Hell Yeah I Said It, Now What? – Rocky Mount NC – Racism At Crossing at 64 Is Alive And Well

Crossing at 64 waits on businesses – Source: Rocky Mount Telegram 

Response from a comment posted on my blog.

I also think that the site would be a prime location given its proximity to Highway 64.  I asked a black friend of mine, who is a real estate agent, about this today.  She stated that potential tenants are scared off due to the fear of the "nearby criminal element." (her words)  She said that other businesses have to constantly call the RMPD due to loitering, shoplifting, drug activity, and unattended teenagers who cause trouble. Signed Binky

My response: Hell yeah this is a prime location and the problem is RACISM. If Mayor David Combs Realtor, Chambliss and Rabil and other white businessmen in Rocky Mount had gotten this Prime Piece of Property before Joyce Dickens it would have long been developed.

There has been a crime report done and the crime is no more than in other parts of the city. Obviously this ignant black real estate agent is ignant to the facts about the crime in Rocky Mount. So just because you spoke to this black friend of yours do not make it truth.

I dare you to look at the crime report and/or contact Joyce Dickens and others mentioned in the article in the Rocky Mount Telegram to get the real facts. It sounds as if your black friend has some issues with these folks because they are promoting false bill of goods. I damn sure hope they do better as a realtor but to tell you something like this they must be sorry as hell.

Ok Binky do your homework and report back.

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Crossing at 64

Rocky Mount NC – Attracting Business To The Crossing At 64

The following questions were sent to me. 

What are your thoughts on attracting businesses to the Crossing At 64?  There was an article in the Telegram about the issue, but I can’t read the online version because I’m not a subscriber.  Why do you think the city has been so unsuccessful in filling the spots?

Response: First of all over the years there were people working with the City of Rocky Mount Economic Development that was steering all business to the Nash County side of Rocky Mount. Since the Rocky Mount City Council has been a 4 – 3 black majority all kinds of hidden agendas have been brought to the forefront.

Send me the title of the article you are referring to because I subscribe to the Telegram and I will read it and respond to it. I tried to locate it but could not. Curmilus Dancy II – DCN Publisher

Crossing at 64 to add restaurant

A mixed-use project in Edgecombe County that has been in the planning stages for more than a decade has signed its first tenant.

Last month, Tands Inc. finalized an agreement with Rocky Mount/Edgecombe Community Development Corp. to build a new Bojangles restaurant at the Crossing at 64 project on property where Business U.S. 64 crosses the U.S. 64 bypass. Business U.S. 64 also is known as Raleigh Street. (Read more @ The Rocky Mount Telegram)

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Rocky Mount NC – Two businesses slated to locate in Crossing at 64

Crossing at 64

Rocky Mount NC – Perdue appoints Dickens

Joyce M. Dickens of Rocky Mount has been appointed to the North Carolina Community Development Council by Gov. Bev Perdue.

Dickens is president of the Rocky Mount-Edgecombe Community Development Corp. She is chairwoman of the N.C. Association of Community Development Corporations, past chair of the Edgecombe County Board of Elections and a member of the Rocky Mount Redevelopment Commission. Dickens received her master’s degree in community and economic development from Southern New Hampshire University. (The Daily Southerner)

Rocky Mount NC – Two businesses slated to locate in Crossing at 64

A new food mart with gas pumps and a Bojangles restaurant are expected to be coming out of the ground in the next few months at the Crossing at 64 project.

The retail projects, which would create more than 60 jobs, would be the first businesses in the mixed-use project, which has been in the planning stages for a decade. (The Rocky Mount Telegram)