Former County Commissioner Talks About Need for Unity in Mount Gilead

Mount Gilead area resident George Knight is talking about the need for unity and for support of the town’s budget process.

Local resident George Knight addresses Mount Gilead Town Commissioners at their meeting on May 14, 2013. (Johnny Almond photo)

Local resident George Knight addresses Mount Gilead Town Commissioners at their meeting on May 14, 2013. (Johnny Almond photo)

Knight spoke to Mount Gilead Town Commissioners at their regular meeting Tuesday night, and called on citizens to consider their actions with regard to town government. He offered specific advice to local churchgoers.

“I see a bunch of churches around here, and I see people coming and going on Sunday,” said Knight. “Sometimes I wonder what you’re going and coming for. Sunday, when you go to church, you might want to think about the old Heavenly Father up there is looking down on us.”

“We used to have a town here. We had our problems, yes, and we will continue to have our problems.”

Knight spoke generally about the municipal budget and said it is important that the town be careful about expense, but also that the budget is funded in a way that provides for the needs of citizens.

“Now, when you go to the poll, I suggest you try to get those people that’s going to take care of you,” Knight said. “When you hire your pastor, who do you hire? You hire somebody that you think is going to come in there and take care of you. As parents in your home, what do we do? We take care of our children. Somebody is taking care of somebody, and I can’t understand why we in this town can’t take of each other.”

“I’ve never seen this town split like this. It’s a dad-blame shame.”

George Knight’s full comments can be heard in a rebroadcast of the entire Mount Gilead Town Commissioners meeting. It airs again Sunday at 9:00 p.m. on Community Radio WMTG.

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