Special thanks to Clark Tutt and Martha Bishop at TACC-9 for recording the press conference held on Monday, October 13th. We announced several items:
1 – Day of Mourning & Prayer on Tuesday, 10/21
2 – Teenagers Social Media Campaign – #IHeartKinston
3 – To Catch A Criminal $500 reward featured in the Kinston Free Press
4 – Choice Neighborhoods Grant Application
5 – Revised Crime Stoppers to sustain the To Catch A Criminal program and more
This week on the Reece Gardner Hour, Reece and I discuss recent headlines, Mayor’s internship program, 2013 Mayor’s race, street resurfacing funding increase, technology improvements at the City (kiosks, online applications and social media), future political office, Section 5 of the Civil Rights Act, endorsement of Pat McCrory (Gov), Dan Forest (Lt Gov), John Bell (NC House) and David Rouzer (US House), partnership with the Arts Council for a $100,000 grant, revitalization efforts, MLK corridor improvements, demolition by neglect.
You should see some significant improvements from City Hall on out over the next four or five years.
Live interview with local TV host Reece Gardner begins at 17:20. We had a fun time discussing state and local elections for 2012 and a few other topics. Reece is a legend in is own time. I thoroughly enjoy being a guest on his show.
This week on the Reece Gardner Hour, Reece and I discuss water/sewer improvements, annexation, 2012 in Kinston, nonpartisan elections, NCGA subcommittee on electric rates, merging city/county services more.