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Speak Up: Insider trading?

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Sunday, August 13, 2017

I can hardly believe my eyes.

Recently I read that Andre Knight, a longtime city councilman, is involved in the purchase of two properties that will be possible sites for the event center.

Didn't Martha Stewart go to jail for insider trading a few years ago?

Recently, I read Mayor David Combs is handling the sale of a Gold Rock project that has been in the news quite a bit recently.

Shouldn't he and the Nash County Board of Commission Attorney Vince Durham excuse themselves from this pending sale?

Randy Pridgen is the registered agent for the property sale.

Randy Pridgen and Vince Durham are partners in Battle, Winslow, Scott and Wiley, a law firm.

No conflict of interest there?

Really?

I can hardly wait to read the next issue of the Telegram to know the newest Rocky Mount and/or Nash County official involved in some kind of insider trading.

Sure looks a lot like that to me.

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