Troy Williams

Fayetteville, NCFayetteville Observer

Troy Williams: Is Fayetteville a safe place to live? Former mayor says May 30 riots a tipping point

A lot of Americans are persuaded that crime is on the rise in the U.S. However, many of the experts say they are wrong. But how do you squash someone’s fears?. Statistically, reported crime is down, but Americans still don’t feel safe. It’s puzzling : Perception vs. reality – and a growing number of citizens remain convinced that crime is an increasing problem.
Fayetteville Observer

Troy Williams: Black candidates in Fayetteville and Cumberland can win at-large

In an open letter to the City of Fayetteville, a citizen-led group called VoteYesFayetteville, wrote in support of a petition drive, saying our city finds itself at an important crossroads. One of the original petition-signers, former Mayor Tony Chavonne, said: “The discussion is really a simple one — do Fayetteville citizens want to have the opportunity to vote for a structure of government with a combination of districts and at-large members, like 9 of the 12 largest cities in North Carolina, and like other governmental bodies in Cumberland County?”
Fayetteville, NCFayetteville Observer

Troy Williams: Market House can be a place of education, healing

A tumultuous 2020 is finally in the rearview mirror, but we're headed into 2021 facing a fierce headwind. With a plethora of very divisive political and racial issues already on the table, the addition of COVID-19 presents most Americans with our worst nightmare. The coronavirus is here for the long haul; a possible turning point is yet to be identified, especially since the vaccine rollout is lagging.