Event Center adds to schedule – Rocky Mount Telegram

The Watch Dog response: They b & complain because they didn’t want it to come oh to the Edgecombe County side. They b & complain because it is coming. They b & complain about the parking. They just b & complain because it is this council. Now they are b & complain about what is coming to the Center. Well it is coming so you may as well get over your b ing & complaing. And they b & complain about parking go to the July 3 fireworks and see where folk will be parking because everyone will not be able to park at the stadium. See folk being charged to park across the road and see folk parked all around the local area even on the by-pass. Point when I go to a Carolina Panthers game I see folk being charged to park all around the stadium however nearly every time I have gone I have been fortunate to get a parking pass to park in the Panthers Parking Lot. Also when I go to a basketball game at UNC Chapel Hill folk park all around because there is not enough parking. I see folk being bused in to these events because they park their cars at a location and get transported to the stadium. SMDH!

The Rocky Mount Event Center, with a grand opening set for Nov. 4, promises to bring new business by acquiring new activities and events to the area.

Sporting events will be a big driver of this plan, and securing tournaments, highly-attended high school rivalry basketball games and prominent performers like the Harlem Globetrotters — who will headline the grand opening — will be key as the city transitions into life with a state-of-the-art facility. 

The Event Center will be the home to a number of sporting events from around the area, as well as larger state-wide and regional tournaments. A big get that organizers are proud of is convincing the NTBA — National Travel Basketball Association — to play its title games in Rocky Mount. The NTBA will host its state championships at the event center in 2019. (Read more)

 

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Rocky Mount NC – Rules For Appointment To Ward 3 & Event Center Parking Presentation During The Committee of the Whole Meeting May 2018

See what the attorney said about the Ward 3 Appointment Process during the Committee of the Whole Meeting. See Event Center Parking Presentation.

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Work on Event Center nears completion date – Rocky Mount Telegram

A portion of the event floor was filled with chairs positioned in front of a stage.

It was a large display, as space arranged for those who played a part in the realization of the Rocky Mount Event Center as they spoke on Friday afternoon ahead of a limited tour.

The size of the center is immense, as the large crowd took up just a portion of the space allocated for sports tournaments and concerts on the massive event floor that can hold eight basketball courts and 16 volleyball courts.

Construction of the Event Center is still ongoing, with a completion date set for this fall. On Friday, sections of the large facility were available to walk through. Space for offices could be seen, as well as plans for much more on the upper levels. (Read more)

Letter to the Editor: It is important for the Event Center to succeed – Rocky Mount Telegram

How do you feel about the Event Center? After stiff opposition, we now see the Event Center etching a huge silhouette on our city’s skyline. Have you looked at the transformation taking place downtown and in the surrounding area? It is worth a trip to see it for yourself.

How we feel about our city is very important. How we feel determines whether we grudgingly pay our taxes or pay with a thankful heart. They take away our garbage, keep our lights on, bring good water to our homes, keep us safe, bring help immediately from first responders/firefighters and provide dozens of services that make our lives in Rocky Mount pleasant and peaceful.

Now that the opposition to the Event Center has become moot, are we ready to accept and support the visible improvements in downtown and the rest of the city? By our attitudes, we can change the atmosphere in our city. We can complain or look for the positive changes all around us. Let our conversation reflect the pleasant surprises springing up in new buildings, businesses and restaurants that we are seeing

Rocky Mount has changed. Let us change with it. In Jeremiah 29:11 God says, “I know the plans I have for you, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

It is important that the Event Center succeed. So with what small influence one may have we can support it with our thoughts and words. We can decide not to curse the darkness but to praise our Father in heaven for the light, and be thankful for the good plans God has for his people.

JANICE GRAVELY

Rocky Mount

Source: Rocky Mount Telegram

Rocky Mount NC – It Is A Damn Shame That The Haters Are Reporting Half-Trues Because They Have An Issue With Location Of The Event Center

Damn shame these ignant racists continue to attempt to discredit The Event Center even while it is almost half way through its completion. They are reporting half-trues because they act as if the Imperial Center, The Library, The Prime Smokehouse and other businesses are not within walking distance. Why these ignants have not shown us where crime has been connected to all the other businesses in the area? I can’t think of one but maybe I missed that part.

It is a damn shame that the racists have been alive and well trying to discredit whatever the black majority city council does however they act as if the whites (except one) on the council have been voting along with them also.

Damn since it is a fact that The Event Center is coming what is these ignant motives? Damn sure ain’t going to stop the work on the Event Center. So are they trying to discourage folk from attending the Event Center when it is completed?

Funny as hell these ignants talk about how the council spend money but they up here trying to get donations to report against whatever the city does. Damn when will good folk who read these ignants mess stop being silent on issues that matter? Why do you read this stuff and don’t say anything? Anyone who allow these ignants to go unchallenged are just as bad as them. Will you allow these ignants to go into 2018 promoting ignant mess that affect the Twin Counties? If you do and I know you are allowing them to promote half-trues I am going to call you out along with them. It is time for folk to stand up to the lies they tell.

Folk Silence Is Betrayal! I refuse to be SILENT!

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Rocky Mount NC – Property purchased near event center site raises questions – Rocky Mount Telegram

The Watch Dog response: Damn this is too funny. An immediate family member? Really? Why not just say his mother? Then you call his mother a proxy as if she is not competent to do business. This paper says purchase was $10.00 but WHIG-TV report of the actual document shows $2,000. Wow! So where did The Telegram get their info.? This paper said, “Knight attempted to sell the church property to the city, according to a source within city government who asked not to be identified.” Really? If the city purchased it then they would demolish it so that makes no sense. I bet if the Knight’s sold it that they would make the city move it for historical purposes. Why do you say that Knight needed have to recused himself from voting on the Event Center? This paper says, “The dilapidated church building is the only structure for two city blocks, surrounded by city-owned property with ongoing work to grade what will be the parking lot of the event center.” But I find it interesting St. John AME was not mentioned they did not sell out and still standing only a few 100 feet away from Holy Hope.“ Read more Rocky Mount NC – If This Is Corruption, Then Let’s Go Back And Look At All The White Politicians That Have Acquired Stuff And Let’s Talk About Everybody.”

An immediate family member of a Rocky Mount city councilman purchased property at the location of the Downtown Event Center while the council was still deciding the site of the future facility.

Councilman Andre Knight used a proxy to buy the land and church building at 202 Ivy St. for $10 on May 20, 2015. The property was valued at $30,000 during the recent property revaluation.

The council was deciding in closed session meetings at the time the church was purchased where the multi-million dollar event center would be located, according to a comparison of deeds, tax records, council meeting minutes and archived news reports.

“Are you crazy?” Knight responded to Telegram questions whether he had the property purchased as part of a real estate speculation scheme. (Read more)

Rocky Mount NC – If This Is Corruption, Then Let’s Go Back And Look At All The White Politicians That Have Acquired Stuff And Let’s Talk About Everybody

Sparks anger by who? Who angry? Damn acquiring of the property is public so what makes this corruption? If it is hell I am for justice no matter who it is for or against.

You know what tickles the hell out of me is that when black folk do stuff that is good such as acquiring property, some white folk can’t get the hell over it.

I remember back in the day when I said in meetings that while we as black folk were fighting to get control of the Democratic Party and elected offices in Edgecombe County I said what are black folk doing and going to do to help Edgecombe County become a better place to live, work and play. I seen white elected officials acquiring property and stuff and that is okay. Hey I was not mad with them because they had the power to do stuff. What damn good is having the power and not using it as long as it is not illegal and/or hurting someone?

It is funny how all of these white folk have sat on the various boards over the years and acquired property but ain’t nothing been said. ElectriCities come to mind also as it was a former mayor and others who played a major role in making that happen.

It is a damn shame that some black folk and some white folk are still mad as hell because a young black man by the name of Andre’ Knight purchased the white man’s property the old Henry Gregory house on Fall’s Road. Because they gave him hell, he was smart enough to run for city council so he could do some things. Because he moved to Edgecombe County and have several properties and business on Nash side some can’t take it. But it is okay for white folk and other folk to live on the Nash side and have property on the Edgecombe County side.

The sad part is when we have ignant ass black folk like the black man in Edgecombe County that was used by several folk to attempt to remove Knight from the city council but it didn’t work. The county ended up getting sued and had to pay Knight’s attorney fees.

What in the hell do folk want, you talk about black on black crime as if white crime doesn’t exist and other negatives that connect to black folk but then when you have a young black man trying to help make Edgecombe and Nash County a better place to live work and play, he has to work against some white folk and ignant safe black folk that are always trying to discredit him. So why should young black males and others attempt to do good when it does not matter what they do, it ain’t going to be good enough?

Read the following Rocky Mount NC – Andre Knight Give Holy Hope Episcopal Church Briefing to learn more about the property that Elizabeth Knight purchased. Yes she just happens to be Andre’ Knight’s mother. So because he is on the council his family can’t purchase stuff?

Hell let’s look at all of the council members and boards over the years and see what has been acquired.

I be glad when one day black folk that say they are about what is right, just and fair will say enough is enough and speak out against the white folk and ignant safe black folk who don’t want to see black folk have anything.

Funny how the following group call themselves the Community Council close to the Rocky Mount City Council are always trying to discredit the city council. I have not seen them talk about white issues but maybe I missed them. Oh but maybe there are none. I know that is a damn lie because we can begin with the media.

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