See Why I Had Concerns About Moe Deloach Bowling For Unity & Warren Daughtridge LoveRockyMount Beach Trip For Poor Black Children

Click On Photo To See Who Made The Announcement at the Human Relations Commission Meeting. They brought it to this meeting but then I asked questions later and they got mad. I questioned Moe and Warren Daughtridge. Johnny Cunningham questioned Attorney Ralph Steve Stevenson and Warren also. Check out entire video but the guy walking in the meeting in the 2nd Quarter almost half-time was Attorney Ralph Steve Stevenson. Listen to what the Pridgen guy had to say. I thought it was contradictory about no talking about politics. But LoveRockyMount and Moe’s Bowling For Unity in itself was Political. I believe what has transpired since that time shows that I was correct. Fact Check That! Report back! I’ll wait!
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Rocky Mount NC – The Prime Smokehouse Does Not Discriminate

The Prime Smokehouse

I only wish that this message was about a wonderful upcoming event or a spectacular new dish; however, over the past couple months, my wife and I have been approached by numerous people about a rumor that, quite frankly, we thought was too absurd to address.

Last week one of our longtime patrons posed it to me on our Facebook page, and I felt compelled to respond. He said that a friend of his, a regular customer of ours, entered our restaurant wearing a red “Make America Great Again” hat, and I asked him/her and several of their guests to leave.

Of course, anyone can choose to believe anything they wish, but the truth is, it never happened.

The good thing is that anybody who knows me and my wife knows how crazy this sounds. People walk into our restaurant every day, wearing red MAGA hats, Confederate flags and even, on a recent occasion, a blazing Nazi insignia. Red MAGA hats have been around for years now. Does anyone believe that the person who fabricated this rumor has been the only one to wear one into Prime Smokehouse? Where are their complaints? Please complainers, post away!

Here’s the standing challenge I asked our longtime customer to pose to his friends whom I allegedly booted out: Tell them that the owner has $10,000 cash for them when they come to confront me about the day (roughly) that they even had a conversation with me about their hats, let alone kicked them out. I have cameras in every corner of my restaurant, so this should be an easy payday for somebody. If, as I told our customer, they refuse to come in to pick up that cash, he should look them square in their faces and tell them what big liars they are. And, hopefully, they will find it in their hearts to apologize to YOU for getting you all fumed up about nothing.

You and I can only speculate why anyone would spend so much time conjuring up such a silly, baseless — almost comical — fairy tale.

Of course, some people will choose to continue believing this lie, and they’ll share the dickens out of it. I can do nothing about that. But to those who relish the truth, now that you have the facts, tell the haters to do more to help heal our fractured city and to stop their misdeeds.

We work harder than most people could begin to understand, and the fuel that drives us is prayer and the knowledge that what God has for us, no man can sabotage. We also believe that we have created spaces — with both The Prime Smokehouse and NABS Deli & Coffee Shop — where everybody can come together, knowing that they are welcome and appreciated.

We know that this too shall come to pass, and we thank you for your continued prayers and support.

Chef Ed

The Political Agitator’s response:

The Prime Smokehouse is just that Prime Time! I have read time and time again about how folk have enjoyed the place as they travel from all over to come to dine in.

It is sad that The Prime Smokehouse has to endure this kind of negativity simply because some folk don’t want to see good things happen on the Edgecombe County side of the city.

It hurts when one has to respond to mess when all one tries to do is to provide a great atmosphere for customers from all walks of life to be able to enjoy a meal.

I feel your pain however the pain will turn into gain.

See you soon!

Please visit The Prime Smokehouse soon especially all of you who have not been before. Those of you who have been know what an awesome place to eat but those of you who have never been, oh you are shortchanging yourself.

Trust me, try me and report back!

I’ll wait!

Committee to Re-Elect Andre’ Knight Response To Tarrick Pittman

The Committee to Re-Elect Andre’ Knight has committed to run our re-election efforts on the outstanding record of success and growth that Rocky Mount has experienced in the 15 years that our candidate has served with distinction and honor as the City Council Representative for Ward 1. Councilman Knight, from the outset of his first candidacy, has been maligned, accused and vilified unjustly. Thankfully, the people of Ward 1 saw through every attempt to disqualify our Candidate, Council Representative Andre’ Knight, and sent him back to serve the people and lead progress for all of Rocky Mount.

We believe that cheap stunts that our candidate’s opponent is attempting to perpetrate are dishonorable, sad and desperate. First of all, the recent Facebook posts that Mr. Pittman has published on his page are libelous and slanderous. The information is false, the pictures are not of his house and his allegations of neglect, taking advantage of people who are struggling to survive and violating City ordinances are lies. Our candidate has not addressed Mr. Pittman’s own inconsistencies in his business and legal affairs. From the outset, he blamed Councilmen Knight and Blackwell for targeting him and trying to evict him from City property. Lies. Both Councilmen tried supporting him as a new downtown business by referring potential clients to him and even taking their own personal computers to him to repair. Regardless of the disappointing outcomes they experienced in their business interactions with him, they did not slander or accuse him. It was the Administration of the City of Rocky Mount, under the advisement of the City’s Attorney’s office, that held Mr. Pittman responsible for his own obligations as a tenant of the City. The NC judicial system resolved that matter recently and our Council Representative had nothing to do with the complaint or the outcome. This is documented history.

Unlike his opponent, Councilman Andre’ Knight has a strong record of advocacy and accomplishment. He does not have to conjure vague images, create suspicion and sow discord through veiled Helms, Reagan and Trump smoke and mirror tactics. We’ve seen all that before. Our candidate led the fight to bring relief to our electric customers in Rocky Mount and to our friends throughout eastern North Carolina from unjust charges levied by Duke Power through Electricities. That battle with industry titans was fought and won. That is documented history.

Our candidate has helped recruit business investment to Ward 1, led revitalization efforts and advocated for increased funding for housing, business development, and enhanced safety measures in inner-city communities in Rocky Mount. Rocky Mount is better than it has ever been. We have new housing where dilapidated warehouses once stood. We have cleared blocks of ruined houses where open-air drug markets existed. We have created and funded policies and projects that have brought tens of millions of dollars in public and private investment to downtown Rocky Mount. For the first time EVER, an international hotel brand is seriously considering locating in east Rocky Mount with the prospect of bringing brand new commercial and retail developments and condominiums to our downtown in Rocky Mount/Edgecombe County. That is documented history.

Our candidate has been a strong advocate for poor people, the elderly and the sick and has brought progress to our City through his leadership. He chairs a real Board of Directors at OIC that serves thousands of real people every month. Under Knight’s leadership, real people are being trained, put to work, opening businesses and their healthcare concerns and needs are being met. More documented history, not fictional and vague accomplishments.

Our candidate is a real entrepreneur that has run a family business since the 1990s and struggles as every small business owner does. There is no shame in not having all the money you need for everything you need all the time. However, we believe that it is deceitful, dangerous and treacherous that a candidate who wants to represent people in Ward 1 brazenly leads and carries an agenda of lies, sabotage, destruction, and annihilation of every policy and leader that has opposed unjust institutions, practices, and people. Andre’  Knight has not received endorsements or accepted money from people who have openly maligned east Rocky Mount and Edgecombe County, disparaged and disrespected our elected and appointed leaders and have tried to destroy regional growth and economic success in Edgecombe County. That is documented history too.

Right now, the Committee to Re-Elect Andre’ Knight is focused on winning this election through the support of the people again. We cannot and will not be distracted by baseless lies and innuendo. That’s a well-thought and planned Trump-inspired move. We will not respond to every falsehood that is published and every fear that is promulgated by our opponents. But it is a mistake for our opponent to think that he can say whatever he wants to say without being accountable for his words and actions. We know he is just one small cog in a web of candidates who are being paid, endorsed and supported by privileged millionaires to destroy the true unity that is bringing life again to historically neglected communities and neighborhoods.

We know that we are fighting institutionalized racism that is fueled and fed by the supporters of President Trump right here in Rocky Mount. It’s happening all over the country, we saw some of them in Greenville a few weeks ago and those same forces are trying to destroy the progress we have all made working together in Rocky Mount. We all have eyes to see and ears to hear. We lived through Jesse Helms’ tactics and we’ll make it through Donald Trump strategies.  Our candidate has a brain to think independently and a mouth to speak TRUTH TO POWER. Andre’ Knight is UNBOUGHT AND UNBOSSED. Now that is documented history and that is why we support Andre’ Knight as our candidate for City Council for Ward 1!

THE COMMITTEE TO RE-ELECT ANDRE’ KNIGHT

See Tarrick’s Pittman post https://www.facebook.com/tarrickpittmanward1/

Conversation With Warren Daughtridge LoveRockyMount About Rocky Mount Politics

Mr. Dancy – I would like to make something perfectly clear. LoveRockyMount is not a political organization. It is a growing group of people that are committed to getting to know each other more in hopes of learning how much alike we are, bridging divides that may exist and ultimately helping others in our community. I take offense to your including this group in your posts positioning us as supporting certain candidates. I challenge you to find any posts made on the LoveRockyMount page or by it’s founders. We do not intend for this group to be political in any way. While some members may be in politics or may show support for a candidate, we do not allow that sort of messaging on our page. We would greatly appreciate you NOT making reference to our group in yout political posts. As I stated earlier, we welcome you to join the conversation. Get involved in a community event. Talk to others that aren’t like you. Talk to me, one on one, for goodness sake. The worst thing that could happen is for us to find we had something in common, right?

Curmilus

My friend you sent me a Friend Request but when I challenged you after a council meeting you Unfriended Me. I ain’t mad with nobody. What I ain’t gonna do is to change for you or others to like me. But where did I say you were supporting a candidate so I can review it?

Thank you Mr. Dancy. For the record, I sent you a friend request right away when I was just begining to get involved. I unfriended you because I didn’t really want to become involved in the way you communicate. I am much more into meaningful dialogue. I didn’t see much of that style on your page or on your blog. As for this topic, you have included our group in a couple of graphics, the latest being one that has LoveRockyMount aligned with Tarrick Pittman.There was another one but I can’t recall exactly what it was. We are not aligned with any candidate as a group. I have not stated any personal opinion of candidate support that I can recall. I don’t have a dog in the hunt this year other than mayor. Who I vote for there is my own business, though I do believe one person is highly qualified. I don’t know enough about the other two to make an educated guess as to their qualifications yet.

What do you call highly qualified?

You do not like my style because I call out folk something you and others can’t handle.

Able to manage a multi-million dollar business, budget and large personnel organization.

I don’t like your particular style because it is usually negative. There is good around us, you don’t have to look far.

Really? Damn the mayor do not manage the money, that is the City Managers job. SMDH!

Negative to you and those who have that mentality. Ain’t used to a Black Man challenging Caucasian Men in particular.

The mayor provides leadership and vision. He or she also represents our city to others seeking to do business here. I would much prefer a polished business person that has experience dealing with such things compared to one that does not. As I said, I don’t know the qualifications of the other two yet. I assure you I will before I cast my vote.

And, I dont care if you are green, your style is abrasive and rude. I believe in calling out wrong but I also believe in calling out right. That reminds me, i have two papers i picked up with pictures of that Army Private from Korea on the front page. Do you now who I might give them to? I figured the family might want them.

Leadership and vision do not have a damn thing to do with your definition of highly qualified. I would ask you do you know what the other 2 manager but I ain’t going there with you. Actually it is 3 more so goes to show you are focused on the 1 candidate that looks like you. And lastly I have talked to some folk who been in the room with you so enough said. I started out saying my friend but obviously since you have an issue with me, then until something change I recall the my friend thingy. Good bye! Going back in my lane. I know a hell of a lot more than what folk think I know. I talk to Black folk and Caucasian folk.

I wasn’t aware of the 4th and am appreciative of your bringing that to my attention. I have more homework to do. And as to the friend thingy, I am quite confident we aren’t there yet! Friend /frend/ 1. a person whom one knows and with whom one has a bond of mutual affection

I claim everyone my friend that I come in contact with such as this however that does not mean that they accept me as a friend. I don’t know you and you don’t know me but you have said enough as it relate to you and I speaking to each other about our opinion of each other. I havemy own definition of certain things just like your highly qualified B. S. I have examples of how I operate. When Roger Brantley said he would pray for me and I rejected his prayer. We did not Unfriend each other and we are still friends today as we came to a common ground. I have no permanent friends no permanent enemies only permanent interest!

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