Letter to the Edior: Rocky Mount is making great progress


Tuesday, November 28, 2017

I want to thank the Rocky Mount’s City Council and government for the great job they are doing.

I have been following the Rocky Mount City Council and government since the early 1990s and I have seen you become more transparent.

I have worked in Rocky Mount for the past 30 years and I am happy to work in a city where they are doing some great things. I have numerous family and friends in Rocky Mount and I am the 2nd vice president of the Rocky Mount NAACP and on the Edgecombe County Democratic Party Executive Committee. I have been very actively engaged in Rocky Mount politics and community activities since the late ‘80s, so I know many, many folk, including Rocky Mount city leaders and residents.

I am so proud of the progress that you have made and are making in regards to forward progress in the Twin Counties. For many years the Edgecombe County side didn’t get much attention, but I am so glad that you are bringing more balance to the Edgecombe County side.

Although every day we can read the local newspaper and see numerous negative comments under articles, I am so glad the positive outweighs the negative. There are a fraction of folk who have a problem with the current Rocky Mount City Council/Government who set out daily to attempt to discredit them. But the fact that forward progress is happening can be found in the works that are in process such as The Old Rocky Mount Mills Project, the Downtown Facilities Center and others that are going on in the city.

It is time that all of the emphasis stops being put on the Rocky Mount City Council because the paid staff the Rocky Mount government is doing some great work. Yes, the Rocky Mount City Council governs them, but without competent employees in place, the Rocky Mount City Council/Government would not be making forward progress.

I challenge the citizens of Rocky Mount who appreciate the work of the Rocky Mount City Council/Government to start speaking up in the local paper so the city will begin to get more positive publicity and be recognized by the state of North Carolina  but not limited to the great work they are doing. Rocky Mount can be a role model for what can be done in towns across the state and nation.