Tarboro NC – Commissioner Viola Harris Was Attacked On Tarboro 27886 Facebook Page Because Of The Budget Meeting On Monday Night

I attended the County Commissioner’s meeting on Monday night June 30, 2014 and I support the motion that passed in support of a 3.5 % tax increase and no reduction in force which will save services and jobs in this county. The vote was right down the racial lines and it is a damn shame that some folks in this county don’t give a damn about all folks in the county.

I was told the day after the meeting that they were on the Tarboro 27886 Page a couple of days ago running down Viola Harris. I asked was it that Tarboro 27886 page and before they could respond I had gone over there and I had found it. What I found was a good sister from a local church had posted that the pastors and others need to come together for prayer I believe the day before the Monday night meetings.

After the meeting on Monday, the comments began from those who had a problem with the vote. Harris posted if they didn’t like what was going on in the county then they were free to move. Hell I thought that was putting it nicely. I would have said if you don’t like it to get the hell out and now.

So they now want to attack Harris making it appear that she is telling people to leave the county. Again I repeat for the ignant ass folks on Tarboro 27886, them same folks from over there that come on my page and post anonymously but uses their real name over there, you ain’t gonna come over here with that b.s. and think I am going to allow you to say whatever you want. I have to approve your comments over here and I will call your ignant ass out and when I get sick of you, I will not approve your comments and send them to SPAM.

Now I am going to warn you. What you ain’t fitting ready to do is come on my blog and make ignant comments about black folks and/or other folks who make some hard decisions. We have lived through all white boards and commissioners even when we didn’t agree with them and now that the commissioner’s board is a 4-3 black majority, get the hell over it!

I try to go to meetings around the county but not limited to and record them so folks especially those who don’t attend the meetings can watch free from the convenience of your home, office or where ever. I give my spin on the meetings and give you the opportunity to watch and form your own opinion. But what you ain’t going to do is post some ignant comments. As long as you comment with some sense I will approve your comment.

I have had to explain some things to a couple of folks who have been mislead by some folks even some folks who meant well but didn’t understand the whole process as it related to the voting on the motion at the meeting. Once folks get the right information they understand what really happens during meetings. But Ignant Racist Ass White Folks and/or Ignant Racist Ass Safe Negroes will attempt to mess up some stuff by telling half-truths and/or twisting the truth. But I will challenge their ignant asses cause I ain’t a scared black man who are afraid to call them out.

Everybody in the county had the opportunity to go to the meeting on Monday night and to voice their opinion. Now if you didn’t go to the meeting you can watch it here Video/Photos: Edgecombe County Commissioners Passes Budget 4-3 Down Racial Lines Voting For A 3.5% Tax Increase And No Reduction In Force.

 

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Princeville NC – In Response To Mayor Linda Ingram Conetoe Comments About Viola Harris On The Princeville Situation

First of all I want to say that “I have no permanent friends no permanent enemies only permanent interest!” I know you Mayor Linda Ingram and I know Commissioner Viola Harris very well. Harris and I are not the best of friends however we do have something in common and that is visiting Princeville NC because we care about the status of the town. I don’t live there nor does Harris.

Harris and I have been attending the Princeville Town Hall Meetings for years. Harris is an Edgecombe County Commissioner and was recently appointed to the Local Government Commission (LGC). The Edgecombe County Commissioners runs the county so therefore if any town in Edgecombe County has some concerns and/or want some help they should attend the County Commissioners meetings or better than that they can call their County Commissioner representative. I don’t think Conetoe is in Harris district however she does serve the entire county.

You say, “She has no idea what we are doing, have done, or our plans for future growth.” So is it something you need some help with that Harris needs to know about? If so have you attended an Edgecombe County Commissioner’s meeting, sent her an email and/or called her?

You say, “I don’t know who she is sharing all this knowledge she has gained in her travels, and from those conferences, but we (the citizens of Conetoe) have not benefited.” Well since you feel you and the citizens have not benefited from Harris then I say contact her to see what she can do for you.

And lastly you say, “If she is truly fighting for all the citizens in District 2, we would love to hear what she is doing or has done for this community.” Ingram you are the Mayor and you should be the one along with your fellow commissioners running your town. However if ya’ll want some support then it should be ya’ll seeking support from others especially those who serve the districts that Conetoe is in be it school board, commissioners, congressional and/or whatever. 

I applaud Viola Harris who is not my County Commissioner for going over to Princeville to try to assist them because you and the citizens of Conetoe ought to see this town has been in the news for many years. Again recently Harris was appointed to serve on the LGC which governs towns and boards. So therefore it is a priority that she attend the Princeville meetings to see what is going on so therefore she do not have to rely on the newspaper and just in case if I miss a meeting and my video is not available.

I have a question for you, you being a mayor if you have been following Princeville NC you should see that Mayor Priscilla Everette-Oates and the town of Princeville have some serious issues. One would think that you being a black female and she being a black female and your towns being about 4 – 5 miles apart that you would have contacted her to see if ya’ll could sit down and talk about the negativity of Princeville. But you see most folks will not do what Harris is doing and that is get involved. If I was black and a mayor and lived that close to Princeville I would be attending the meetings whenever time allowed me to to see what was going on there for myself. If you had attended some of their meetings you would see that Harris is on point when it comes to Princeville and obviously the LGC agrees because they voted unanimously to take control of Princeville finances.

And one last thing everybody in Edgecombe County ought to be concerned about the oldest town incorporated by Slaves is struggling and only a few citizens, a few outsiders are attending the meetings and voicing their concerns. I attend the meetings however I can’t speak but I do video the meetings and make them available online while voicing my opinions as well.

In my closing as I stated earlier Harris and I are not the best of friends but I stand with folks who stand for a worthy cause because Princeville is a worthy cause. You see it ain’t about Harris but all about trying to do whatever I can to help bring some exposure to the town of Princeville by trying to hold the Mayor and the commissioners accountable for their actions.

So I say thank you to Commissioner Harris for attending the meetings in Princeville when you could be somewhere else as well as myself. I recognize and understand that you can’t be everywhere all the time because that goes for me but making Princeville a priority up until has been the right thing.

See Ingram’s letter to editor July 20, 2012.

To The Editor:

I am responding to Commissioner Viola Harris’ statement "Let’s get the record straight", per her comments about serving the communities in her district.

Here’s the real truth pertaining to her representing the citizens of Conetoe:

I have resided inConetoe since 2000. Our town clerk has been an employee of the Town of Conetoe since 1999 and I have been the mayor since 2005. To date, Ms. Harris has never attended a board meeting in Conetoe in the 12 years she has been the commissioner for District 2. The majority of the citizens in this area and those within 3 miles of this community probably have no idea who she is or, for that matter, what she looks like.

She has no idea what we are doing, have done, or our plans for future growth. I don’t know who she is sharing all this knowledge she has gained in her travels, and from those conferences, but we (the citizens of Conetoe) have not benefited.

If she is truly fighting for all the citizens in District 2, we would love to hear what she is doing or has done for this community.

Linda Ingram,

Mayor,

Town of Conetoe

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Princeville Who Is The Blame? They Told You Who They Blame So Now I Am Going To Tell You Who I Blame! But Who Am I? Part 1 

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Princeville Who Is The Blame? They Told You Who They Blame So Now I Am Going To Tell You Who I Blame! But Who Am I? Part 1

imageI have been following Princeville politics for many, many years. I have attended numerous meetings at the Town Hall. I know nearly all of the commissioners past and present since the time I have been attending the meetings beginning in the early 90’s.

During the election in 2009 when Mayor Priscilla Everette-Oates and Commissioners Isabelle Purvis-Andrews Mayor Pro-tem were re-elected after losing to former Mayor Delia Perkins and Commissioner Ann Adams during the previous election. Calvin Sherrod was elected after losing to Carolyn Sharpe during the previous election. Sherrod lost at that time due to a tie but Sharpe won the coin flip.

See some of my post since the election in 2009. Click on all the links in blue to read entire articles and you will see what Mayor Everette-Oates said she, Mayor Pro-tem Purvis-Andrews and Sherrod were going to do. But what they didn’t tell you was they were going to show you how to bankrupt the town. I added some of my comments from these post in red and the comments in black are from the Daily Southerner.

Follow me as I report what has gone on since the election of 2009 up until January 5, 2012. Part 2 will cover from January 19, 2012 – the most recent date.

Princeville NC Has A New Mayor And Two New Commissioners November 3, 2009 when I said, “I feel that Princeville is going to be set back simply because of the new administration. I strongly feel that the town suffered under the leadership of Everette-Oates previous administration which included Purvis-Andrews. Sherrod has been a strong supporter of them so therefore more than likely Sherrod and Purvis-Andrews will vote together. I feel the other two remaining commissioners Ann Howell Brown and Gwendolyn Knight will vote together so what does that leave? Everette-Oates will get to break the tie. Go figure. LMBAO!!

In four years we will see if Princeville will survive after Hurricane Floyd Flood in 1999 and the commission that was voted in shortly after.”

Princeville Audit Report Should Have Been Presented Before The Election, But Would The People Have Done The Right Thing? November 24, 2009

Princeville mayor ‘fires’ town attorney Flanagan – Source The Tarboro Daily Southerner January 20, 2010 Priscilla Everette-Oates’ first action as mayor of Princeville was to fire Town Attorney Anthony Flanagan. Everette-Oates gave Flanagan a letter saying she was terminating his contract the same night she was sworn in last month.

Group seeks to remove mayor (Princeville) – Source: The Daily Southerner June 18, 2010 "Mayor Oates has acted in a manner tending to stifle free speech and open government in Princeville," the letter said. "In violation (of these rules) Mayor Oates has repeated threats to remove minority commissioners without giving time for commissioers to discuss how the town is governed." 

Princeville Mayor Oates speaks out. Letter to editor – Source: The Daily Southerner June 23, 2010 My administration, with the  people of Princeville – the true Queens & Kings of our town, will seek to make the  changes needed to correct the errors of the past.   First, Mayor Pro Tem Isabelle Andrews, Commissioner Calvin Sherrod and I are  committed to reducing the town’s expense levels. The citizens can be sure that we will not continue to pay the salary of a town manager who has been indicted on charges of misusing public money as the last administration did. Second, we are committed to addressing not only the town’s problems but those of the people of Princeville, too. We will address the ever increasing water and sewer charges that increased so significantly during the last administration. We have put a policy in place to help citizens with emergency situations regarding their water bill. 

imagePrinceville Town Board – When Will It End? July 7, 2010 It is a damn shame the people in Princeville will have to deal with this for the next 4 years. C. Dancy II – DCN Publisher
Attorney: ‘Primary residence irrelevant’ – Mayor buys new home in Wilson
Mention of Uncle Sam set Gwen Knight off 
Another Princeville meeting, another commissioner kicked out 

Princeville terminates officer – Source: The Daily Southerner July 20, 2010 Note: Obviously there is a problem within the police department. It appears it has been long going and something needed to had been done about it.

Attorney General rejects group’s claims (Princeville NC) – Source: The Daily Southerner July 22, 2010 Note: I wonder why the former Mayor Perkins is the spokesperson for the group. We all know that the former Mayor and the current Mayor have been going at it since the current Mayor defeated the former Mayor after the flood of the century. And then during the following election the former Mayor Perkins was re-elected and then during the most recent election the current Mayor Everette-Oates was re-elected. It is my opinion that there comes a time when one is a member of an organization, group and etc. they should not be the one out front because the cause can get caught up in the people and not the real issue although they mean well. Well I decided to stop attending the commission monthly meeting because obviously the people of Princeville like the drama. If they do not then maybe they will show us by electing someone other than the current and the former Mayors during the next election. I do believe that Mayor Perkins would be the better of the 2, however I feel it would be best for both to work from the rear and not from the top. If there is a new tie-breaker at the table then just maybe the commissioners will eventually come together if they are re-elected. Prime example “Former Mayor disputes Mayor Oats claim” of why there needs to be a new Mayor other than the former and current Mayor until things are in better shape.

Princeville mayor fires housing board – Source: The Daily Southerner July 29, 2010 Note: Again it is all the mayors. This is not going away until no previous mayors are elected to serve the people of Princeville. It is time for someone else to become mayor so that the focus will not be on or about the current and the former mayor. It is sad that it appears it is only about undoing what the previous mayors has done. However if the undoing is a good thing then I have no problem with it but if it is undoing just to be undoing that is not good.

New policy would punish unruly commissioners – Source: The Daily Southerner August 17, 2010 PRINCEVILLE — A new policy dishes out harsh consequences for commissioners who do not attend monthly meetings or are asked to leave. During a special called, closed session meeting Thursday night, the Princeville Board of Commissioners discussed then voted on a policy that outlines how to handle commissioners who disrupt or do not attend meetings. Note: I sure hope a board member will be professional when trying to ask questions. It is going to be interesting to see how the chair of the board move forward with saying what is out of order and what is valid?

Princeville commissioner suspended – Source: The Daily Southerner September 30, 2010 PRINCEVILLE — Following Monday night’s meeting, Ward 1 in Princeville is without representation for three months. Note: Here we go again. It is my opinion that Princeville need some new officers because it appears that these officers will never get along. 

Princeville NC: Can mayor suspend commissioner? – Source: Daily Southerner October 6, 2010 PRINCEVILLE — The fate of Princeville Commissioner Gwendolyn Knight is still being debated. Knight left the Sept. 27 Board of Commissioners meeting under the impression that she had been suspended for three months because of her disruptive behavior. Note: It appears that the Mayor is not following their own policies and procedures. I hate it when that happens.

imagePrinceville NC: ‘Call a truce, sit down and do the peoples work’ – Source: The Daily Southerner October 16, 2010 PRINCEVILLE — There was one thing that really made sense in the article about the so-called suspension of Princeville Commissioner Gwen Knight. It was her apology to the residents of Ward 1.  Although long overdue, it was most welcomed. Note: I totally agree with my friend on this one. He said some things that I was thinking but since working 7 days a week I had forgot to go back to the article of the meeting and respond. However I wanted to see some people of Princeville respond to the ignance that is being displayed over there and being influenced by the ignant lawyer Charles Watts that is representing the town. The residents of Princeville all ought to be asking for this joker resignation. Who in the hell do he think he is speaking so proudly about the character of Gwen Knight when it is all irrelevant. Obviously she met the criteria to run for office so if she has a past obviously it is not legally binding. So lawyer Watts, do you not represent all of the commissioners or do you just represent a select few? I have never heard of a lawyer that is hired by an individual or a group of folks such as the commissioners whereby he or she will make such comments about those whom he represent. Oh I know what the problem is, lawyer Watts you were hired by the mayor so that is where your loyalty is. Well I don’t think so.  I used to attend the meetings faithfully over the years but why should I waste my time when I can not speak at the meetings. The citizens of Princeville need to hold all the commissioners accountable for their actions and not allow this ignant lawyer and the mayor to continue to do ignant mess. I wish the mayor would just follow the law and carry out the meetings on a professional note and although I do not think she is the one, I respect that the people spoke and voted her in. But I knew it was going to be much drama once she took the seat.

Butterfield will help P’ville get water plant–Source: Daily Southerner October 26, 2010 PRINCEVILLE — Water concerns were briefly mentioned during the Princeville Board of Commissioners meeting Monday night but the backing of a congressman was assured on several projects. Note: Princeville should not be lacking when it comes to infrastructure and other town necessities since they are the oldest black incorporated town. But because of all of the ignance that take place the town needs are delayed. I trust that one day they will get where they need to be but until the commissioners in office at any given time begin to focus on what is in the best interest of the town it will take a long time. I trust that my Congressman will follow through and this and other projects but the people have a role to play.

Watts apologizes to Knight (Princeville NC) – Source: Daily Southerner October 26, 2010 Note: Well I be damn Watts strikes again. Now he is trying to blame the reporter for his ignant comments. What in the hell are you talking about sir when you say, “The author of the piece, Jamica Ashley, unfortunately published these comments out of context. They occurred during a heated e-mail exchange between us and was not offered for publication.” Out of context:? Not offered for publication? What? And you are an attorney and you should know that comments made publicly are not off the record and even those when you speak to a reporter off the record is not be truly off the record. Sir an apology is in order however if I was Commissioner Knight I would be asking for you to resign from your post because you being an attorney in my opinion overstepped your bounds. Actually Commissioner Knight is your boss. You disrespected her with your comments during the last meeting. Mr. Watts I question this paper and other papers motives from time to time however all that you mention sounds good and is somewhat valid in my opinion but it does not justify your ignance when you attacked the character of Commissioner Knight. It appears you did some of the same things that you accuse the papers of. But you should be neutral as it relates to a commissioner’s persona vs the town’s business. So therefore sir your ignance overrides you apology. After reading you entire letter it pissed me the hell off as you didn’t stop with apologizing to your boss and explaining how you overstepped your bounds in my opinion.

imageSpokesman: Princeville Commissioner Knight was never suspended–Source: Daily Southerner November 5, 2010 PRINCEVILLE — It has been previously reported in The Daily Southerner that Princeville Commissioner Gwendolyn Knight may have been subject to suspension for repeated recent outbusts at Princeville Board of Town Commissioner Meetings, some of which resulted with her removal from that particular meeting. No suspension occurred, nor was one ever considered.

Princeville commissioner files complaint–Source: Daily Southerner November 10, 2010 PRINCEVILLE — Princeville Commissioner Gwendolyn Knight did not receive her stipend for October and has filed a formal complaint for money she believes is owed to her. The complaint for money owed was filed on Oct. 29 for $150, the amount Princeville commissioners are paid monthly as a stipend for their services to the town.

Magistrate will rule on Princeville–Source: The Daily Southerner November 22, 2010 TARBORO — Princeville Commissioner Gwen Knight appeared before an Edgecombe County Magistrate Friday to argue her claim against the town manager and the mayor for withholding her monthly stipend. Note: Maybe this ruling will bring some closure to the drama in Princeville.

Judge Rule In Favor Of Princeville Commissioner Gwen Knight But Princeville Don’t Get It November 25, 2010 The judge has ruled against Princeville again but they just don’t get it. The citizens of Princeville ought to be outraged. The citizens should be going to the meetings demanded that there will be no future meetings until they pay Commissioner Gwen Knight and that they begin to work for the best interest of the citizens of Princeville. On today Turkey Day, I called Commissioner Knight to tell her I was happy for her because it was Thanksgiving and I knew she could use the money. But after talking to her briefly this Thanksgiving morning I learned the Turkeys in Princeville appealed the Judge’s decision. While talking to Knight she shared with me that the current Mayor had called some previous Mayors asking them to meet with Commissioner Knight to ask her to come to a commissioner’s meeting and apologize to her and then to drop her lawsuit. Well ain’t that some bull manure? Why in the world would Commissioner stoop to the current Mayor’s level because that would had given the Mayor all the ammunition she needed to carry out her illegal actions by withholding Knight’s money. I feel strongly that Commissioner Knight will win the appeal because it appears from the research I have done that the law states that Princeville can’t hold her money legally because there is nothing in the books to justify such. After Commissioner Knight win the appeal, I smell lawsuit. Linda Worsley former Commissioner/Museum Manager Worsley was a commissioner several years ago. After losing her seat later she was hired to manage the new museum in Princeville. She was fired from Princeville accused of stealing from the museum. Princeville took her to court and the Judge ruled in her favor and Princeville appealed and Worsley won the appeal also. I smell lawsuit. The manager’s position was given to Maggie Boyd a former Princeville Commissioner. I can’t wait to see the article that will be in the Tarboro Daily Southerner on Friday.

imagePrinceville NC – Now This Is A Prime Example Of Black Folks Not Holding Each Other Accountable November 25, 2010 It is a damn shame that the good people of Princeville are allowing Mayor Priscilla Everett-Oates and the Town Attorney Chuck Watts to make them look like a bunch of ignorant people. When are you going to go to the meetings and demand justice because you sure are not receiving justice as it relates to the town business. It is a damn shame that a commissioner and a former commissioner have had to take the town to court and the 2 of them have won both their cases however the last case has been appealed by the town. I strongly feel that the town will lose this appeal. I don’t totally fault the current mayor for all the bull manure that she is doing because no one is speaking up nor out. It makes it look as if Commissioner Gwen Knight is an animal in so many words as the mayor and the attorney have made it appear. How in the hell do the good citizens of Princeville allow Knight to be singled out when she is only asking questions about the town business where the money going and etc. So what is the damn problem the citizens do not care about the business of the town? Don’t you want to know where the money is going? So when are black folks going to hold the mayor accountable for her ignorant actions? Folks ought to question how can she hold up paying Knight when the law is clear that she can not do such. You see people Knight is doing what she is suppose to be doing whether you like it or not. It is time that the people of Princeville say enough is enough and demand at the next meeting that either they get it right or they will seek a recall to remove them. It is time to put aside friendships, family and etc. because this is business and not a social gathering. You see this bull manure is beginning to become criminal because it appears that the current mayor has no respect for the law and nor does the ignorant attorney. So today, Turkey Day, I challenge the good people of Princeville to demand justice so that Princeville can become what it ought to be. It pisses me the hell off to say how beautiful the town is becoming with the new infrastructure beginning from the bridge coming out of Tarboro NC. How in the hell can the citizens say they are proud when they are continuously in the news for unnecessary bull manure that is hindering the town. Well I don’t live in Princeville but I am going to follow them closely to see how it all unfold. You the citizens of Princeville are all accountable for whatever the outcome will be. What we have here is a prime example of black folks not holding each other accountable and until we do the bull manure in our communities will continue. Look at the example we are setting for our children of the future. We are showing them we don’t stand for what is right but then we expect more out of our children. Well not only are the citizens of Princeville failing the town they are failing their children as well.

Magistrate rules in favor of Knight–Source: Daily Southerner November 26, 2010 PRINCEVILLE — Even though an Edgecombe County magistrate ruled in favor of the Princevile commissioner who filed a complaint the town for withholding her stipend for two months, the town has already began the appeal process.

imageBreaking News: Princeville NC – Town Manager Victor Marrow Has Resigned Effective Today (Hell Yeah I Said It, Now What?) November 29, 2010 Princeville Town manager Victor Marrow has resigned effective today Monday, November 29, 2010. Sources say he has had enough of the ongoing disputes working with Mayor Priscilla Everett-Oates, Commissioner Calvin Sherrod and Commissioner Isabelle Purvis-Andrews. I understand that a series of incidents happened over the weekend in Princeville related to the mayor. Sources also question why the mayor requested she and the commissioners met in Greenville with the auditors instead of allowing the auditors to come to Princeville. I understand there is atleast one person on the payroll illegally among other things. Sources say the town clerk had cut a check to pay Commissioner Gwendolyn Knight for checks that have been withheld after the magistrate ordered that Knight be paid on Wednesday, November 24, 2010. I commend Commissioner Knight for asking all the right questions at the town meetings about the business of the town. Commissioner Ann Howell has done the same and when she was silenced by the mayor then she attempted to silence Knight by holding her check. Obviously Howell and Knight don’t get it that this is Priscilla-ville and not Princeville so they can’t talk. The mayor removed the commissioner’s comments from the agenda so she is the only one who can run the show. Well damn Mayor Everett-Oates is one of the few mayors who gets to vote nearly every meeting because you can count on Commissioners Sherrod and Purvis-Andrews voting against anything Commissioners Howell and Knight votes for. Now this is what I am talking about, the manager Victor Marrow has taken a stand and we must take a stand when we see things are not going right. I was beginning to question how can this brother who is a minister continue to go along with the mayor’s mess. But then I also question how does the mayor continue to do her mess and she is a minister? Oh well. Again I call on the citizens of Princeville to take a stand and demand justice. It is past-time that the citizens need to go to the meetings and ask the mayor and her cronies along with the ignant attorney Chuck Watts to resign also. Enough is enough. Hell yeah I said it, now what?

Princeville NC: So What Is It Going To Take To Really Get Princeville Headed In The Right Direction? (Hell Yeah I Said It, Now What?) November 29, 2010 It is sad but the only thing that is going to save Princeville is some criminal charges will have to take place. It does not take a rocket scientist to see that there are some criminal activities going on within the town governmental agency. The citizens need to understand that although some of them may be family, friends and/or whatever to some of the commissioners that as long a they remain silent they are going to continue to suffer and not receive all the real benefits that they should be receiving from their governmental agency. I challenge the citizens to contact the mayor and request an emergency meeting now to share what business has taken place such as signing of documents and etc. since this board has been in office. I don’t know what bothers me the most, the criminal activity that is being done or the silence of the citizens. You see it should not be Commissioner Gwendolyn Knight who the mayor is trying to silence but the citizens ought to be outraged. The citizens should be at every meeting raising hell. Oh well who am I? I am a concerned Edgecombe County Citizen and Princeville NC just happens to be in Edgecombe County. Hell yeah I said it, now what?

Breaking News: Princeville Town Manager Back On The Job After Home Visit By Mayor Everett-Oates And Commissioner Purvis-Andrews (Hell Yeah I Said It, Now What?) November 2010 Sources say the Princeville Town Manager Victor Marrow has decided to stay on his post after a home visit from Mayor Priscilla Everett-Oates and Commissioner Isabelle Purvis-Andrews. So what in the world happened? Like I stated earlier nothing is going to change until the citizens of Princeville demand justice. But will they hold their town commissioners accountable for their actions. Time will tell. Stay tuned for more information coming soon.

New Princeville Police Chief Petway–Source: Daily Southerner December 24, 2010 PRINCEVILLE — The new chief of police is bringing years of experience and a common sense approach to the post. Joey Petway is the new police chief for Princeville and with a little more than a week on the job he is ready to start planning for the future of safety for the town.

Princeville NC: Mayor Priscilla Everette-Oates And Her 2 Favorite Commissioners Gave Out Christmas Bonuses To Themselves And Others December 24, 2010 Sources say Mayor Priscilla Everette-Oates and her 2 favorite commissioners Calvin Sherrod and Isabelle Purvis-Andrews gave out Christmas bonuses to themselves and others but Commissioner Gwen Knight still has not gotten paid for serving on the town council. I understand that on Monday December 20 Mayor Everette-Oates asked for the case to be continued to February. I understand that Mayor Everette-Oates received $300.00, commissioners $150.00, the new police chief $100.00, former chief who was stripped of his position received $60.00 and other staff received $100.00 down to $50.00. So when will the people of Princeville say enough is enough? It appears never because the saga continues.

Princeville approves Corrective Action Plan-Source: The Daily Southerner January 12, 2011 PRINCEVILLE — The Princeville Board of Commissioners voted 2-1 during a special called meeting Monday night to approve a Corrective Action Plan for the town’s audit report that it received in November. The plan will be sent back to the Local Government Commission Wednesday for its approval. Commissioners Isabelle Purvis-Andrews and Calvin Sherrod voted for the measure while Commissioner Ann Howell voted against it. Commissioner Gwen Knight didn’t attend the meeting. Note: The drama continues. Nothing will change until somebody goes to jail over there. It looks like criminal activity going on to me within the board of commissioners.

Princeville case continued until next month – Source: The Daily Southerner February 23, 2011 PRINCEVILLE — The spat over a withheld stipend between the Town of Princeville and Commissioner Gwen Knight will continue on for at least another month. Knight filed a lawsuit against the town in September for taking three months of her stipend, $150 per month. The case was on the District Court calendar Monday, but it was not heard due to “a matter peremptorily set in front of us that took most of the day,” said Princeville Town Attorney Charles Watts of Durham.

Princeville NC – Commissioner Gwendolyn Knight Monies Still Tied Up By Mayor Priscilla Everette-Oates March 22, 2011 Commissioner Knight was in court today hoping to receive monies due to her for serving as a Princeville Town Commissioner but her day in court was delayed until Friday. There was a lack of communication and all who were involved was not notified to be in court today. The mayor is going through all of this over $450.00. But she has bigger issues she needs to be concentrating on that we will see and hear more about later. Hint: Understand the mayor was suppose to pay back hundreds of thousands of dollars today that is connected to her personal business. We will see how that unfolds.

Hell Yeah I Said It, Now What? Breaking News: Princeville NC – Commissioner Gwendolyn Knight Wins Case Against Mayor Priscilla Everette-Oates Not One Time But Twice. Now The People Of Princeville Need To Ask That The Mayor, Calvin Sherrod, Isabelle Purvis-Andrews and The Town Attorney Charles Watts Resign Effectively Monday March 28. March 25, 2011 The Judge has spoken. Mayor Priscilla Everette Oates can you hear the judge saying do you hear me now? The Princeville Town Commissioners had no lawful authority to suspend a commissioners pay or stipend for violating a board policy therefore the board had no lawful authority to suspend pay or stipend therefore the board did not follow their own policy. The Judge ordered the Mayor to pay $450 plus interest and the cost of court. I say the judge should have made her pay more. Remember when Mayor Everette-Oates stated that former town manager Sam Knight should have stepped down immediately after being indicted? Well Mayor Everette-Oates it is past time that you and your flunkies Commissioners Sherrod, Purvis-Andrews and the town attorney need to resign effective today Monday March 28 during the Princeville monthly town hall meeting. Sources say that the Mayor business is shot to hell and that the husband was seen going into the county building and it is believe he turned in some license tags to one of the several vehicles.

Breaking News: Princeville NC – Gary Foxx Has Been Fired From The Princeville PD March 30, 2011 Sources say Gary Foxx has been fired from the Princeville Police Department. There has been an ongoing saga between Foxx and Mayor Priscilla Everette-Oates for quite some time now. The Mayor demoted Foxx from Chief to Sargent and to fired. So how many more people affiliated with Princeville Town Government are on the Mayor’s hit list? Note: New sources say Mayor Priscilla Everette-Oates had no choice but to fire Foxx so that is good to know. I am glad it is not a personal vendetta. Sources say this thing with Foxx is really ugly. Sources say atleast one former Princeville officer may be involved also. Stay tuned as information is being gathered.

Hell Yeah I Said It, Now What? Princeville NC – Gary Foxx Fired So When Are The Citizens Of Princeville Going To Question The Motives Of Their Mayor? March 31, 2011 I posted the following post on yesterday titled, “Breaking News: Princeville NC – Gary Foxx Has Been Fired From The Princeville PD.” Sources say Foxx didn’t really do anything to get fired and that the matter could have been resolved more professionally. But you see this is what happens when you are on the Mayor’s hit list. Again I question when in the hell are the citizens of Princeville going to demand the Mayor and her puppets respond to the real issues. You see Commissioners Gwendolyn Knight and Ann Howell can’t get questions answered and they are on the town council so therefore it is obvious Mayor Priscilla Everette-Oates and puppets have something to hide. But then again the puppets may just be afraid to take the heat from the Mayor so they just go along to get along. Sad!! The citizens of Princeville I dare you to do your homework by looking at the history of the Mayor, the present Town Manager and the present Chief of Police to see what you find. I think you will find this history to be quite interesting and it just may lead you to the question of why Gary Foxx was demoted from Chief to Lieutenant to Sargent and now to fired. I could say more but damn it is past time the citizens of Princeville do their homework like I do and then to take action. It is a damn shame that the good people of Princeville are not saying anything and while they are silent they continue to allow certain folks to send Princeville to hell. Well citizens of Princeville you get what you ask for and then you also get what you don’t ask for. Start asking questions today so pick up your phones and contact Gary Foxx and Mayor Priscilla Everette-Oates.

Princeville NC: Subject of Former police chief avoided at town meeting – Source: The Daily Southerner (But didn’t I tell you they would not talk about it) April 19, 2011 The Daily Southerner — PRINCEVILLE — Is he or isn’t he? Former Princeville Police Chief Gary Foxx’s name was never mentioned Monday night, but most everyone knew who Commissioner Gwen Knight was asking about. Note: I told you they were not going to talk about it because they know it was not justifiable. All I have to say is Foxx is a humble man because some other folks probably would not just let them have their way. But in due season it is going to come out and I believe it will be soon. So if Foxx is hired in law enforcement in another town what kind of message is that going to send to the people of Princeville? I hate I could not attend the meeting last night because I attended the Edgecombe County Public Schools Board of Education Meeting from 6:30 PM until 10:35 PM. I wonder why the Princeville meeting was moved from Monday, April 25, 2011 for because Good Friday is the Holiday and not Monday. I just don’t understand why the people of Princeville don’t march down to City Hall and ask those Safe Negroes who are holding Princeville right where it is to resign their post. Well maybe in January 2012 during the Dr. MLK Celebrations when the people March on that Monday from Tarboro to St. Luke Church Princeville they will keep straight to the City Hall instead of turning left going to the church. You see this is why I don’t march any longer because I want to march to a cause and not to a feel good speech and then eat some chicken. I have heard enough speeches and eaten enough chicken in my day. But I am gonna keep on eating my chicken but I be damn if I am going to march to nowhere to do nothing.

Ignant Column: Princeville NC – Do You Know Mayor Priscilla Everette-Oates Is Appealing The Outcome of Commissioner Gwendolyn Knight’s Case In Which She Has Already Won Twice? April 21, 2011 Yes she is appealing again. So how many more cases does the mayor need to lose before she get the message that she is a loser?

Princeville plans to appeal recent court ruling – Source: The Daily Southerner April 21, 2011 The Daily Southerner — The Town of Princeville is headed to the North Carolina Court of Appeals over $450. The town has appealed the March 25 judgment for Town Commissioner Gwen Knight by Edgecombe County District Court Judge Joseph J. Harper Jr. Knight had sued the town in an effort to recover her $450 stipend that had been withheld.

Princeville hires second attorney – Source: The Daily Southerner May 9, 2011 The Daily Southerner — PRINCEVILLE — An additional attorney was hired by Princeville in the next stage of its case against town Commissioner Gwen Knight. Note: I just don’t get it but why should I when the people of Princeville NC don’t give a damn. Too damn sad!!

Princeville Moves Money Around – Source: The Daily Southerner May 16, 2011 It was reported in the Friday May 13, 2011 print edition of The Daily Southerner that Princeville held a special call meeting Thursday afternoon whereby $30,000 was appropriated for professional services. As usual it was reported that Commissioners Calvin Sherrod and Isabelle Purvis-Andrews voted in favor while Commissioners Gwen Knight and Ann Howell voted against. This means Mayor Priscilla Everette-Oates cast the tie-breaking vote. Oh well here we go again.

Princeville NC – Calvin Sherrod Bucks The Mayor For A Historical Moment Sources Say May 25, 2011 Calvin Sherrod Bucks The Mayor For A Historical Moment Sources Say. Sources say Sherrod wanted to make a motion to go into closed session during the Princeville Monthly Meeting on Monday, May 23, 2011. I understand that it was on the agenda to go into closed session if needed to. I was told Sherrod wanted to go into closed session but the mayor Priscilla Everette-Oates didn’t want to go into closed session. Sources say they think Sherrod wanted to go into closed session to talk about the hiring of another town attorney. I was told that Sherrod made the motion and Gwen Knight 2nd. Historical moment because I believe this is the first time they have voted together.

Princeville NC – Two Commissioners Chose Not To Take A Picture To Hang Up At The Princeville Town Hall To Save Money May 25, 2011 Commissioners Gwendolyn Knight and Ann Howell chose not to take a picture to hang up at the Princeville Town Hall because they felt the $300.00 per picture price tag was too expensive. I believe Princeville is headed in a whole new direction now that Commissioner Calvin Sherrod has taken a stand and has demanded that the town pay Commissioner Gwendolyn Knight her money. It appears that Sherrod has realized that since Mayor Priscillia Everette-Oates has hired a 2nd lawyer to handle the appeal of $450.00 plus interest due to Knight that all of this is just crazy as hell. It is more than likely the town will lose again because the rule that was put in place to try to silence Knight is not law. But even if the Mayor was to win it is a no win situation because of the amount of monies that has been paid and is expected to be paid in the future. It is so sad that Mayor Everette-Oates is so damn ignant. It is obvious that this whole thing is personal for her because she has no concern about how much money she is spending because of her ignance. It is past time for all the citizens of Princeville to demand that Commissioner Knight be paid and the law suit be dropped. I was glad to read The Daily Southerner article, “Princeville citizens speak out about town hiring a second lawyer” that several people spoke out about how the money is being spent. I hope more citizens will join them at the next meeting.

Princeville attracts attention from state agencies – Source: The Daily Southerner June 25, 2011 PRINCEVILLE — Princeville is back in the red after months of reminders that the town was in the black within nine months of the new officials being elected to office. In lieu of approving budget amendments to help cover budget overages in some areas, Princeville has caught the attention of the Department of State Treasurer’s State and Local Government Finance Division and the Local Government Commission.

Princeville officials bring changes to town’s operation – Source: The Daily Southerner June 25, 2011 PRINCEVILLE — The months that the newly elected officials have been in office have brought changes in the way the Princeville operates. Shortly after heated discussions between the Mayor Priscilla Everette-Oates and Commissioner Gwen Knight over several issues, including how the town’s money was being spent and why former police chief Gary Foxx had been fired after two demotions, commissioner comments were removed from the monthly agenda.

Princeville NC – The Citizens Of Princeville Need To Be At The Meeting June 27, 2011 The Princeville Commissioner’s meeting is today 7 PM and all of the Princeville citizens should be at the meeting to ask questions about what the hell is the Mayor trying to do to the city. I don’t believe the 2 articles from last week really tell it all, however they were enough to make you puke. It is just a damn shame what Mayor Priscilla Everette-Oates, Commissioners Isabelle Have you been to Princeville lately? It looks good. It is too bad that the town is becoming dramaville.

imageBreaking News – Princeville Town Commissioners Votes To Pay Gwendolyn Knight, Fired Attorney June 27, 2011 Thank you Commissioner Calvin Sherrod for bringing the house to order for making the motion to go into closed session to once again ask the Mayor to pay Commissioner Gwendolyn Knight. The Mayor said Knight would be paid on Tuesday. During the closed session the commissioners fired the attorney. That arrogant S.O.B. should have been gone a long time ago oh well should never had been hired from what I have seen of him and read about him in the local newspaper. He ought to be made to reimburse the town because he know he was wrong to take on the position as the spokesperson for the town of Princeville when it is clear in the statue that the Mayor is the spokesperson. Stay tuned for the video within a couple of hours. You have been reading the papers and getting information 2nd handed but the video will tell the story and you can form your own opinion however you are going to get mines in another post shortly.

Video: The Princeville 3 Approves Town Budget In Spite Of Supposedly Operating In The Red, Votes To Pay Knight And Terminates Attorney June 29, 2011 Video no longer available.

Breaking News – Princeville NC: Several Sources Say Mayor Priscilla Everette-Oates Has Hired Attorney Chuck Watts Back, Watts Was Released 2 Mondays Ago July 7, 2011 I was told yesterday Wednesday, July 6, 2011 that Princeville may hire Attorney Chuck Watts back after he was let go on 2 Mondays ago. I understand that Watts is suppose to be the only one who knows about the title searches and etc. for the town. Well if he had kept documentation, another attorney should be able to pick up where he left off. Well sources say that Attorney Watts was cut a check for $4,000 today July 7, 2011 with pending documentation to be presented on tomorrow. What kind of business is that?So it appears the Mayor is continuing to do her thing. I thought after attending the meeting on Monday, June 27, 2011 when the commissioners voted and released Attorney Chuck Watts and also voted to pay Commissioner Gwendolyn Knight, that things were going to get better. But damn here we go again.

Princeville NC – It Appears That Mayor Priscilla Everette-Oates Is Acting Within Legal Bounds. July 8, 2011 I have learned the system works when you work the system, may not be the best thing at the time but when you have the power and use it then what can you say. Bro. Quincy Robinson quoted the following on his Facebook: “The Town of Princeville passed a resolution several years ago that permits the Mayor to unilaterally enter into contracts of $10,000 or less without board authorization. Until this privilege is revoked, repealed, or just plain done away with, there is no legal constraint to prevent the Mayor from going off the map whenever she chooses. This is the legal defense that she is using. It must be repealed by the board. Until then, her actions will probably be ruled perfectly legal.” This is in response toBreaking News – Princeville NC: Several Sources Say Mayor Priscilla Everette-Oates Has Hired Attorney Chuck Watts Back, Watts Was Released 2 Mondays Ago.” Sources say that the Mayor may not be acting within legal bounds. Again there is something about a Resolution that may have been put in place in 2005 that does not justify this. Oh well just too much drama.

Princeville NC – A Special Meeting Was Called On Thursday On Redistricting, Mayor Recessed The Meeting Until 4:00 PM Tuesday, July July 18, 2011 Someone asked me on Friday what was going on in Princeville on Thursday because they had seen a lot of cars there. On Saturday I seen a couple of Princeville Commissioners and a former Commissioner at a meeting and I asked was there a meeting on Thursday. They replied yes and begin to tell me what happened. They asked me had I read the Daily Southerner and I said online but I didn’t see anything. I told them I would buy a paper on Saturday but I forgot it so I bought one yesterday, Sunday. I read about the meeting in the Daily Southerner and Commissioner Calvin Sherrod said the board needed more time. Mayor Priscilla Everette-Oates called for a recess until 4:00 PM on Tuesday July 19. I plan to attend the meeting on Tuesday and I hope there be more Princeville citizens present at this meeting than it was at the June monthly meeting.

Breaking News–Princeville 3 Votes For Redistricting Mapping Inspite Of Firing The Town Attorney And Without A Public Hearing July 19, 2011 The Princeville 3 has spoken again. Today at 4:00 PM the Princeville 3 voted for the redistricting mapping inspite of concerns from Commissioners Gwen Knight and Ann Howell about the town moving forward without an attorney. Stay tuned video should be up shortly, less than 10 minutes long.

Princeville mayor challenged to debate – Source: The Daily Southerner July 30, 2011 TARBORO — I am issuing a public challenge to Princeville Mayor Priscilla Everette-Oates and the Board of Commissioners of that town to justify, in a public forum and without her gavel, the financial decisions that they have made and the perverted moral compass and tone that they have set in motion over the past several months. Letter to editor: Quincy Robinson

Princeville Mayor Everette-Oates. ‘you are doing wonderful job–Source: The Daily Southerner August 7, 2011 TARBORO — As a Princeville native, I am proud of the milestones of the town since it was incorporated. I am a supporter of the Mayor (Priscilla) Everette-Oates Administration. Note: I am not a Princeville native however I have been following the Town of Princeville politics over the years. It is too damn sad that some folks don’t understand what the problem is especially those who do not attend the meetings to see for themselves. The town is ran by the Princeville 3. The Princeville 3 are: Dictator Mayor Priscilla Everette-Oates, Commissioners Isabelle Purvis-Andrews and Calvin Sherrod. The letter writer says some folks had some trust in the dictator I mean mayor because they voted for her. People vote for folks all the time to later realize they made a bad choice. I challenge the letter writer to see how many people voted during the last election and let us know if you think that the few speaks to the majority of the people who lives in Princeville that chose not to vote. I have come to the conclusion that maybe the reason why the people in Princeville ain’t saying anything is because they didn’t vote. So just maybe they will speak in the next election by voting. I beg the difference when the letter writer says the mayor is representing the majority. The dictator is representing all of the people in Princeville those who voted, those who didn’t vote, those who give a damn and those who do not. "I swore never to be silent whenever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented." – Elie Weisel The people of Princeville are suffering and being humiliated by the actions of the Princeville 3 and it is so sad. I guess if one likes dictatorship one could say the mayor is doing a wonderful job.

No minutes available for a Princeville resolution meeting – Source: The Daily Southerner August 8, 2011 TARBORO — PRINCEVILLE — A controversial resolution that was passed May 31, 2005, has caused yet another dispute between the already divided Princeville Board of Commissioners and mayor. Note: I have a copy of the Resolution and it is not on a Princeville letterhead. It was adopted this the 31 day of May 2005 signed Priscilla Everette-Oates Mayor. It is also a marking as if someone else was going to sign that looks like it is the beginning of a M. M, that may be the beginning of Maggie Boyds signature who was on the commission at that time. But this Resolution was not stamped dated and notorized so is it legit? How do one know if there was an official meeting and this Resolution was not done at someone’s home? I make videos out of my vehicle sometimes, matter of fact at the last meeting a made Bronson Williams a copy in the parking lot while he, some others and myself stood around and chatted.

Princeville NC – ‘Policies, procedures in place’ August 18, 2011 TARBORO — The Town did adopt a resolution delegating certain limited authority to the mayor and the manager to execute contracts on behalf of the town. We actually have a signed copy of that resolution and affidavits from a majority of the members of the board at that time acknowledging that the resolution was, in fact, adopted.

Missing meeting tapes returned to Princeville – Source: The Daily Southerner August 25, 2011 PRINCEVILLE — Toward the end of an otherwise routine regularly scheduled meeting of the Princeville Board of Commissioners meeting, Town Manager Victor Marrow dropped a bombshell. Marrow announced that “the missing audio tapes” from the years 2004-2006 had been tuned over to him by former town attorney Anthony Flanagan on Thursday, Aug.18.

The Heat Is On 6 Candidates Running for 2 Seats in Princeville – Source: The Daily Southerner October 2011 TARBORO — PRINCEVILLE — With only nines days left before the Nov. 8 municipal election, the Princeville races are heating up with a combined six people vying for two seats. Incumbent Gwen Knight and Elbert Ray Powell are running for the Ward 1 seat, while Incumbent Ann Howell, Linda Joyner, Arthur Manning, and Theresa William are running for Ward 2. Response: I believe in everyone having a right to run for office however I find it somewhat interesting that all of these folks are challenging the incumbents. I have attended many meetings over the years and have not attended that last couple of meetings due to a conflict in my scheduling. I have been following the Princeville town meetings via newspaper and speaking with several folks who live there. I am having a hard time trying to figure out why anyone would run against the 2 incumbents when they have been fighting hard for the residents of Princeville while having to constantly fight the mayor and the other 2 commissioners. Those who are challenging the incumbents make it appear in my opinion that the 2 incumbents are the problem when I know for a fact and have it documented on video who the problems are. So in my opinion those who are challenging the the incumbents are justifying the ignance of the mayor and the other 2 commissioners. If I lived in Princeville I would be supporting the incumbents because they have been trying to do what is in the best interest of all the citizens. If the incumbents are defeated the Town of Princeville will continue to go the hell because it is no way 2 new commissioners are going to come in and get anything accomplished. Until the mayor and the other 2 commissioners come off the commission Princeville will not move forward.

Citizens Angry Over Axed Park Trees – Source: The Daily Southerner October 29, 2011 TARBORO — PRINCEVILLE — "I’ve never seen a park without trees," former Princeville Commissioner Linda Worsley emphatically addressed the town board Monday night during its regular scheduled monthly meeting.  Response: It never seems to amaze me how the town of Princeville Commissioners operate. It is sad that the line of communication is out of tune with the commissioners. I don’t have to say anymore because enough has already been said. I just concur with the majority of it. A Park without trees? Atleast the citizens should have been made aware of what the Princeville 3 were going to do. Oh well.

Letter to the Editor: Princeville Trees Removed From Park October 31, 2011 TARBORO — Please inform Mayor Everate-Oates of Princville that the trees which were cut down in Heritage Park in Princeville.

Princeville NC– Town Commissioners Election November 8, 2011 Ann Howell and Gwendolyn Knight were re-elected. See more at Board of Elections Website and ABC 11. See related: Princeville NC

Howell, Knight keep seats in Princeville – Source: The Daily Southerner November 10, 2011 TARBORO — It appears that Princeville incumbents, Ann Howell and Gwen Knight, will serve as commissioners for at least four more years. In close races, Howell beat Arthur Manning by eight votes while Knight earned six more votes than her opponent, Ray Powell. Manning and Powell were running for office for the first time. Response: This was interesting, I thought Williams would have received more votes since she ran for mayor during the last election.

Princeville Board has mixed views on ‘Survival Day’–Source: The Daily Southerner November 17, 2011 TARBORO — PRINCEVILLE  – The town’s sponsored three-day event, which is set to begin today, received negative feedback from two commissioners Monday night during Princeville’s monthly meeting. "Princeville Survivor Week" Celebration starts today with a job fair at the town hall. Thursday and Friday, federal and state government officials are scheduled to speak and workshops have been arranged on the Tarboro Campus of Edgecombe Community College inside the Thomas S. Fleming Building. The event is open to elected officials for a fee of $100 for both days, $50 for citizens. Response: It is a damn shame how they operate in Princeville. The Princeville 3 the mayor and her 2 flunkies do whatever the hell they want to do as the other 2 board members does not exist. One day.

Princeville NC – The Princeville 3 Fired The Town Attorneys On Monday Night December 6, 2011 Sources say the The Princeville 3 Mayor Priscilla Everette-Oates, Commissioners Calvin Sherrod and Isabelle Purvis-Andrews fired the town attorneys at the meeting on last night. Sources say the Princeville 3 wanted to meet in closed session without Commissioners Ann Howell and Gwendolyn Knight being present. After the attorneys would not meet with them, they fired them. Sources also say the town clerk was suspended.

Igimagenant Column: Princeville terminates attorneys – Source: The Daily Southerner December 8, 2011 Note: I reported on Tuesday Princeville NC – The Princeville 3 Fired The Town Attorneys On Monday Night. Damn it is about time somebody go to jail over there because it appears they are doing some illegal stuff. Their actions may not be illegal per the laws as written but they sure as hell meet the qualifications for being IGNANT. The people in Princeville ought to be outraged by the actions of the Princeville 3 and should be demanding that they step down as an early Christmas present to the town. Hell yeah I said it, now what? TARBORO — PRINCEVILLE — After a heated closed session, the Princeville Board of Commissioners voted 3-2 to terminate its law firm Monday night during the board’s monthly meeting. The heat began to rise between board members after Mayor Priscilla Everette-Oates called for a closed session that excluded Commissioners Ann Howell and Gwen Knight from taking part at the beginning of that meeting because it was about legal matters concerning the two.

Breaking News: Princeville 3 Has Rehired Attorney Charles Chuck Watts Again January 5, 2012 Sources say the Princeville 3 Mayor Priscilla Everette-Oates, Commissioners Isabelle Purvis-Andrews and Calvin Sherrod called a special meeting at 5:00 PM today to rehire Attorney Chuck Watts. The word is they re-hired him because no other attorneys applied and that they really needed an attorney. It is quite interesting to know that Attorney Watts attended the meeting. Sources say Commissioners Gwendolyn Knight and Ann Howell knew about the called meeting but had no idea what the meeting was going to be about. Several citizens attended the meeting to question the water bills but to find out they could not speak because it was a special call meeting.

Part 2 coming soon! This will cover from January 19, 2012 – the most recent date.

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Note: Originally posted August 3, 2012.

(Ignant Column) Ignantville NC Oh I Mean Princeville NC – The Princeville 3 And The Interim Town Manager Handing Out Press Release To The Citizens In Rebuttal To The Local Government (LGC) Warning

Tonight I passed by the Town Hall and I seen Mayor Priscilla Everette-Oates and Mayor Pro-tem Isabelle Purvis-Andrews vehicles at the Town Hall. I wonder what were they cooking up for tomorrow? I guess they were getting ready for LGC to arrive in town on tomorrow.

Just when I thought The Princeville 3 Mayor Priscilla Everette-Oates, Commissioners Isabelle Purvis –Andrews, Calvin Sherrod and the Interim Town Manager Maggie Boyd couldn’t get anymore ignant, damn I was given a Press Release that is being circulated to the citizens.

I was told that some folks lights were disconnected today however it was confirmed on the 11:00 PM news WRAL TV “Princeville residents dry as water bills go sky high.” 

Please read the following Press Release in its entirety.

Press Release

 

Princeville Citizens Keep Looking Up and Don’t Count This

 

Administration Out

 

July 11, 2012

 

These are the people who are against our Administration and their negative efforts effect everybody in Princeville since the beginning of this Administration in 2010:

 

Former Mayor Delia Perkins                                   Commissioner Ann Howell

Commissioner Gwendolyn Knight                          Former Commissioner Ann Carney Adams

Former Commissioner Carolyn Sharpe                   Newspaper Reporter, Calvin Adkins

  
County Commissioner Viola Harris

 

Here are some of the problems our Administration has inherited:

 

1.    The Town was in the red for the years 2007, 2008, and 2009 under the Former Mayor Perkins, Commissioners Ann Howell and Gwendolyn Knight, the Former Commissioner Ann Adams and Carolyn Sharpe’s Administration. No warning given by the Local Government (LGC).

2.    Former Town Manager Sam Knight was convicted for fourteen (14) charges by the Attorney General Office. He was still able to work for the town for 2 years and misused approximately $75,000.00 of the town citizens’ money. We visited the Local Government (LGC) on the issue in October 2009. Again no warning was issued from the Local Government (LGC).

3.    There were no audits done for 3 years for the town, in 2006, 2007, 2008, until 2009, under the Former Mayor Perkins’ Administration. Again, there was no warning issued from the Local Government (LGC).

4.    Water and Sewage was a great issue doing Former Mayor Perkins’ Administration and they also increased the rates of water and sewage bills which cause the bills to increase. Again, there was no warning issued from the Local Government (LGC).

5.    Why would the Local Government (LGC) allow Former Mayor Perkins’ Administration to borrow $310,700 for a loan, when the Town was in the red, according to the audit report ended June 30, 2012?


In 2010, when we got elected our Administration got the town out of the red into the black in six (6) months, according to the audit report ended on June 30, 2010.

 

We hired Former Manager Victor Marrow in January 2010 and passed a policy to help assist the citizens on a payment plan for keeping their payment current. In 2011 audit report revealed that Mr. Victor Marrow did not perform his duties to manage this town as a Town Manager should have done. We feel he was greatly influenced by listening to the people who are against this against this Administration, and he stopped listening and serving the pleasure of the current board.

 

Mr. Victor Marrow was the Budget Officer for the town and during his management we were sited several times by the Local Government (LGC) for not being compliance with the Budget, which his job to do.

 

On June 14, 2012, Mayor Oates, Mayor Pro-Tem Andrews, Interim Town Manager Maggie Boyd, and the Town Accountant were on a conference call with the Local Government (LGC) approximately 2 hours, discussing the budget. In the conversation, The Local Government (LGC) agreed to come down and help assist with any issues we may have. We were planning to meet with the Local Government (LGC) here at the Princeville Town Hall after July 4, 2012 (after the holiday). On this conference call, nothing was ever mentioned about issuing a warning.

 

On Thursday, June 28, 2012, we had our monthly Board meeting. Mayor Oates told the citizens during the Board meeting that the Local Government (LGC) had begun to assist the Town Staff with the Budget and would continue to give us technical assistance. At the Board Meeting, Commissioner Ann Howell stated that she could not believe the Local Government (LGC) would work with us and she will make sure to call the (LGC) the next day. Before we could schedule the next appointment with The Local Government (LGC), within the next three days, July 3, 2012, the Local Government (LGC) calls to let us (Mayor Oates, Mayor Pro Tem Andrews, and Attorney Watts) know that we were going to get a memo about a special meeting in Raleigh to issue a warning against the Town. We were shocked to even hear this news from the Local Government (LGC) after we had begun to work together and this was without a warning!

 

Now the Local Government (LGC) is giving the current Administration a warning. The Former Administration issues were much serious than our and they never received a warning. We are getting this warning from the Local Government (LGC) and County Commissioner Viola Harris, who seconded the motion, is a conflict of interest. Mrs. Harris is a conflict of interest, because she attends The Town of Princeville Board Meeting on very regular basic and she helps Commissioners Ann Howell, Gwendolyn Knight, and Former Mayor Perkins disrupt the Board meetings. She is also on the Local Government Board (LGC).

 

Now the Local Government (LGC) will come in to help assist the town and the Board with problems that were already created.

In the last four months, The Town of Princeville had made great changes in Personnel, in training, and receiving technical services. The Interim Town Manager Maggie Boyd and her Staff is doing a tremendous job. The Town of Princeville will continue to work diligently on our comprehensive plans.

 

Submitted by:


Mayor Priscilla Everette-Oates                              Mayor Pro-Tem Isabelle Andrews


Commissioner Calvin Sherrod                              Interim Town Manager Maggie Boyd          

 

Note: I retyped this documented because I had the original handed to me and do not have it in an email. Blame any and all errors that do not match the original document to me Curmilus Dancy II and I will make the necessary corrections.

See related:

 

State starts countdown on possible Princeville takeover – Daily Southerner 

 

Breaking News: (Ignantville NC) Princeville NC – LGC Is Coming, LGC Is Coming, LGC Is Coming To Town Warning Issued To Princeville! 

 

Princeville Town Meetings

 

Present Dr. Witherspoon With A Counter-Offer

19 December 2009

Dr. Craig Witherspoon has actually done his best work between job searches. My fear is some Hot-Shot coming in after him and dismantling and destroying all the good work he has done. Our group has been working closely with Dr. Witherspoon and we see vast improvement in our school system. This young man has a doctorate in his field. He is at the top of his game in Edgecombe County. It would be sad to see Dr. Witherspoon go. He has some really good programs in the works. His PBS program needs strong TOP leadership. He is providing that. Now we will find out what type of school board we have. We want Edgecombe County to move forward so we have to act accordingly. We must present Dr. Witherspoon with a counter-offer and stop sticking our heads in the sand every time we are in a crisis. All superintendent appointments SHOULD come from outside the system for obvious reasons.

When I was young I changed jobs so many times I lost count. The reasoning was simple,—- more money. I understood that and so did my prospective employers. My last employer was so big I could change jobs within the company. I hope any young person who is really good at what he or she does will not be happy with the first job offer. ALWAYS be a job seeker until you find what you really like to do. Make sure you have a job when you go seeking.

It would be sad to see Dr. Witherspoon go. There will not be another Dr. Witherspoon to come along any time soon. So, get busy Board of Education, with that counter-offer. Counter-offers do work sometimes, if lucky. If not, then Birmingham is the big winner. Those students will be getting the best. I think it is a win-win situation, really.

Richard Parker Columnist
Voice of Many

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Edgecombe County Commissioner Viola Harris Continues To Speak Out

Commissioner Viola Harris you have been agitated by The Political Agitator. LMBAO

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Commissioner Harris picture from video of a candidates forum in October recorded by The DCN

Why should you feel sorry because this is not the first time we have bumped heads? Oh hell no do not go there about you have not done anything to me personally because you hired me over the phone to video your husband’s initial sermon and the day of you spoke to me and didn’t say a thing. You called me a couple of days later about the video and I said it was someone else there videoing so I thought you had hired them.

When I stopped by your former employer the Rocky Mount Telegram you put the money in an envelope and when I got down the road I found out you had shortchanged me. We had a heated discussion about that. But over the years I have talked to you and it has not come up again. But you Mrs. Holier than thou shortchanged me and then had a damn attitude when I questioned you. I let it go because first of all I should have gotten my money as soon as I got to the church but I have always tried to give my people the benefit of the doubt that they would do just what they said they would do and pay me. LMBAO

I am glad you are proud that you were raised here. Hell I was raised here too but I be damn if that gives me the right to tell folks if they don’t like living here whether they were born here or moved here to get on a train and leave. Again how ignant.

Dr. Barber along countless others are on my mailing list and you know for yourself that when I post something on my blog it goes to my FACEBOOK page. I was so damn glad, but yet shocked when you asked to be a friend on FACEBOOK a couple of weeks ago. I had told folks that I was glad you asked for the invite because I would not have asked you. However I would have dug out your card to get your email address to make sure you got my message in response to you.

I don’t know how in the hell you came up with me being Dr. Barber’s "protege." I looked up the word "protege" in webster and this is what I found, "One who is protected or trained or whose career is furthered by a person of experience, prominence, or influence." Sorry but not so. I trained myself because attending meetings with many Safe Negroes over the years within the local NAACP, Democratic Party, community organizations and other who claimed they wanted to make a difference in the area but I found out they really didn’t. Mr. William Hobbs and his wife Mrs. Gardenia Hobbs would be the persons whom would be the one. Mr. Hobbs and I was on the N.E.E.D. Inc. Nash Edgecombe Economic Development Inc. board where he served as the treasurer and I was the vice president. Also when I was the interim Edgecombe County Democratic Party Chair he was the Nash County chair and his wife was his secretary. Because of his guidance I was able to chair the Democratic Party smoothly because Mr. Hobbs and his wife educated me about politics. Although I have much respect for Dr. Barber, I have always leaned on elderly folks with some sense and willingness to work with young folks for my guidance. You see Dr. Barber and I are almost the same age 47 however the Hobbs are in the 70’s. So Commissioner Harris don’t try to speak for me because I have never printed nor spoke that I was Dr. Barber’s "protege."

You say wouldn’t Dr. Barber be proud of his "protege?" Well I have never considered myself as his "protege" and as good as I know him from working with him closely for 2 years when I served as the NC NAACP State Conference of Branches Press and Publicity Chair that I don’t think that no such thing has ever crossed his mind. First of all I am an agitator and he is not to a certain degree. I say things that others are afraid to say publicly but will say behind closed doors. He is limited to what he can say and do and a couple of folks within the NAACP had a problem with me because I said what the hell I wanted to say because I was unbought and unbossed then as well as today. I have no limits unlike Dr. Barber. So my friend you have me confused with someone else.

I never have and never will look to anyone as being their "protoge." I have worked to hard doing my homework and I don’t have to rely on anyone as it relates to politics. I know all of them and I know what they are capable of and that is why I will challenge any of them. I will never forget being in a meeting with Angela Bryant and several politicians and community leaders back years ago when she said that politicians needed a Curmilus Dancy to challenge them. She was responding to Ms. Helen Gay who had made a comment that she had a problem with me.

Commissioner Harris you and everyone who knows me know that I have always spoke my mind since I joined the Democratic Party, the NAACP and other organizations that we both have served in offices together. You know I was speaking out long before Dr. Barber became President of the NC NAACP State Conference of Branches President. I love his passion for civil rights and speaking truth to power however again you and everyone who knows me know that I have always expressed my opinion and have challenged many boards and commissions in Edgecombe County all by myself and the minutes at the meetings that is public record speak to that.

You say, "It seems that Mr. Dancy has a problem with anyone who doesn’t think exactly the way he does." Oh hell no my friend, I am different from you and countless others because I will tell you and others face to face how I feel about issues and people. I know who think like me however they do not say it publicly and I am speaking what they are saying and what I said in the original post, hell some others said the same but they are not going to tell you and I will. LMBAO

I am glad you say you think for yourself however you know me and you know when I address you and the Edgecombe County Commissioners you can not say that at anytime I had a group of folks with me. If you don’t remember I can play the video back because that is why I video for folks like you who may get amnesia. LOL Futhermore you have seen me in action in the Democratic Party, NAACP, School Board and countless other meetings in action speaking truth to power.

Yes you are a Safe Negro and you will wear that title until I see you in make a change. You have been on that list for quite sometime my friend.

You say you didn’t bash Dr. Witherspoon and you have nothing against him personally. Damn the more you speak your opinion you show me just how ignant you are. I don’t have to repeat myself from my original post. You voiced your opinion and so did I when I responded to your letter.

I have no problem with whom you support however I am voicing my opinion about the person that you support. I will not repeat what I have said about her in my previous post and during the time the board sought input from the community about hiring a superintendent 3 years ago.

Commissioner Harris you say, "You were just as proud as anyone else to have Dr. Witherspoon serve us but not if he really doesn’t want to be here where he still has a lot of work to do." Again that is Dr. Witherspoon has some control of how long he wants to stay here so you nor I have a damn say in his personal decision. How damn ignant. You say he still have a lot of work to do, well hell as long as he stays here be it 3 more years or until he decided to retire, he would still have a lot of work to do. The work will always being continous because time changes and people change.

You say, "As far as Mr. Higgs goes, I did not vote to leave him on the Human Relations Commission. Wrong answer. Did you speak out about your fellow commissioners voting to keep him on the commission?

Commissioner Harris you, “I have not voiced an opinion about Mr. Knight’s situation because it was private business within the county but I did not agree that the county should have to pay for the dispute between Higgs and Knight or the controversy between yourself and Higgs." Wrong answer again because there is nothing private about none of this. This was done in the Edgecombe County Board of Elections meetings that are public. Futhermore although Rev. Higgs was the one whom initiated the mess, it was the 2 white women the Elections Board chair and member that carried out the mess. The black male on the board voted against Higgs mess. So don’t try to make it an all Higgs thingy. Why in the hell do you say the county should not have to pay when the 2 women on the board were lead to believe they were doing the right thing by the county attorney. And then came the Edgecombe County Judge whom voted along with the 2 board members and the attorney to carry out Higgs mess. But then the NC Court of Appeals ruled in Knight’s favor. Now going back to it being private, hell it was all over the 2 local newspapers The Daily Southerner and The Rocky Mount Telegram along with WHIG TV. Some TV stations such as WRAL also did some reporting on the issue. So again you continue to show your ignance.

Commissioner Harris you call holding Higgs accountable for his actions while he did all of this while serving as an Edgecombe County Democratic Party Precinct Vice Chair and also 1st Vice Chair of the Edgecombe County Democratic Party Executive Committee a personal vendetta. How damn ignant. You signed off on the county paying for Higgs dispute because you said nothing because you didn’t speak out as you are doing now with Dr. Witherspoon. You have been going to the Princeville Town Meetings speaking out and you do not live in Princeville. But you can pick and choose your battles especially when you are playing it safe. You see you are afraid of Higgs and that dates back to when he used to harass you and other women black and white while (we) served on the Edgecombe County Democratic Party Executive Committee. I was the only man who stood up to him dating back to the 90’s when he disrespected you and the others. So was that a personal vendetta then when I was challenging Higgs for disrespecting you and the other women while the other men said nothing. LMBAO

You say, "You thought my blog was to promote peace, encouragement among others, but you see it’s a way for me to voice my opinion and isn’t it wonderful that we all live in America where you can actually have YOUR OWN OPINION."

So obviously you have some serious issues because at no time have I stated nor printed anywhere that my blog was created for which you thought. If you had clicked on "About" on my blog you would have known what my blog is about. Also if you had clicked on "Disclaimer" you would have known what my blog is about. I am going to simplify it more in depth for you since you don’t get it. My blog is is to agitate and I do a damn good job of it. This paragraph shows the difference between you and I and that is you don’t get your facts straight before running off at the mouth because damn I make it clear what my blog is all about. LMBAO

Curmilus Dancy II – DCN Publisher

Note: The above is in response to Commissioner Viola Harris response.

I am very sorry that Mr. Dancy feels such "disgust" for me but that doesn’t mean a thing to me because I know I haven’t done anything to him personally or professionally. What I do for this county is because I’m proud to have been raised here. I would really like to Dr. Barber to read this blog. Wouldn’t he be "proud" of his protege. It seems that Mr. Dancy has a problem with anyone who doesn’t think exactly the way he does. But I’m glad to say that I think for myself. If he calls thinking for one’s self and doing what one can for others as a "SAFE NEGRO" then let me remain safe. I didn’t bash Dr. Witherspoon and have nothing against him personally. I just voiced my opinion. Yes, I support VanderLinden because I believe in people staying with their profession hoping for an opportunity to move up. I was just as proud as anyone else to have Dr. Witherspoon serve us but not if he really doesn’t want to be here where he still has a lot of work to do. As far as Mr. Higgs goes, I did not vote to leave him on the Human Relations Commission. I have not voiced an opinion about Mr. Knight’s situation because it was private business within the county but I did not agree that the county should have to pay for the dispute between Higgs and Knight or the controversy between yourself and Higgs. Personal vendettas are not my forte. I thought you blog was to promote peace, encouragement among others, but I see it’s a way for you to voice your opinion and isn’t it wonderful that we all live in America where you can actually have YOUR OWN OPINION.

Viola Harris

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In response to Edgecombe County Commissioner Viola Harris, ECC lastest Safe Negro response to Dr. Witherspoon Superintendent of Edgecombe County Public Schools being chosen to take over Birmingham School System

Monday December 21, 2009

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Commissioner Harris picture from video of Candidates Forums held in October recorded by The DCN.

First of all I want to say I know Viola Harris on a personal note.

I find Commissioner Harris’ letter to the editor “Witherspoon show us he doesn’t want to be here” dated Thursday December 17 to be somewhat comical especially coming from a person who is not a people’s person.

Just like she said she became more angrier as she read about Dr. Witherspoon applying for another job last year, I  was angry also as I read her letter. I have been angry since hearing about the letter on Friday December 18 but didn’t get to read the letter until I stopped by the Daily Southerner this morning Monday December 21.

Commissioner Harris you asked a question, “Does Dr. Witherspoon care about the art of teaching and training young people to be successful or going after who can pay the most bucks?” Well damn Commissioner Harris my question to you is, will he not be doing such but touching more than 3 times the amount of children  7,000 to 27,000 than he is now? How in the hell can you be angry with a man for wanting to continue to do what he does on a broader level and also making more money in the process which will be the norm since it will be more children and more schools. Damn along with the money comes more responsibility. Commissioner Harris although you are not one of my favorite folks, I did give you a little more credit than that.

In my opinion Dr. Witherspoon do not owe me an explanation why he is leaving because that is a personnel matter and you being a county commissioner and serve on various boards should know that better than most people. Those of us who know better know that we will not really find out why he wants to leave Edgecombe County. I attended the meetings around the county during the process of hiring a new Superintendent when Dr. Witherspoon was hired speaking out that I wanted to see a qualified black male, I repeat a qualified black male come into the county. I said that because it was so many white females in the system and I thought that would do away with some of the good ole boy mess. Some were afraid of him being hired and some never accepted him and never will if he stayed on. But you see that was/is a good thing.

Frankly Commissioner Harris I don’t give a damn why Dr. Witherspoon wants to leave. I know as a fact he was voted in and the vote was not unanimous unlike the vote in Birmingham. The majority of the time it is more than likely that a board will vote unanimous when hiring someone on that level so therefore it was clear there were some issues when he was hired. Board member Ann Kent was vocal about not hiring him up until the time he was hired.

Many folks in the know, know of the secret meetings that were being held and the letters trying to get the board to hire Dr. Lana VanderLinden. Since your comments in your letter, I am assuming that you may have been a part of that group that worked so hard trying to get her in 3 years ago.

Commissioner Harris I am glad to know you supported Dr. VanderLinden so therefore I will remind those whom you represent in your commissioner district during your next election they should remember this letter to the editor bashing Dr. Witherspoon. However the only problem is, I wish I lived in your district so that I could really campaign against you but I will be doing all that I can to make sure you are not re-elected.

Commissioner Harris you know for yourself that Edgecombe County is known for the good ole boys being in control. I believe I have heard you say on more than one occasion our children goes off to school and do not want to come back to Edgecombe County. If I am wrong I stand to be corrected. However I know you know this to be true. I do not think your children live here however I stand to be corrected again.

Dr. Witherspoon has the right to apply for any job anywhere he chooses and you nor I don’t have a say in the matter. How damn ignant (I know how to spell the word) can you be.

I be damn Commissioner Harris who in the hell left you as the Queen B . .  of Edgecombe County? Who are you to tell someone if they do not like Edgecombe County they should take the first train out. Dr. Witherspoon is like most folks, he didn’t take a train in so he will drive himself out the same way he came in.

Dr. Witherspoon didn’t have to bring his family here. Have you questioned those who work in Edgecombe County but do not live here. Hell if you want to question anything, why don’t you question why our board chair (black) and has served on the board for 15 plus years never had a child in the Edgecombe County Public Schools system? Have you asked why nearly half of the board member do not have children in the system?

Commissioner Harris I can’t believe you question Dr. Witherspoon’s loyalty.

Commissioner Harris I am glad to know that you supported Dr. Lana VanderLinden which is your choice. However I do have a problem with you supporting her when you are aware of the situation that happened at Tarboro High with the some grades when a black female (Glenn Hart’s daughter) was being cheated out of being Valedictorian and they tried to make a white female Dewey Hudson’s daughter the Valedictorian. But then again you have arrived so maybe you have forgotten. I also know of a black child whom was told she must have some white in her because she didn’t act like the other black students.

I was against Dr. VanderLinden then I will be against her in the future is she should apply. I will speak out against Dr. VinderLinden just like I did during the hiring of Dr. Witherspoon.

I do agree with you that, “People need to remember that we have people already in place who have been waiting for their opportunity to lead.” However just because they are waiting for the opportunity does not mean they are the one. Again how ignant can you be.

I also agree with you that, “Loyalty and dedication are still great assets.” How in the hell can you make it appear that Dr. Witherspoon has not been loyal and dedicated to the children of Edgecombe County? Being loyal and dedicated while holding an office from day one until the day one leaves is what counts. In my opinion Dr. Witherspoon has been all of that and in order for the board to renew his contract in 2009 until 2013 although he applied for a job in 2008, it is obvious they had no problem with his loyalty and dedication to the children of Education. I say to the children because they have no option but to go to school but the staff have options to go seek other employment. I know as a fact that many staff members didn’t like him and earlier I mentioned that was the reason why I wanted a black male.

I can say that Dr. Witherspoon has been loyal and dedicated to the children because the group Many Voices has carried several concerns to him and he responded as he said he would and the changes were made.

Now talk about Edgecombe County, loyalty and dedication. Why in the hell would an outsider want to come to Edgecombe County when the Edgecombe County Commissioners is loyal and dedicated to crooks in the county.

Commissioner Harris you have spoken for several folks in Edgecombe County that I am much aware of that share your opinion. One being this newspaper The Daily Southerner Editor Terry Smith who was very vocal during the hiring of Dr. Witherspoon was so glad to post your letter that he put your damn picture with your letter. You must feel special.

Commissioner Harris I have not seen or heard you speak out about the lawsuit when the county had to pay Rocky Mount City Councilman/NAACP President Rev. Andre Knight attorney fees because of Rev. Roosevelt Higgs and 2 former white female Board of Elections members whom tried to have him removed from the council. But instead you and the other black Edgecombe County Commissioners reappointed Rev. Higgs back on the Edgecombe County Human Relations Commission and now he is the chair. I addressed the board and the Edgecombe County Planning Department did atleast 2 presentations before commissioners showing that he didn’t live where he says he lived and how the cited him for illegal activity on the lot that has no living housing. You know that Rev. Higgs is a known criminal most recent I had to take him to court and he was found guilty of harassing me and then during the same time he was found guilty of assaulting his niece. However you have been much familiar with this crook because you have served on boards with him since the early 90’s that I know of when I became active in politics.

I have sent several emails to The Daily Southerner Editor Terry Smith and the other local newspaper (where I was told they let you go) about the county having to pay the attorney fees but they have not done a story on that. So you are helping them the local newspapers to discredit 2 brothers whom are not criminals but they are a part of promoting the brother with the criminal activity.

So Commissioner Harris I ask how in the hell can you allow Rev. Higgs to not only be a member but chair the Human Relations Commission when they are suppose to be about keeping harmony in the county? He has disrespected the County Commissioners and the Democratic Party whereby you are a member also on many occasions and you all continue to promote him.

Commissioner Harris you and other Safe Negroes in my opinion are the reason why Dr. Witherspoon is leaving. He is trying to do some positive things but having to deal with Safe Negroes whom do not support him but support criminals and I don’t say that loosely. And then you expect him to teach the children right from wrong when you and your fellow colleagues are promoting wrong.

Commissioner Harris thank you for this letter because you are a confirmation for what I have been talking about as it relates to Safe Negroes in Edgecombe County. This is why I say I will challenge any of you because I know all of you and what you stand for. I wish the others would write their letter also.

Commissioner Harris I am looking forward to meeting up with you during the public meetings to speak out about the hiring of the new Superintendent.

Note: I find it so damn funny that your letter is not online at The Daily Southerner letter to the editor column.

Curmilus Dancy II
The Political Agitator
An Effective Grassroots Community Activist

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Note: Updated Tuesday December 22, 2009 1:28 AM.