Milton Bullock current Town Commissioner is challenging Mayor Bobbie Jones. But they are not the only ones seeking the mayoral seat Theresa Williams and Yolanda Thigpen has filed to run as well.
So obviously these candidates challenging Mayor Jones don’t feel like he has done a good job because I can’t think of any reason for them to run. It will be interesting to hear what the candidates have to say about what they will do differently if they became mayor.
Pamela Ransome current Town Commissioner Ward 4 is not seeking re-election. Calvin Sherrod former Town Commissioner is seeking to get his seat back. However Dr. Glenda Knight will be seeking to the seat as well. This will be quite interesting and should be a heated race.
Sources say the Princeville Town Commissioners fired the Town Manager Daniel Geralds today during a special called meeting. I received the meeting notice late this evening but I worked on my real job til 5:30 so I didn’t make it.
Stay tuned hopefully will get more information soon.
On a national scale, Hurricane Matthew doesn’t prompt quite the response as historic storms like Sandy, Katrina and Andrew. But to North Carolina residents, Matthew was every bit as catastrophic. Even now — six months after the hurricane made landfall — hundreds of people are still living in temporary shelters.
That’s why FEMA and Congress should renew efforts to help North Carolina build back from this horrible disaster, as Gov. Roy Cooper recently requested.
As reported by Telegram staff writer Lindell John Kay, Cooper has asked for almost $1 billion in federal disaster relief funds to help victims of Hurricane Matthew. (Read more)
The Watch Dog response: For all of my Princeville friends, this thing is real and it ain’t just an issue in Princeville. The town of Princeville need to submit their plan and see what the NC General Assembly and all the resources involved will respond.
Almost nothing has changed in downtown Fair Bluff since Hurricane Matthew sent the Lumber River out of its banks and three feet deep into the businesses that lined Main Street last October.
A few of the century-old buildings have been emptied out, but dried river mud coats the warped floors and black mold laces the walls. Ruined paint cans and brushes sit on the shelves at Ellis Meares & Son True Value, and in a shop where former mayor Randy Britt once sold women’s Sunday dresses, the chrome racks stand empty. With power still out to most of downtown, even the clock on the post outside what used to be Elvington Pharmacy is frozen in time.
“I do worry about the future of Fair Bluff,” said Micheal Green, who had MikeMike’s Computers at 1122 Main St. before the flood and has been unable to reopen. “I worry about it a lot.”
State and local officials are worried about Fair Bluff too, along with other towns and business districts in Eastern North Carolina that were hit hard by flooding from Hurricane Matthew at perhaps the most vulnerable time in their civic lives. Much of rural Eastern North Carolina had suffered huge losses when manufacturing jobs left the state in the 1980s and ’90s. That was followed by the devastation of Hurricane Floyd in 1999 and, starting in 2007, the Great Recession. (Read more)
Congressman G.K. Butterfield listened to the folk today however only a couple of folk spoke up.
The Town of Princeville got to have a plan.
So what is the plan?
If you had insurance and your insurance states what they are to cover, if they don’t then you have a legal issue.
Congress along with President T. says they are going to do something with infrastructure and Congressman Butterfield said he was going to request monies for infrastructure in his district.
But do ya’ll not understand that in 1999 the Democrats were in control? Do you not know that in North Carolina and in Washington DC that the Republicans are in control? So to keep talking about what happened in 1999 vs 2016 is null and void because as you see things are totally different.
The best thing folk can do is to be true to themselves. Think about what they are saying because whether one like it or not insurance companies, FEMA and others that you are dealing with have guidelines so it is what it is. More than likely they are not going to change them in the middle of the game in your favor so you will have to accept what they offer because it is what it is.
Now before you get it twisted I was a flood victim in 1999 and in 2016.
MAYOR AND COUNCIL MEMBERS
Bobbie Jones, Mayor
Linda Joyner, Mayor ProTem
JoeRoam Myrick, Commissioner
Milton Bullock, Commissioner
Pamela Ransome, Commissioner
Town of Princeville
CHARTERED IN 1885
OFFICE OF THE TOWN MANAGER
Daniel B. Gerald, MPA,
Interim Town Clerk
Gina Cain, Town Attorney
ATTENTION ALL PRINCEVILLE RESIDENTS
There is a mandatory meeting for all residents of Princeville who are interested in the three Mitigation options to include Mitigation/home reconstruction and raising, Elevation/home rising, and Acquisition/buyout options. Mayor, Citizens and Congressman G.K. Butterfield, will all come together on the date of April 18, 2017 at 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. 201 S. Main Street at Town Hall in Princeville (look for the white tent). Please come out. We look to see you there! If you have any further questions, people feel free to call 252-823-1057.
3003 North Main Street
Tarboro, NC 27886
P.O. Box 1527
Princeville, NC 27886
The Watch Dog response: This is very interesting. I feel that these types of studies need to be done in all areas affected by the floods such as in Pinetops as well. It is my belief that somebody knew that Princeville, Bynum Farm Road and other areas that flood should not had been zoned for housing anyway. But the owners of certain areas were allowed to get paid. The towns and the counties where these floods occur should be made to do something that will possibly eliminate the flooding or declare them not livable so the folk can move out of harms way.
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