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Letter to the Editor: Robbery won't deter local business owner

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Saturday, July 20, 2019

Business ownership is one of the hallmarks of American society. From my days as a budding entrepreneur to now, I have always established legal businesses — whether daycares, radio stations, a newspaper, television station, arcades and other ventures, no one can ever say that I have ever operated outside the law.

On Friday, July 12, 2019, my business at 1151 N. Wesleyan Blvd. in Rocky Mount was robbed and, in the process, I was assaulted. However, this unfortunate incident has not and will not deter me from doing business in the city I love: Rocky Mount. The quick response and ultra-professionalism of our outstanding police department show me that Rocky Mount officers are as well trained as rival departments in larger municipalities.

I thank all of you for your concerns, calls, texts and prayers. I also thank you for your outpouring support for our mayoral bid.

Onward! Forward! Now is the time!

Bronson Williams

Rocky Mount