Photos/Video: Attorney General Roy Cooper Addresses Rocky Mount Chamber 111th Annual Meeting Thursday January 22, 2015

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Meeting to discuss downtown development, public safety – Rocky Mount Telegram

City Manager Charles Penny and Police Chief James Moore will be the featured speakers at a public meeting about downtown development and public safety Monday at Bread of Life Christian Church and Community Center.

The meeting also will include information about the ongoing negotiations between Duke Energy and the N.C. Eastern Municipal Power Agency for the sale of the municipal power agency’s ownership shares of power plants. (Source: Read more)

Rocky Mount NC: Blackwell touts regional approach to business growth – Rocky Mount Telegram

Response: Interesting the banquet was held on Tuesday and it was not mentioned in the previous article about Blackwell was named the new chairman of the Chamber. Blackwell was recruited to Rocky Mount with the Chamber back in the 80’s. However he was removed from the Chamber. Now he has been named the chairman. So was this suppose to be kept a secret? I couldn’t help but notice the photo and that it was a special to the Telegram. So the Telegram didn’t even take a picture of him receiving the gavel?

Blackwell touts regional approach to business growth

As the new chairman of the Rocky Mount Area Chamber of Commerce, Reuben Blackwell said he wants Rocky Mount to become part of a regional business alliance.

“What I’d like to see is really a strong effort at ensuring that we are thinking and acting like a region, and that we are really pursing local economic opportunities for our businesses that are here who make things here and who provide services,” said Blackwell, who kicked off his term at the Chamber’s annual meeting Tuesday. (Source: Read more)