Rocky Mount NC – See What Patsy Pridgen And Others Are Saying About Rocky Mount City Council, You Better Follow Social Media

Folk are always sending me information about what is on other social media sites and recently I have been receiving messages telling me to visit this Facebook page. It tickles the hell out of me how these folk make their own story out of the newspaper story.

I find the text in the post, “Questions For Rocky Mount City Council” to be quite interesting. I don’t need to go into detail because you can read it for yourself.

See what they are saying on the Rocky Mount Concerned Citizens page. See who are commenting.

Others sites you better follow are Whig-TV, Fighting Crime, Community Council and 252HoodNewzz (that has me blocked because I said they should not be posting about roadblocks). I normally don’t visit the sites until someone send me a link to go look at what they are saying especially when they or talking about me.

If there are other sites please share them.

Folk you better follow these pages because not only are the racist white folk there but you have some black folk who follow these pages faithfully. Some of these black folk are feeding them information.

Folk ya’ll better wake up because there is a movement to take Rocky Mount back. It is about race and economics. These folk are mad because of the majority black council. They are mad that they don’t control the money and control what goes where and most of all they can’t control these black folk. They only black folk they are controlling are the ones in the street who are feeding them while they are getting nothing out of the deal.

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Rocky Mount NC – The Rocky Mount Telegram, Fighting Crime, WHIG-TV & The Community Council Do They Really Care About Unifying Rocky Mount Or Do They Just Want Black Folk To Sit Down And Shut Up?

The system is set up so that black folk are scared to speak out even when they are hurting. When you hurt me I am going to let you know. When you hurt other folk and I can see for myself what is going on, I hurt then too. I refuse to be silent on issues that affect folk as a whole.

I look at all of these media outlets and social media sites how they single out certain folk. But most of all I look at the comments and who are not afraid to speak out. Them white folk ain’t scared.

Look at what black folk being speaking out about on social media. Just damn scared until it hit home.

Right now there are 2 things going on on social media that is dear to me, I said to me because I know some of the folk or have been contacted by some of the folk.

In Sharpsburg there is discussion on 252 Hoodnews about black folk (women/young folk) cars being towed that don’t need to be towed when the Sharpsburg Police Department call a local wrecker to get the cars. If the folk don’t pay the money to get cars back they get to sell them. I have been told and it has been stated that when the folk ask to let their cars sit there and they come back to get it or to request to call their own wrecker, they have been denied.

Today in the paper and all those I named above are going after Councilman Andre Knight. Look at the comments who are saying what. Black folk are scared to comment.

Now I understand some black folk are scared to comment because they are scared of retaliation. Well just know that when your time comes, you may need some folk to help you while you were silent while it was happening to others.

This pisses me the hell off because I refuse to be silent. I can’t understand how folk sit back and allow injustice to take place and say nothing.

I will not sit down and shut up even if you come after me. I will stand until the end.

I ain’t mad with nobody, however I will not allow you to promote mess that ain’t right. Tell the whole story!

City Council mulls eminent domain action – Rocky Mount Telegram

While Councilman W.B. Bullock expressed his distaste for the city using eminent domain power, he did support it in the case of three properties associated with the proposed downtown community facility.

“I am not in favor of exercising the power of eminent domain 99 percent of the time, but I understand this situation and it may be a while,” Bullock said before the vote. “I hope we’ll look at every possibility before we do this.”

Officials said an amicable resolution on the purchase of 207 and 209 Goldleaf Street as well as 240 Atlantic Avenue has not been reached and eminent domain is recommended. The properties are among the parcels planned for the proposed downtown community facility, which is being designed but has not been formally approved for construction by the City Council. (Source: Read more)

No place for race in event center debate – Rocky Mount Telegram

The Political Agitator response: But if I am correct it was among the citizens and not with the council nor the city manager. It just happens that the comments were made during the citizens comments and the KKK comment was about those who oppose it from a citizen that obviously is for it. So how does this editorial from the Telegram be an accurate discussion on RACE when the city manager and the staff are working the issue and not the citizens. The black citizen and The Community Council discussion I would think plays no role in how the city manager and the staff will continue to move forward. This is just my ignant opinion but I stand behind it because this editorial plays no bearing on how the city manager and the staff will continue to move forward. I bet they have not thought about the comments coming from either side because it is obvious that they are going to continue to move forward. The race issue has been a problem long before the council became a black majority. Some whites said they were going to leave town if it happened. So as long as the council stay a black majority and the city manager is black, then it will continue to about RACE. Folks can be in denial all they want but RACE matters. We will see on Monday how the city manager, city staff and the council move forward on the issue and we will see if the KKK comment has any bearing on making the event center happen.
No place for race in event center debate

Whatever your position on the feasibility of a downtown event center, the only purpose for bringing race into the discussion is to further polarize a community that should be working together.

A resident who spoke before the Rocky Mount City Council Monday night did no one any favors when he compared the ad hoc Community Council to the Ku Klux Klan because of its opposition to the center proposal. The only color people see when that kind of nonsense is uttered is red. It does nothing to encourage a reasoned debate. (Source: Read more)

Rocky Mount NC: Pipeline on tap for city – Rocky Mount Telegram

Rocky Mount officials will hear from Dominion North Carolina Power representatives Tuesday about the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline, which tentatively includes a 30 mile stretch through Nash County.

A special Committee of the Whole meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. to discuss the proposed 550-mile long natural gas pipeline between West Virginia and Robeson County, N.C. If approved by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the $4.5 billion venture is expected to create 738 jobs in North Carolina during construction – scheduled for 2017 and 2018 – and 52 permanent jobs.

Officials said the final route of the pipeline has not been selected but Dominion is conducting surveys of properties – including 93 percent of the proposed 242 Nash County properties. Once the surveys are complete, Dominion will consider landowner input along with an assessment of environmental, historic and cultural impacts of the pipeline.

At the 7 p.m. council meeting, a local resident will be recognized for his heroic acts on Sept. 6 in saving the life of a driver whose car had become submerged in a creek. (Source: Read more)

Rocky Mount hires assistant city manager – Rocky Mount Telegram

The Political Agitator response: Damn another moment in history. Rocky Mount has 1 black city manager and 2 black assistant city managers. Oh hell this announcement on the same day of the Event Center becoming an official project for the Rocky Mount City Council. Oh well!

After nine months of vacancy, Rocky Mount officials hired a new assistant city manager.

Thomas Moton Jr. started in the position Monday after a stint as city manager of a town in Oklahoma, which he took after serving as an assistant city manager in Greenville. Throughout his career, he has overseen economic development, public safety, streets, utilities, finance, human resources and more.

“Moton comes with a good balance of diverse experiences as a city management professional,” said City Manager Charles Penny. “His background and knowledge of eastern North Carolina will complement our management team.” (Source: Read more)

City staff told to seek funding, devise plan for event center – Rocky Mount Telegram

“I’m not against an event center, but all of the information we’ve gotten is that it ‘could or should’ do this, but there is no proof,” Bullock said. “… I just feel that we’ve overlooked private investments and if this is such a great economic opportunity, why haven’t entrepreneurs and investors already done something like it?”

W.B. what? If a business move to Rocky Mount they could make money and they could not.

I would think private investors could step to the plate if they wanted to however we know the reason why they have not.

Yep! They wanted to do it years ago but who was the majority then? Well we know there is a hidden factor but really not hidden just some folks are in denial.

Councilman W.B. Bullock was the only council member to vote against the motion to pursue funding, saying afterward that he feels now is not the time to plan an event center, adding the project would put other important concerns such as jobs and education on the back burner.

So W.B. you are saying the city staff and city council can’t do more than one thing at a time? I believe they can and they will.

City staff told to seek funding, devise plan for event center

Rocky Mount City Council members voted Monday night to authorize city staff to pursue funding for a proposed event center and prepare a plan for the center within 90 days.

Councilman W.B. Bullock was the only council member to vote against the motion to pursue funding, saying afterward that he feels now is not the time to plan an event center, adding the project would put other important concerns such as jobs and education on the back burner.

He said he feels there are too many unknowns associated with the event center plan.

“I’m not against an event center, but all of the information we’ve gotten is that it ‘could or should’ do this, but there is no proof,” Bullock said. “… I just feel that we’ve overlooked private investments and if this is such a great economic opportunity, why haven’t entrepreneurs and investors already done something like it?” (Source: Read more)