Democratic Women Of Edgecombe County Invite You To Our Next Meeting Saturday March 24, 2018



You Are Invited To The Democratic Women Edgecombe County Meeting Thursday May 25, 2017

Thursday, May 25, 2017


6:00 – 7:30 pm


Pender Room, Edgecombe County Memorial Library, Tarboro






  • Reports from County and District Conventions and Annual Meeting
  • Planning for 2017 and 2018


  • Internal Communications
  • Membership
  • Finance and Fundraising
  • Party Relations
  • Action Committees for 2018
  • Meeting Schedule


All members and those interested in our work

on behalf of the Democratic Party in Edgecombe County are invited.

Edgecombe County Sheriff Candidate Cleveland (Clee) Atkinson Jr. Cover Letter Sent To Edgecombe County Democratic Party

The following is a candidate seeking the appointment for the Edgecombe County Sheriff Office to replace Sheriff James Knight who will officially retire on February 28, 2017. The office of Sheriff will become vacant on March 1, 2017 until the Edgecombe County Democratic Party Executive Committee meet and vote on a candidate. The name voted on by the ECDP will be given to the Edgecombe County Commissioners and they will appoint the interim Sheriff until the 2018 elections.


Cleveland Atkinson, Jr.
145 S. Kirkwood Ave. * Rocky Mount NC 27801
M) 252.885.6467 * E)


January 30, 2017

Edgecombe County Democratic Party
P.O. Box 6774
Rocky Mount, North Carolina 27802

To whom it may concern:

I, Cleveland (Clee) Atkinson, Jr., announce my candidacy for sheriff of Edgecombe County. I believe I am the most qualified candidate for the office. I have more than 20 years in law enforcement and I am currently assigned to the Governor’s Security Detail for North Carolina’s own, Governor Roy Cooper. I have served Edgecombe County in a law enforcement capacity since February 1997, most notably as a member of the North Carolina State Highway Patrol.

As you will see from the attached biography, I have built my career in a variety of roles. Those roles have involved mentoring youth and law enforcement officers, logging countless volunteer hours with service organizations, in and around Edgecombe County, speaking to area churches, schools, and colleges on safety issues/concerns, and training and re-training thousands of law enforcement officers across North Carolina. In addition, over the past 20 years, I have earned many public safety certifications, advanced law enforcement training and management training. I am well aware of what it takes to multitask while remaining organized and efficient.

As Sheriff of Edgecombe County, my goal is to be one of high standards, professionalism and of good moral excellence. I will have an open door policy with my deputies and provide a listening ear to our citizens. I will continue to build trust in the Sheriff’s Office by being visible, active in the community, and by increasing the transparency of the Sheriff’s Office.

Last, but certainly not least; I want you to know that it is an honor for me to take this journey. I am passionate about becoming the future Sheriff of Edgecombe County and at the possibility of becoming part of the Edgecombe County team. I hope you will join me in strengthening our foundation and developing forward thinking strategies that will allow us to work hard and stay focused on serving our community to our fullest potential.

I ask that you, my fellow citizens of Edgecombe County, put your trust in me to be your next Sheriff. Your vote and support will be humbly appreciated.

God bless you and your families,

Mr. Cleveland Atkinson, Jr.

Note: The following photo from my Facebook Photo Albums. You can click on the photo to see a video of Clee speaking at Salem Chapel MBC several months ago.

All candidates can send their cover letter and any other information you would like to share to and I will post it on my blog which automatically goes to my Facebook, Twitter and Linkedln Social Media pages. I am a member of the Edgecombe County Democratic Party Executive Committee so I have a voice and a vote.

The DCN News Blog Online/TV has not endorsed any candidate yet but will do so after the Sheriff Forum on February 16, 2017

Democratic Women Of Edgecombe County Are Holding A Sheriff Forum For Candidates And All Democrats Of Edgecombe County February 16, 2017

Press Release:

Attention all Media Outlets &All Interested Persons

Saturday February 4, 2017

Democratic Women Of Edgecombe County

“The Edgecombe County Commissioners will appoint a new sheriff after Sheriff James Knight’s resignation becomes effective on March 1, 2017.  As Sheriff Knight was elected on the Democratic ticket, the Executive Committee of the Edgecombe Democratic Party must submit a name for his replacement to the Commissioners. 

The Democratic Women of Edgecombe County are holding this informational forum not only for the voting members, but also the public on Thursday February 16, 2017 6:00 PM in the Edgecombe County Administration Building Auditorium 201 St. Andrews Street Tarboro NC. 

All persons interested in the appointment can call Curmilus Dancy II ex-officio member Edgecombe County Democratic Women and also Edgecombe County Democratic Party Precinct Chair/Executive Committee member (252) 314-5484 or send email to or social media at

We invite all our citizens to attend to learn about the candidates and to offer their input,” stated outgoing President Melanie Goff Bradley.

Democratic Women of Edgecombe County Welcome You To Hot Dogs & Handshakes


Want to show your support to Vote North Carolina Blue in November? Democratic Women of Edgecombe County have a t-shirt that can be used locally and across the state with some design choices as indicated. We’ve got our work cut out for us to get the folks to the polls for One Stop Voting and on Election Day.

Complete the attached order form and share with your Democratic friends (men and women). We will place another order with CuriosiTees of Pinetops around September 15 in time for the election season. Election laws require us to collect information about those who purchase a product like a t-shirt or make a financial/in-kind donation; please complete that section of the order form.

If you want a shirt for the DWEC Hot Dogs and Handshakes candidate rally on September 17 and want to volunteer, get in touch with me ASAP. We will have participation from a number of candidates and their campaigns for national (US Senate and US Congress) offices, Council of State, judiciary, and local candidates. Low key and lots of fun. Who doesn’t want a free hotdog?


Democratic Women Of Edgecombe County Has Invited All Of The Mayoral Candidates For Edgecombe County To Speak To Them Today

All of the Edgecombe County Mayoral Candidates for the upcoming elections in October and November have been invited to the Democratic Women of Edgecombe County meeting today at the Rocky Mount Braswell Library at 6:00 P.M.