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

Rocky Mount’s City Council: A Gentlemen’s Game or Should Be

My husband, Bob, played golf. His handicap late into life was a seven. He finally complained that he wasn't hitting the ball as far as he used to, but, he still hit a straight ball down the fairway. Golf took him places like Augusta, GA., for the Masters, which was his favorite business perk. With … Continue reading Rocky Mount’s City Council: A Gentlemen’s Game or Should Be

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

Winston Churchill Speaks to Rocky Mount, NC Voters About the City Council Election May 17, 2022

"We must act decisively and we must act now, to put our defenses in order. If we do not, history will cast its verdict with those terrible, chilling words, 'Too late.'" Sir Winston Churchill TOM HARRIS WARD 7 PETE ARMSTRONG WARD 6 “To each there comes in their lifetime a special moment when they are … Continue reading Winston Churchill Speaks to Rocky Mount, NC Voters About the City Council Election May 17, 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