Stepheny Sitting In For Carl Rove and His White Board: Rocky Mount City Council Election

CARL ROVE Population of Rocky Mount, NC 52,992 Combined Ward, 2,3,6,7 Possible Votes 31,140 Combined Votes Cast on 5/17/22 3,862 BLACKWELL WINS Ward 2 Population 6,822 Ballots Cast 459 Blackwell 223 Others Combined 231 Joyette 118 Battle 113 JOYNER WINS Ward 3 Population 7,591 Ballots Cast 359 Joyner 176 Others Combined 182 Williams 150 Himes-Anderson … Continue reading Stepheny Sitting In For Carl Rove and His White Board: Rocky Mount City Council Election

“Get Beyond Shaming, Naming and Blaming”- Rocky Mount City Council Meeting – May 9, 2022

TJ Walker -Ward 4 Councilman-Mayor Pro Tem - A Young Leader in the Black Community Doing a Great Job in His Ward and for Rocky Mount, NC From the orchestra, including the people in over-flow seating for the Council meeting, a number of solo performers stepped to the microphone. The voices, particularly of young black … Continue reading “Get Beyond Shaming, Naming and Blaming”- Rocky Mount City Council Meeting – May 9, 2022

A Burr Under Councilman Knight’s Saddle in Rocky Mount, NC

Definition: someone or something that is a constant cause of trouble or annoyance Stepheny, causing trouble? Never! Councilman Knight thinks I should stay in Nashville and stay out of Rocky Mount's business. I should write my blog about Nashville where I live. It doesn't buy me any grace that I spend money in Rocky Mount; … Continue reading A Burr Under Councilman Knight’s Saddle in Rocky Mount, NC

Ward 2, Rocky Mount, NC: A 3-Way Race

Nash County Statistics Report as of 7/11/21 TOTAL REGISTERED VOTERS - 2,196 THOSE WHO VOTED LAST ELECTION - 1, 458 Mr. Rueben Blackwell has been serving on the council since 2000. “I have a vision for more people living downtown, hotels located downtown and vibrant commercial and residential quarters in our gateway communities in every … Continue reading Ward 2, Rocky Mount, NC: A 3-Way Race

Measuring For Integrity in a Future City Manager 

Bill West has written another informative Telegram article about the City Council’s special work session last week where they discussed the search for a future city manager. Here is a link to access the article that I am responding to. Click on: https://www.rockymounttelegram.com/news/local/race-issues-raised-during-special-session-about-manager-search/article_ There is no city more adept at spending big bucks on outside … Continue reading Measuring For Integrity in a Future City Manager 

The Stunning Bravery of Ukraine Reaches Rocky Mount, NC.

By Ronald Roy Charles Krauthammer wrote that there has always been a leader in the United States to step up and right the ship. I wonder what he would say when an entire country, Ukraine, has stepped up to show the United States that we can save ourselves from ourselves. We watch the news and … Continue reading The Stunning Bravery of Ukraine Reaches Rocky Mount, NC.