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Sunday, February 28, 2010

The Citizens, The Call & The Cause

Rev Alonzo Braggs Letter to the Wilson Community

Ricardo Dew on Interview Indigestion


I believe a great injustice was done concerning the piece that aired on WTVD 11. It was my impression they wanted to do a story about the PEOPLE of Wilson and their electric bills. As it went it was about a business owner that had a high electric bill. That in and of itself is not a direct reflection of the crisis we’re enduring in this community with the utility issues.

Wilson Celebrates Its Community Champions

Wilson citizens gathered on Friday night at Darden Alumni Center for an evening of celebration and fun. The Human Relations Awards Banquet honors those who work diligently and unremittingly within the community. The Humanitarian of the Year award is the highest honor the Commission can bestow to a citizen who has given unselfishly above and beyond the call. The theme this year for the 39th annual event is "Community Champions."

Paul Lee Stevens, a well known humanitarian for close to 30 years, served as the vice-chair of the Wilson Human Relations commission during the 1980’s. This award was created to honor his dedication and commitment to the community. Daryl Woodard, last year's recipient winner served as the keynote speaker.

 Awarded for her work with the homeless and disadvantaged members of the community


Inspirational Volunteer Award Ken Casebolt

Civil Servant Award - Officer Rick Winstead

     Community Initiative Award - The South District Neighborhood Associations which includes Washington-Carver Heights, Elvie Street, Glenwood Hills, Valleydale Estates, Snowden Drive

Youth on The MoveManraj Singh

Community Spirit AwardWilson Rotary Club

Good Neighbor AwardRev. Alzono Braggs

Neighborhood Associations Certificate Award Recognition Given

Friday, February 26, 2010

Citizens Celebrate the Community

The Paul Stevens Humanitarian Awards & Treasures in Our Community Awards Banquet.Tonight at 6:00pm, Darden Alumni Center sponsored by the Wilson Human Relations Commission.

WTVD News Report Falls Short

WTVD - ABC 11 visited Wilson yesterday covering the utility issue... However, it left residents who saw the piece scratching their heads.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Dew on the Tube Tonight - WTVD Channel 11

Hey Wilsonians - Be sure to catch Ricardo Dew on channel 11 news tonight. He was interviewed today and  will be discussing ElectriCities. Also find out what local business is thinking about closing its doors forever.

NCEMPA Meeting End Results - S.O.S

The NCEMPA Meeting held yesterday at the Wilson Operations Center yielded pretty much the same rhetoric members of city council and the mayor keep saying. The Same Ole Stuff! Shi'diggity! Stink! etc.,

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Councilman's Curt Comments

Not so very long ago one of the city council members referenced citizens as “angry people.” He also called their grievances “stupid comments.” Sentiments may have subsided in the community, but the comments are not forgotten.

NCEMPA Board Meeting in Wilson

NCEMPA Board of Commissioners will be meeting on Wednesday, February 24, @ 10:00 am at the Wilson Operations Center located on Herring Ave. Councilman Donald Evans represents Wilson.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Councilman Pitt to Hold District Meeting

It is confirmed - District 7 will hold their quarterly meeting on Thursday, February 25, 2007 at Contending for the Faith Church located at 1006 Academy Street. Honoring a promise he made to the citizens while on the campaign trail, he will brief the community on recent council activity. Citizens, community leaders and those concerned about the high utility rates are encouraged to attend. The meeting starts at 6pm.

Friday, February 19, 2010

South District Lt. Turns Chief of Police

It is with GREAT sadness and joy that we extend our congratulations to OUR, Lt. Thomas Hopkins, Commander of the South District and the City of Wilson's newly chosen Chief of Police. He is “just” the individual the City needs to continue the service of excellence the Wilson Police Department has come to know.


Thomas P Hopkins
 Chief of Police for Wilson

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Bruce Rose, ElectriCities & The Citizens

Bumper Stickers. Yard Signs. Signed Petition. Folks in Wilson, Rocky Mount, Greenville and other surrounding ElectriCities Towns are fired up and ready to fight!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Rev. Alonzo Braggs on The NAACP Anniversary

Our nation's oldest and largest civil rights organization has reached another anniversary. It was 101 years ago that a diverse group of concerned citizens met to address the issues affecting minorities across our country. Since that day, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People has worked tirelessly to bring about social change and demand justice and equality for all.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Cabbies, Callers & The Community

City Council meeting is coming up on Thursday, February 18th, and the groundwork is laid for another interesting meeting. On the agenda - AGAIN - Green Taxi making application to start service here in Wilson while local cab drivers oppose the idea.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Politics, The Paper & The People

We'd been sitting on this post title for a few days now, kinda in a lull, looking for the right angle to approach it, AND THEN, the WilsonTimes wrote an editorial entitled "Tell public names of chief candidates." 

It's Electric

As the song goes, you can't see it - It's Electric. But customers can definately feel it. Feed up with the cost of high utilities a facebook group wants you to boggie woogie woogie onboard and join the movement.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Wilsonian Voices on Perspectives & Opinions

Perspectives. . . It's all about WHO YOU LISTEN TO and WHO YOU ASK.

The WilsonTimes' Gets Told

OOPs! Up Side the Head, say Oops, Up Side the Head; or how about this one -Who D'at, Who D'at, Who D'at TRYIN' to be BAD! or How about Michael Jackson's (RIP) Can You Feel It, Can You Feel It, Can You FEEL IT!   LOL - Oh, NO, no, no, ah not really - for real . . .  I'm LMAO!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Mayor Bruce Rose Blast The Wilson Times

It was evident the Mayor disagreed with the local newspaper editorial that criticized and questioned why city officials would not release the names of the candidates vying for the position of the next chief of police.

Friday, February 5, 2010

AABA ... Wants to Come Wilson Way

New basketball league open to whites only, to get away from the ‘street-ball’ played by ‘people of color.’   by Amanda Terkel

A new professional basketball league called the All-American Basketball Alliance (AABA) sent out a press release on Sunday saying that it intends to start its inaugural season in June, with teams in 12 U.S. cities. However, the AABA is different from other sports leagues because only players who are “natural born United States citizens with both parents of Caucasian race are eligible to play in the league.” AABA commissioner Don “Moose” Lewis insists that he’s not racist, but he just wants to get away from the “street-ball” played by “people of color” and back to “fundamental basketball.” Lewis cited the recent incidents of bad behavior by NBA players, implying that such actions would never happen with white players:

“There’s nothing hatred about what we’re doing,” he said. “I don’t hate anyone of color. But people of white, American-born citizens are in the minority now. Here’s a league for white players to play fundamental basketball, which they like.” [...]

All-American Basketball League Alliance

There's an organization that wants to bring a summer league basketball team to our city for our youth. So what's so bad about that you say - Keep reading and you'll see...To be foretold is to be forewarned.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Bruce Rose is ElectriCities Board of Director's 2010 Chairman

Newly Elected Members Join the Board of Directors
Press Release - Raleigh, NC - January 25, 2010

Three of the five newly elected and re-elected ElectriCities Board members were sworn into office during the Board's first meeting of the year on January 22. Jim Greene, Adam Mitchell, and Scott Stevens were administered the oath of office by the Honorable Jane Gray, Wake County District Court Judge. Strib Boynton and Ron Hovis were unable to attend the ceremony. During the meeting, the Board also elected 2010 officers.

The 14 member Board of Directors advises and directs the activities and policies for North Carolina Municipal Power Agency Number 1. (NCMPA1), North Carolina Eastern Muncipal Power Agency (NCEMPA), and ElectriCities, a municipal electric system trade association.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Real Brief News Brief


Emory Calling It Quits & Home Depot Too
Long-term County Commissioner,Frank Emory says he won't seek another term and he's thankful to the citizens for allowing him to serve. Emory has served the Wilson community since the 1980's. Unlike Home Depot who set up shop in Wilson two years ago. The home improvement specialty store's liquidation sale is underway and plans to close its doors in March.

Convenience Store Clerks Caught in the Act
NC Division of Alcohol Law Enforcement agents found several area stores selling smokes to under-aged customers. Periodically, the agency conducts compliance checks throughout the state and in the latest round Wilson county didn't fair so hot. Store clerks were caught selling tobacco products to minors under the age of 18. In such cases, the clerks could face fines, community service and possible jail time. The violation is considered a misdemeanor.