Category Archives: City Government

There Are Members on the City Council Who Are Now ‘Exceeding The Generosity Of The Call’

When Frank Griswold became the Episcopal Bishop of Chicago, before he was elected the Presiding Bishop of the Church, he used an expression I appropriated into my  life. He talked about “Exceeding the generosity of the call.” It was directed … Continue reading

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Is The Black Community Black Enough – Getting Away With Wrong Doing

In the 1960’s Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson showed up where ever racial incidents occurred. Over the years, we have countless photographs that show them standing in the front row, mourning with a mother, praying with groups who suffered another … Continue reading

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Corruption in the city government is a behavioral consequence of power and greed. Generally, even with a rulebook against it, corruption is covert, opportunistic, repetitive, powerful, and reliant upon dominance, fear, and unspoken codes; a silent threat. The findings of … Continue reading

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Adding to the Discussion: Randy Adcox FB Conversation – Not To Be Missed

So by now, most people in our fair city have had an opportunity to see and hear the results of the state auditor’s investigation into our city government. And except for those who refuse to acknowledge the obvious, there’s almost … Continue reading

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The City Council At The Long Green Table – Calling For Immediate Resignations

“If you can not explain it now, to those involved, and present, here on the mid-watch, then how will you ever defend it later when called to account at the long, green table.” ‘The long green table’  is associated with a … Continue reading

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URGENT: Triage Available On Main Street For Casualties

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 … Continue reading

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Terrick Pittman -Advocate Ward 1- Responds to Wilson Times Article

Tarrick Pittman Advocate Ward 1 You remember this fine young man who ran against Mr. Knight in the Fall election? His response is worth your time to read. SFH As I sat and read this article I was heartbroken, angry, … Continue reading

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FYI: Lyndel Kay’s article -City’s Response Misleading

2 councilmen, city manager, former mayor implicated in Rocky Mount financial probe Posted Thursday, May 14, 2020 6:29 pm Former Rocky Mount Mayor David Combs, top left, is shown beside City Manager Rochelle Small-Toney, top right, City Councilman Reuben Blackwell, … Continue reading

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FYI: City Shares Info Regarding State Investigative Report: Getting Ahead of the Story

City shares information regarding the State of North Carolina Investigative Report Posted on 05/14/2020 In 2019, the Office of the State Auditor (OSA) initiated an investigation of the City of Rocky Mount (City) based on complaints received through its Hotline … Continue reading

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