Female Democrats Petition State To Remove Local Chair By VAN HOLLAND – Editor Thu, May 14, 2020

The Political Agitator’s response: I wonder who submitted this to the Tar River Times. Oh I bet Rev. Roosevelt Higgs. Can’t wait to see how this unfolds. Been a long time coming. Well The DCN News Blog Online TV has captured his ignance for years on video and has challenged him nearly every meeting but you have some Democrats that goes along with his mess. Many of the videos and audios of this ignant can be found on my YouTube page. He should have never been in office since the 1999 flood because he has not lived in Speed and it is a fact that he lived in Tarboro at the E. L. Roberson Center with his mom who moved there after the flood. Those who have supported his mess are just as guilty as he is of neglecting the party. For me it should not have to take the local party to remove him because he has disrespected the NC State Chair and the State Office of the NC Democratic Party. We shall see how the NC State Democratic Party move forward with this mess.

Five female Democrats in Edgecombe County have filed a petition for the second consecutive year with the North Carolina Democratic Party (NCDP) regarding complaints against local party Chair Roosevelt Higgs.
In the newest petition, a 30-page document, the petitioners are requesting that due to displays of his behavior, Higgs is in violation of the party’s Plan of Organization (POO) and that should lead to his immediate removal as Chair of the Edgecombe County Democratic Party.
“His conduct in wantonly disregarding his duties is such that he should be banned from ever holding office in the Party in the future,” the petition states.The petition also states that in the POO, “any officer or committee member of the Democratic Party at any level… who refuses or fails to perform his or her duties… may be removed from office.”
The five female petitioners are; Sarah Peveler, who is the President of the Democrat Women of Edgecombe County, Deborah Jordan who is the Chair, of the Edgecombe County African American Caucus, Linda Goines who is Vice Chair for Precinct 1-4 in Tarboro, Janice Bulluck who was former Chair of Precinct 12-3, and Judith Moss who is Vice Chair for Precinct 1-2 in Tarboro.
In 2019, Peveler sent a petition to the NCDP to try and have Higgs removed from the party but that petition went unanswered, according to the new petition that was filed just recently by the five women.
In the new petition, it states that the 2019 Edgecombe County Convention was improperly conducted without proper notice and multiple voting irregularities, and part of the new petition is meant as an addendum to and renewal of the 2019 petition. And in the last section of the grievance of the new petition, it states that “Had the 2019 Petition been properly resolved the current petition may not have been necessary.”
The new petition claims that Higgs violated the POO and has a pattern of failing to carry out his duties as Edgecombe County Party Chair.

Read the rest of this story in our May 14 edition. (Tar River Times)


Rocky Mount NC – State auditor says report will refute city’s response

The Political Agitator’s response: Interesting, The Telegram asked Wood what will happen next after the report is posted. “Well, it’s up to management to fix what we’ve found, truly fix it,” Wood said. “It’s all up to the City of Rocky Mount now, both the leadership and the citizens that live there.” It was the Special Cs in Rocky Mount who has been trying to get rid of Andre Knight from the day he began serving on the council. He has had to fight them every since he has been on the council. They went after his residency, they got him fired from his job at Edgecombe Community College. Rev. Roosevelt Higgs Edgecombe County Democratic Party Chair, WHIG-TV and the Rocky Mount Telegram played a major role as well. Anyone who think that Lindell John Kay didn’t call Mayor Sandy Roberson and Councilman Lige Daughtridge when he did 2 stories in the Wilson Times yesterday has to be ignant to the role that Lindell played while working for the Rocky Mount Telegram. 2 councilmen, city manager, former mayor implicated in Rocky Mount financial probe and Rocky Mount wrote off nearly $50K in councilman’s unpaid utility bills 

The findings of the probe of the finances and operations of Rocky Mount’s municipal government by State Auditor Beth Wood and her team are going to be made public today.

A report is set to be posted at 10 a.m. on the website of the State Auditor’s Office, Wood told the Telegram over the phone late Thursday afternoon.

Additionally, Wood told the Telegram she is disappointed leaders of such an icon of a city in eastern North Carolina would do what occurred late Thursday morning.

Wood was referring to a seven-page press release from City Hall. That press release provided the city’s summary of a draft report by the State Auditor’s Office, along with a summary of the city’s responses.

The press release said the city received the draft report from the state auditor’s office on April 8.

Wood, in response, told the Telegram, “Number one, they have released information that is still confidential to this investigation. The report is not public — and it has not been released.”

Wood said part of what the city omitted is where the state auditor’s office will refute much of what the city said in responding to her and her team’s findings. (Read more)