The DCN Endorses The Following Candidates For The November 7 Elections

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Mayor Bobbie Darnell Jones Princeville Council

Interim Mayor Joe Pitt – Tarboro Council

Councilman Othar Woodard – Tarboro Council

Interim Councilwoman Sabrina Pettaway Bynum – Tarboro Council

Maurice Garrett For Commissioner – Sharpsburg Council

Linda Virgil For Commissioner- Sharpsburg Council Sharpsburg was former mayor lost by a few votes during last election

Robert Williams For Mayor – Sharpsburg was former mayor lost by a few votes during last election


Edgecombe County Human Relations Commission Hosts Municipal Candidates Forum Tuesday October 17 2017





Tuesday, October 17, 2017

6-8 p.m.

Location: Edgecombe County Administration Building

Here’s your opportunity to meet the candidates

Ask questions


Thursday, October 19, 2017

ELECTION DAY – November 7, 2017

Sharpsburg NC – Folk In Sharpsburg You Need To Talk To These Folk Running For Office Because It Appears Ya’ll Have Some Serious Issues Going On

Now is the time to get involved and talk to these candidates that are running. I know Linda Virgil a former councilwoman and I know she is a fighter and sincere about helping folk. She want what is best for all folk. I know Rev. Maurice Garrett and don’t know how actively engage he has been in politics but I would think he would do what is right. I have heard of Robert Williams Jr. and if I am correct he has been a commissioner or has ran in a previous election. But you the citizens of Sharpsburg need to find out for yourself who these folk are and what they will bring to the table.


Tarboro NC – The Tarboro Town Mayor & Town Council Ward 7 Appointees Have Opposition Along With Town Council Ward 1 In The Upcoming Municipal Election

Joseph Pitt was appointed Mayor of Tarboro after the former mayor resigned. Al Braxton former policeman is seeking to replace Joe Pitt. I can’t wait to see what Braxton is going to campaign on.

Wow! Carl Benson is challenging Othar Woodard in Ward 1. That would be a disgrace because Benson used to be on Tarboro 27886 showing just how racist he was. If I am correct he was kicked off.

Sabrina Bynum Pettaway Ward 7 was appointed to fill the unexpired term of Taro Knight. Rev. Roy Gray Sr. and Quincy Robinson are seeking to replace Ward 7. I wonder did these guys sit down with Sabrina and talk to her about the seat? I can’t wait to see what these guys are going to campaign on.

Makes no damn sense that the Edgecombe County Democratic Party did not talk about the upcoming municipal elections to see if all the seats up that the party tried to encourage some Democrats to seek the seats. There is no reason why these Republicans do not have any opposition unless no one would step forward.



Princeville NC – Mayor Bobbie Jones Has 3 Candidates Challenging Him During Upcoming Election

Milton Bullock current Town Commissioner is challenging Mayor Bobbie Jones. But they are not the only ones seeking the mayoral seat Theresa Williams and Yolanda Thigpen has filed to run as well.

So obviously these candidates challenging Mayor Jones don’t feel like he has done a good job because I can’t think of any reason for them to run. It will be interesting to hear what the candidates have to say about what they will do differently if they became mayor.

Pamela Ransome current Town Commissioner Ward 4 is not seeking re-election. Calvin Sherrod former Town Commissioner is seeking to get his seat back. However Dr. Glenda Knight will be seeking to the seat as well. This will be quite interesting and should be a heated race.


Incumbents file for re-election – Rocky Mount Telegram

The Watch Dog response: Wow interesting who are running for the town of Tarboro mayoral race, the appointee will have a challenger and also the seat that the late Taro Knight held. The appointee will have to run against 2 more candidates. In the town of Princeville the current mayor has opposition. The filing period is still open so therefore there may be more to file.

Several Twin Counties candidates, mostly incumbents, have filed to run for municipal elections this fall.

It’s been a mixed bag so far: Busy in Edgecombe County and slow in Nash County, according to Jerry Spruell and John Kearney, the elections directors for those respective counties.

“I think the filing has been very active so far for the first week,” Spruell said. “I do expect more filings within the last six days.” (Read more)