Mayor calls for unity in annual address
Mayor Sandy Roberson on Monday afternoon gave an extensive 2023 State of the City address, with much of the text being about what he sees as progress in economic development, redevelopment downtown, tourism development and public safety.
Near the end of his speech, Roberson gave his vision for the future of the city, and in the final lines sought to gain support from viewers in a call for unity.
“I need your help in supporting Rocky Mount, our neighbors, our businesses, our police force and all of our first responders, our city workers and those who need a hand up,” Roberson said. “The prosperity of our community is incumbent on the involvement of everyone.”