Howell, Knight keep seats in Princeville – Source: The Daily Southerner

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. (Read more)

Response: This was interesting, I thought Williams would have received more votes since she ran for mayor during the last election. Curmilus Dancy II – The Political Agitator

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Letter to the Editor: Princeville Trees Removed From Park

TARBORO — Please inform Mayor Everate-Oates of Princville that the trees which were cut down in Heritage Park in Princeville. (Read more)

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The Heat Is On 6 Candidates Running for 2 Seats in Princeville – Source: The Daily Southerner

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. (Read more)

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. Curmilus Dancy II – The Political Agitator

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