LOCAL NEWS Princeville to get $39.6 million for levee project

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Army Corp of Engineers announced Thursday that Princeville will receive $39.6 million for a flood mitigation levee project that has long been needed.

Congressman G.K. Butterfield along with senators Richard Burr and Senator Thom Tillis made the announcement in press releases. Specifically, the funding will be used to better mitigate flood risks by increasing the elevations of highways and installing levees around the Tar River.

Princeville has suffered extensive flooding from Hurricane Floyd, Hurricane Matthew and Hurricane Florence.

“I am overjoyed to learn the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will receive nearly $40 million for design and construction of the Princeville levee project,” Butterfield said. “The protection of Princeville and the preservation of its place in our Nation’s history cannot be overstated. The completion of the levee project will ensure the longevity of this historic town for current and future generations. (Read more)

Princeville NC – Princeville Town Hall Meeting Swearing In Of Officers During Monthly Meeting Monday December 16, 2019

The DCN News Blog Online TV was at the meeting to capture the monthly meeting. I hope that in 2020 the Town Commissioners will be in control of their meetings an not allow citizens to speak throughout the meeting. The public comments is on the agenda and that is where the public get to talk. I hope that road to recovery will begin to move in the town because as a flood victim once but my dad lives in my house now and we have suffered 3 floods since 1999 the same as Princeville. The flood victims in Pinetops are also waiting on the recovery process.

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Princeville approves extra deputy patrols – Rocky Mount Telegram

The Political Agitator’s response: “But Myrick persisted in his call for supportive data, saying he did not believe a call report sheet provided by Sheriff Clee Atkinson.” Really JoeRoam Myrick! Damn you have been a deputy. Please don’t make it personal and about you because you no longer works with the Edgecombe County Sheriff Office.

Princeville’s Board of Commissioners on Monday night approved additional patrols by the Edgecombe County Sheriff’s Office following a discussion that grew heated after Commissioner JoeRoam Myrick repeatedly asked about data to support the call for additional coverage.

“All the data I need, I’ve got,” Commissioner Linda Joyner said. “My house was vandalized … other properties have been vandalized. I’ve got all the data I need.” (Read more)

$1 million study planned in Edgecombe Co. to protect homes from flooding – WNCT 9


More than $1 million will be spent to determine if 75 North Carolina homes in the oldest town founded by slaves should be elevated to pro tect them from repeated flooding.

The state Department of Public Safety says in a news release that Edgecombe County will receive the money to study the feasibility of elevating the homes in Princeville. The Federal Emergency Management Agency will provide almost $844,000 for the study. The state will provide the rest.

After the study, FEMA will make money available to construct and elevate homes that meet several criteria, including cost effectiveness.

The grant money comes from FEMA’s hazard mitigation program, which so far has awarded $88 million in North Carolina for this work on 683 residential properties damaged by Hurricane Matthew. The hurricane struck the state in October 2017. (Read more)

Princeville NC: Board Agrees To Personnel Policy Amendment – Tar River Times

The Gate Keeper’s response: This is an interesting read especially towards the end of this article. I have not been keeping up with Princeville but people have been asking me things. I began on Monday night with my mission to start back attending meetings across the county. Rev. Roosevelt Higgs made it clear that Commissioner Glenda Knight was the interim town manager. I was also told about when the recent town manager was fired about she supposedly deleted information off the computer. Time for me to begin researching some of these things. What I do know is that recently I heard Rev. Roosevelt Higgs on Commissioner Mayor Pro-tem town manager had Higgs on her Saturday morning talk show and he talked negative about Princeville basically the whole 30 minutes. Why did she allow that? Why have the citizens not responded to it? I have been told by resources over the years that Higgs is living and has been living at the E. L. Robinson Center in Tarboro since shortly after the 1999 flood. But I have also heard recently about a place he calls himself staying part-time so that because he wants to be appointed to take Glenda Knight’s seat on the board. Well in order to be appointed to Princeville board Higgs will have to . . . I will report my finding soon about some information I received on Tuesday. Stay tuned!

At Princeville’s Board of Commissioners recent meeting, they agreed to an amendment to a personnel policy that included changes to a four-step process for any type of complaints involving personnel.

Town Attorney T.C. Morphis drew up the amendment that included the four-step process and shows the procedure in which an employee must take regarding complaints.
In the process that was provided, there are a certain number of calendar days that are provided for each step which begins with the informal resolution that is done prior to the employee submitting a formal grievance. If the employee isn’t happy with that outcome, they can take the next step and appeal to their supervisor, then appeal to the town manager and the final step is to appeal to the board of commissioners. (Read more)

Princeville NC Cultural Gala Featuring The 7th Hour Grove Masters Band


Thank you for supporting and attending the Premiere Unveiling Event “Portraits of Humanity” on April 13, 2018, an exhibit showcasing the resilience and determination of the residents of Princeville, North Carolina.

I’m very excited to be part of the planning committee for the “Princeville Cultural Gala” on Saturday, August 25, 2018, at 7:00 p.m. at Edgecombe Community College in Tarboro, NC.

The Town of Princeville is committed to rebuilding it’s historic Town in the wake of Hurricane Matthew in 2016. 

I’d be grateful if you would support our effort to raise funds for the development of the Princeville Historic District site and to help the Town preserve the history and heritage of Princeville by becoming a sponsor.

The Town of Princeville needs your support! If you are able to donate a prize for the silent auction, please send your donation to the address in the letter attached or contact me by phone or email if you have any questions regarding the prize delivery. We would like to have all donations by Monday, August 20th

Attached, you will find a letter which details our event and how to become a sponsor and contribute to this worthy cause. Also in hopes of you attending I attached a formal invitation for you to purchase tickets and RSVP.

Please do not hesitate to contact me by email at leecee.visionist@gmail.com or by phone at 757-744-9818 if you have any questions or need additional information.

Please remember to Share, Share, Share with your network of colleagues, family, friends, and any social media platform(s) that you utilize.

I look forward to hearing from you!


LeeCee Jones

Princeville Cultural Gala Sponsorship Letter

Princeville Cultural Gala Sponsorship Letter 

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