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The Difference in Candidates

Stephy Says ๐Ÿ’‹ I would like to take a brief moment to blog about my personal beliefs & observations during this sheriff campaign. These are a few events & instances that have been on my mind since they have occurred.

If this offends you, I will apologize in advance.

During the Franklin Fall Festival on October 5th, there were tents set up with the sheriff candidates: Wyche, Potter, & Turner.

I spent a great deal of my day, (about 3 hours) browsing and roaming the festival. While I was walking, I would glance & see Capt. Josh Wyche mingling with different individuals: individuals of different races, ethnicities, sexual orientations, and religious beliefs. The smiles the he was met with reassured me that the community feels safe & comfortable while in his presence. With the growing rate of police brutality, this is essential.

As I continued browsing, while walking past the Potter & Turner tents & tables, I noticed that not one of them nor their campaigners approach me nor my family–as if we were invisible. We weren’t even met with a smile, a wave, or a friendly gesture. I’ll admit, this bothered me. Was I not worthy of speaking to? My vote should count too, right? After all, I am a registered voter.

In addition to that observation, I did not see a person of color as a campaigner or being recognized. This issue is important & noticeable to me. I observe the differences that I see, probably BECAUSE I’m a person of color.

As an African American, it is important for me to be seen & treated as equal & to not have other races seem “uncomfortable” with me, around me, or approaching me. In no way am I insinuating that neither Potter nor Turner are racist, however, it may be presumed because of the action, OR the lack thereof when they noticed people of other ethnicities at the event.

Recently, I saw a post on Facebook that endorsed Mark Turner with Evelyn Fancher -McKinney stating, “The good thing about retirement is that you can support the best qualified Candidate without fear of retribution. Also, anybody can study budgets and other reports, but Mark knows the County and the people that reside here. I’ll take the commonsense candidate any day over the power hungry. ๐Ÿ™‚(See Screenshot)

To which I responded, “Evelyn Fancher – McKinney unfortunately, as a lifelong resident of the county, I do not know Mark & he does not know me.

These moments are vital because, during the Franklin Fall Festival, Mark Turner was presented with the perfect opportunity to introduce himself to me & get to know me as a resident of Southampton County, yet he failed to seize the opportunity. He allowed me, along with my family, to walk past his tent without so much of second glance.

The other concern is Mark Turner has been rallying his campaign by his campaigners & supporters taking personal attacks on Capt. Josh Wyche’s character rather than inform the community of what he could do to assist us and make the community a better place to live. If you have been paying any amount of attention to the campaign, there hasn’t been an instance in which Capt. Josh Wyche nor his endorsements have taken low blows at the character of either component. In the words of Former 1st Lady Michelle Obama, “when they go low, we go high.” These are the things that are important to pay attention to with meticulous detail.

During a Power Palooza, a free event open to the public, I remember the heat & humidity. It was scorching hot, yet Lt. Josh Wyche rallied with the people of the community & gave us his support during this event. He encouraged the citizens of the community, and spoke on the importance of voting overall. I do not recall seeing any other candidate, perhaps they were there and left before I arrived. Maybe, they were there and didn’t make themselves known. ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ Whatever the case may have been, I remember Capt. Josh Wyche standing in the heat with us & for us.

Capt. Josh Wyche has been genuinely taking time to acknowledge citizens of Southampton County & the City of Franklin. That’s why you should take your time & hit the polls on voting day.

Stephy Says ๐Ÿ’‹ take into consideration all things when you visit the polls on November 5th.

๐ŸšจDisclaimer: This post was not influenced or requested by Capt. Josh Wyche & does not represent his personal or political views. ๐Ÿšจ

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๐ŸŽถAlex Jay

Stephy Says ๐Ÿ’‹ meet Alex Jay, the angelic voice behind my favorite covers & musical genius behind his original musical art.

I began following Alex Jay on Twitter after coming across a video of him playing the guitar in the most melodic rhythm & singing with the most pure voice (Don’t believe me? Take a listen here).

His love for singing is apparent by the passion in his vocals. If you were to ask me what his music is like, I would use the words: refined, distinctive, & invoking. His voice is soothing & has a way of creating emotions, jarring feelings, & reviving life. It grasps your attention the moment he opens his mouth.

Normally, I am a reader, however his music & voice does for me what a good book does; it impacts me. As a listener, it affects me in unanticipated & unmeasured ways. It echos long after the music has come to an end.

The rhythm & tone he creates is distinctive & unique to him. His voice becomes an art of storytelling & causes you to reminisce about a particular moment. Not only do you reminisce about the moment, his voice seems to place you in that exact place. He sings in a way that makes you remember the moment, the feeling you had when the moment occurred, & brings it to the present.

His music sends sweet vibrations to the core of you heart & soul. His style of singing is intimate, inviting, & he puts you at ease. Personally, his voice has a way of calming my anxiety, enough to keep me grounded.

He has a sound that will transport you to your own world. Each song, whether it be a cover or an originally composed work or art, is written & sung with passion & heart wrenching emotion. His passion transmits to his listeners. Each rift & run that he flawlessly completes resounds within his listeners.

One of his goals & desires is to appear on the Ellen Degeneres Show–๐Ÿšจ๐Ÿšจcomplete this form to request him as a guest. ๐Ÿšจ๐Ÿšจ

Stephy Says ๐Ÿ’‹ I personally won’t stop tweeting, retweeting, or completing request forms until the world knows the starโญ๏ธ he truly is!

Connect with Alex Jay on Social Media

๐Ÿค Follow Alex Jay on Twitter: Alex Jay Singer

๐Ÿ“ธ Follow Alex Jay on Instagram: Official Alex Jay

๐ŸŽฅ Subscribe to Alex Jay’s YouTube Channel: Alex Jay

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As always, happy reading & happy listening ๐Ÿ˜Š

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๐ŸคชThe Weirdo : R.A.W.E

Stephy Says ๐Ÿ’‹ I first stumbled across Devvon Terrell some years ago on Facebook recording covers (which I’ll admit, I enjoyed more than the artist version). I instantly became a fan & began saving all of his videos, liking his page, & following him on Facebook. During this time, he was known as the Living Weirdo. That name stood out to me, partially because of the logo & the other part was because it was relatable. He made being a weirdo kind of cool, something to wear on your chest as an honor.

I became such a crazed fan, that I joined the group Devvon Terrell’s RAWE group. The group is so much more than a group, we are Devvon’s extended weirdo family. Shortly before I joined the group, (July) Facebook sent a notification giving me a badge as a top fan โญ๏ธ.

Here’s why I HAD to write a post on Devvon Terrell: First, he DESERVES this recognition plus so much more than I could ever give him. He worked his way to this spot, & put in the time to build this fan base. I’ve said it before & I’m going to say it again–he’s completely UNDERRATED.

(One of my common questions is, “do you listen to Devvon Terrell?” If the answer is no, I’m sending a link to his music–right that second. If the answer is yes, I insert how amazing he is & they agree.) If you’ve never heard of him– click here & you’ll see he’s a big deal. He’s reinvented himself & his brand–& leveled up.

He & his music brought together fans & supporters of different races, age, & gender. Because of the growing hatred in the world today, this is big because Devvon Terrell has accomplished a common goal–unity. I guess it’s true after all, music is a universal language.

Secondly, he has OVER a million fans, followers, & supporters, but still takes time out of his busy schedule to actually comment & interact with his fans.

**(He’s made my night on a few occasions by liking my tweets & responding to my comments)

When he goes live, he actually reads comments & responds to them by calling names. Not a generic, “thank you” or response, but an actual acknowledgement of you as an individual.

Thirdly, his music (along with himself as artist) is RAWE —Real And Well Evolved. Musically, his sound is unique, but signature. His voice is intoxicating, notable & one you can never forget. When the beat drops, you know he’s going to snap on the mic. You get lost in his music, & his music comes complete with songs to fit any mood you may be feeling. New dimensions in his music are discovered with each subsequent listen as his songs get better with each repeated play. The bar is raised with each song, but he continues to outdo himself. The combination of dope songs & superb production make for very strong albums. His music not only evoke feelings, it creates an experience. He has created albums that are well versed and profoundly executed. Stephy Says ๐Ÿ’‹ his music & albums can be described as:

โœ…a perfect treasure of melodies sung with passion

โœ…exclusively unique ventures

โœ…works of instrumental genius

โœ…melodies that seep into your brain that will leave you singing

โœ…memorable with quotable lyrics

โœ…embroidered with polished effects

โœ…some of the most intriguing albums of the year

โœ…proves to be a rousing showcase of the artist’s talents

โœ… rich in quality and balanced complexity

Stephy Says ๐Ÿ’‹ Devvon Terrell comes highly recommended because he is highly listenable, & highly humble. From start to finish, his albums grasp your attention.

Connect with Devvon Terrell on social media:

๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ Like Devvon Terrell on Facebook : Devvon Terrell

๐Ÿค Follow Devvon Terrell on Twitter : Devvon Terrell

๐Ÿ“ธ Follow Devvon Terrell on Instagram : Devvon Terrell

๐Ÿ’ป Visit Devvon Terrell online: http://www.devvonterrell.com/

๐Ÿ’ป Visit the RAWE shop: The Rawe Shop

๐Ÿ“น Subscribe to Devvon Terrell’s YouTube: Devvon Terrell

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As always, happy reading & happy listening!

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AU Wood ๐ŸŒŠ๐Ÿ„๐Ÿฝโ€โ™‚๏ธ

Stephy Says ๐Ÿ’‹ meet AU Wood, the lyrical genius behind some of your favorite songs & dopest hits that you probably haven’t heard yet.

On a day to day basis, Wood is a respectable & friendly individual, but drop a beat & watch him transform into a beast as he bodies a beat.

Wood delivers metaphors & punchlines bar after bar with an effortless delivery. He drops so much fire that you literally have to start the song over so you can hear the bars again–so much heat that you have to pause, regain your composure, & let others hear it. Overall, itโ€™s safe to say he delivers real music.

His level of humble confidence makes you do one of two things –love him or hate him. For most, it’s the first one. Whether it’s love or hate, either way he’s respected.

He studies the art & the technique of the art to develop his rapping technique. He pays homage to the greatest rappers in the industry through his music & his verses. His music production is crisp, high quality, & professional which makes it obvious that he takes pride in his art. The structure of his songs are is flawless & has a way of leaving you wanting to hear more even after the song is over. The harmonic blend of instruments & melodies gives you smooth beats that you can vibe to or hard beats that slap & hype you up with an old school vibe. His creativity is unmatched as seen by cover art of his album.

The ingenuity of his music capitalizes on his individuality & places him in a league of his own. Hear some of my favorites here:

Ms. Cookies Baby

Summer’s Mine

Open Letter to Jay-Z

Amerikkka

His voice over the beat is smooth yet authoritative, but the confidence is what grabs your attention. He recently dropped Summer’s Mine & it painted the Facebook timeline with profile pictures of the album cover in support of him. Since it’s dropped, it’s gotten nothing but positive feedback & reviews. (If you Instagram- #Summersmine ๐ŸŒŠ๐Ÿ„๐Ÿฝโ€โ™‚๏ธ) In addition to Summer’s Mine dropping, he added a fire jersey to pay respect to his block ๐Ÿ”ฅ

He is lyrically a genius & places his words strategically so the flow is undeniably sick. He speaks on relatable real life issues & tells stories through his music.

His music has thousands of streams on Spotify & his fans & supporters continue to rock with him because he continues to put out dope music. Catch the wave, you may be listening to the next GOAT ๐Ÿ.

Stephy Says ๐Ÿ’‹ connect with Wood on social media —

๐Ÿ‘๐ŸฝLike AU Wood on Facebook: AU WOOD

๐Ÿ“ธ Follow on Instagram: Au_Wood

๐Ÿค Follow on Twitter: Au_Wood

๐Ÿ“น Subscribe on YouTube: Au Wood

๐ŸŽถ Follow & Stream on Spotify: Au Wood

๐Ÿ“ฑPurchase music on iTunes: Au Wood

As always, Stephy Says ๐Ÿ’‹ LIKE, COMMENT, SHARE, & SUBSCRIBE โœจ

Happy reading & happy listening ๐Ÿ˜

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๐Ÿ”๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ Top 10…

Stephy Says ๐Ÿ’‹ I LOVE lists soooo below find a list of my favorite top 10s.

Top 10 favorite Weezy Songs & lines:

1. A Milli

If you can’t beat ’em then you pop ’em

You can’t man ’em then you mop ’em

You can’t stand ’em then you drop ’em

You pop ’em ’cause we pop ’em like Orville Redenbacher

2. 6 foot 7 foot

Paper chasing, tell that paper, “Look, I’m right behind ya”

B***h, real G’s move in silence like lasagna

3. Gossip

That is a weak emotion

The lady of a nigga

And you could get tipped

Like ya waitin’ on a nigga

4. How to Love

But I admire your poppin’ bottles and dippin’

Just as much as you admire bartending and strippin’

5. Go DJ

Pow, one to the head now you know he dead

6. Hustler Muzik

Phantom of the opera

All black gwop tent, locked in

I can let them shots out

You can’t get no shots in

7. Leather so soft

My rag always red, like when them hos bleed

Now that’s cold bleed, no I mean cold blooded

8. Love me or Hate me

I’ve been through it all

The fails, the falls

I’m like Niagara

But I got right back up, like Viagra

9. Fireman

You catch my gal legs open better smash that

Don’t be surprise if she ask where the cash at

I see she wearing them jeans that show her butt crack

My girls can’t wear that why that’s where my stash at

I put my mack down that’s where you lack at

She need her candlelit and I’m a wax that

10. Lollipop

lil’ mama had a swag like mine

She even wear her hair down her back like mine

I make her feel right when its wrong like lyin’

Top 10 favorite Breezy Songs:

1. Poppin’ (I’m still waiting on a video)

2. Tempo

3. Loyal

4. Ya Man Ain’t Me

5. Deuces

6. Take you down

7. She Ain’t You

8. Back to Sleep

9. Winner

10. Ain’t No Way

Top 10 favorite dancers:

1. Chris Brown

2. Omarion

3. Ciara

4. Michael Jackson

5. Usher

6. Janet Jackson

7. Bruno Mars

8. Beyoncรฉ

9. Missy Elliott

10. NeYo

Top 10 50 cent songs:

1. Many Men

2. P.I.M.P

3. 21 Questions

4. Hate it or Love It

5. I’ll Whip your head Boy

6. I’m Supposed To Die Tonight

7. In Da Club

8. Candy Shop

9. Wanksta

10. Window Shopper

Top 10 forgotten songs:

1. Ice Cream – J.S.

2. Never Leave You- Lumidee

3. Baby It’s You- Jojo

4. Step Daddy- Hitman Sammy Sam

5. Chicken Noodle Soup- Webstar & Young B

6. Case of the Ex- Mya

7. Leave (Get Out)- JoJo

8. A Bay Bay- Hurricane Chris

9. King Kong- Jibbs

10. Throw Some D’s- Rich Boy

Top 10 favorite throwback BET shows:

1. Cita’s World

2. Access Granted

3. 106 & Park

4. College Jill

5. Rap City

6. BET Now

7. Hell Date

8. Harlem Heights

9. Baldwin Hills

10. Comic View

Top 10 favorite throwback shows:

1. The Proud Family

2. One on One

3. The Game

4. The Parkers

5. Romeo!

6. In the House

7. Moesha

8. Smart Guy

9. The Wayan Brothers

10. Sister, Sister

I think I’m done with the lists for now, but you get the point.

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Happy reading ๐Ÿ˜Š

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๐Ÿ’„๐Ÿ’‹Jazzy Lips

Stephy Says ๐Ÿ’‹ meet the owner of Jazzy Lips, LLC– bombshell Jasmine Chambliss.

This beauty is the CEO behind those kissable lips & products. Ranging from high gloss & shine to a moisturizing matte, Jazzy Lips has ALL of your lip needs without the sticky residue left behind like mainstream lipstick brands. This company gives all the ladies lipstick fever ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ’„.

Make up artists highly recommend her products & use them faithfully to complete their full facial beat. Their look is not normally complete until a Jazzy product has graced their lips.๐Ÿ’„

No outfit is complete until lipstick is applied. Pair it with stilettos or dress it down with sneakers. Each look is sure to be fire as long as Jazzy Lips is applied. Instantly go from drab to fab!

In today’s time, lipstick is worn all the time. This is why Jazzy Lips is bound to flourish & grow! When a woman looks her best, she feels her best, & Jazzy Lips makes women feel like a star โญ๏ธ. In almost all the pictures that have been posted by Jazzy Lips customers, their lips are puckered & their faces are glowing. That’s the Jazzy Lips effect–confidence at its best.

No matter how bad your day is, Jazzy Lips gives you a little push & motivation. You put it on, and it picks you up. It becomes an armor & superpower. It makes a woman see her beauty & strength. With Jazzy Lips lipstick on, a woman can accomplish anything.

Women adorned in lipstick can be perceived as strong. Whether you try a vibrant shade or one slightly brighter than your natural hue, with Jazzy Lips you will ooze with confidence & a strength that other women will want.

To make Jazzy Lips more special, there is a lipstick shade for every complexion because beauty is available in every shade. Whether your melanin is deep and dark, or medium to light, there is a Jazzy Lips product for you!

Don’t want a full size tube of lipstick? No problem, Jazzy Lips has a product for you. In addition to single full sized tubes of lipstick and gloss, she also offers a mini collection.

Not only can you pair your favorite outfit with a beautiful shade, you are now able to carry it in style with Jazzy Lips shoulder bags as pictured below. ๐Ÿ’„๐Ÿ’‹

When you shop Jazzy Lips, you are met with prompt, professional, & pleasant service.

Stephy Says ๐Ÿ’‹ in the words of the beautiful Jasmine & the Jazzy Lips brand, “satisfy your beauty.”

Shop Jazzy Lips! You won’t be disappointed!

๐Ÿ“ธ Follow Jazzy Lips on Instagram : shopjazzylips

๐Ÿ‘๐ŸฝLike Jazzy Lips on Facebook: Jazzy Lips LLC

๐Ÿ’ป Shop Online: www.shopjazzylips.com

What will your top picks be?

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โš–๏ธChris Brown Weigh In

Stephy Says ๐Ÿ’‹ I wasn’t going to give any attention to the whole Chris Brown fiasco.

However, Stephy Says ๐Ÿ’‹ here’s my stance. Sure, Chris Brown caused some controversy by using “nice hair” in his lyrics. I can understand why someone would be offended because I understand all views & perspectives.

Butttttt…..

Here are my thoughts:

1. He said nice hair not good hair. That’s open for interpretation, and only he knows what he means.

This outrage is coming fans with their own view of what “nice hair” is and societal views of what hair pattern is considered to be “nice.”

However, let me add, it’s usually within our own culture that we define what’s “good hair” or “nice hair.”

Let’s admit as females we see waves as “good hair” or “nice hair” over dreads. Even as females, when we see females like Rasheeda from Love & Hip Hop ATL or any celebrity with slick edges or a bouncy girl pattern, even down to our own friends, we tend to say things like “girl, you got some good nice” or immediately begin wishing for hair like theirs. The trick I found is just complimenting hair as “looking nice.”

We (both genders) have been conditioned on both sides to think that nice hair or good hair is seen as Traci Ellis Ross hair. The thing is, I see more outrage when men use the term versus when women use it. If we are going to be offended, let’s be consistently offended. ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ

There wasn’t this much outrage when Beyoncรฉ’s lyrics included, “Becky, with the good hair” in which she chose the word “good” rather than “nice.” ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ

2. It’s just hair & with as many weave & wigs are available, if you feel offended by the “nice hair” lyrics or don’t feel like you fit the description, then ๐Ÿ—ฃgo buy you so nice hair.

3. It’s his personal preference. Just as I prefer thicker & solid men. No offense to the slim ones, it’s just my preference for the bigger ones.

I have friends that prefer long hair or short hair, some that prefer mates with no kids, some that prefer lighter skin or darker skin & vice versa.

Could this be considered or seen as a form of discrimination or offensive? Absolutely, but it’s just a preference. ๐Ÿ—ฃPreferences are always going to be offensive to those that don’t fit the criteria.

The thing is everybody has their own preferences, & people just need to learn to let others have their preferences without the sensitivity.

4. Everyone is so sensitive nowadays, it makes it difficult for artists or anyone to name their preference without being ridiculed.

5. It’s not that deep. He’s not dating any of us sooo we should all let it go

The end.

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๐Ÿ—ฃAttention Please

Stephy Says ๐Ÿ’‹ just because I’ve been thinking about it, here’s my mini list of underrated artists in no particular order… this is not up for debate, I said what I said ๐Ÿ—ฃ

Mainstream

Lyfe Jennings

T-Pain (without auto tune)

Fabolous

Childish Gambino

  • Tink
  • Andy Mineo
  • Mapei
  • Chris Echols
  • Devvon Terrell
  • Marcus Canty

  • I’m sure there will be some disagreement on my list, but this is why it’s according to what Stephy Says ๐Ÿ’‹

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    ๐Ÿš—Auto City Scam

    On December 2, 2017, the day before my birthday, I paid a visit to Auto City a buy here, pay here “side lot” located in on Air Line Blvd in Portsmouth, VA. This was one of the car dealerships offered as a benefit by my former job. It seemed like the perfect opportunity for me. Boy was I wrong !๐Ÿ˜’

    My dad, a former car salesman, searched the lot with me, followed closely by my car salesman, Evan. My dad checked out all the cars I liked. He looked under the hoods, checked the fluids, inspected the tires, trunk, & inside of the car–carefully overlooking them all. Evan gave his word that he would never put me in a car that he wouldn’t put his daughter in. He even said he would treat me like family. He quickly referred to himself as “Uncle Evan.” I looked at a few cars within my budget, but I kept coming back to the car that felt like “me.” I finally settled on a silver 2006 Acura TL for a low price of $4,600. That one was “it” for me.

    My family & I test drove it. My dad rode while I sat in the passenger side. He turned all the knobs, checked the air & heat function, sun roof function, radio function, & checked out all the lights in the dash. Everything checked out good & I decided to buy it.

    I gave a generous down payment of $3,000 & drove off the lot with my “new to me” 2006 Acura TL, that I purchased on my own. This was a huge moment for me! Not only did I have a car of my own, but my payments were only $80 biweekly. Double win right? Wrong ๐Ÿ˜’

    Initially, everything was great. The staff were pleasant & exemplified superb customer service. (I know now that it was because of my money, not because they were so happy to serve me). If you haven’t figured out by now, money talks.

    A few months later, they started hounding me about payments saying that I was “8 or 9 days past due.” This was no problem, especially since past due payments were only $84.88. I was told by customer service representative, Kim, “you’re always late on your payments.” I agreed to this statement, & let Kim know that a payment/receipt book never received so I had no idea when payments were due. I just paid them every 2 weeks from the date of the last payment. I was then told that I didn’t receive the receipt book because it was “too thick” to fit in a post office box. (Red flag #1๐Ÿšฉ) I made payment arrangements, which has been acceptable per Kim but a date needed to be provided in order for it to be accepted.

    I made a few more payments & then the hounding began again.

    Fast forward to 2019, I called & made a “late” payment on 02/28/19 for $84.88. I spoke with Kim & made payment arrangements, informing her that I would pay the past due balance & current balance totaling $169.47 on March 15th, to which she replied, “ok, I’ll make a note of that.” I then asked about a round about number of how much was still owed on my car. To this, Kim responded, “a little over a thousand dollars.” I thanked her & trusted that the note was entered per our conversation.

    Well, on March 14th (the day before the arrangement was to be paid), I’m startled out of my sleep by flashing lights & my blaring care alarm. My car was being repossessed for owing a whopping total of $162. This final number of $162 included late fees.

    Oh, let me mention, my car payment was soooo behind, a whopping 19 days past due. That’s right 19 DAYS. Not even 30 days past due.

    On March 15th, I called the dealership & spoke to Karen. I was informed that the payment I made on 02/28/19 wasn’t sent for processing until 03/01/19. ๐Ÿ™„ Go figure ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ

    Karen informs me that she doesn’t see a note from Kim discussing our arrangement. This bewildered me because Kim clearly told me “ok, I’ll note it.” I ask how much it will be to get the car back & she tells me that she doesn’t know. ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค” Shouldn’t that be written somewhere? She then tells me that she would have to see where Kim would have put the note & they would call me back later.

    After about 2 hours later & still no phone call, I called back. I talked to Kim about the payment arrangements & I’m hit with the biggest lie in a not so pleasant tone–she says, “I may have said ok, but would never agree to that. I don’t even have enough power to agree to something so far out. Management can decide whether they want to repo after 11 days past due. I’ve called you everyday, but you never called me back. You making arrangements to pay on the 15th says, I don’t care about my car payment.”

    HOW SWAY KIM? WHEN I CLEARLY MADE PAYMENT ARRANGEMENTS?? HOW DOES MAKING ARRANGEMENTS TRANSLATE AS “I DON’T CARE ABOUT MY CAR PAYMENT????”

    Here are my LOGICAL questions?

    1. If you didn’t have the power to approve payment arrangements, why & how did you allow it before?

    2. If you didn’t have the power to agree to payment arrangements for the 15th of March, why didn’t you say this on February 28th?

    3. Why would I continue talking to you when arrangements were already made & “noted”?

    4. If management could decide to repossess the car, why would they do it the day before the arrangement was set?

    Kim tells me that I owe $162, but to get the car back, I would have to pay $715!!! I’m floored. I know math isn’t my strongest subject, but I wrote it down & tried to calculate this BS price. I came up short of how the price jumped so steeply.

    I asked for a break down of how I went from $162 to $715. She says this is because the tow company they used wasn’t in my jurisdiction & towing costs were $550. My house from the towing company is approximately 50 miles. Even being 50 miles, there’s NO WAY towing could or should cost $550.

    First of all, that’s FREAKING ABSURD. How does it make sense to pay $550 for towing when the past due balance was only $162??

    Furthermore, why would I pay $715 to get the car back when I only owe $1000?

    I asked Kim for the towing company’s name & she tells me Don’s Towing Company. I asked for a location & she tells me “Portsmouth” then proceeds to tell me in a testy voice, “the towing company doesn’t set out towing rates. We set our own rates.” By this time, I feel disrespected at the piss poor service. My response in a equally testy voice, “I didn’t ask you about any rates. All I asked is what company you use.” Seems to me that offering more information than asked reads ๐ŸšจGUILTY. ๐Ÿšจ

    Here is MY conclusion:

    They scammed me out of my money. They allowed me to almost pay for the car before they repossessed it during tax return season so they could resale the car. $715 is the closest they could get to the pay off they were looking for before resaling the car at the same price of $4,600 to scam someone else out of their money. Why else would they wait until the day before the payment was going on be made to repossess the car?

    โ€ผ๏ธMark my words: I will NEVER again purchase a car from Auto City. I wouldn’t even send my doll baby there to get a car.

    Don’t take my word for it–Here are some more reviews: 14 people recommend them, however nearly HALF of the people posting reviews agreed that the service is horrible. Check out the reviews. All reviews are available for public view on Auto City’s Facebook page

    I went to get my things out of the car because I was told they closed at 7. I got more than half there & called at 6:03 pm to see who I needed to speak to & they were closed. I called the following day about picking up my things only for Kim to tell me that the car was auctioned off and they had no idea where my belongings were.

    Stephy Says ๐Ÿ’‹ NEVER buy from Auto City! They are a rip off

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    ๐ŸšจCaptain Josh Wyche for Sheriff ๐Ÿ‘ฎ๐Ÿฝโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿš”

    Stephy Says ๐Ÿ’‹ it is with great pride that I write this article about Captain Josh Wyche, Sr.

    In November, Captain Josh Wyche, Sr. will be on the ballot for Southampton County & Franklin Sheriff. I personally cannot think of any better candidate for the position.

    Here are for reasons why YOU should vote for him:

    โœ… his kindness and compassion for the community & citizens of the community.

    โœ… his extensive knowledge, experience, & willingness to assist the community

    โœ… his humility & his pride in his career

    โœ… his meek yet authoritative voice that demands attention, but also enforces a mutual respect.

    โœ… he’s a family man & has family values.

    Captain Josh Wyche, Sr. is highly respected & a strong pillar in the community. His willingness to go above & beyond for the community is one of the many reasons he will have my vote in November.

    His love for people (kids, adults, elderly, etc). –all people without discrimination, judgment, or hesitation makes him the best candidate for this area. The positivity he promotes is merely a part of his character & everything he represents as a man. He is the man that the community needs to feel more safe & secure in knowing that he has our best interest at heart.

    When Southampton County suffered a tragedy, I witnessed Capt. Josh Wyche, Sr. attend the memorial service to offer support for the family & once the memorial ended, he straightway switched roles & began directing traffic without any prompting from others & without hesitation.

    Even if Capt. Josh Wyche has stopped someone for a traffic violation, his approach to the car is calm & meek. This approach makes the driver comfortable even in a uncomfortable situation. With the rise of police brutality, feeling safe is important & Capt. Wyche serves all citizens with their well being & protection as his first priority.

    He takes his career seriously, & has committed himself to the cause. He protects & serves, & he deserves your vote for Sheriff of Southampton County & City of Franklin.

    Stephy Says ๐Ÿ’‹, I’m not the only one who feels strongly about Capt. Wyche being the best candidate–check out these reviews & article.

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    VOTE CAPT. JOSH WYCHE, SR. FOR SHERIFF ๐Ÿ‘ฎ๐Ÿฝโ€โ™‚๏ธ

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