So What Do You Think About These Dollars The Mayoral Campaign In Rocky Mount NC Sandy Claus Roberson Delivered

I find it quite interesting that folk are talking about money and how they want unity in Rocky Mount. They don’t want to support the Black Majority Council. They want to control how they are governing. They don’t want to see anything all things Black on the Edgecombe County side of Rocky Mount.

So how much money was spent with Black Businesses during the Mayoral Campaign?

Sandy Claus could have blessed some Black Businesses or did he?

But see who Sandy Claus did bless last year.

Click on link to see Campaign Finance Reporting that ended December 31, 2019 and the filing report in January 29, 2020.

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Rocky Mount NC – Prime Smokehouse recognized by Yelp – Rocky Mount Telegram

The Political Agitator’s response: I agree the food and the atmosphere is Fa bu lous ta stic!

The Prime Smokehouse: Barbecue & Beyond is North Carolina’s No. 1 dining destination for travelers, according to a new survey by Yelp, the leading social-network site for ranking restaurants and other businesses based on user reviews.

The recognition is the first for a Rocky Mount-area restaurant, with the honor traditionally bestowed upon dining establishments in the state’s larger, more bustling destinations, such as Charlotte, Raleigh, Durham and Ashville.

Exceptional food — everything from savory smokehouse brisket to homemade gumbo to deliciously healthy fare — and an inviting ambiance are essential to the restaurant’s success because Prime is off the beaten path, about 10 minutes from Interstate 95 to its west. Among the nearly 500 reviews on Yelp, on which Prime has a rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars, many diners note that the six-mile detour off Interstate 95 is well worth the trip.

“I don’t have to tell anybody how tough this business is, especially during this whole COVID-19 mess, and we work like crazy hoping customers will be happy they took a chance on us,” said Yalem Kiros Wiley who, along with her chef husband Ed, opened Prime about 12 years ago. “Sometimes our restaurant is more than half full of travelers from everywhere. I feel really blessed to be appreciated by our many friends here in Rocky Mount and by people from so many distant places.”

To ensure that food-fixated road warriors can continue to safely fuel up on Prime’s menu, the Wileys and their crew have set up a spacious outdoor tent that allows patrons to dine while distanced. In addition, those who have pre-ordered can easily drive up for a touch-free meal pick up.

The Yelp recognition confirms what local and national leaders have long known about The Prime Smokehouse.

U.S. Rep. G.K. Butterfield, who has dined many times at The Prime Smokehouse, praised the restaurant “on being recognized as the No. 1 travel destination in the state of North Carolina and for making history in Rocky Mount!”

Gov. Roy Cooper, who was born in nearby Nashville, said he was happy to see his local hub get the honor.

“Congratulations to The Prime Smokehouse on being recognized by Yelp as the top dining destination for travelers in North Carolina,” he said. “Proud to see national recognition for a place close to home where I love to eat.”

Ed and Yalem first opened The Prime Smokehouse in Garner in 2008, two years after moving to North Carolina from the Washington, D.C., area. Two years later, they relocated the business to the capital city of Raleigh.

In 2013, city officials recruited Prime to Rocky Mount, where its acclaimed cuisine has been recognized by such national media outlets as Travel + Leisure, which ranked its macaroni and cheese among “America’s best,” and The Washington Post. In 2018, the state Commerce Department acknowledged The Prime Smokehouse and its owners by naming them North Carolina Main Street Champions “for their commitment to downtown improvements and strong communities.”

In addition to the wide array of recipes that have been handed down from generation to generation, Ed Wiley attributes much of the restaurant’s success to his wife’s touch. Yalem, who worked many years as a registered nurse before joining forces on the restaurant, ensured that the menu included many healthy and gluten-free choices.

“She also makes sure staff keeps the restaurant immaculately clean, and that there are fresh flowers and candles on the tables,” he said. “Customers always want to come back to a place that is welcoming and has good food.”

As the name suggests, Prime features meats from its famous smokehouse — spareribs, Carolina pulled pork, beef brisket, house-made sausage links, wings and chicken — but there are also hand-cut filets and steaks, grilled salmon and other fish, lobster tails, jumbo shrimp, homemade deep-dish lasagna, roast turkey, beautiful salads and unique twists on traditional southern favorites.

Wiley has named the gumbo after his wife (“Yalem’s Amazing Gumbo”); yams are cooked with oranges and fresh ginger; fresh collards are married with smoked turkey; and the mac is melded with five cheeses. The placard-sized menu, another traveler attraction, is rife with stories about Wiley’s famous jazz musician father (saxophonist Ed Wiley Jr.), who taught him to cook, and the origins of the food.

See Original Source: https://www.rockymounttelegram.com/news/business/prime-smokehouse-recognized-by-yelp/article_5cdfe749-6daa-50b1-9bf9-792fd5edf5b4.html 

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Rocky Mount City Council July 13 Meeting Morrie Minges Calls Black Councilmembers Dark Skinned & City Manager Set Minges Straight About The Threat Last Month

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Rocky Mount City Council Committee of The Whole & Rocky Mount City Council Regular Monthly Meeting
Monday July 13, 2020 5 PM & 7 PM
Note: Media Allowed To Set Up In Break Room Close By The Council Chambers I Videoed The TV Volume Was Horrible!
It is sad the ignant comments and disrespect towards the Councilmembers and City Manager

Rocky Mount NC – City Council Agenda Monday July 13, 2020 7:00 PM

 

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Rocky Mount City Council Committee Of The Whole Meeting Monday July 13, 2020 4 PM

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Main Street accreditation still eludes city

The state Commerce Department recently released the annual list of Main Street revitalization programs recognized as accredited — that is, those in the highest tier.

Rocky Mount’s Main Street program is not on that list.

A Commerce Department press release, which is dated July 2, showed programs in 48 municipalities in North Carolina made the list for 2020.

Rocky Mount’s Main Street program lost accreditation status after 2017 and remains an affiliate of the nationwide program. The program seeks to help transform older and historic commercial districts into vibrant areas with thriving economies.

No statement of response was available from a spokesman for the City of Rocky Mount by press time on Tuesday.

Mayor Sandy Roberson on Monday told the Telegram he is disappointed Rocky Mount is not on the Main Street program accredited list. Roberson said he believes accreditation is something the municipality should strive for.

Roberson, who was elected in November, was quick to note the municipality has experienced “a fair amount of turnover” in the local downtown redevelopment position.

“This is probably indicative of the impact of that kind of turnover — and inability to focus in the face of turnover,” Roberson said.

Liz Parham is the State Commerce Department official working with downtown redevelopment efforts throughout North Carolina. (Read more)

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Curmilus Butch Dancy II 2020

City works to find chief internal auditor

The City of Rocky Mount has an online advertisement seeking to fill its vacant chief internal auditor position.

The advertisement, which is posted on the N.C. League of Municipalities website, is scheduled to expire on July 17.

The municipality has been without a chief internal auditor since Lori Cairo left in July 2019 after having started in November 2018. Cairo was being paid a salary of $115,000.

Although Cairo’s former position has been vacant, a municipal official has said the City of Rocky Mount has a senior internal auditor, Paula Carbone.

The job of the municipal Internal Audit Department is to provide accountability to the public and promote the efficient use of municipal resources and operations.

The advertisement referred to the chief internal auditor position as the “CIA” for short.

A line in the advertisement said, “The CIA will only be successful with a proactive and educational philosophy rather than a ‘gotcha’ and rigid approach.” (Read more)

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Curmilus Butch Dancy II 2020

City seeks volunteers to serve on boards, commissions

The municipal government is looking for people to give their talents and time to local boards and commissions.

“It’s a real opportunity for folks to come in to serve Rocky Mount,” Mayor Sandy Roberson told the Telegram. “We have super-talented folks in Rocky Mount.”

Roberson said he knows his latter comment is true because people contact him and ask how they can help him and what he is trying to achieve.

“I think it’s great that people come forward at City Council meetings and speak on what they believe is their truth. But it would be even better if people would spend that time in trying to push the city forward and model it in a way that they believe will prosper the community as a whole,” Roberson said.

Roberson, who was sworn into office in December, said he believes such community service via boards and commissions always is needed, yet often is overlooked and not really considered by the Rocky Mount citizenry.

“And so it’s an opportunity for us to bring it to the forefront,” Roberson said.

Applications are welcome today and on Friday as well.

Friday is the deadline for them to be provided to City Clerk Pamela Casey so Roberson and the City Council can start reviewing them at a work session.

The council has since February been attaching a list of openings on boards and commissions at the bottom of the council meeting agendas.

The phone number for Casey’s office is 252-972-1319. One also can reach Casey via email at pamela.casey@rockymountnc.gov. (Read more)

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Curmilus Butch Dancy II 2020

Rocky Mount NC – City seeks price quote for Black Lives Matter painting project

The Political Agitator’s response: So Elijah Lige Daughtridge do the city staff have to run everything by you and the council?

The City of Rocky Mount appears to be interested in having the words “Black Lives Matter” painted on the roof of an old railroad track-side loading dock along Falls Road on the northeastern side of downtown.

A document, which is posted on the municipality’s website, shows Candice Kirtz, the purchasing manager in the city Finance Department’s purchasing division, has requested a quote from vendors for a project titled, “Black Lives Matter Painting.”

The document was issued on Tuesday and gives 2 p.m. on Friday as the time for a quote to be provided by a vendor or vendors — and the document includes a snapshot of the structure and a map.

The address of the structure is listed in the 200 block of Falls Road. The structure is between the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd and the Rocky Mount Event Center.

Additionally, the document said the vendor will have to paint the roof of the dock with a black base coat and then paint the words “Black Lives Matter” in yellow.

The Telegram late Wednesday morning found out about the request for the quote and the image of the document also later appeared in a posting on Facebook.

The Telegram emailed a list of questions to a city spokesman seeking further information, but there was no response as of press time on Wednesday.

The questions sought answers as to what the purpose of this is and from what municipal account funds would have to be pulled to cover the cost.

The questions also included when such work would be started and completed.

City Councilman Lige Daughtridge told the Telegram he learned about the request for the quote late Wednesday morning from city residents. (Read more)

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Curmilus Butch Dancy II 2020

Police charge two suspects in homicide

Two men are behind bars in connection with the fatal attack of a man nearly a month and a half ago in the Hillsdale area on the northeast side of the city, authorities said.

Keimon Sharpe, 20, was arrested on Wednesday and Kyle Barnhill, 22, was arrested on Thursday, police Cpl. Clay Wilder said in a press release late Friday morning.

Barnhill and Sharpe are charged with one count of first-degree murder in the death of Kenneth Styles, 20, Wilder said.

A second man, Randal Harrison, 51, was injured in the attack, but Wilder said Harrison is recovering.

Additionally, Barnhill and Sharpe are charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury, felony assault, discharging a weapon into an occupied dwelling and discharging a firearm within an enclosure to incite fear.

Barnhill and Sharpe are jailed without bond in the Edgecombe County Detention Center, Wilder said. (Read more)

City seeks price quote for Black Lives Matter painting project

The Political Agitator’s response: I don’t believe something in the amount of the price of the painting has to go before the council but just my ignant opinion.

The City of Rocky Mount appears to be interested in having the words “Black Lives Matter” painted on the roof of an old railroad track-side loading dock along Falls Road on the northeastern side of downtown.

A document, which is posted on the municipality’s website, shows Candice Kirtz, the purchasing manager in the city Finance Department’s purchasing division, has requested a quote from vendors for a project titled, “Black Lives Matter Painting.”

The document was issued on Tuesday and gives 2 p.m. on Friday as the time for a quote to be provided by a vendor or vendors — and the document includes a snapshot of the structure and a map.

The address of the structure is listed in the 200 block of Falls Road. The structure is between the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd and the Rocky Mount Event Center.

Additionally, the document said the vendor will have to paint the roof of the dock with a black base coat and then paint the words “Black Lives Matter” in yellow. (Read more)

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For immediate release: New citizen committee created to help cops crack cold case murders

More than $15,000 raised in one week for tipster rewards

ROCKY MOUNT — Retired Brigadier General Arnold N. Gordon-Bray will head a new team to spotlight the scores of unsolved murders and missing person cases in the Twin Counties and beyond.

Still in the early stages of organization, the nonprofit board will serve as a round table team of individuals from different backgrounds in close communication with law enforcement officials to assist in engaging the public to help solve cold cases in an effort to bring closure to victims’ families and respective communities as a whole.

Christened as Team Cold Case by Gen. Gordon-Bray, the board will also oversee donations and issue reward monies to be paid to anonymous tipsters for information about unsolved homicides in Nash and Edgecombe counties with an eye toward expanding into Wilson County, and eventually Fayetteville, Wake County and throughout central and eastern North Carolina.

“This is a tremendous opportunity for citizens to participate in enforcing the rule of law, bring closure for loved ones and let all know, just because a case is cold…it ain’t over,” said Gen. Gordon-Bray. “Do I expect instant or tons of success? No. First, I trust our District Attorney Robert Evans and investigators. The missing piece has been civic participation.”

Gen. Gordon-Bray pledged the TCC board will practice parity in case selection and show the utmost respect for victims and their families. The cases will be referred to the board by the area’s top law enforcement officials including Rocky Mount Police Chief George Robinson, Edgecombe County Sheriff Clee Atkinson and Nash County Sheriff Keith Stone, who will each appoint members to the board.

The sheriffs and Chief Robinson, who attended organizational meetings, said they are 100 percent behind the project. All three said they are committing all available resources to get the job done.

“I’m with this all the way,” said Sheriff Atkinson. “Anything this team needs, I’ll be there.”

Chief Robinson said he hopes the board helps to bring closure to grieving families.

“I’ve seen people who didn’t get closure leave this world,” Chief Robinson said. “That’s a sad thing to see.”

The TCC board will hold regular meetings with detectives directly involved in cold case investigations and vote on the award amounts to be distributed to tipsters who provide information leading to arrest. So far $15,000 has been raised by local business owners to be added to existing reward amounts.

Less than an hour before this information was released, Hope Fisher Connie, a Rocky Mount attorney, signed on as the team’s legal liaison.

“It’s a worthwhile cause and I look forward to serving our community in this way,” Connie said.

The board involves a three-pronged approach utilizing law enforcement, members of the civic and business communities and the news media. Under the umbrella of the TCC board, Sandra Smith of WHIG-TV, a local television station with a wide reach; Lindell Kay, an award-winning investigative reporter who writes for The Enterprise; and Katheryn Zughbi, who operates Fighting Crime, a popular local crime blog; have joined forces to present detailed information about unsolved murders and missing person cases.

In addition to his continued coverage of cold cases for The Enterprise, Kay will appear live with Smith at 8 a.m. every Thursday on the station’s morning show. The hour will be repackaged to run in primetime at 7 p.m. Fridays as The Kay Files, a brand Kay developed while reporting about unsolved cases in the area.

Zughbi will receive tips generated by the show via a special hotline — 252-406-6736 — and turn the information over to detectives. All tipsters will remain anonymous. Zughbi said only the pertinent tip information will be passed along to authorities. Personal information will never be shared in order to protect informant identities and prevent them from having to appear in court.

“Fighting Crime has been helping us for years with good tips,” Sheriff Stone said. “I’m excited about this new group. It will be good to get citizen involvement. I’m here to help in any way that I can.”

More information about the board appointees and move to include Wilson County will be shared in real time on the show and via future press releases.

“I am praying this will incentivize those who know something to say something without fear of retribution,” said Gen. Gordon-Bray. “It’s a great start. Lindell and Kat have been doing this for years. Let’s give them a boost.”

About Gen. Arnold Gordon-Bray

Gen. Gordon-Bray served more than three decades in the U.S. Army as a joint-qualified officer. A combat leader, the general commanded more than 4,000 men and women from Ft. Bragg in the War in Iraq. He is a Ranger qualified Paratrooper earning numerous medals including the highest award for peacetime service and two bronze stars for combat.

Known as a broad strategic thinker and a life-long learner, Gen. Gordon-Bray was the Deputy Operations Officer for the entire continent of Africa, and Principal staff officer for all U.S. Army installations worldwide. He holds multiple advanced degrees including an honorary doctorate of humanities from N.C. Wesleyan College. The general has served on numerous national, state and local community boards. He’s the founder of ANGB Consulting LLC.

About Lindell Kay

A print journalist since 2003, Kay covered Nash and Edgecombe counties for local newspapers for five years before moving to The Enterprise and The Wilson Times last summer. In his short time at The Enterprise he’s already won an award from the N.C. Press Association.

It was Kay’s 19th such acknowledgement, which includes numerous accolades for writing about unsolved homicides, many of which have been reopened or resolved.

A Navy veteran, Kay’s training includes body recovery with the Naval Criminal Investigative Service, suspicious activity reporting with the Department of Homeland Security and recognizing sexual abuse with the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children. He’s been featured on WRAL, CNN, Fox News, Dateline and programs on Investigation Discovery.

About Katheryn Zughbi

Since 2012, Zughbi has operated Fighting Crime News and Who’s Wanted, a blog and social media page with more than 70,000 followers. She has a track record of helping law enforcement solve hundreds of crimes.

In the last year, Zughbi has been directly involved in helping solve at least two homicides, one involving a woman who’s been missing for more than a decade.

Having vanished in 2004, Debra Deans remained a missing person until information from Zughbi led authorities straight to Dean’s shallow grave, and the arrest of Dean’s sister-in-law on a murder charge.

In another case, Zughbi received tips and relayed the information to police in Nashville, resulting in two arrests in the brutal death of a man during a 2019 home invasion.

Nashville Police Chief Anthony Puckett publicly thanked Fighting Crime for the information provided.

About Sandra Smith

Smith is an on-air personality and president of WHIG-TV. She is the main host of the Don Bulluck Chevrolet Morning Show.

An employee of WHIG for two decades, Smith has grown the station to a 19 county reach on cable, half a million viewers on HD antenna and a worldwide audience on the web.

Smith is the recipient of several honors, including the Rocky Mount Area Chamber of Commerce’s Small Business Advocate Award.

She serves on the Twin County Hall of Fame Board of Directors and the Christian Fellowship Board where she was chairman from 2017 to 2019.

WHIG appears over the air on Channel 31.1; SuddenLink on Channel 17; GreenLight on Channel 19; CenturyLink PRISM on Channel 31; and CBN on Channel 26.

WHIG reaches Nash, Edgecombe, Wilson, Cumberland, Wayne, Wake, Harnett, Warren, Franklin, Person, Vance, Granville, Moore, Sampson, Roberson, Halifax, Northampton and Johnston counties including the major cities of Rocky Mount, Wilson, Tarboro, Nashville, Fayetteville, Clayton, Fuquay-Varina, Louisburg, Henderson, Oxford, Zebulon, Wake Forest, Pinehurst, Southern Pines, Roanoke Rapids and Carthage.

Questions about the WHIG program should be directed to Sandra Smith at sandra@whigtv.com.

Gen. Gordon-Bray can be reached via email at info@teamcoldcase.com. The TCC is receiving tips at 252-406-6736 or at info@ncfightingcrime.com.

Rocky Mount City Council Meeting – This Special C Right Here Randy Adcox I Can Speak For Myself

Randy Adcox's Profile Photo, Image may contain: 1 person, smilingThe Political Agitator’s response: Wow! I love it “in your face” really! Damn this ignant said I was a self – professed “political agitator.” Wrong! I am a damn Professional Political Agitator. My message was not about bridging a damn racial divide and claiming to resolve a damn thing. I came to address the council however I mentioned Ignant Ass Racist Special Cs. I know you and others who think like you are about division because I am not here bridge a damn thing but to speak truth to power about the facts as presented. I have no control over how Ignant Ass Racist Special Cs receive and respond to it. But fact is you can attempt to twist my words but the facts remain the same. Damn this Ignant Ass Special C said I should not be able to voice my opinion but this Ignant Ass Special C and his Special Ass friends can. Oh but if I said that was White Privilege he would attempt to twist that fact too. Randy Adcox this is the reason I began to video the meetings years ago so I can play back what was said while ignants like you try to twist what Black Folk say. This is what I said during the Public Comments and I meant every word so prove what I said is not factual. I stand behind and challenge Ignant Ass Racist Special Cs and Safe Negro Black Folk may as well to get the hell over it because I am a Professional Political Agitator and it is documented. I do not need your approval. My comments are I repeat as follows: https://youtu.be/hwscsEpvgrw?t=2681

Randy Adcox Greetings friends and welcome to another episode of the Rocky Mount City Council Roundup! If you couldn’t make it out to attend today’s council meeting, don’t worry; I was there, and I witnessed the entire Trainwreck; uh… Sorry…I meant meeting. 😉
So after a bit of a delay, Mayor Roberson dropped his gavel at 4:05, and then asked for a moment of silence so those with varying religious beliefs could pray in their own manner. The roll was then called, followed by the approval of the minutes from the June 8th “regular” council meeting, and then approval of the “Committee of the Whole” meeting from the same date.
Item 6 today was the city manager’s “Community Update” segment, and Mrs. Small-Toney used her time to thank the city’s fire and police departments for their efforts in rescuing 92 citizens and 4 pets during the recent flooding across the city. She also acknowledged assistant city manager Elton Daniels and his recent selection as secretary/treasurer of the state’s city manager’s organization. Sadly, she also announced the cancellation of the city’s annual July 3rd fireworks celebration, as well as the public gatherings scheduled at some of the city’s outdoor venues, due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Item 7 was the presentation of a plaque proclaiming the month of July as Parks and Recreation Month.
Item 8 was the “public speaking” segment of the meeting, and frankly, it was during this part of the meeting that I was tempted to get up and leave. Though I’m hesitant to even repeat some of the comments made during this portion of the meeting, I feel like there were some things said that NEED to be heard by EVERYONE in this city – in spite of their threatening and disgusting message. Truthfully, I’m just sorry my “audience” isn’t bigger (feel free to share this post. In fact, I’d ask that you PLEASE share it with everyone you come into contact with over the upcoming days and weeks; it’s THAT important!)
So, Mr. Tom Harris led off today’s speaking segment, and he used his time to inquire about the methodology the city uses in determining how utility bills are “written off”, an obvious reference to council member Andre Knight who has had (so far anyway) more than $47,000.00 in utility bills written off. Mr Harris also inquired about the status of the Local Government Commission’s (LGC) ruling on the downtown hotel and parking deck project, and further pointed out that the hotel/motel industry has suffered a significant financial downturn during the current Covid-19 pandemic. He also questioned the wisdom of moving forward with such a project in light of the current financial uncertainty.
Mrs. Morie Minges spoke next and pleaded with the council to respond to the citizens’ questions and concerns brought up during these meetings.
Nehimiah Smith spoke next and issued a not-so-subtle threat to any business in this city who doesn’t “respect the black citizenry”. Mr. Smith has apparently become the defacto spokesperson for the entire black population in Rocky Mount, and he repeatedly stated that “we will shut you down”. It’s hard to see how Mr. Smith’s bellicose and incendirary comments could possibly help to alleviate the racial disharmony he frequently *claims* to be trying to heal, but nonetheless, every business in this city has now been put on alert that *HE* will “shut you down” if you fail to live up to *his* expectations!
Curmilus Dancy spoke next and his message was also an “in your face”, defiant, and frankly, non-constructive diatribe about how everyone who doesn’t agree with *him*, should simply go away or “sit down and shut up”. In other words, unless you’re willing to agree – unconditionally – with Mr. Dancy, you shouldn’t be allowed to voice your opinion regarding this city council as a whole, but *especially* the black members of the council. It was in a word, “typical” commentary from the self- professed “political agitator”. And again, it was hard to discern how such comments could possibly help bridge the racial divide he and others claim to want to resolve.
Council member Reuben Blackwell’s son “Cooper” Blackwell spoke next, and dropped what some might call a “bombshell”. According to young Mr. Cooper, this city council has “met the demands” of he and his “Black Action Committee” members regarding the Confederate monument, and that “the revolution has begun!”.
Former mayoral candidate Bronson Williams spoke next, and used his time to pontificate on the status of Rocky Mount, and specifically how the city is moving forward in spite of perceived hindrances from certain (presumably white?) citizens.
There would be additional “fiery” commentary later in the meeting, but I for one was glad to see THIS segment of the meeting come to an end!

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Rocky Mount NC – Daniels appointed to NCCCMA Executive Committee

Rocky Mount, N.C. – City of Rocky Mount Assistant City Manager Elton Daniels will serve a one-year term as Secretary/Treasurer of the North Carolina City/County Management Association. The NCCMA is one of the larger local government associations in the country. It has existed since 1938 and is the professional association for city and county managers and assistant managers who work to improve the quality of local government throughout the state.
Daniels has been a member of the NCCCMA for more than a decade. He joined the city of Rocky Mount as Parks and Recreation Director in February 2019. He has served as assistant city manager since November 2019. He has previously served as Town Manager of Selma and Assistant County Manager of Franklin County.
“I am extremely honored to serve in this capacity as it will assist my personal professional growth as well as give the city of Rocky Mount a seat at the table on the state’s largest local government professional organization,” Daniels said. “I am thankful for the support and vote of confidence by my peers, and I look forward to the opportunity to serve our state and city.”
About Rocky Mount The city of Rocky Mount, located in the Coastal Plains of North Carolina, was incorporated in 1867 and lies in Edgecombe and Nash Counties. Rocky Mount is a two-time All-America City on the Tar River. Serving as the Gateway to Eastern North Carolina, the city’s 875 employees serve approximately 58,000 residents daily.
 
The city’s mission is to advance community well-being, safety and quality of life by delivering excellent public services and actively collaborating with the community towards a fulfilling and inspired future for its citizens. As a publicly-owned utility, the city of Rocky Mount is committed to safe, reliable service for its customers and operates in Nash and Edgecombe counties, providing customers with electricity, natural gas, water, wastewater (sewer), refuse, recycling and/or stormwater services.  To learn more, visit http://www.rockymountnc.gov for news and updates.

Jessie Nunery
Media Relations Specialist
Office of Communications and Marketing
City of Rocky Mount

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Rocky Mount NC City Council Meeting Monday June 22, 2020

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I addressed the Council During Public Comments
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#1921TulsaBlackWallStreet
#Confederatemonumentstograveyard
#Tiredofsafenegroblackfolk
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Curmilus Butch Dancy II 2020