The Daily Southerner, Tarboro, NC

Letters to the Editor

October 23, 2013

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

TARBORO — Greeting Ward 3 and Tarboro Citizens:

I want to take this time to introduce myself to some and present myself to others. My name is Leshaun Jenkins, a candidate for Tarboro Town Council Ward 3.  

I am running for Ward 3 Council seat because I believe that my experience and love for the town will be beneficial to improve the economic and social welfare of Tarboro.

I have spent the past 13 years teaching History at Tarboro High School teaching US History, World History, and Civics and Economics. For my dedication in the classroom I have received numerous accolades including twice been honored as Tarboro High School Teacher of the Year and the Yearbook was dedicated to me in 2005 and most recently in 2013.

Growing up in Edgecombe County, I have defied many of the odds that were stacked up against me to become one of the county's most notable teachers. I didn't do it alone. There were several people who helped me along the way. Now I must pay it forward.

For me, teaching is not a job. It is my way of paying it forward. I've  taken the same concept and applied it during my tenure as a coach for the JV boys basketball, varsity boys basketball, varsity boys tennis. I am currently the varsity boys and girls soccer coach. My most proudest moment as a coach was not winning a championship or even a game. It was looking into the eyes of some of my past players who said, "Thank you for all you have done." That let me know that I have given back to society.

Now, I would like to give back in another arena by becoming Ward 3 Councilman.    

As an East Carolina University graduate and veteran teacher, I understand LEADERSHIP AND SERVICE. I have committed my entire adult life to serving, mentoring, shaping, and molding not only children in this community, but young adults alike.

When elected to Tarboro’s Town Council, my purpose will be no difference. I believe that every citizen in Ward 3 (and Tarboro) deserves formidable leadership and representation. I will always carry the message of the residents in my ward. Never will it be about me or my agenda, but about the needs and concerns of my Ward 3 residents.

There are residents in Ward 3 who need a loud and clear voice. There are senior citizens who need to be cared for, accounted for, and properly represented. There are children who need opportunities for personal development so they too can contribute to our town in a positive manner. As a town, we need sound leadership who will address economic issues, social issues, as well as issues that impact our community’s development. If given this wonderful opportunity to serve YOU the citizens of Ward 3 and Tarboro, you will not regret your decision, and that is a promise.  

I am willing, ready, and able to serve you as your Ward 3 City Councilman. Together we can enhance the quality of life for ALL Ward 3 residents which will only strengthen our great Town of Tarboro as a whole.

Thank you,

Leshaun T. Jenkins

 

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  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR

    Greeting Ward 3 and Tarboro Citizens:
    I want to take this time to introduce myself to some and present myself to others. My name is Leshaun Jenkins, a candidate for Tarboro Town Council Ward 3.

    October 23, 2013

  • Letter to the Editor:

    It was brought to my attention today that Mayor Priscilla Oates has planted seeds of doubt about my character and that concerns me deeply.

    October 4, 2013

  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR

    On July 28, 911 was called because my husband had a bad headache. I was transferred to communications in Edgecombe County, where I spoke to a female operator. I informed her I needed Rescue because my husband had a bad headache and gave her our address and telephone number.

    September 26, 2013

  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR

    To the Editor:
    Sheriff Knight’s “guys” may have worked hard on the case concerning Melvin Ray Fox, but did they really? Probably not for the sheriff, but for someone else behind the scenes. Not condoning Mr. Fox for his crime, because he should be punished, but not necessarily in the manner of leaving behind his wife as well as his 3-, 5- 7- and 13-year-old children.

    September 10, 2013

  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR

    To The Editor:
    Yes, I voted “no” to extending the town manager’s contract as stated in the news article and “yes,” town manager Alan Thornton was correct when he said I did not get the answers I wanted to some of the questions. Some of the questions and answers are as follows:

    September 8, 2013

  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR

    Concerning the Tarboro High 2013 Vikings football team: They have heart and desire. That was shown Friday night versus Washington. Just like last year’s state championship game, we got behind against a very good team. The Vikings didn’t quit even though they had several injuries throughout the game.  Right up to the last minute we had a chance  but, things didn’t go our way.

    September 5, 2013

  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR

    To the Editor:
    It appears Mr. (Garland) Shepheard is shaking up things in our fair city according to a recent Daily Southerner article. Hurrah for him. This citizen, for one, believes the status quo needs a little shake up.
    I don’t know if Mr. Shepheard is disrespectful with his words and/or
    actions at council meetings or not. I don’t attend them any longer. It isn’t that I don’t care that some residents may suggest.

    September 4, 2013

  • Response to “So who are you Mr. Allen Dennie Jr.?”

    August 29, 2013

  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR

    To the Editor:
    So who are you Mr. Allen Dennie Jr.? I have never heard of you. I have tried to find your voter registration on the North Carolina State Board of Elections website and I can't find it.
    Somebody said that you have an impressive resume. I say and ?
    But what I find interesting is the following. Mr. Dennie the current Sheriff is the following: "The sheriff of any county should be a person who has a personal interest in the citizens that work live and visit their county,"

    August 18, 2013

  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR

    To the Editor:
    I am glad that opinions are being expressed regarding my actions at the Town Council meetings,  both by Mr. Walker and Mr. Wooten.
    It is my intention to expose the concerns expressed to me by the taxpayers of Tarboro, and when I find something that causes Tarboro not to be the Town we can all be proud of, I will speak up. I was told by people in Ward 8 when I ran for this office not to be like the rest of the Council and I expressed that to the members. The problems that exist in Tarboro should not have to be aired in public or at the Town Council Meetings and there should not be any discord.

    August 18, 2013