The Political Agitator’s response: So why does Beth continue to respond to reporters Bill West and Lindell John Kay since she said the audit was over? She said she has turned over her findings to some agencies in which she has not named. Since she has turned over the information to some agencies why in the hell Bill and Lindell are not doing articles about the agencies? Well my ignant opinion is they either don’t want to or have and don’t want to report their response. I also wonder if this is more about somehow trying to get make Beth look bad since she has Republican opposition in November. But what I feel is clear to me is the intent is to keep feeding Racist Special Cs and they will continue to post ignant mess along with Fighting Crime, Rocky Mount Concerned Citizens, WHIG-TV, Mayor Sandy Claus Roberson, Randy Adcox, LoveRockyMount, J. Keith Harris, and some others. So if Bill and Lindell ain’t going to do articles on the agencies where Beth said she turned her findings over to, what is their motive?
State Auditor Beth Wood told the Telegram she stands by the report she and her team made public more than a month ago of the probe of the City of Rocky Mount’s finances and operations.
Specifically, Wood said she believes that an email more than four years ago from then-City Manager Charles Penny to City Finance Director Amy Staton shows Councilman Andre Knight went from being handled in the normal course of utility business to being handled personally by Penny.
“That is preferential treatment,” Wood said. “He’s not being treated like every other customer that is paying for their utilities to the city — receiving those utilities and paying for them through the city.”
Wood was commenting Thursday in response to a statement the municipality issued in response to stories locally about emails in June 2016 between Penny and Staton, this about Knight’s utilities accounts.
The emails show Penny made clear he wanted the municipal Business Services Center not to phone Knight about Knight’s utilities accounts and told Staton, “If there is an issue go through you or me. Thanks.” Staton emailed back saying “ok.” (Read more)