Duke Energy offers to buy public power plants – Rocky Mount Telegram

The Political Agitator response: I too agree:Knight said Tuesday he believes Rocky Mount’s legal challenge helped bring Duke Energy to the table.” Knight has played a major role in trying to bring about a change as it relates to N.C.E.M.P.A. I remember back in the early 2000’s when Carol Batchelor, Lewis Turner, Andre Knight, myself and a couple of others had a utilities meeting at Truth Tabernacle. After inviting city utilities department to the meeting it was then when we found out about ElectriCities. Therefore Knight has been working on this issue long before becoming a Rocky Mount City Councilman and a member of the NAACP. It has been my belief that the Goodmaster has been putting Knight in the right place at the right time to help move Rocky Mount forward inspite of the naysayers. Although some do not like his style, it is obvious that his main concern is to “hope somebody” as he has always said that it is all about the elderly.

Duke Energy has made a formal offer to purchase the power plant assets of an agency representing Rocky Mount, giving officials hope that electric rates might be reduced in the coming years.

Graham Edwards, CEO of Electri-Cities that represents the N.C. Eastern Municipal Power Agency, said Tuesday that he could not reveal the dollar amount of Duke’s offer but said it would be discussed in closed session with the power agency’s board next Wednesday in Wilson.

The agency consists of 32 cities and towns in Eastern North Carolina, including Rocky Mount, which own and operate their electric systems. The agency provides wholesale power to its 32 participants. The power agency’s electric rates are 7 percent to 35 percent higher than Duke Energy. (Source: Read more)

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Knight acquitted of charges stemming from legislative protest – Rocky Mount Telegram

Rocky Mount Councilman Andre Knight was one of seven Moral Monday protestors found not guilty of trespassing charges Wednesday in N.C. District Court in Raleigh.

The charges stemmed from a June 12 “Witness Wednesday” protest at the Legislative Building in Raleigh, named in honor of the 50th anniversary of the assassination of slain civil rights leader Medgar Evers.

“The state never offered any evidence on who the owner of the property is that the defendants were allegedly trespassing on,” said John McWilliam, attorney for the defendants. “I think we, the people, own the legislative building and therefore cannot be considered trespassers.” (Source: Read more)

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More NC General Assembly Moral Monday protesters not guilty – News & Observer

Rocky Mount NC – ANDRE KNIGHT FOUND NOT GUILTY IN STATE TRESPASSING CHARGES

More NC General Assembly Moral Monday protesters not guilty – News & Observer

Response: Rocky Mount Mayor Pro-tem Rev. Andre Knight President Rocky Mount NAACP charges were dismissed!

RALEIGH — An attorney representing protesters arrested at the N.C. Legislative Building in June, attempted to call the leaders of both General Assembly chambers on Wednesday as witnesses in the trial of seven people.

John McWilliam, a Raleigh attorney representing some of the demonstrators arrested June 12, said he issued subpoenas for N.C. House Speaker Thom Tillis and Senate President Phil Berger to find out more about the enforcement of the building rules his clients had been accused of violating.

A lawyer from the office of Roy Cooper, the N.C. attorney general, successfully quashed the subpoenas for the Republicans at the helm of the state House and Senate. (Source: Read more)

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Rocky Mount NC – ANDRE KNIGHT FOUND NOT GUILTY IN STATE TRESPASSING CHARGES

Rocky Mount NC – ANDRE KNIGHT FOUND NOT GUILTY IN STATE TRESPASSING CHARGES

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Andre Knight (R), Attorney John McWilliam (L)
Photo by The DCN taken at the NAACP Humanitarian Awards Banquet. Knight received the John McClean Award.
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Immediate Release

March 5, 2014

Contact: Rev. Andre’ D. Knight, President

ANDRE KNIGHT FOUND NOT GUILTY IN STATE TRESPASSING CHARGES

RALEIGH, NC –Andre’ Knight, President of the Rocky Mount Branch of the NAACP, was found not guilty today of trespassing charges brought against him by the State of North Carolina for acts of civil disobedience last summer. Knight said. “This is what democracy looks like. We live in perilous times when our elected leaders seek to imprison and prosecute law abiding citizens in order to suppress their right to free speech. I am glad that the courts have exonerated me and my peers today for being bold and courageous.” Knight, along with several other individuals, were protesting in the General Assembly building on Jones Street on June, 12, 2013 when they were arrested by General Assembly police. This protest was named Witness Wednesday to honor the 50th anniversary of the assassination of slain civil rights leader, Medgar Evers.

John McWilliam, attorney for the defense and partner in a Raleigh and Garner law firm, McWilliam, Henderson and Wall, commented, “It was a pleasure representing people whose actions I saw on the video that made me feel proud. The judge found all seven of the Wednesday Witness defendants not guilty. The State never offered any evidence on who the owner of the property is that the defendants were allegedly trespassing on. I think we, the people, own the legislative building and therefore cannot be considered trespassers. What was also very apparent in the trial is that Chief Weaver has the unfettered discretion to decide when behavior becomes a crime and when it doesn’t.”

President Knight stated, “I am thankful that there are people of reason throughout the state of North Carolina and the entire nation that are hearing our objections to the tyranny that flows from Raleigh to the rest of the state. I am proud that I had the chance to lift my voice along with white, black, young, old, rich, poor and middle class citizens last June to serve as a witness that justice is still alive in the Old North State. We all owe a huge debt of gratitude to our attorney, along with the other attorneys, that represented us and the more than 900 Moral Monday defendants because they believed in our cause.”

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Power plant sale could lower electric bills – Rocky Mount Telegram

Rocky Mount electric customers could see their bills slashed by as much as a third if negotiations are successful for Duke Energy to buy Eastern North Carolina cities’ ownership in power plants, a fellow at the University of North Carolina Center for Civil Rights said Monday.

But attorney Peter Hull Gilbert said the 32 cities in the N.C. Eastern Municipal Power Agency will have to play hard ball in the negotiations with Duke to accomplish this outcome. In a telephone interview Monday morning, he said he does not expect state regulators to force Duke Energy to buy the power agency’s $1.9 billion power plant debt.

“If this is going to have any positive impact on ratepayers, it’s going to depend on the price that Duke pays for these assets,” said Gilbert, who wrote a blog on the negotiations that was posted on the UNC School of Law’s website.

In that blog, he outlines Rocky Mount’s plight. “Rocky Mount, Wilson, and other small cities in Eastern North Carolina, bought large ownership shares of these power plants anticipating continued service to large industrial power users, but with the loss of manufacturing facilities across the region, there is smaller industrial demand,” Gilbert writes. “With the high power costs, these cities cannot attract new industry; even when new industry comes to the region they intentionally locate in areas served by Duke Energy or a cooperative rather than pay the higher municipal rates. The result is that the entire debt burden falls upon the predominantly low-wealth residents who can least afford to pay.” (Source: Read more)

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Rocky Mount NC – Spotlight On The Community Dave Perkins Said He May Have To Do Andre Knighter (Mayor Pro-tem Andre Knight)

On Tuesday February 4, 2014 around 6:40 am on Dave Perkins morning radio talk show Spotlight on the Community he said that Rep. Buck Newton was going to call in and talk about the Duke Energy possibly buying out the NC Eastern Municipal Power Agency. He said he didn’t know what time he was going to call but he was going to have to try to figure out how to work him in if he called during the time another person was scheduled to call in. He said Buck just goes on and on long winded sometimes. He said he may have to do a Andre Knighter on Buck by saying he couldn’t talk anymore after 3 minutes. Perkins said that he would do like Knight, say what he wanted to say but would tell Buck he couldn’t talk anymore. He referenced a city council meeting when Lige Daughtridge spoke to the council during the public comments and then when Knight responded to him later after others had given their public comments, Knight’s response has been a racial issue. Knight told Lige that he felt that he was against the Event Center because the city council was a black majority and the city manager is black. Damn Knight is black and Lige is white so that was Knight’s black opinion and he was not speaking for the entire board.

I tried to call in to the show at 6:47 am, 6:48 am no answer. I blocked my number and called again at 6:50 am and got through but was told that they were going to play 2 songs did I want to call back. I said yes. I called back again at 6:53 am and I was told they were not on yet could I call back in 5 minutes and I said okay. By this time I was in the parking lot at work.

I called back during my break time at work and I asked Dave had Rep. Buck called in and he said yes. I told him I was calling because I was insulted by his comments earlier about Knight. I said I know you meant it as a joke but I said you need to make sure your jokes are truth when it comes to Knight because he already catches enough hell about what he said or didn’t say. I told him it Knight is the Mayor Pro-tem and he was not in control of the city council meeting he made reference too that he be in control of meetings when Mayor Combs is not at the meetings. I said it was Mayor Combs who shut Lige down at the city council meeting. I said so don’t tell a lie on Knight because some folks would believe it but that lie has already been used by WHIG-TV, Fighting Crime and Cleaning Up Rocky Mount, The Observers and some others. I said I am not defending Knight because he can defend himself. I said this could have been me that you lied on.

Dave said he was not going to apologize because he was joking about Rep. Newton being long winded is true. Well that part maybe so, but the part about what happened to at the city council meeting with the campaign to remove Knight is not a joke.

Dave you need to leave Mayor Pro-tem Andre Knight out of your jokes if you are not going to tell the truth about what really happened.

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Rocky Mount NC – Don’t Be Fooled By Them Ignant Ass Racist At WHIG-TV

WHIG-TV Tuesday Morning Show February 4, 2014

Since I work a real job during the day I have to look at the show at 11:30 at night.

Sandra and Andrew ignant asses were on their TV station today February 4, 2014 saying that Rev. Andre Knight and Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II get paid for being the Presidents of the NAACP. That is a damn lie because only the Executive Director receive pay and if the E.D. has a staff person or 2 that helps them they can be paid.

It is a damn shame that WHIG-TV tell a bunch of lies on their show but the sad part is they is the outlet for other racist to call in and say what they want to say but when someone who do not think like them, they say let me talk or I am going to hang up on you. They hang up on folks all the time without giving the the time to finish venting or should I say wearing their asses out. They don’t want to hear it so they hang up.

But damn ain’t that what they accused Rocky Mount Mayor Pro-tem Andre Knight when Lige Daughtridge addressed the city council a couple of weeks ago. It was not Knight who shut Lige down it was Mayor David Combs.

Folks need to wake the hell up and see who is on the damn TV every day and has been since the late 90’s when Rev. Andre Knight purchased that house on Falls Road, when he got elected to the city council, when he became President of the NAACP and etc. These folks just want to silence Mayor Pro-tem Knight.

Sandra & Andrew at WHIG-TV hung up on a black man because he was talking about Rev. Gailliard and they said let them talk. But then Rev. Roosevelt Higgs called in and they let him talk and talk.

Roosevelt Higgs talked about he had a problem with the NAACP when it comes to stuff like black on black crime. He said that the NAACP don’t come out when a white person commits a crime but that is too ignant. He said if they did it would give more credibility to the NAACP. Well this goes to show you that his ignant ass don’t know the mission of the NAACP and evidently he do not watch TV because there are numerous whites that are a part of the NAACP. The Moral Monday consist of numerous white folks and Rev. Dr. Barber has traveled across the state to majority white counties to meet with white folks who have an issue that affects white folks, black folks and other such as unemployment, affordable health care and more.

And the black lady that called in and said the black man that they hung up on must had an axe to grind. Well won’t that nothing. The man was speaking how he felt but since they didn’t agree with him, they hung up on him. But didn’t Mayor David Combs tell Lige Daughtridge that he could not speak again because he had had his time at the podium.
You guys at WHIG-TV are always contradicting yourselves blamed the city council for not allowing Lige to speak again but ya’ll hang up on folks.

Damn they have Please Limit Calls to 3 Minutes but they allow folks that are saying what they want to hear to go way pass the 3 minutes.

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Rocky Mount City Council

Did You Know? Rocky Mount NC This Is Why They Hate Mayor Pro-tem/President NAACP Rev. Andre Knight

Did you know that Andre Knight purchased one of the most prestigious homes in Rocky Mount located on Falls Road? This 2 story mansion was owned by a white man by the name of Henry Gregory who was a big time banker.

Knight was in his early 30’s when he purchased it to be able to provide a place for those who attended Adult Care Services could have some where to go during the day to get out of the Adult Homes that they lived in. The home was going to be used for recreation and a place for those who lives in an Adult Home. However after consulting with some town officials ie: planning board and others, he thought he was going to be able to open the home to provide the service. But after going before the planning board and etc. Knight was denied.

Knight still has the home, one that he has never lived in. During the flood he allowed some groups from out of town to live there while they helped with the clean up. Several folks have had their weddings, family reunions and etc. either in the beautiful home or out in the beautiful yard.

Knight, Carol Batchelor, Lewis Turner, a couple of others and myself started a group called North Eastern NC Committee on the Affairs of Black People whereby we worked on community issues and we acted as a resource to folks who were displaced in the flood. We held a meeting at Truth Tabernacle years ago whereby we invited some Rocky Mount City Officials to talk about the high utility bills and during that meeting is when we found out about the ElectriCities deal that had been somewhat a secret.

During the time of the saga about the Adult Day Care Center, Knight taught G.E.D. at Edgecombe Community College. I told him that they were going to fire him because he was raising too much hell. Because he was raising hell with the planning board and the Rocky Mount City Council, he was evaluated twice in one year and then fired.

Some folks white and black just can’t understand how a young black man in his early 30’s could purchase one of the most prestigious houses in Nash County on the corner of Falls Road and Braswell Street. Some folks think that in order for the black man to purchase property like this they have to be a drug dealer or during some kind of illegal activities. Not!

After the fight with the Rocky Mount planning board/City Council, Knight decided he would move to the Edgecombe County side of Rocky Mount and run for a seat on the Rocky Mount City Council. I tried to talk him out of it because I said they (black) folks ain’t going to support you because you are raising too much hell and he was taking white and black folks out of their comfort zones. White and black people were not used to a black man especially a black man in his early 30’s raising hell publicly.

Knight rented a house on Cherry Street and ran for the Ward 1 seat. He won as has been on the council for several terms now.

Knight joined the NAACP and he went on to become the president.

Knight was appointed to replace former Rocky Mount City Councilwoman Angela R. Bryant on the North Carolina Eastern Municipal Power Agency (NCEMPA) Board, a branch of ElectriCities. Knight and one other black person serves on this board that consist of  one person from 32 cities. Knight has raised hell on the board trying to get ElectriCities to buy out the millions of dollars debt so that Rocky Mount can lower their utility bills.

Because Rev. Roosevelt Higgs a black man from Edgecombe County was jealous of the work that Knight and myself was doing in Rocky Mount via the NAACP and the Edgecombe County Democratic Party where Knight also became the 1st vice chair of the county party. But this was during the time when Jerry Fisher and Mark Bowling was on WHIG-TV every morning trying to discredit Knight saying he didn’t live in Edgecombe County, that it was a conflict of interest for him to serve on the Rocky Mount City Council and to serve as the President of the NAACP. Higgs teamed up with the good ole boys, Fisher, Bowling, WHIG-TV and Kenneth Pledger who teamed up with the Edgecombe County Board of Elections one Democrat and one Republican who ruled against Knight. Knight was removed from the council for about a week or two but he was given a stay so he was able to return back to the board until the Edgecombe County Board of Elections held a hearing. The NC State Board of Elections ruled in favor of the Edgecombe County Board of Elections that Knight didn’t live in Edgecombe County. But Knight appealed to the NC Court of Appeals and he won the case. Edgecombe County had to pay Knight’s attorney fees.

See the court findings Knight vs Higgs Case Law and here. Folks I didn’t make this stuff up, I ain’t got time for that!

But they haven’t stopped yet trying to discredit Knight and to remove him from the city council. Knight continues to get re-elected even with several people seeking to replace him over the years.

Now a facebook group Fighting Crime and Cleaning Up Rocky Mount has teamed up with WHIG-TV and they are promoting WHIG-TV video of a city council meeting where they said Knight called Lige Daughtridge  (white male) President of The Community Council a racist. Knight said to him that he felt that the only reason that he didn’t support the event center was because the Rocky Mount City Council is a 4-3 black majority and because the city manager is black. How in the hell is that calling Lige a racist? Maybe my ignant ass is missing something. The Andre Knight that I know would have called Lige a racist point blank if he wanted to because he ain’t afraid to say what he mean and mean what he say.

Fighting Crime and Cleaning Up Rocky Mount started a petition asking Knight to resign from the Rocky Mount City Council and if he didn’t they are asking for signatures to remove him. Knight is not going to step down and they are misleading folks to sign their signature because he can not be removed by signatures. He can only be removed if he moves out of the Ward or he is charged with a felony.

I discovered a couple of days ago there is yet another facebook page called The Observers who are targeting Knight trying to discredit him.

Folks it is not about the Event Center but all about trying to remove Mayor Pro-tem Andre Knight from the Rocky Mount City. He has been harassed and publicly lynched over and over again since he has been on the Rocky Mount City Council. Ignant Racist Ass White Folks and Ignant Safe Negroes have teamed up in some cases trying to remove Knight from the city council but they have been unsuccessful. These ignants continue to lie on Knight in an attempt to paint a picture of Knight as if he is a terriost and/or some black man who is out of control. They use all kinds of code words when going after Knight because they really want to call him the n-word.

But Knight is not the ignant one here. He is a graduate of North Carolina Central University and is a successful businessman. If these ignants will publicly lynch Knight a powerful intelligent black man, what in the hell do you think they will do to your children. They are always talking about the young folks leave and do not come back to the area. Why in the hell would they want to come back when they see how intelligent educated black folks are treated.

Black folks and conscious white folks that are friends with Fighting Crime and Cleaning Up Rocky Mount and The Observers, have you noticed that the owners of the pages are not named and you don’t know who you are dealing with but you have to use your name in order to be friends with them on their page? That ain’t right!

I am Curmilus Dancy II and I approve of this message.

See some old posts from over the years that highlights Andre Knight.

Rocky Mount City Council Andre Knight A Moment In Education February 4, 2012 — Curmilus Dancy II (Butch)

Jerry Fisher One Of The Co-host On The WHIG TV Morning Show For Monday March 5, 2012 Still Continue To Show His Ignance When It Comes To Rocky Mount Councilman Andre Knight 

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

Wilson NC – Video: The NC Eastern Municipal Power Agency Meets/Rocky Mount Councilman Andre Knight 2nd Vice Chair Briefing On The Meeting 

Graham Edwards, CEO ElectriCities Conversation With Rocky Mount NC Councilman Andre Knight On ElectriCities 

Talking About Morals And Values, Edgecombe County Had To Reimburse Andre Knight For His Attorney Fees

Rocky Mount NC – Damn Just Stumbled Across Yet Another Site (The Observers) That Is Targeting Rocky Mount Mayor Pro-tem Andre Knight

Response: Damn here we go again. Yet another ignant ass group that is targeting Rocky Mount Mayor Pro-tem Andre Knight. Black folks and conscious white folks how do you continue to join these groups? Keep on allowing these groups to mislead you while you don’t even know by name who are starting these groups. Read the following links and then click on the links at the end of article: “Hell Yeah I Said It, Now What!: See How A Bunch Of Ignant Racist Ass White Folks Get Bull Manure Started Misleading Folks – Rocky Mount Event Center Saga

THE PLAN!

The Observers has two entities. One on the outside keeping watch on all of the Observers Yard Sign and window decal owners so they can feel safe at home, dealing with kids being bullied, and helping ALL parents with issues they may have with their kids, like gangs.

The second entity is here. Supplying residents with the knowledge to take back their city. To bring attention to everything that has been tearing our community apart, in other words, gathering our army and stand together as one big family of ALL races.

We are going to talk about the second entity for now. How do we make a change using social media? Many of you already have that answer because we JUST proved it works, SHARING!

But that’s only half the battle. The secret that these companies and politicians use is what is called "Public Attention Span". They know that eventually people will stop making a stink about something and things will go back to normal. Lets take an example:

Food Prices! Every year food goes up, people complain, but then it’s accepted as the norm. What if we approached this in a different way? Lets pick Harris Teeter and Food Lion. With SHARING we can spread the word to only shop at Harris Teeter until Food Lion lower their prices.

Now we all know some people will still shop at Food Lion, but many will not, and that hurts profit. Now we will use HISTORY to prove this point.

Martin Luther King did it with the buses. They hurt their bottom line so much that the rule had to change, not because it was the right thing to do, but GREED. So here is how WE will do it:

Not only will we share what we want changed, but we will make a list of all our wants and keep going over the list until our demands are met. Lets use an example in current time:

Andre Knight sat there and ON TV told Mr. Daughtridge, in so many words " We have the votes to get this done" meaning the African American votes. I don’t want to bring race into this, but if the color of their skin was reversed, ALL HELL WOULD HAVE BROKE LOOSE.

Since that town meeting, how much have you heard about it? This is something that needs to CONSTANTLY be brought up until he resigns, and with so much pressure he would.

To think we can change all of this with just the click of a button is pretty cool. The more shares we get, the more people hers our message, and in this case, when it comes times to vote, everyone will have in their minds what he said, then out he goes!

Before we began our crusade, lets hear ANY suggestions or questions on how to improve this plan. ALL of us has to agree on this in order for it to work.

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Hell Yeah I Said It, Now What!: See How A Bunch Of Ignant Racist Ass White Folks Get Bull Manure Started Misleading Folks – Rocky Mount Event Center Saga

Response: So what in the hell is all of the fuss? Thank you Mayor David Combs for putting it out there. Rocky Mount city leaders are nowhere near a decision whether to build a new downtown event center but are simply gathering facts to make an informed decision, Mayor David Combs said. But listening to those Ignant Racist Ass White Folks and Ignant Ass Safe Negroes hell one would think construction was about to begin and the only reason it had not is because of the snow.

I told ya’ll that they are these ignants are trying to blame the city council for something that was presented to them by the city manager who just happens to be black and his staff. But ya’ll want to listen to these ignants who are mad because the Rocky Mount City Council is a 4-3 Black Majority and the City Manager is Black. City staff is working with the financial consulting firm Davenport & Co., which specializes in evaluating the finances of local governments, to outline possible funding options for a downtown event center, which is estimated to cost $37.2 million.

Damn these ignants didn’t even wait for the city council to receive all of the information and want to atttempt to use a scare tactic by misleading the public to think to go to the city council meetings and raise hell. What they didn’t tell you is that if you bought into their ignant bull manure that you would join the Ignant Council. The information is expected to be brought before the Rocky Mount City Council in the next month but a date has not been set.

“We’ve got a lot of work to do,” Combs said. “There are still a lot of questions to answer.”

Damn I tried to tell ya’ll that but them ignants The Community Council, WHIG-TV and Fighting Crime and Cleaning Up Rocky Mount are using Social Media and Tv to reach folks not only who live in Rocky Mount but trying to reach out to folks across the nation for them to comment on what is going on in Rocky Mount. He said some residents are asking the city to hold a public hearing on the event center proposal, but there hasn’t been enough data gathered to do that, Combs said.

I said that when they get all of the information they would put it on the agenda and then the community would be allowed to voice their opinion. But those ignants wanted you to voice your opinion on information that you have no clue about because all they are doing is feeding you a bunch of bull manure in codes. “I think somehow the public may think we are doing all of this in a vacuum, but we’re really not,” Combs said. “We’re just trying to go through the process and get all the information we can get to come back to the council to have those discussions to see if it makes sense.”

Combs said a major unanswered question is whether there are grants and tax credits that could help fund the center that could significantly reduce the public’s investment.

“We know there is something called ‘new market tax credits’ out there that would probably be about $10 million of what (the center would cost),” he said. “Those tax credits don’t cost the city anything.”

Damn did I read the following right or did my ignant ass make this up? I think I read that the Aecom’s report was paid for by PNC Bank. Aecom Technical Services, a consulting firm out of Chicago that prepared a report about a proposed event center for the city, estimates that a center in Rocky Mount would have a projected annual operating deficit of up to $640,000 a year. But a proposed event center in downtown Rocky Mount would generate an estimated $12 million in annual economic benefit for local businesses and create 200 new jobs, according to Aecom’s report, which was funded by PNC Bank.

Rocky Mount City Manager Charles Penny said city staff, with the assistance of Davenport & Co., is looking at all different types of funding options.

I am glad the city is looking at the total picture because these ignants that is making all of this fuss damn sure ain’t. “We’re looking at the total picture, what it would cost to issue debt and things of that nature,” he said.

Damn Lige Daughtridge and WHIG-TV wanted to make the meeting a public hearing that they are claiming Mayor Pro-tem Andre Knight called Lige a racist which is a damn lie and the truth ain’t in it. They come down there talking about something that was not even on the agenda.

Penny said a public hearing would not be held when the financial information is brought before council, but the data will be available to the public.

“A public hearing is (held) when you’re getting ready to issue some debt or something, but we’re not at that point,” he said.

Oh so now Lige is taken a back seat and Skip is speaking to the media. A group of local  residents who have raised questions about the event center have formed a group called The Community Council. The council is holding an organizational meeting at 5:30 p.m. on Feb. 5 in the first floor conference room of Braswell Memorial Library.

Skip Carney, one of the organization’s founders, said anyone interested in learning more about the group is encouraged to attend.

“The purpose is to introduce the idea of The Community Council, to explain the purpose of it to anyone who is interested, and encourage people to get involved and participate,” he said.

So what is the problem? Carney said he is pleased that the city is evaluating the finances of a proposed event center before going ahead and building it.

Damn as I have stated, the real deal is to attempt to discredit the 4-3 black majority council and the black city manager by using intimidation and code words to mislead the community to get them fired up to help The Community Council, WHIG-TV and Fighting Crime and Cleaning Up Rocky Mount agenda. Folks you better do your own investigation before you jump on the bandwagon with them. They have attempted to pull another stunt to get the people of Rocky Mount to go against Mayor Pro-tem Rocky Mount City Councilman Andre Knight and President of the Rocky Mount NAACP. They have been every since he has been on the council and they have tried everything they possibly can to remove him. But ain’t God good!

Fighting Crime and Cleaning Up Rocky Mount removed me so I could not comment on their page because I was posting truth! LMBAO!

“We’re encourage by that idea because we don’t believe the suggestions (for funding the center) that were listed in the report from Aecom are feasible,” he said.

Note: I am responding to: City weighs funding options for proposed Event Center Rocky Mount Telegram.

As I Was Doing Some Researching On The Web I Found This To Be Quite Interesting, “Good of the Community – or Pulling the Race Card?” Civitas Institute

Response: But some ignant asses are asking why am I concerned with what goes on in Rocky Mount because I don’t live there. But other white groups can weigh in but I can’t. First of all I can be concerned about whatever the hell I want to be concerned about. Now Run & Tell That!

Last night in Rocky Mount,  the City Council had an open meeting and heard several petitions from local residents. In the following clip (0:00 – 3:53), Lige Daughtridge, a local business leader , presents an argument for more hearings about the proposed Rocky Mount Event Center. Daughtridge is part of a local group called the Community Council that was formed to inform citizens about issues such as the Event Center. Points of concern included the amount of money being spent on studies for the event center and whether or not more opinions from the community should be heard. The question left on the table was: Would an Event Center in Rocky Mount be the best use of city resources?

What happens on the video from 8:34 – 10:38 may startle you. Andre Knight, a City Councilman and arrestee at “Witness Wednesday,” began to question Daughtridge’s motives for raising concerns about the Event Center. The main point Knight presented was that the questioning arose “because of the makeup of the Council” and that there is an African American City Manager. While looking through all the arguments against the event center, there is no mention of the demographic makeup of Rocky Mount. (Read more at: Civitas Institute)

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Ignant Column: Fighting Crime And Cleaning Up Rocky Mount Petition To Remove Rocky Mount Mayor Pro-tem Andre Knight Is Too Ignant!

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Rocky Mount NC – In Response To: “Put bickering aside and work to rebuild and advance Rocky Mount”by Harris Walker – Rocky Mount Telegram Editorial

If responding to code words when certain folks address the Rocky Mount City Council and Mayor Pro-tem address them for what they really are, then continue to call it playing the race card. I know for a fact that the Edgecombe County side of Rocky Mount has received the much needed attention that previous councils made sure they were left behind.

Not knowing how old you are and I assume you are atleast 30 years old and if you are older that makes it even worst. I haven’t heard any black folks that say they want to relive the time they remember from back in those days.

I know as a fact black folks don’t want to re-live going down to the all white and/or majority white council asking for their fair share and to be treated as if they were nobody and then when these folks left, that city council voted just like they wanted to leaving out black folks.

Perceived waste? Prove it! Fraud and abuse? Prove it!

Also prove that Knight called Lige a racist because the video I seen he did not. For Knight to say that he felt that Lige didn’t support it because the Rocky Mount City Council is a majority black and the city manager are black is a fact. Are you, WHIG-TV, Lige Daughtridge President The Community Council, Fighting Crime And Cleaning Up Rocky Mount and their supporters saying that the Rocky Mount City Council is not a black majority and the city manager is not black? If Knight wanted to call Lige a racist, the Knight that I know would have called him a racist by saying he was a racist point blank.

What more do you and they want? They have 3 minutes to speak on any issue and the issue do not have to be on the agenda unlike some other boards and commissions. The event center was not on the agenda.

Higher standards when responding? Oh so now you want the city council members to bow down to the white man and to respond how they feel the city council should respond to them. Now that is too ignant!

You say, “To Mr. Knight and others in Rocky Mount from all backgrounds, this outdated, racially motivated fighting must stop or Rocky Mount will continue on a downward spiral, losing more current business and deterring new businesses and people from moving to our great city.”

Mayor Pro-tem Andre Knight you keep speaking truth to power because you have some power. You have the power of your 1 vote and it is up to the others how they vote. Do not allow those who want to take the city back to their youth days sway you. It is a lie that Rocky Mount is on a downward spiral and has not been since this council has been in office.

How misleading to make it appear that only Rocky Mount is losing businesses. All towns are losing businesses and some choose to stay and some choose go. The city council has no control over those who choose to stay and/or those who choose to leave.

You say “I’m a very progressive advocate of social change and equality in all areas, but I know a sideshow when I see one.”

I am enjoying the side show because I am here and I know better. You see if I couldn’t see and think for myself, I would take you and the other naysayers that have an issue with the Rocky Mount City Council having a black majority and black city manager serious. But I am an active engaged political activist in Edgecombe County so I know better. I have family and friends who live in Rocky Mount that have given me permission to speak for them. I am a life fully paid member of the Rocky Mount NAACP since the 1993. I am on the executive committee of the Edgecombe County Democratic Party so and I have worked in Rocky Mount for the past 26 years on yesterday January 26, 2014.

Since I know that I know that I know what is real and what is perceived, I  know the code words when some folks attempt to hide behind their racist and safe Negro mentality.

Who’s bickering? It appears to me that the bickering was recently promoted by WHIG-TV first who put up the video trying to discredit Mayor Pro-tem Knight. Then Fighting Crime and Cleaning Up Rocky Mount took it to another level by starting a petition with misleading information as to why Knight should step down or they would seek enough signatures to attempt to remove him. It does not matter how many signatures they receive that is not the procedure nor the process to attempt to remove him. All I ask is that you and these Knight haters to just tell the truth and quick misleading folks. Mayor Pro-tem Knight did not call Lige a racist.

You say work together? Really? If they wanted to work together they would wait until the City Council put it on the agenda after they receive all the information from the black city manager and the staff. Nope that ain’t right. Lige and some others do not want the City Council to even receive the information from the black city manager and the staff. On Lige’s website The Community Council website says, "Wrong time, Wrong Place and Maybe Wrong all the way Around."

I used to attend the Rocky Mount City Council meetings regularly and I remember when, when the city council was a majority white and the black people asked for things and that city council heard us and responded some times during the meeting. But then they voted just like they wanted to. When will ya’ll learn that this city council will listen too, but will vote their convictions every time there is something that needs to be put to a vote.

You say, “When that happens, the economy will grow, our city’s pride will strengthen, and the thousands of young people who don’t return to Rocky Mount after finishing their education might actually have a reason to return to the city they love – including me.”

When the Edgecombe County side of Rocky Mount gets it fair share, then and only then will the pride strengthen and those who left that side will return home. Can’t say they all loved the city however they do call Rocky Mount home even though they get tired of some folks who have  a problem when it comes to bringing growth to the Edgecombe County side of Rocky Mount.

Enjoy your stay in Washington because this city council will continue to do what is best for the whole city of Rocky Mount and not for those who want to go back to their youth days. Damn the mere fact of thinking about those days would be a flashback to going backwards.

I am Curmilus Dancy II an actively engaged political activist that has been given authorization to speak for some family and friends who live in Rocky Mount NC.

See editorial: Put bickering aside and work to rebuild and advance Rocky Mount by Harris Walker

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Ignant Column: Fighting Crime And Cleaning Up Rocky Mount Petition To Remove Rocky Mount Mayor Pro-tem Andre Knight Is Too Ignant!

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Ignant Column: Fighting Crime And Cleaning Up Rocky Mount Petition To Remove Rocky Mount Mayor Pro-tem Andre Knight Is Too Ignant!

It is a damn shame Fighting Crime and Cleaning Up Rocky Mount has taken the video of the Rocky Mount City Council Meeting recorded by WHIG-TV and  began a petition on Change.org. The petition is misleading folks because nothing in it is cause for Mayor Pro-tem Andre Knight to step down nor grounds for removal.

First of all Mayor Pro-tem Knight is not going to step down over ignant ass folks over at WHIG-TV and Fighting Crime and Cleaning Up Rocky Mount mission. Their mission is baseless and racist in my opinion.

Let me break it down for you. The petition reads as follows:

Time and time again COUNCILMAN (MAYOR PRO TEM 2014)  ANDRE KNIGHT in WARD 1 has shown true UNETHICAL BEHAVIOR. His tone with the citizens, he continuously brings race into the equation, he has been arrested, he does not live in his ward, he has been caught in lies etc. PRACTICES that are UNPROFESSIONAL, UNETHICAL and are an EMBARASSMENT to NASH and EDGECOMBE COUNTIES!!!! In order to move forward we need to have him removed. Ask Mr. Knight to step down or BE REMOVED!

What law states that Knight can not talk about race?

He has been arrested? So what? Arrested for what? He was arrested in Raleigh during the Moral Monday where hundreds of folks have been arrested because they have protested the NC General Legislature. Just on Wednesday January 22 over 50 of those cases were dismissed. Even if the judge does not rule in Mayor Pro-tem Knight’s favor, the charge will only be a misdemeanor. Knight would have to be charged as a felon. so since the charges will not be a felony, he will not have to step down.

He does not live in his ward. Now in my opinion this is grounds for a lawsuit and I may be wrong. In my opinion this is defamation of character because the NC Court Of Appeals Ruled in Knight’s Favor when Roosevelt Higgs and the Edgecombe County Board of Elections filed a petition saying he didn’t live in Ward 1. Edgecombe County had to pay Knight’s attorney fees after he filed an appeal and won.

He has been caught in lies etc. What lies?

PRACTICES that are UNPROFESSIONAL, UNETHICAL and are an EMBARASSMENT to NASH and EDGECOMBE COUNTIES!!!! Who in the hell gave Fighting Crime and Cleaning Up Rocky Mount the power to determine what is unprofessional, unethical and embarrassing when it comes to trying to define Mayor Pro-tem Knight? In my opinion this is racist as hell and all of the forward thinking folks, especially black folks who liked  Fighting Crime and Cleaning Up Rocky Mount Facebook page ought to be blasting their page saying they do not appreciate the misleading information about Knight.

Hell I don’t have a problem with them being on a mission but just tell the truth. This petition is misleading and Mayor Pro-tem Knight ought to contact his lawyer to see if he can file a charge for defamation of character and harassment.

Ask Mr. Knight to step down or BE REMOVED! I ask Mayor Pro-tem/Rocky Mount NAACP President Andre Knight to continue to stand up and don’t let nothing and nobody turn you around.

It is a damn shame that Fighting Crime and Cleaning Up Rocky Mount and WHIG-TV expect black folks to like their facebook pages but have the audacity to single out and try to silence one of our black leaders. I refuse to all allow them to do such without challenging them. Because I have challenged Fighting Crime and Cleaning Up Rocky Mount before the petition was started, they blocked me from being able to post comments on their facebook page.

Fighting Crime and Cleaning Up Rocky Mount petition to remove Rocky Mount Mayor Pro-tem Andre Knight is too Ignant!

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Ignant Column: In Response To An Educational Moment: To Racist White Folks & Safe Negroes Rev. Andre Knight Rocky Mount City Councilman/President NAACP Is A Citizen/Mayor Pro-tem

Ignant if I was not carrying a tune your ignant ass would not be responding to me. Now that is too ignant! Ignant I have a damn blog and post on it daily so the center of attention thingy is too ignant as well.

Ignant do not worry about what kind of life I live because my life does not have a damn thing to do with you. You don’t know me and I don’t know you so how ignant of you to try to make assumptions about me. But that is okay because that is what I have learned about Ignant Racist Ass White Folks And Ignant Ass Safe Negroes when I make some noise ya’ll show just how ignant ya’ll are trying to make the issue about me. This is not about me but I am on it because I am not your average Black Man. I have no problem with talking about RACISM and calling out IRWF and IRSN.

My comments about ya’ll ignant conversation about Rev. Mayor Pro-tem President Andre Knight has nothing to do with the betterment of Rocky Mount. I have been actively engaged in Rocky Mount politics dating back to the early 90’s attending and speaking to the Rocky Mount City Council and co-hosting meetings in Rocky Mount. I have family, friends and enemies in Rocky Mount and even the enemies have benefited and will continue to benefit from my speaking Truth to Power as it relates to Rocky Mount. Go down and read the public meetings dating back to the Rocky Mount City Council meetings because my addressing the City Council is there. 

Ignant I am not defending Mayor Pro-tem Knight he can defend himself. I was not at the meeting and he handled his own as he has done over the years and will continue to do.

Ignant I ain’t going to address your ignant ass when it comes to Knight paying taxes.

I don’t think of myself as being Superior to anyone but what you need to understand is that I ain’t the one. I am not afraid to address you, Ignant Racist Ass White Folks and/or Ignant Ass Safe Negroes. I do it regularly.

I have no problem with having stones thrown at me but your ignant ass better come correct because I will DEFEND myself. I repeat DEFEND myself because I am in control of me and will not allow IARWF and IASN to define who I am without addressing them.

Oh hell yeah I learned a long time ago that I am problem when to IARWF and IASN because I should not speak until spoken to, that I need to shut the hell up and whatever else at their request. Oh hell no I ain’t the one.

Ignant what the hell are you talking about me alone? Not! I speak for many so don’t attempt to mislead folks because again you don’t know me and I don’t know you.

Who in the hell are to think you get to tell Knight and other black folks are responsible for kids killing kids? How ignant? What is your ignant ass doing in the white community because I read about white crime on a daily basis as well even on Fighting Crime and Cleaning Up Rocky Mount as they post the jailbirds and others. You are just too damn ignant!

You damn right I am contributing oh-so positively. Oh hell no don’t go there about hate and intolerance because I don’t hate Ignant Ass Racist White Folks and Ignant Ass Safe Negroes, I feed off of their asses. You see am the world most talked about The Political Agitator and I am damn good at what I do. I agitate ya’ll assess enough to the point where you take the time to follow my blog and not only follow but to read it word for word and then respond. For that I LOVE YOU my friend.

I am Curmilus Dancy II The Political Agitator and you have been agitated because I speak Truth to Power!

"I have no permanent friends no permanent enemies only permanent interest!"

Now Run And Tell That! IGNANT! In my Steve Harvey’s Voice.

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An Educational Moment: To Racist White Folks & Safe Negroes Rev. Andre Knight Rocky Mount City Councilman/President NAACP Is A Citizen/Mayor Pro-tem

Damn This Ignant Conversation With Selden Bullock Didn’t Last Long On Twitter

This is just some of the conversation. He obviously deleted his conversation.

  • Curmilus Dancy II @Curmilus

    @SeldenBullock I know proper grammar but I choose to write as I please IGNANT!
    I love to see ignant ass folks like you comment.
    – 20 Jan

  • bullock @SeldenBullock

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    @Curmilus if you back Andre knight in his statements towards Mr. Draughtridge you are both uneducated and"ignant".

    Curmilus Dancy II@Curmilus 2h

    @SeldenBullock Back him 1000% so now what he has the vote. Now Run and Tell That!

    12:18 AM – 21 Jan 14

    Curmilus Dancy II @Curmilus

    @SeldenBullock Got more? – 20 Jan

    bullock @SeldenBullock

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    @Curmilus oh and sweet hat

    12:19 AM – 21 Jan 14