Rocky Mount City Council June Meeting “Don’t Blame Me!” Part 2 Councilman Reuben Blackwell

This Video Is A Must See The Public Comments And Then Councilman Reuben Blackwell Put The Gang Conversation In Perspective

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This Guy Right Here Though, Damn He Was Good!


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”Don’t Blame Me!” Part 2


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”Don’t Blame Me!” Part 1


City works to improve morale – Rocky Mount Telegram

Rocky Mount’s top administrator is meeting with the city’s middle management to address low morale.

In a review summary presented last month, the law firm Nexsen Pruet found no wrongdoing on behalf of City Manager Rochelle Small-Toney. The independent auditors did find low morale among the city’s mid-level employees.

“Mid-level managers have stated they feel excluded and uninformed,” according to a flyer emailed to employees Wednesday afternoon and shared with the Telegram by an employee who asked to remain anonymous.

Attendees will be able to discuss their concerns, priorities and more, according to the flyer.

“Managers are encouraged to have an open and honest conversation with the city manager only,” the flyer states. “Assistant city managers and department heads will not be in attendance.” (Read more)

Parks & Recreation to hold second annual camping event

Rocky Mount, N.C. – The city of Rocky Mount Parks and Recreation Department will host a Family Campout from 5 p.m. on Friday, June 7 until 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 8 at the Rocky Mount Athletic Stadium.

The campout will include games and other activities, a campfire and a glow walk. The event will also consist of the popular camping snack, smores, and a dinner on Friday with breakfast Saturday morning.

“This campout is a way for families to spend time together,” said Chris Koufopoulos, recreation program coordinator for Rocky Mount Parks and Recreation. “Camping is also a way for children to learn valuable lessons while enjoying nature, and for families to create lasting memories.”

Participants must bring their own tents and camping gear.

Pre-registration is required by Monday, June 3.

To register, visit the Parks and Recreation Department located on the third floor of City Hall. Registration is also available at the South Rocky Mount Community Center, located at 719 Recreation Dr., or at the Booker T. Washington Community Center at 727 Pennsylvania Ave. in Rocky Mount.

Online registration is available through the city’s website at

The cost to attend the Family Campout is $20 per family campsite or per tent.

For more information, call 252-972-1135, or visit

The Rocky Mount Athletic Stadium is located at 600 Independence Dr.

This Is What I Had Prepared To Say At The Rocky Mount City Council Meeting On Monday May 28, 2019 But I Forgot To Print It

My comments about the Memorial on yesterday was to the community haters that come to the meetings not the council although it may seem as if I was asking the council where they were. I know what council members were there.

Good evening,

My name is Curmilus (Butch) Dancy II the Professional Political Agitator.

I can’t remember the last time I addressed this council but it has been some time. Folk have been asking me when I am going to say something.

I stand before you today to say to this council that I have been attending the council meetings long before you were elected.

I have supported this council because I feel this has been the most transparent council since I began attending this meeting and the Human Relations Commission meeting back in the late 80’s early 90’s. I have held you accountable for your actions. I have addressed you during your meetings and also writing about you on The DCN News Blog Online TV.

My name keep coming up as it relates to the Rocky Mount City Council. I have worked in Rocky Mount for the past 32 years and 6 months. I joined the Rocky Mount Branch NAACP in 1992 and I currently serve as 2nd Vice President. I have served on the Edgecombe County Democratic Party Executive Committee since the late 80’s and I currently serve as Precinct Chair. I served as Vice Chair of N.E.E.D. Inc. in the early 90’s. I am currently serving on the Human Relations Commission until the NAACP name a replacement. I a strictly business when I serve in such capacities and anyone and everyone who have served in these capacities with me know I am about the mission of each.

I stand before you today to commend you for the progress I have seen take place in Rocky Mount. I support your actions on the new security steps being taking because I want to feel secure when I attend the meetings and everybody here ought to feel the same.

I want to conclude by saying to Rochelle Small-Toney you are one strong black lady because over the past several months you have endured some tough times dealing with work and with the passing of your mother and father. Continue to keep moving Rocky Mount forward.

Thank you Rocky Mount City Council, City Manager/Staff and Rocky Mount Police/Fire Department for all that you do.

Curmilus Dancy II
The DCN News Blog Online TV

I was going to wait until the next meeting to speak but while listening to all of the comments I did this on my phone in a matter of minutes toward the end of the meeting. You can see me in the video when I walked to the other side of the room and got a sign up sheet to speak.

I am Curmilus

Dem. Party
Human Relations
Other orgs

None of you were on this council when I began attending this meeting and Human Relations if I am correct. I have held this council accountable for their actions over the years.
I have seen the progress.

This council has worked together their actions and their votes are documented.

Thank you council, city manager/staff, police chief/officers fire and others.

Mrs. Toney you have proved yourself to be professional inspite of the negativity especially during the time of the passing of both parents.

See the video of the meeting: Residents sound off to council – Rocky Mount Telegram


Residents sound off to council – Rocky Mount Telegram


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Staff WRiter

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

After an uproarious couple of weeks at City Hall, Tuesday’s Rocky Mount City Council meeting remained calm and civilized.

Apologies were the order of the day with city residents Sam Battle and Troy Davis expressing regret for words said during the last meeting and last week at City Hall.

Battle told the council he’s sorry for heated comments made at the May 13 council meeting.

Davis was arrested May 22 at City Hall and charged with trespassing. He’s accused of violating new security protocols.

While both men were contrite, they remained resolute in their positions.

“I apologize for my language; I’m not apologizing for my outrage,” Davis said.

Davis said he was angry over poor police response times in his neighborhood. He said he is insulted that police claim the responded to a brawl on Beverly Street in eight minutes.

“It was at least 20 minutes,” Davis said, adding that security measures could be put in place overnight at City Hall, but police couldn’t respond in a timely manner.

Davis encouraged people to report crime and expect a reasonable response time.

Battle asked for the same amenities for Edgecombe County kids that Nash County kids get easily. He said the gym at the Booker T. Washington Community Center on Pennsylvania Avenue needs air conditioning.

“If it’s 90 degrees outside, it’s 130 degrees in the gym and they’re shutting it down,” Battle said.

Battle said Warren Daughtridge and Love Rocky Mount has done more for impoverished communities in the past few weeks than anyone else has done in years.

Me: So what have they done? It appears to me that some Special Cs are pimping the black community as we are approaching the upcoming city council election. There is a word for it, Poverty Pimps. The motive makes all the difference.

Battle and Daughtridge stood side-by-side when Daughtridge said their group is about the Golden Rule, open arms and helping hands.

Nehemiah Smith said beach trips, bagged lunches, used furniture and toys don’t remedy poverty. He said neither does lifting up agenda-backed heroes.

The real problem that needs to be solved in Rocky Mount’s impoverished neighborhoods is the deficit of opportunities, Smith said.

Moe Deloach offered to help bring the community together.

Sue Perry Cole voiced support for affordable workforce housing.

Curmilus Dancy said he’s been active in politics since the 1980s and was attending City Council meetings before any current member of the council. He said he wasn’t following the lead of the council members but rather applauding them when they do right and calling them out when they do wrong.

As of late, the council and staff deserve a thank you, Dancy said — especially City Manager Rochelle Small-Toney who lost both her parents in the middle of enduring intense scrutiny with no sympathy.

Source: Residents sound off to council – Rocky Mount Telegram

Bid process tilts project to developer – Rocky Mount Telegram


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The Political Agitator’s response: Some folk act like this is new news. The presentation about the motel/parking deck was made during the February meeting. See presentation in this video.

The stringent requirements and short response period set this week by the Rocky Mount City Council for a downtown hotel and parking garage make it highly likely the only developer able to apply for the job is the one already working hand-in-hand with City Hall on the project.

“This is for the gentleman, or, uh, a developer,” Mayor David Combs said during his introduction of the requirements at Monday’s City Council meeting.

Involved in the project from the very beginning, first with a feasibility study then as builder, is Tennessee developer David Hunt. He said in introducing the project in mid-February that he has been working closely with city management, visiting Rocky Mount nine times since July.

The city’s guidelines for submittal call for a site plan, a construction timeline, the brand of the hotel the developer will build and more — all due within a seven-day time frame, which ends at noon Tuesday.

No developer could meet all those requirements in a week unless they’ve already been working on it, according to a local developer familiar with the matter.

The city released a Request for Qualifications to provide guidelines to allow for the most qualified vendor to submit a proposal in a competitive bid process.

The project includes: (Read more)

The Talk About What Happened At The Rocky Mount City Council Meeting On Monday April 22 Lige Daughtridge and Councilman Andre Knight

Mayor David Combs said that it was the right of the citizens to come down and address the council. Well hell yeah they should be able to come and address the council but to come and tell lies on a council person is a bit much. Watch how these Special Cs and atleast one black female Gwen Wilkins showed their asses. Gwen hollered out point of order as if she was a council member. Look at this mess for yourself. But then these Special Cs go to their social media sites such as Rocky Mount Concerned Citizens who block black folk when they speak out against their lies. They post on Lige Daughtridge’s page Community Council, Fighting Crime, WHIG-TV social media page and on their TV morning and now night shows along with some individual sites like Keith Harris former fire chief. It is a damn shame these Special Cs have been on lynch mode since the council have been a black majority. They are just big mad. Anyone who watch this video and allow the Special Cs to sway your opinion of the council when they come and attack them and then play victim when the council respond to them, you got a serious problem just like the attackers. They come meeting after meeting talking about the same old b.s. so to keep talking about some things will make it true? Yep it will make it appear so if no one is saying anything but the attackers. I am for justice no matter who it is for or against but I don’t if I am for bullying and I don’t give a damn if you are white, black, brown or other.

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