my precinct delegates to the convention. Lorenzo said he would enter the information in Vote Builder.
The State reached out to 1st Vice Chair Martha Knight Johnson to preside over the convention and she was to contact County Democrats to make sure precincts were registered for the convention. She contacted who she wanted to. Johnson called me on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. On Saturday morning I asked for the agenda and the slate of officers she said she had for the appointments and she didn’t respond.
During the Convention the agenda did not include the minutes from the 2019 Convention and the Treasurer’s Report. Johnson said she asked that Viola Harris help the secretary with the meeting and I asked why. Again the secretary not allowed to do her duties without Higgs or Johnson intervening.
Johnson did not tell the precinct chairs what was on the agenda and if I had received it I would have questioned before the meeting opened why the minutes and the treasurer’s report was not on the agenda. When I seen it when it came up on the presentation I didn’t say anything because I was going to see if anyone else were going to say anything.
Johnson presented the slate of names for the committee appointments and they were all of the folk she handpicked including her name for an appointment. It is clear she had contacted the other 5 and they all had agreed to serving. I questioned the process and disagreed with it.
What happened at the county convention on Saturday April 25 is similar to what Higgs would have done if he had chaired the meeting.
It is sad that the Edgecombe County Democratic Party Executive Committee members go along with whoever the chair is presiding and do not question mess. The Edgecombe County Democratic Party is and has been dysfunctional for the past 6 plus years.
My question is how will the NC State Democratic Party address Rev. Roosevelt Higgs refusal to cooperate and participate in the County Convention. He refused to send the names and monies to Raleigh that supposed to have been sent within 5 days.
I am requesting that Rev. Roosevelt Higgs Chair, 1st Vice Chair Martha Knight Johnson, 2nd Vice Gladys Shelton whom was appointed after the convention because the Democrat that was named didn’t accept and Higgs appointed Shelton. An election for the 2nd Vice Chair should have been held per the Plan of Organization and also Bronson Williams 3rd Vice Chair. It is time for some new officers so that the party can move forward.
Curmilus Butch Dancy II
Edgecombe County Democratic Party Executive Committee
Pinetops North Carolina
The Political Agitator’s response: So I wonder why Edgecombe County will not share the same information that Nash County is sharing.
The number of deaths related to COVID-19 has escalated in the Twin Counties over the weekend with five deaths now reported in Nash and Edgecombe counties.
Two deaths had been reported as of Friday — one in each county.
Nash County Health Director Bill Hill on Monday morning reported one additional death in Nash County. This is the second death from the novel coronavirus reported in Nash County.
“The Nash County Health Department has received notification from an outside county hospital partner confirming the second death associated with COVID-19. The male patient, in his late 50s with underlying conditions, died on April 25, 2020, from complications associated with the virus. To protect the family’s privacy, no further information will be released,” Hill said in a statement.
Hill said at a meeting on Monday that the patient had been hospitalized for roughly two weeks before his death.
“Our condolences and prayers are with the family and friends of this patient,” Hill said in a press release. “This global pandemic truly hits deep into our hearts when it begins to impact the people we know and care for. For that reason, it is urgent that we put our best efforts forth to slow the spread of COVID-19.”
Edgecombe County health officials reported two additional COVID-19 related deaths on Monday, for a total of three deaths in that county.
The Edgecombe County Health Department has so far refused to release any additional information about any of their cases. (Read more)
Over the next month, the state of North Carolina will double the number of people trained and employed to trace contacts of those exposed to coronavirus, Secretary of Health and Human Services Dr. Mandy Cohen said Monday.
Tracing is essentially following in the footsteps of anyone who tests positive for the virus to see where they went, who they interacted with and for how long. The state will need 500 trained tracers by the end of May, Cohen said.
They will be hired in collaboration with Community Care of North Carolina, and Cohen encouraged people with a background in community engagement to apply for those jobs immediately.
“Special consideration will be given to those who are unemployed, have community engagement experience and live in the communities that they will serve,” Cohen said.
Most current tracing is done through phone interviews, but researchers from Apple, Google and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are working on Bluetooth phone apps to detect close proximity to known positive cases. (Read more)
One of the leaders of ReOpenNC, the movement against Gov. Roy Cooper’s stay-at-home order, posted on Facebook that she tested positive for coronavirus.
Audrey Whitlock wrote on Facebook that her quarantine ended on Sunday.
Ashley Smith, co-founder for the ReOpenNC movement, said that Whitlock tested positive three weeks ago.
“She never left her house during her quarantine, so she has not been at any rally or any of the functions that we’ve done,” Smith said.
About 1,000 people rallied downtown last Tuesday against Cooper’s stay-at-home order. Protesters say the order violates their constitutional rights.
In Whitlock’s Facebook post, she wrote, “I will take a stand every day until we are a free people again, to sound the alarm because someone has to do the right thing in the face of wrong.”
Her Facebook post ends with the phrase, “See you Tuesday.” Organizers told WRAL News that ReOpenNC would be focusing their next rally on the state legislative building. (Read more)
We were notified that our office staff had been in close contact with a person that tested positive for COVID-19. For the safety of our staff and the public, this office will remain closed to the public until Monday, May 11, 2020. You may call 252-641-7917 if you have any questions and we will do what we can to assist you.
Chair Rev. Roosevelt Higgs Tried To Cancel Convention So He Chose Not To Participate Nor Cooperate With The State Party. First Vice Chair Martha Knight Johnson Chaired The Meeting Saturday April 25, 2020 3:00 PM. Lorenzo Pedro Political Director NC State Democratic Party Operated Zoom. Video Begin With Audio Only Then When Meeting Official Begin It Will Be Video.
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