Letter to the Editor: Message for City Council


Sunday, June 9, 2019

My name is Curmilus (Butch) Dancy II, the Professional Political Agitator.

I can’t remember the last time I addressed this council but it has been some time. Folk have been asking me when I am going to say something.

I stand before you today to say to this council that I have been attending the council meetings long before you were elected.

I have supported this council because I feel this has been the most transparent council since I began attending this meeting and the Human Relations Commission meetings back in the late 80’s early 90’s. I have held you accountable for your actions. I have addressed you during your meetings and also writing about you on The DCN News Blog Online TV.

My name keep coming up as it relates to the Rocky Mount City Council. I have worked in Rocky Mount for the past 32 years and 6 months. I joined the Rocky Mount Branch NAACP in 1992 and I currently serve as 2nd Vice President. I have served on the Edgecombe County Democratic Party Executive Committee since the late 80s and I currently serve as precinct chair. I served as vice chair of N.E.E.D. Inc. in the early 90’s. I am currently serving on the Human Relations Commission until the NAACP name a replacement. I am strictly business when I serve in such capacities and anyone and everyone who has served in these capacities with me know I am about the mission of each.

I stand before you today to commend you for the progress I have seen take place in Rocky Mount. I support your actions on the new security steps being taking because I want to feel secure when I attend the meetings and everybody here ought to feel the same.

I want to conclude by saying to Rochelle Small-Toney you are one strong black lady because over the past several months you have endured some tough times dealing with work and with the passing of your mother and father. Continue to keep moving Rocky Mount forward.

Thank you Rocky Mount City Council, city manager/staff and Rocky Mount Police/Fire Department for all that you do.

Curmilus Dancy II