We know what the word triage means. In medical use, it is the assignment of degrees of urgency to wounds or illnesses to decide the order of treatment of a large number of patients or casualties. With the State Auditor reveal on Friday, we’ve got a lot of angry, discouraged people who are fed up with the same old, same old. A lot of people feeling that in spite of what has been substantiated, nothing will change. People left comments across social media about the terrible state of things where members of the Council, the past Mayor, and the City Manager have been involved to one degree or another and have rigged the system for personal gain. The Audit report findings can not be denied. It is what it is. Rocky Mount is strewn with the casualties of mismanagement, and years of shenanigans. Triage is available on Main Street.
WE CAN NOT LET THESE CIRCUMSTANCES DEFINE WHO WE ARE.
The emerging new scene on Main Street is a larger story and has within it a healing ingredient, like oil on our heads, when a cross is marked there, as a blessing. The triage process has to do with the preservation of buildings, their restoration, and repurposing, Finding a pulse and a heartbeat in each building and setting about to save it is what the doctors are doing downtown right now. In the guise of investors, architects, workmen, realtors, young people with dreams of a future, they have all come together. I call them the Repairers of the Breach. That it is a ‘mell of hess,’ there is no denying. While you wait for treatment, I want you to look for me, the eternal optimist, who is among you believing that not even this report can keep us from continuing the revitalization of Rocky Mount.
WE WILL NOT BE DERAILED BY LOSING HEART AND ABANDONING OUR POSTS – WE CAN’T HAVE THAT