Edgecombe County – Open Letter to Rusty Holderness Candidate For District 3 House Seat And The Voters In The District

Note: This is letter 3 of 4 to all candidates.

Well sir you are not on my facebook page however my page is open to all and I posted the following on January 12, 2014,Rep. Joe Pat Tolson House District 23 Will Not Seek Re-election Sources Say.” I stated the following, “I live in the district and very much concerned about the seat being filled. If you are interested in filing for this seat please send me an inbox or call me at 252.314.5484 asap.” Maybe you missed it or you just didn’t care but whatever the reason I made the request above and it was up to others to contact me. Nope nobody has to contact me but if one wants my vote it would be wise especially since I am a blogger and have many, many followers locally and across the state and nation.

Several days later on January 15 and January 17 the following articles ran in the local newspaper, “Knight to seek state house seat?” and Willingham ponders District 23 run.” I spoke to Knight and Willingham about their intentions so therefore I was aware of their intentions. I also spoke with Will Solomon and he said he was not going to file.

Sir I don’t know you on a personal note but know of your name because of the business you are in such as realty and the golf course that you once had set up on Hwy 258 just outside of the Tarboro City limits. I don’t recall ever seeing you attend an Edgecombe County Democratic Party County meeting. I have never heard of you being involved in politics involuntarily. So therefore when I learned on the last day of filing that you had filed, I was somewhat surprised. But I can understand your logic because with 3 blacks in the race which will split the black votes, it appears that you a white male can have a great opportunity to possibly be able to win the seat or atleast cause a run-off.

Well sir as long as there is another candidate in the race that I can support, I will not be able to support you. I don’t know you like that. So if you will, will you please tell me why I should vote for you? What is your political platform? Why do you feel you can best represent me and black folks in this district since the district was created for a black person?

In my closing, I regret that you chose to file for the House seat however know that you are now a public figure and it is on. I don’t know you and you don’t know me but we can get to know each other. 

I am one of the most publicly active Democrats in Edgecombe County and I have been challenging all Democrats especially elected officials since I first became active in the early 90’s. I am a videographer and blogger so therefore I capture meetings, events and etc. I post them on my blog while making comments and giving others the opportunity to see things for themselves and after watching the entire video they can agree or disagree with me and most of all make an informed decision versus getting bits and pieces of what happened from the local newspapers.

Stay tuned for letter 4 of 4 to the other candidate coming soon.

See related:

Edgecombe County – Open Letter to Bronson Williams Candidate For District 3 House Seat And The Voters In The District 

Edgecombe County – Open Letter to Shelly Willingham Candidate For District 3 House Seat And The Voters In The District

Edgecombe County – Open Letter to Shelly Willingham Candidate For District 3 House Seat And The Voters In The District

Note: This is letter 2 of 4 to all candidates.

Sir you are on my facebook page and I posted the following on January 12, 2014, Rep. Joe Pat Tolson House District 23 Will Not Seek Re-election Sources Say.” I stated the following, “I live in the district and very much concerned about the seat being filled. If you are interested in filing for this seat please send me an inbox or call me at 252.314.5484 asap.” I made the request above and it was up to you to contact me. Nope nobody has to contact me but if one wants my vote it would be wise especially since I am a blogger and have many, many followers locally and across the state and nation.

Mr. Shelly Willingham I read the following in the local newspaper on January 17, Willingham ponders District 23 run.I read this after I read the following on January 15, “Knight to seek state house seat?”

I thank you for calling me before you filed and sharing your intentions however at that time I told you that I would wait until the filing period closes before I will respond to who I would be supporting. Mind you at this time Attorney William Solomon had told me he was probably going to file so therefore it would have been 3 of you at that time. I also told you that I would try calling a meeting with all of those whom have filed when the filing period closed.

I know it has been your desire to serve in the NC General Assembly for many years dating back to the 90’s when I was the interim Edgecombe County Democratic Party Chair from 1998-1999 when now Rev. Roy Gray stepped down and I was appointed by the ECDP County Executive Committee to fill his unexpired term. I didn’t want it but the 1st Vice Chair had to resign because she was challenging another Democrat in the primary, the 2nd Vice Chair had had surgery and didn’t want to move up and I was the 3rd Vice Chair. I didn’t attend the meeting that night to move up because I don’t like titles that can handicap me. But my name was nominated from the floor because some folks didn’t want Rev. Roosevelt Higgs.

During the time I was in office you were able to sit on the House Committee for the particular district whereby you were able to vote yourself in along with about 5 others. I protested that I felt it was unfair that you were able to vote for yourself but that was perfectly legal. I was hoping you would have stepped down and allowed someone else to sit on the committee since you were interested in the appointment. You were appointed to serve in the NC House the seat that Rep. Jean Farmer-Butterfield was then elected to serve and still serve. I was not in the district but after some folks asked me to help them, I joined Farmer-Butterfield’s camp. I was able to bring a couple of folks over from your camp to join us.

I supported you a couple of years ago when you ran for the Senate District 3 seat and I worked on your campaign in the background until I couldn’t take anymore. Although it was hard supporting you because of several reasons that are too numerous to talk about, I chose to give you a chance simply because everyone knows where I have stood about getting a black elected to the seat since the Senate District 3 was created. But in spite of trying to make it happen, you drove some others and myself away. I really believe we could have pulled it off if you had listened to the team we had put together.

I appreciate you contacting me several times and at the moment I have been waiting on you to call me back as you were suppose to do after I received a phone call from you over the weekend.

In my closing, I regret that you chose to file for the House seat however know that you are now a public figure and it is on. You know me and I know you so let the chips fall where they lay. Do know that we can agree to disagree on some things but as it relates to the House seat I want to see a younger person in the seat.

I am one of the most publicly active Democrats in Edgecombe County and I have been challenging all Democrats especially elected officials since I first became active in the early 90’s. I am a videographer and blogger so therefore I capture meetings, events and etc. I post them on my blog while making comments and giving others the opportunity to see things for themselves and after watching the entire video they can agree or disagree with me and most of all make an informed decision versus getting bits and pieces of what happened from the local newspapers.

Stay tuned for letters to the other candidates coming soon.

See related:

Edgecombe County – Open Letter to Bronson Williams Candidate For District 3 House Seat And The Voters In The District 

Edgecombe County – Open Letter to Rusty Holderness Candidate For District 3 House Seat And The Voters In The District

Open letter to the Reverend Nehemiah Smith Jr. Who Has Been Attacking The Rocky Mount City Council About The High Utilities

Rev. Smith I had the opportunity to speak to you briefly while I was having a conversation with Bronson Williams who has also been attacking the council. You asked me a couple of questions and I gave you a couple of answers however I will not get into that at the moment.

Rev. Smith you asked me had I read your newspaper The Weekly Defender and you proceeded to give me one. You asked me what did I think about it? I said I have read every edition because I have been given a copy. I said I have an opinion however I do not wish to share my opinion at the moment but I will in the future.

Well sir I am going to share a few of my opinions now. If you don’t know, now you know I like to deal with folks in writing as much as I can and this is one conversation that I would have to have in writing or on my pocket computer so my comments can’t get twisted.

First of all I remember when you were on The Promise Radio Station along with owner Bronson Williams attacking the council members specifically Rev. Andre Knight. You and Williams had a ball for a couple of months however I had tuned the radio station out early on. You can find my response to ya’ll when you google your name and it reads: Bronson Williams, Nehemiah Smith Jr. vs Rev. Andre Knight and … I see that was not enough because you have begin to publish a well formatted and beautifully laid out weekly newspaper.

Boy is this newspaper what the black community needs in the local area. I have been telling black folks for years that we needed our own newspaper and those (who could a should a) made it happen did nothing. Well I was doing an internet newsletter until a former local newspaper reporter turned me on to blogging and it has worked for me. I receive several hundreds hits per day.

Back to your beautifully laid out newspaper. When I heard about it I said okay he is going to sure nuff attack the councilmembers now especially Rev. Andre Knight. Every paper has actually done such and then in the edition about 3 Thursdays ago you basically said you were out to get the council.

Well sir black folks can’t get a damn simple letter to the editor in the local newspapers at all and if we do they reword, leave out crucial words and etc. so that our real message be lost and will not go out to their subscribers. So sir your paper could give us that outlet that has been much needed in this area whereby we can get our messages out. We could wake up black folks because there is a force out there that do not want the truth to be made known.

Sir I have no problem with you challenging the council and/or Rev. Andre Knight but do your homework. I find some of the things you say to be downright disgusting but that is because I know the councilmembers and Knight and the issues especially the utilities thingy.

As I close I want to leave an example of a recent problem that I had with The Daily Southerner local newspaper. You can read the following article on my blog, “That Racist Daily Southerner Strikes Again As It Relates To The Edgecombe County Public Schools Restructuring Proposal. What In The Hell Is Terry Smith Problem?

Curmilus Dancy II
DCN Publisher

 

Electric Rate Reality and Bronson Williams – Source: Behind The Scenes of A TV Talk Show

Reality and electric rates don’t go hand in hand, at least not in Rocky Mount, NC.  Bronson Williams’ the “truth hurts” radio broadcast is convoluted with misinformation.  Allbeit, the same misinformation, day after day after day…

If you live and work in Rocky Mount, you’d be better served to listen to  FM 92.1 “Express Yourself” on Monday nights.

I turned off Bronson’s show the day he told me that . . . (Read more @ Behind The Scenes)

Note: I totally agree with you George it is not about the utilities but about the game. He is doing just that pimping folks through his radio broadcast. C. Dancy II – DCN Publisher

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Bronson Williams Owner The Promise Network Shut Our TV Talk Show Down Last Night Because One Of His Ignant Followers Called In – Connections

Last night Bronson Williams Owner and Host of The Truth Hurts Broadcast FM 107.3 The Promise and also the one who works the board at WNCR TV 41 shut the Connections Talk Show down because obviously one of his ignant followers called in. George Fisher is the host and I am the co-host and I  call in from home daily. (Past tense)

The Truth Hurts Broadcast is on daily from 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM and then he goes to the TV station to do our TV show. On yesterday Mattie Mozell called in to his radio show and talked about me and I called in an rebutted her in a nice way. She called back a 2nd time however I did not.

I have been trying to tolerate Bronson however last night when what sounded like a white male called in and told Bronson he wanted to talk to him off the air about the ignorant people that call in to his show. Bronson took the person off line and accepted his phone number but we could hear him telling the person he would call him. However he did call out the first 3 numbers but then I guess he figured out he was still on the air although the caller was not.

I say the caller probably wanted to say those (Niggers.) Well you see this is why I have no more respect for Bronson because it is not about utilities any longer but about allowing ignorance on The Untruth Broadcast.

I played a conversation that I had with Ms. Mozell on June 18 whereby she called me and I returned her call per her request. But on yesterday I called her to ask her about her comments on the radio station last Friday and she went off on me. I told her I didn’t hear the show and wanted to hear what she had to say because I had received several phone calls. I wanted to talk to her before I responded.

Ms. Mozell said I called didn’t want to hear what she had to say but my point of the recording is to show that I have listened to her patiently on many occasions. I feel she has been calling me trying to get me to say something negative about Councilmen Andre Knight and Reuben Blackwell.

I have told folks time and time again it is situations like this the reason why I document what I am doing because I know I am a target because I am friends with Councilman and NAACP President Andre Knight and Councilman Reuben Blackwell.

Back to the TV show, Bronson shut us down our show last night because obviously one of his followers called in and was speaking an untruth and he wanted us to allow her to continue and to rebuttal her when she was finished. Hell no. Bronson may have called her and told her to call in who knows. But it does not matter. This lady said I was the reason why the utilities were high in Rocky Mount. When I asked Bronson was I responsible for the high utilities bills in Rocky Mount several times, he would not respond so then he said he was shutting the show down for the night. He said we all needed to talk. Well my friend we don’t have a damn thing to talk about because I have been trying to talk to you asking you to keep the show about utilities and you have convinced me that it is no longer about utilities. As far as I am concerned The TV Talk Show is shut down for good and you can have that show as well. I will not stoop to your level of ignance.

Well today I received a text message and a message on Facebook that I was talked about on The Truth Hurts Broadcast. Well I knew that was going to happen because Bronson do not have anything else to talk about so he has to entertain ignance.

I was told that Teresa Hinton called in response to the Christmas Card that she mailed me and I sent it return to sender. Why in the hell would this ignant butt hole send me a card when she do not like me because of Andre Knight. I have not done anything to her. But I be damn if I am going to kiss her butt. Enough said.

So obviously Bronson has nothing to talk about as it relates to utilities because he and his followers are saying the same things daily which makes the show boring. Funny as hell to me.

So what has Bronson accomplished? A Rocky Mount business man who are taking folks money for advertisement and then he is going to let his lights get turned out. I hear commercials about people giving donations, what he call it, sowing a seed so where is that money going? Do these folks live in Rocky Mount? Should they not be putting this money on their light bill?

So Bronson you didn’t kick me off the TV show because I have not been in the studio to do the show since we have been coming back on. I told George Fisher that I would not come to the station and would do it from home because I knew it would come to this. You see Bronson was so damn messy when I had my previous show, “Making a Difference” that was 2 hours every Wednesday night from 9:00 PM until 11:00 PM and I shut it down. I shut it down one night after some stupid bull manure went down at the station because it was just too damn crazy down there. The only time I came down to the station was the night we had Ken Lewis on who was running for the US Senate and I was not on the air. I just came to meet him in person because he had contacted me several years ago over the internet because he had been reading my online newsletter.

You damn right we didn’t pay for the show simply because we were asked to do it. What else is going on at the TV station. Not a damn thing. LMBAO!! Hell you can’t get anyone to work there.

It is so funny that I had just told George earlier this week that he needed to start doing the show either one or two days a week because daily was just too much on him having to go to the station. With George taking care of his mother, shutting the show down is a good thing for him in my opinion however we had a plan to do our talk show over the internet anyway which will be coming soon. We both can do this at home or we could go to each other’s home if we want to be in the same room.

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What’s your problem with Andre Knight? The Back Story! At Long Last. – Source: by George Fisher

A lot of people don’t like Andre Knight. But, when you come down to it, it has nothing to do with the man himself, but the public positions he holds, the jealousy, and hidden agendas of others.  In this post, I’m going to tell you the back story—at long last.  This is a post that is much overdue and you’re probably going to hate me also for even thinking this way.  Well, hate away. It’s a story that needs to be told. You’re not going to see this in the Telegram or on a religious radio station, for that matter. (Read more @ Behind The Scenes Of A TV Talk Show)

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Rocky Mount Utilities

 

The Real Reason Why Ms. Mozell Is Mad With 2 Rocky Mount City Councilpersons About The Utilities And Now Me

I receive phone calls from time to time from Ms. Mattie Mozell about what is going on in Rocky Mount. The most recent call came on June 18, 2010. Ms. Mozell had called to my home and my daughter called me on my cell phone and said Ms. Mozell wanted me to call her. I pulled over on the side of the road and called her. I basically listened to hear for 15 minutes and couldn’t really get a word in.

You can hear the conversation on The DCN TV.

On yesterday I called Ms. Mozell to ask her about what she said on The Truth Hurts Broadcast on last Friday because some people had called me. Her comments were in regards to the NAACP meeting that was held on Thursday night. I told her I didn’t hear her so I was calling to hear from her what she said because I have not commented on it as of yet. I said I called Andre and some other folks so I wanted to have my facts before I responded to it.

Ms. Mozell went off on me and said I was calling for Andre and Reuben and I said no I am calling for myself. She went into her spill about the utilities and why she didn’t like Andre and Reuben and I said I don’t want to hear that I just called about what was said last Friday.

She said Andre said Bronson was joining with folks who are in the Tea Party. I said the reason why he and some others are saying that is because he is doing just that. I said Bronson, George and myself discussed this on Connections Talk Show where George is the host and I am the co-host. Bronson talked about he was going to meet with the annexation folks and some other white folks who are going after the council about other issues and not the high utilities. We said why are you going to meet with them folks when they don’t care about you.

A lady called me and said that Ms. Mozell was mad with Andre because he didn’t come to see her when she was sick but he was in the neighborhood to someone else house.

I knew that when I called her on yesterday I was taking a risk. The only reason I didn’t record this conversation is because I called her while sitting in Bojangles on my cell phone. She told me she was going to call the radio station later that day so I knew she was going to talk about me calling her because she said I was going after her.

Sure enough Ms. Mozell called The Truth Hurts Broadcast and just went off on me. I have tried to stay neutral to a certain degree in all of this mess. The only somebody that knew about the recorded conversation was George Fisher who I also had on 3-way when I called Ms. Mozell because I knew she was going to talk about utilities.

Ms. Mozell and Glenn Draughn calls me all the time about the utitilies thing and I have not shared any of the conversations with Andre nor Reuben. They will hear about this for the first time here on The DCN TV.

I don’t call Ms. Mozell and only called her yesterday because as always I try to do my homework before speaking on issues.

Ms. Mozell is now mad with me because I talk to all the people she named in her conversation. I hate it has come to this but it is what it is and like I say all the time, “I have no permanent friends, no permanent enemies only permanent interest.

Please click on The DCN TV to listen to the audio of the conversation with Ms. Mozell.

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I Attended The Local NAACP Meeting on Thursday And Friday I Receive A Call About The President Talking About Someone

Rocky Mount Utilities

Ignant Column

 

Ignant Column: Tea Party trying to replace all politicians. Really?

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Author : Captain Crunch

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If nothing else positive can be said for the Tea Party, at least they are trying to replace all politicians. Perhaps the replacement of the council would benefit rocky mount. This is also why we shouldn’t put something that generates revenue in the hands of the government…. they get greedy and overcharge.

Note: More ignance from someone who hides behind a code name. This comment was not approved in the comment column but rather made the Ignant Column. LMBAO

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So Bronson When Is Enough Enough? Rocky Mount NC Utilities War

In response to: Bronson Williams, Nehemiah Smith Jr. vs Rev. Andre Knight and The Rocky Mount City Council A Utilities War

I agree when is enough enough?

I have been listening to The Truth Hurts Broadcast for several weeks and I have found it to be quite interesting and many times comical. Since Bronson works the boards for Connections Talk Show that comes on immediately after his talk show, George Fisher host and myself the co-host find ourselves discussing the Rocky Mount Utilities almost daily as well.

I am trying to figure out what is really going on here because discussions have gone from utilities to getting rid of the city council members (recall) and folks calling in just simply talking about people. I have no problem with folks talking about people but when one know it is lies and it is being allowed to spread across the airwaves that is not good.

It is clear that the light bills are high in Rocky Mount NC. So why are they high? Is it something that the city council members are doing? If so, spell it out along with what you want them do. And then we all can see if it is workable.

Black white issue. I hear some folks say they do not see any whites going down to the city hall complaining about their utility bills. I have heard some say the white council members say they don’t have people complaining to them about their utilities.

I have said that people who are complaining should reach out to their council members especially the black ones who they should feel comfortable talking to to tell them about their concerns. I said many black folks didn’t feel that they had access to the previous council which used to be predominately white.

”There are those in city government and the general public who would paint this issue in terms of Black and White; but this is an issue of fairness, affordability, and fiscal responsibility. However, I am not so naïve as to believe that, for the most part, the poor minority communities of the city are not carrying the heavier load that these burdensome utility rates have brought about.” Well the letter went from saying it is not about black and white but the last sentence says otherwise. This is so damn contradictory. It is my opinion that Nehemiah is trying to win the white support in his conversation about the utilities.

I have heard many say that this council (black majority) has inherited what the previous council done before them. Over the years they have made some changes and are working on more and I do know this as a fact.

Bronson Williams one of the stalwart voices in this struggle, continues to address the issue on his daily call-in show and I agree. However I question his motives. As it relates to his personal incident, I have heard him say several things about how it happened. He said he forgot to pay his bill and that he paid it late purposely. Well I believe he should have gotten another bill that would have told him that he was behind from last month. But his lights got turned off at the radio station anyway. So why in the hell didn’t he just pay his bill?

Bronson is a voice for the voiceless and is galvanizing the community behind the common cause of lowering high utilities. I have no problem with that however what I do have a problem with is all the ignorant conversations that are taking place.

I know that Bronson have allowed atleast one person to call in and say some things when he knew it was not truth. This is in regards to a caller calling in talking about an agenda item at last weeks NAACP meeting. The caller did not attend the meeting but called in about something that somebody told them. I didn’t hear what the caller said but I have received several phone calls about the conversation. I tried calling the person to have a conversation with them about the issue but they wanted to talk about why they do not like Andre and Reuben. I told them I didn’t want to talk about that and that I wanted to share with them about why not only is Andre talking about Bronson joining up with the tea partiers but George Fisher and myself have had a conversation with Bronson during  one of our TV talk shows (Connections) about him meeting with the annexation organization and certain white persons who have other agendas.

As it relates to a scare tactic about black folks who join the tea partiers, I don’t get it. I just fine it strange as hell that Bronson would make it known on our TV Talk Show that he was going to meet with these folks who are fighting the council on other issues hoping to gain their support for his mission about the utilities. I say this is crazy as hell.

I say if Bronson and anyone would like to do the recall thing, I say go for it. I have no problem with that.

Bronson has done and is doing something that local churches and other organizations like the local chapter of the NAACP have yet to do. I say bull manure because there has been some individuals such as Carol Batchelor, Lewis Turner, Dorothy Cook, Jessie Fraiser,  George Fisher, Black  Workers For Justice, myself and the list goes on that has been dealing with the utilities issue dating back to the late 90’s.

One day I heard Jessie Fraiser and another lady talking about they were going to have a meeting at Braswell Library to see just how many folks were interested in trying to form a committee to address Rocky Mount utilities. I called George Fisher and told him that we needed to go to the meeting since we have been dealing with the utilities issue.

George and I attended the meeting and out of the initial meeting we decided to meet weekly at the OIC. Mind you I do not live in Rocky Mount. I don’t remember Bronson along with many folks who have called in to Truth Hurts Broadcast coming to a meeting.

George and I attended the meetings until we could not take anymore. We had thought it would be best to work on something that would be doable and results could be seen soon. Well new people kept coming to the meetings and they wanted to talk about their experiences and we were not accomplishing anything. The things the initial group had agreed upon was to deal with the following:

1. How customer service deal with people. 

2. Seek to get the policy changed for folks who had life support equipment in their homes.

3. Making sure people meters were read.

During many conversations I hear folks say that when they found out their meters had not been read, they had them read and their utility bills went down drastically. I understand this is what happened with Nehemiah and this is why he got involved. I was told that he said the meter reader did not read his parent’s meter so he seen Councilman Andre Knight across the street from his home. He called Knight and told him and Knight called down to the city and the meter reader came back out within 30 minutes and read the meter. I understand the bill went down a little more than 50%. Nehemiah said the meter reader said he thought the fence was locked so he guestimated. I also heard that Nehemiah Jr. confronted Knight because Knight supposedly told or had someone to tell Nehemiah not to come to the council meeting because his issue had been addressed. I understand Nehemiah and Knight got into a verbal confrontation after a city council meeting.

When I heard Nehemiah tell the story on The Truth Hurts Broadcast I don’t recall him telling the whole story especially mentioning that he had complained to Knight and the meter reader came back. Nehemiah says he is concerned about other folks with high utilities and I agree. I am concerned also and do not live in Rocky Mount but the bull manure that is being said on The Truth Hurts Broadcast is just crazy. I agree Nehemiah and others ought to be concerned about other folks utilities but the best thing they and those concerned can do is to reach out to all the citizens to make sure their meters are being read.

Folks kept asking me do I listen to The Truth Hurts Talk Show so I began to tune in. I had been listening to the broadcast for several days before I called in. One day Bronson made a comment and I called in and responded because he made a statement about what some folks have said and I told him I have said the very same so I am calling in to say why I said it and I stand behind what I said and will say in the future.

I will let the churches speak for themselves since I am not a member of a church in Rocky Mount NC. Since Nehemiah just moved back here, I am sure his family members are a member of a church here so what have they done? Bronson is a member of a church here so what have they done?

I am  a life fully paid member of the NAACP and a member of the Rocky Mount Branch where Andre Knight is the president I am going to address this as a member and not speaking for the branch where I have served as 1st, 2nd and 3rd vice president and on the executive committee since the early 90’s dating back to when Rev. Elbert Lee was the president. As it relates to the mission of the NAACP you can read it here.

I am unaware of anyone who have brought a discriminatory complaint to the NAACP as it relates to their utilities. I say file a complaint with the local NAACP and then you can say that they have not done anything. If it is something that they can do and they do not do it, I will address that issue myself.

There have been others who have tried to organize around the utilities issue however Bronson is able to reach out to a broader level because he is on the radio. What tickles the hell out of me is he sit back and allow folks to say there has not been anyone before him that has organized around the utilities issue when he knows that that is not “truth.”

You see I am for truth no matter who it is for or against and I will not allow untruth to be told and and not say anything. I don’t care if I don’t deal with the person who the untruth is being told on, I will speak up for them on certain things and that we disagree on I will speak to that as well.

So who am I? I am a grassroots effective community activist and I hold all folks accountable and ask others to hold me accountable. I have no permanent friends, no permanent enemies only permanent interest.

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Bronson Williams, Nehemiah Smith Jr. vs Rev. Andre Knight and The Rocky Mount City Council A Utilities War

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Bronson Williams, Nehemiah Smith Jr. vs Rev. Andre Knight and The Rocky Mount City Council A Utilities War

Note: The following article was written by: Nehemiah Smith Jr. per Bronson Williams on his talk show Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Inside Edition

When is enough enough? Mayor and council shrink from the service for which they were elected

Apathetic city council leaves citizens to their own devices over utilities (Read more @ The Promise FM 107.3)

From The DCN Publisher: I will respond to this later because I have been actively engaged in the Utilities saga in Rocky Mount NC since the 90’s. I am a life member of the NAACP so therefore I will respond as The DCN Publisher and as a member of the Rocky Mount Branch NAACP.

Too funny now a light bulb has been turned on with the folks

George Fisher and myself have talked about the citizens of Rocky Mount needing to challenge the meter reading, learn how to read the meters and to hold those in customer service accountable for their actions. We also talked about talking to the utilities department about folks who have life support equipment in their homes. We have had talk shows for the past 2 – 3 years. We have attended meetings in Rocky Mount NC dealing with the utilities and we talked about it on WNCR TV and also on FM 92.1 Joy In The Morning with Bob Arrington weekly.

But daily I continue to hear folks say what has not been done and what is not being done, it just pisses me the hell off. But they are just getting in the game. They are making it about people instead of getting to the route of the problem.

I have heard some say it starts at home. Well nope for them it starts with the city council. I could see it starting with the city management however again it starts with making sure your house is in order and that you are not losing energy due to something that you need to take care of.

Things that need to be done in the now.

1. Get the free energy audit.

2. Make sure your meters are being read and/or properly.

3. Learn how to read your meters.

Yep may be some other things however these 3 things can show you where the problem/s really are.

You have resources by contacting your ward representative. Ask them to work with you on your concerns and if they do not work for you then you know what to do. However if you have not asked them for anything, how in the hell can you hold them accountable for their actions?

Keep listening to folks talking about the present council need to be recalled and etc. Go ahead and recall them and see how much they can do without you handling your own damn business by doing the 3 steps above.

Many folks are angry but they don’t think others ought to get angry. Well it is what it is. Beating up on the city council when you have not asked them to work on “your personal issue” does not make any sense. When you ask them to work on your personal issue, they must then go to the city management to research your issue.

The system works when you learn how to work the system. So until then you will continue to have your high utility bills.

Yes the truth hurts.

When I have these moments I go back and look at Rev. Al Sharpton who said it best in this video, “Some folks act as if they have figured something out.”

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I Just Love The Conversations About Rocky Mount NC Utilities

What tickles the hell out of me is that so many folks are complaining and saying the same things but after you say your piece then what? You feel better now?

Folks are complaining they have high utility bills. Okay. So what do you want the city council to do? Can you say write a list?

Many say they want to get rid of all of the city council when the problems in my opinion does not lie totally on the council.

I have heard enough callers say they have challenged their meters not being read and won. So does this sounds like a problem with meters not being read or being read properly?

So why all the damn drama daily talking about the same mess when nothing is getting accomplished?

The people in Rocky Mount are not using their resources to get what needs to be done because they are on the radio and on the tv wasting a lot of time and not accomplishing anything. The only thing I see is getting accomplished is talking about the city council and possibly replacing them. I have no problem with that however all I have to say is you better be careful what you ask for. If the problem does not lie totally on the city council then what will a new person accomplish?

The citizens of Rocky Mount has the right to run for office during each and every election and I encourage anyone who feel they can handle the office to do so. But one needs to keep in mind that they must produce because if they do not, then they will find themselves in the same situation as those before them.

Again I challenge all of those who are concerned about the high utilities to have their homes audited, make sure their meters are being read and also learn how to read their meters.

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Rocky Mount Utilities Issue, So What Will Happen After They Vote On The Budget Tonight?

There has been a lot of discussion lately about Rocky Mount Utilities and the budget on FM 107.3 The Truth Hurts Broadcast host Bronson Williams and owner of the Promise Radio Station, Connections host George Fisher on WNCR TV, Joy In The Morning FM 92.1 Radio Station co-host Bob Arrington and Wayne Hines and a couple of other local radio and TV stations. The most recent talk has been about the transfer of money from the utilities.

The Rocky Mount City Council will pass a budget be it with or without any changes.

But the real question is, if the meter readers are not reading the meters what in the hell good is challenging the budget alone and not challenging the meters being read and properly?

I have heard several folks say they questioned their meters not being read and the results were different when they actually read them.

Because I got sick and tired of going to meetings and nothing getting done, I stopped. I suggested that we deal with a couple of things that people could see a difference in the now. I suggested dealing with customer service complaints, asking for the city to look at homes who have life support equipment in them and the main thing is making sure the people’s meters are being read and possibly folks being taught how to read their meetings or atleast write down the numbers.

Oh well I will be waiting now to see what the focus of the discussion will be beginning tomorrow.

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