So What Do You Think About These Dollars The Mayoral Campaign In Rocky Mount NC Sandy Claus Roberson Delivered

I find it quite interesting that folk are talking about money and how they want unity in Rocky Mount. They don’t want to support the Black Majority Council. They want to control how they are governing. They don’t want to see anything all things Black on the Edgecombe County side of Rocky Mount.

So how much money was spent with Black Businesses during the Mayoral Campaign?

Sandy Claus could have blessed some Black Businesses or did he?

But see who Sandy Claus did bless last year.

Click on link to see Campaign Finance Reporting that ended December 31, 2019 and the filing report in January 29, 2020.


It’s Time that We Get Some Real Answers About This Latest Audit

By Curmilus Dancy II

Note: I have withheld posting this since May 26, 2020.

State Auditor Beth Wood, in justifying why she launched her expensive, anticlimactic investigation into the goings on in Rocky Mount, said she was prompted to do so after being bombarded by citizen complaints about alleged improprieties. But I, along with a growing number of citizens across the region, are questioning Ms. Wood’s judgment and her motives.

No matter where you stand on the politics, citizen should be yelling at the top of their lungs demanding to know why there was such an egregious waste of taxpayers’ money and resources. To be clear, Ms. Wood authorized spending nearly a half-million dollars ($421,282.00) and a year’s worth of manpower hours (4,058 hours) to come to her most dramatic findings, that: 1.) A city councilman was able to evade $47,000 in utility bills; and 2.) City Manager Rochelle Small-Toney overspent her expense account to the tune of $500 a year for three years. Let that sink in, and forget for a moment that Ms. Wood’s alleged objective is to ensure governmental fiscal accountability.

Now, I ask every thoughtful, honest person to take a closer look at these charges. In the case of the councilman, whom Ms. Wood later identified as Andre Knight, there are several things that are quite troubling. Firstly, the North Carolina Utilities Commission as well as federal data privacy laws prohibit the release of personal information about utility account holders. Ms. Wood certainly knew that, because her audit never identified Mr. Knight by name. Yet, when she was interviewed by television and print reporters, she quickly threw the councilman’s name to the wind.

Since Mr. Knight has denied the charges, the public has a right to know what proof she has to the contrary and why she was not obliged to follow the law. Let’s say, for the sake of discussion, that reporters had gathered all of Rocky Mount’s utility bills and matched them to certain properties belonging to Mr. Knight. Those reporters would still have to determine whether all of the utility bills were his responsibility – and not that of a tenant or sub-tenant – during, in this particular case, the entire twenty (20)-year period. That’s right, the period in question traverses two decades!

Responding to the auditor, the city wrote, “The write-off amount the City reported … did not have supporting documentation in the form of printable billings that verified the total amount. A true or even proximate value could never be reconciled to the amount that was reported to the [auditor]. A total of $47,000 has never been substantiated by the City Staff or the [auditor] but was gleaned from a data dump performed by the City’s Finance Department. …In addition, many of the balances referenced by the [auditor] dating back to 1999 were much higher than normal residential accounts and defied logic as to how the calculations of those were made, much less confirmed. It is not clear whether the [auditor] investigated, when informed, that the account in question was subject to possible manipulation by unauthorized City staff for a good portion of the time that the write-offs covered.”

What’s even more disturbing is the auditor’s comment that, “Other City residents had to pay their bills timely to continue to receive services.” Thus, even if Mr. Knight’s bills had been written off, as she claims, her statement clearly suggests that Mr. Knight is the only person during this 20-year period who was given such a benefit. Is there anyone who believes this? Of course not. In fact, there were about $20 million in utility bills that were written off by the city during this same period. Why aren’t those names bantered about in public discourse?

Now, let’s delve into Ms. Wood’s other major finding, that Ms. Small-Toney lavished herself with lobster and shrimp dinners at the public’s expense. I have been outspoken about my belief that this audit –like the previous one that fizzled in a pool of racial animus – is an outright assault on the city’s Black leadership. First of all, it is absolutely outrageous to suggest that this city’s chief executive should’ve stuck to the cheap side of the menu. Who believes for a moment that the public outrage would be just as intense if it had gotten out that Mayor Sandy Roberson’s or a white city manager had chosen seafood over chicken or spaghetti? It harkens to the old racist trope of the “welfare queen” spending her food stamps on luxury dinners, instead of more modest fare.

Ms. Small-Toney provided receipts for a full $1,416.12 of the $1,575 in question, and she noted that the expenditures were for city staff dinners at conferences for the National League of Cities in Charlotte in 2017 ($858.62) and the ElectriCities in Ashville in 2018 ($557.50). A balance of $158 was unaccounted for. Sorry Ms. Woods, but this is hardly a finding that can be justified by such an expensive, yearlong investigation.

But Ms. Woods is not the only public figure whose motivation must be questioned. The mayor – yes, the same one who campaigned on his ability and desire to bring this racially fractured city together – has accelerated the longstanding attacks on the duly elected council majority and city manager, both of whom happen to be African American. He really revealed himself when he stepped up his political gamesmanship and asked Mr. Knight to resign. He knew that was throwing raw meat to an angry white contingency in this city who contend that Mr. Knight’s position on the City Council is in direct conflict with his role as the leader of the local chapter of the NAACP. (That white rage is clear to anyone paying attention to several local social media pages.) This is a telling indication of this city’s racial climate. The NAACP’s mission is to ensure that everyone, regardless of race, has an equal opportunity to succeed in society. And the truth is, that mission should be in perfect harmony with anyone seeking to hold a council seat or sit in the mayor’s seat. Many African Americans worked for Mr. Roberson’s campaign, sincerely believing he would live up to his promise.

I’m in agreement with State Rep. Shelly Willingham (D-Edgecombe), who in recent days is asking from accountability from the state auditor and the mayor. Like many residents, he is asking why such a minute sliver of the city’s population (less than 4 tenths of one percent) was able to trigger such an expensive, protracted investigation. We want to know:

· Who were the complainants?

· What is her proof against Councilman Knight, and how, with protections afforded by law, was the auditor able to publicize his name as the utility account holder?

· Was Knight the only account holder who received write-offs during that 20-year period, as she intimated in the audit?

· If not, why was that information on other account holders withheld?

· How many others received write-offs; what are their names; and for how much were the entitlements?

· Why did Ms. Small-Toney receive such notable mention in the audit report when she was not employed until 2017 and many of the allegations date back to 1999?

It’s no secret that the audit was triggered by the usual crowd of disgruntled citizens who can find no comfort in the progressive agenda for downtown Rocky Mount developed and supported by the current city administration and City Council.

To those detractors, I say stop attempting to do an end-around a local government that was elected by the residents of this city, and allow the will of the majority to move forward.

Ms. Woods, stop allowing yourself to be a puppet of the recalcitrant obstructionists in our city and work to regain your reputation as an impartial state auditor. And, Mr. Roberson, be a change-maker – that person you promised during your campaign – not the one plotting against those making our city better for everyone.

Public sounds off about Confederate monument

imageThe Political Agitator’s response: Damn this post shows just how racist Bill West the reporter is. Hell he gave Clint Williams an entire article to attempt to discredit Rocky Mount City Councilman Andre Knight bringing up old the audit and other. Well damn Beth Wood NC State Auditor did her audit based on the call from J. Keith Harris Retired Fired Chief who also live in Nashville and was allowed to live there while being the Chief because of a waiver. Beth report her findings and a request for response from the city. The city responded and she said she turned her findings over to some agencies for them to see if there are any criminal activities and she was done with the audit. But she is mad as hell because the council released findings that she sent to them on a Thursday but she released the entire report on Friday. Now back to this article. It is a damn shame all of them young and especially Caucasian speakers from the Black Action Committee that spoke so eloquently for removing the Confederate Monument. It should have been an entire article for the young folk who are sick and tired of older Caucasians who are living off the backs of Black folk hard work but having to face Racism today.

Public sounds off about Confederate monument By WILLIAM F. WEST Staff Writer

The City Council on Monday heard from a line of speakers about the subject of the Confederate monument just south of the vehicle entrance to Battle Park.

In a 6-1 vote earlier during the regular meeting, the council approved a resolution formalizing the specifics of a 6-1 vote during the June 2 budget work session to remove the statue, which dates to 1917 and is just south of the U.S. 64 interchange with Benvenue Road.

The council’s action calls for putting the statue in storage in a safe place, pending further direction from the council.

Additionally on Monday evening, the council without dissent approved a resolution against racial injustice and declaring black lives matter.

Not long after the votes, the public input phase of Monday evening’s meeting began, with quite a number of supporters of the removal of the monument being whites and African Americans. (Read More)


Curmilus Butch Dancy II 2020

Rocky Mount City Council Special Called Meeting, May Committee Of The Whole Meeting & May Regular Monthly Meeting 2020

The Political Agitator’s response: I tried to get some of the Councilmembers not to attend Mayor’s Special Called Meeting. I enjoyed Councilman TJ Walker and Councilwoman Chris Miller in action.  
Round 1
Mayor Sandy Claus Roberson Chairs His Special Call Meeting 2 PM
Things Didn’t Go As Planned For Sandy & Councilman Lige Daughtridge Community Council 

Round 2 Councilman Andre Knight Mayor Pro-tem Chairs Regular Monthly Committee of the Whole Meeting 3 PM
Councilmembers Wore Sandy & Lige Out
Round 3 Mayor Sandy Claus Roberson Chairs Regular Monthly Meeting 4 PM

Rocky Mount mayor holding Monday press conference on state audit’s findings – Wilson Daily Times

By Lindell J. Kay | | 252-265-8117

ROCKY MOUNT — Mayor Sandy Roberson has announced a press conference for Monday to discuss a damning state investigation into malfeasance at city hall.

Roberson will talk about how city leaders can regain the public’s trust in the aftermath of a startling report released Friday by the N.C. Office of the State Auditor that revealed fraud, waste and abuse of power, said Cary Cox, the mayor’s senior adviser.

Roberson will speak on the next steps the city council must take to rectify city officials’ efforts “to obscure issues, mislead the reader and minimize the importance of OSA’s findings and recommendations,” Cox said, quoting the report.

This newspaper has asked the city to confirm that Mayor Pro-tem Andre Knight is the council member described in the report as benefiting from the write-off of unpaid utility bills dating back two decades and totaling $47,000.

This newspaper has obtained city utility records listing Knight’s property at 110 Braswell St. as receiving a write-off of more than $30,000 in unpaid utilities that includes electricity, water, sewer, natural gas and area lighting.

State Auditor Beth Wood said Sunday afternoon that the council member’s identity is a matter of public record and the city should release the information.

“If the city will not do so, I will,” Wood said.

Roberson is scheduled to meet with Wood on Monday. His press conference will be held at noon via Zoom teleconference.

To register for the conference, visit . Anyone with questions for the mayor can email .

Elected last year, Roberson is in his first term.

Rocky Mount Mayor Sandy Roberson Reacts to N.C. State Auditor’s Findings


For Immediate Release

May 15, 2020

Media Contact:  Cary Cox, 252.955.0819

Rocky Mount Mayor Sandy Roberson Reacts to N.C. State Auditor’s Findings

– Auditor focused on fraud, waste and abuse allegations –

imageRocky Mount, N.C.— The N.C. Office of the State Auditor released its findings today after an audit of the City of Rocky Mount’s finances started more than a year ago following a number of citizen complaints concerning misconduct by elected officials and employees of the City.

In general, the audit outlines several key components:

  • A City Council member received utility services for more than $47,000 from the City of Rocky Mount that were never paid for and ultimately written off.
  • The City failed to adequately manage funds and programs by failing to collect more than $32,000 in loans and improperly awarding $28,000 to ineligible recipients.
  • The City must pay $31,000 for allowing a development bond to expire.
  • The City Manager violated the City’s travel and reimbursement policy by exceeding allowed per diem by almost $1,600.
  • The City of Rocky Mount failed to designate an American with Disabilities Act Coordinator as required by Federal Law.

“The majority of the City Council have responded that they question the validity of these numbers and do not believe this audit was performed to the highest standards by the N.C. State Auditor,” says Mayor Sandy Roberson. “Furthermore, they believe that this was a targeted audit aimed at black leadership of our community.”

He continued to express his embarrassment at the allegations against Rocky Mount and his support of the N.C. Office of the State Auditor’s extensive experience and adequate resources to produce a report it has enough confidence in to release publicly.

“While I am thankful the total amount in question of $151,000 represents a small fraction of money relative to the annual budget of the City and that these items extend well back in time,” Roberson continues, “it’s still a lot of money in a poor city where the median household income is only $37,400 and a third of our citizens are living in poverty. Choosing between paying their bills or eating is a problem that real people here face.”

Rocky Mount is the 19th largest city in N.C. with a population 64% African American and 30% White. Situated halfway between N.Y. and Fla. and at the intersection of I-95 and I-64, Rocky Mount is positioning itself as a gateway for eastern N.C. as it redevelops its downtown attracting entrepreneurs and is beginning to land larger employers attracted to the location for its amenities and available undeveloped land.

“As an elected official working to strengthen this City, I believe those of us chosen by the citizens of Rocky Mount to lead their government should be held to a higher standard of ethics and integrity,” adds Roberson.

Regardless of one’s perspective on this matter, Roberson believes the NC Auditor’s report and the City’s response identifies the following needs:

  1. There exists a tremendous mistrust of the City government by a large segment of our population that complained at levels to generate a State Audit.
  2. The City has failed to provide adequate internal audit processes that would allow it to defend its position with confidence and factual evidence.
  3. Governance in Rocky Mount has for far too long dealt in a perceived secrecy and behind closed doors process.

Mayor Roberson proposes to address each of these issues together as a community by demanding change and transparency at every level, including:

  1. Televising City Council meetings.
  2. Providing an internal audit process complete with continuous quality improvement (CQI) processes that are disclosed to the public and that seek to provide efficient and effective government.
  3. Designating the Internal Audit and CQI processes answer to the Mayor.
  4. Having every member of the City Council, the Mayor and City Manager and City Assistant Managers sign an ethics contract with the City and provide a Statement of Economic Interest.
  5. Posting every dealing with the City that may have a perceived conflict of interest on the City’s website for public viewing with the explanation of why it is not a conflict.
  6. Commissioning an independent forensic audit completed this fiscal year, since some have denied the NC Auditor’s work product, and have this audit refreshed every year going forward.

In addition, Mayor Roberson reminds the residents of Rocky Mount that they have the following rights:

  1. Call your City Councilperson, the City Manager or any other elected official to voice your opinion about the audit’s findings.
  • Andre Knight (252) 443-1619
  • Reuben C. Blackwell, IV (252) 212-3480
  • Richard Joyner (252) 883-9460
  • T.J. Walker (252) 567-1044
  • Lige Daughtridge (252) 210-4210
  • W.B. Bullock (252) 443-6465
  • Chris Carroll Miller (252) 977-1438
  • Mayor Sandy Roberson (252) 972-1130
  1. If you think fraud occurred or a law was broken, citizens should call Local District Attorney (252) 212-3110 or the US Attorney (919) 856-4530 or the N.C. Attorney General Josh Stein at (919) 716-6400 to urge them to prosecute.

“It is time that everyone in Rocky Mount—and I mean everyone—has a voice in how this City moves forward together,” adds Roberson. “Let your opinion be heard. It is time for a change on how the City does business. I believe we can get through this tough time stronger as a community, as One Rocky Mount.”

About Mayor Sandy Roberson

Elected on the strength of his leadership supporting safer neighborhoods, economic development and job creation, stronger schools, workforce development and the community working together as One Rocky Mount, Mayor Sandy Roberson continues to focus on these issues in his first months of office. Drawing together a group of diverse community leaders from all sectors of Rocky Mount, Mayor Roberson initiated a Transition Team to work with him to research these critical issues, develop policies and create action plans to present to the City Council to engage and strengthen Rocky Mount. For more information, please visit

Rocky Mount City Councilman Lige Daughtridge Need To Do Some Research Before He Speak During Council Meetings

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Rocky Mount City Council Meeting Councilman Elijah Lige Daughtridge Questions Need To Research Before He Speak Monday April 27, 2020 4:00 PM Videoed From Home From Laptop To Camera Could Not Attend Due To COVID-19

Council to set sessions to discuss proposed budget – Rocky Mount Telegram

The City Council’s regular meeting agenda for Monday for the first time shows the seven-member panel’s proposed schedule to discuss and eventually approve the municipal budget for the 2020-21 fiscal year.

The council is set to meet at 4 p.m. and the agenda includes considering approval of the times, dates and places to review the details of the future finances.

Specifically, the agenda states the schedule is for the council on May 6 to receive a proposed capital improvement plan for 2021-25. Such a document generally shows what projects and equipment purchases will be ahead.

The agenda states that the schedule is for the council to have a work session on May 11 to discuss that proposed capital improvement plan. (Read more)

Press conference on Covid-19 response efforts

Rocky Mount, N.C. – A press conference will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, April 9 in the Frederick E. Turnage Municipal Building’s George W. Dudley Council Chamber. This press conference is being held to ensure that the citizens of the City of Rocky Mount, and Edgecombe and Nash Counties understand how the city government, public officials and health care professionals are responding to the pandemic and collaborating to ensure the safety and wellbeing of the communities served.  This conference will build upon information shared during the March 13, 2020 press conference.

In compliance with Governor Roy Cooper’s Executive Order No. 123, we will not be able to permit more than 10 people to be in the Council Chambers at one time. Therefore, we have set up an overflow viewing area in the atrium of City Hall. To ensure that the public has access, the press conference can be viewed live via the city’s Facebook page (@citybeat). The conference also will be recorded and aired on CITY TV-19.

Media members are invited to attend. Due to the Executive Orders, we are encouraging media to submit questions upon arrival. Should media have additional questions after individual presentations, please give them to a member of the city of Rocky Mount Communications, Marketing and Public Relations staff who will ensure presenters receive for responses.

About Rocky Mount The city of Rocky Mount, located in the Coastal Plains of North Carolina, was incorporated in 1867 and lies in Edgecombe and Nash Counties. Rocky Mount is a two-time All-America City on the Tar River. Serving as the Gateway to Eastern North Carolina, the city’s 875 employees serve approximately 58,000 residents daily.

The city’s mission is to advance community well-being, safety and quality of life by delivering excellent public services and actively collaborating with the community toward a fulfilling and inspired future for its citizens. As a publicly owned utility, the city of Rocky Mount is committed to safe, reliable service for its customers and operates in Nash and Edgecombe counties, providing customers with electricity, natural gas, water, wastewater (sewer), refuse, recycling and/or stormwater services.  To learn more, visit for news and updates.

Councilmen spar over shut-off moratorium – By William F. West Staff Rocky Mount Telegram


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Damn Bill West makes it about Mayor Pro-tem Andre Knight and Lige Daughtridge trying to paint a picture of Knight. Knight who called Sprecial Committee of the Whole Meeting as the out the damn meeting like a meeting suppose to be ran, he was in control.

Lige Daughtridge questions every damn thing as if somebody is always getting over on the city or things that I believe he feels he can go after other Andre Knight and Reuben Blackwell​ because don’t forget he is speaking for the Special Cs whom created a Racist WSBS Movement.

This is why I attend and video the meetings to folk can see what took place for themselves and make their own decision on what actually happened versus the spin Bill West and others including myself put on the the meeting.

Click on following link. Councilmen spar over shut-off moratorium

Rocky Mount NC – Rocky Mount Special C’s Ignant Racist Asses Stir Up B.S. Then Play Victim Confederate Monument/NAACP Appointment

Rocky Mount Concerned Citizens, WHIG-TV, Fighting Crime, Loverockymount, Randy Adcox, J. Keith Harris, Albert Ignant Preston Holmes, Clint Williams, Wayne Holloman and some other Special Cs continue to go to the Rocky Mount City Council Meetings/or don’t go but look at the videos and then create their own narrative not based on the facts. Hell my videos don’t lie unlike these folk just lie, lie, lie.

Although most of the above have me blocked from going on their pages, it does not matter because I can’t fix ignant!

So will someone tell me where in the video and in writing where Andre Knight and myself said the Confederate Statue need to come down. It is clear in the video what he and I said.
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Monument At Beginning/Appointment Towards End


Rocky Mount City Council Meeting NAACP Appoint Cooper Blackwell To The Human Relations Commission

Also see Andre Knights Comments about The Confederate Monument. The damn Special Cs are still mad and is on Randy Adcox, Rocky Mount Concerned Citizens, Fighting Crime, WHIG-TV and other. Damn they think they are so special that they can pick and choose what Black Folk can say and do. They are bullys promoting WSBS. Bernie Mac said it best! If you don’t know what he said, ask somebody!

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Rocky Mount NC: It Appears Beth A. Woods NC State Auditor Is Doing An Audit On Councilmen Andre Knight And Reuben Blackwell

It appears that Democrat Beth A. Wood North Carolina Office Of The State Auditor is doing an audit on Councilmen Andre Knight and Reuben Blackwell because of J. Keith Harris Former Rocky Mount Fire Chief, Community Council under the leadership of Elijah “Lige” Daughtridge, LoveRockyMount Warren Daughtridge, Rocky Mount Concerned Citizens Barry Rhems, WHIG-TV Nash Commissioner Robbie Davis Owner &  General Manager Sandra Smith, Fighting Crime Owner Katherine Zugsby, Rocky Mount Telegram & some other Special Cs.

I have had much respect for Beth A. Wood North Carolina Office Of The State Auditor over the years. I was in Raleigh videoing the meeting when former Mayor Priscilla Everette-Oates acted a fool during the meeting and they ended up taking the Princeville Charter but I don’t think that they were going to take the charter but when she did what she did, I supported it.

If you follow the Timeline: Rocky Mount City Manager Rochelle Small-Toney Under Fire Via Rocky Mount Telegram posted on my blog and you do not come to that conclusion that White Supremacy is alive and well in Rocky Mount, then obviously you are ignorant to the facts and/or you are supporting the Special Cs. But keep in mind that it didn’t just begin during this timeline here but you can go back right before the council became a Black Majority. In a Common Ground meeting back around 2002, a Caucasian male in our group said that the Caucasians said they were going to move out of Rocky Mount if the council became a Black Majority.

Because Andre Knight and Reuben Blackwell are vocal and speak truth to power, Special Cs have disrespected them over the years and then they took it to another level when the hiring of Black City Manager Rochelle Smalls-Toney. The Special Cs tried their best to keep her from being hired by trying to discredit her after researching her previous employment.

But in spite of all of this I have a problem with Black Leadership ie: Community leaders, sororities, fraternities and especially retired folk who do not have to worry about retaliation whom have been silent on these issues. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday just passed and it sickens me how folk dress up to go to events and the marches and don’t stand for nothing. I understand a newly formed Religious Group consisting of Pastors and Ministers are meeting so when will they speak up on issues?

While Gwen Wilkins a Democrat serving on the local Nash County Democratic Party and was appointed by the local to serve on the State Democratic Party Executive Committee is focusing on me serving on the Rocky Mount Human Relations Commission appointed by the NAACP, she and others ought to be questioning the damn audit going on in Rocky Mount and other issues. But her problem is she is playing both sides. She openly supported Republicans now Mayor Sandy “Claus” Roberson and Elijah “Lige” Daughtridge so how in the hell did the Democratic Party appoint her to anything? I would bet that she has also been talking to Beth A. Wood North Carolina Office Of The State Auditor.

It is time out for Democrats playing both sides. It appears that Gwen Wilkins who some folk think she is a Caucasian Female so she get to play the race card as well. You see my Black ass can’t play the Race Card. It is of my opinion that Gwen Wilkins and Beth A. Wood North Carolina Office Of The State Auditor are following the lead of the Republican Special Cs in Rocky Mount NC.

Black Folk and Caucasians who are treated just like Black Folk in Rocky Mount you better wake the hell up and don’t be mislead by ignant ass folk such as the Gwen Wilkins, Kevin Jones former candidate for Mayor and appointed to lead Roberson Transition Team, Moe Deloach, Pastor Ray Green Pittman Grove, James Silver, Samuel Battle, Tarrick Pittman to name a few who supported now Mayor Sandy “Claus” Roberson campaign that mislead the folk of Rocky Mount and held the city hostage during the election. Now the folk are seeing that the transition team is a fake team with no connection to the Rocky Mount City Council.

Don’t get it twisted I don’t give a damn who folk support but I have a problem when the folk that you support it is clear they do not have the everyone best interest at heart.

Folk while I am being painted as the bad guy, I dare you to check the minutes of the meetings and look at the videos of the meetings that I have been a part of to see how I speak truth to power.

Anyone that read this and do not attend the next Rocky Mount City Council meeting to support the current council, not just Andre and Reuben but all of the council to continue the progress of what they have done and is doing do what is best for all of Rocky Mount and shut down the Special Cs along with the Safe Negro Black Folk who are really holding the city hostage.

It is of my opinion that it was assumed that Gwen Wilkins would beat Richard Joyner, Tarrick Pittman would beat Andre Knight but since that didn’t happen they now have to take another route. It is of my opinion that Beth A. Wood North Carolina Office Of The State Auditor is up for re-election this year.

Folk it is time for you to contact Beth A. Wood North Carolina Office Of The State Auditor and to tell her to bring to put on the table the findings of the audit so Rocky Mount can begin the work on the 1st Black Owned Hotel downtown Rocky Mount Edgecombe County side. At the present time there is no hotel downtown nor on the Edgecombe County side of Rocky Mount. If she has something on Beth A. Wood North Carolina Office Of The State Auditor then complete the auditor.

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Council to review termination appeal process – Rocky Mount Telegram

I understand it better now after reading this. I didn’t quite get it at the meeting and when I asked after the meeting I knew it had something to do with termination. But my question is I know Lige and Tj were the new to the council but did they not get the agenda packet before the January 13 meeting. Could they not asked questions before the meeting and/or at that meeting? Curmilus Butch Dancy II 

The City Council on Monday is going to take up a proposal to amend the personnel ordinance to state that the city manager will have the final say in the case of an employee who contests a supervisor’s recommendation for termination.

During a council work session on Dec. 9 — and shortly before the new council was to be seated at the regular council meeting — the previous council unanimously voted that the change be recommended for approval.

Shortly after the start of the Jan. 13 regular council meeting, as the council was about to approve the minutes of Dec. 9 council business, new Councilman Lige Daughtridge brought up the personnel matter.

Daughtridge said his reason was that the new council members had not had the opportunity to hear or weigh in on the proposed change to the ordinance.

Daughtridge made a motion, seconded by new Councilman T.J. Walker, to table consideration of the recommendation from the Dec. 9 work session of the previous council. (Read more)

Social media’s impact on local politics increases – Rocky Mount Telegram

The Political Agitator’s response: Rocky Mount Concerned Citizens and Fighting Crime played a hell of a role in the election. They put mess out there and then when you respond to their ignant mess they block folk from posting trues. But since they have promoted the mess it will be up to the new Mayor Sandy Roberson and new councilman Lige Daughtridge.

A new Rocky Mount mayor was installed last week and some members of the Rocky Mount City Council changed after a heated election where positions often were debated on local social media sites.

Social media is affecting the way elections are run now more than ever, said Jason W. Buel, assistant professor and program coordinator of communication at N.C. Wesleyan College.

“Social media is affecting the way we choose leaders in a major way,” Buel said in a recent email interview. “That influence is growing at a startling rate that makes it impossible for public policy to keep up — and quite frankly, difficult even for scholars to keep up.”

I found the following to be very, very interesting.

These videos, and many other pictures, comments, jibes and barbs, were shared on pages such as the Rocky Mount Concerned Citizens Facebook page, Fighting Crime and many other personal pages as local residents engaged in lively — and often bitter — debates about the positions and characters of local candidates. (Read more)