How Best To Spend $5.2 Million in Rocky Mount, NC According To The Gospel of Stepheny

Thomas Sowell's quotation is insightful and pertinent to Rocky Mount's reality. In a past blog post: https://mainstreetrockymount.com/2022/09/20/rocky-mount-nc-how-best-to-spend-5-million-dollars/ I wrote about standing next to a black gentleman at a public hearing on another matter who was shaking his head. He said, "I come to these public hearings and in the end, the Council does what they … Continue reading How Best To Spend $5.2 Million in Rocky Mount, NC According To The Gospel of Stepheny

Rocky Mount, NC: How Best To Spend 5 Million Dollars

... it's an irresponsible government that fails to choose priorities. Tony Blair A series of public engagement hearings are under way in regards to the $5 Million from the American Rescue Plan and how it should be spent. This large sum dangled before me strongly suggests I can be a hypocrite. I fume and swear … Continue reading Rocky Mount, NC: How Best To Spend 5 Million Dollars

He’s Back: Councilman Knight Rocky Mount, NC

The good news is that Ward 1 Councilman, Andre Knight is better. You can hear it in his voice and see that his strength continues to improve. The bad news is in his recovery from a fall, he seems more determined than ever to foster racial division. Ms. Copland, a frequent speaker during the public … Continue reading He’s Back: Councilman Knight Rocky Mount, NC

‘A Spot of Bother’ Over The Downtown Development Office Moving to Main Street Rocky Mount NC

The Future Downtown Business Development Office Will Be Located at 132 S.W. Main Street Photo: William West Telegram Article. A Fine Facade restoration/saving of this Commercial Building 'A spot of bother' indeed over the cost of moving, and maintaining an office in a building the city does not own. From my point of view, I … Continue reading ‘A Spot of Bother’ Over The Downtown Development Office Moving to Main Street Rocky Mount NC

Rocky Mount, NC: Andre Knight Can’t Catch a Break

Perhaps you agree with me that life is not a laughing matter right now. Filling a gas tank cost me $72.00, a grocery bill for one person cost as much as I once paid to feed six young children and two adults. You know the litany of woes I could mention, so I won't. I … Continue reading Rocky Mount, NC: Andre Knight Can’t Catch a Break

DEFCON 3: The Cuban Missile Crisis and Councilman Andre Knight in Rocky Mount, NC

PRESIDENT KENNEDY The readiness of the defense establishment, referred to as DEFCON, for 'defense condition' has a numbering system (1-5) that indicates the severity of the situation. DEFCON 5 is the least severe condition. President Kennedy delivered his Cuban Missile Crisis speech via televised address on October 22nd, 1962. During the speech, US military forces … Continue reading DEFCON 3: The Cuban Missile Crisis and Councilman Andre Knight in Rocky Mount, NC