Posted in campaign 2018 Media NCGOP Politics

The Case of the sheriff who WASN’T really there.

  Apparently, Columbus County elected a sheriff in 2018 who doesn’t really live in the county he now serves.  And that’s a BIG FAT legal problem: […] After two days of testimony and a trip to Cerro Gordo, the Columbus County Board of Elections has…

Posted in Media Politics

Lee County pols apologize for, distance selves from ICE raid in Sanford

  Relax, Lee County.  SOME of your gutless political leaders really want you to know they had NOTHING to do with the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement service’s Tuesday raid in Sanford aimed at actually enforcing our nation’s immigration laws.   HERE is the sheriff…

Posted in campaign 2018 Media Politics

#ncpol: Sheriff v. Sheriff in Columbus County

Republican Jody Greene knocked off incumbent Lewis Hatcher by 37 votes on Election Day.  Meanwhile, approximately 180 absentee ballots went missing. Greene was also besieged by questions about his residency and the fact he and his wife had been voting in two different counties. Greene…

Posted in campaign 2018 Media NCGOP Politics

Why were Columbus County sheriff-elect and his wife voting in two separate counties?

Sheriff-elect Jody Greene (R) is quite busy defending himself from accusations that — among other things — he doesn’t live in Columbus County.  State law requires that sheriffs live IN the county they serve. Greene is struggling to keep his story straight.  He’s maintained that…

Posted in campaign 2018 Congress Media NC legislature NCGOP Politics

NC-09: State election chaos upends Columbus County sheriff’s race

State efforts to block certification of local races in the Ninth Congressional District have bled over to a local race in the neighboring Seventh District.  Apparently, the state board of elections is asking for a de-certification of the disputed November  2018 sheriff’s race in Columbus…

Posted in Media Politics

Does newly-elected sheriff ACTUALLY LIVE IN the county he was elected to serve?

That is the question being asked by Columbus  County voters and some drivebys in southeastern North Carolina: There’s no power hookup, there’s no trash service and the owner of a property in Cerro Gordo is not paying any taxes for structures associated with this property,…

Posted in campaign 2018 Media Moore County NCGOP Politics

Integrity a one-way street in Moore County D.A.’s office?

Law enforcement documents are leaked to a local newspaper in a county that has a heated primary for sheriff going on. The documents target a candidate in the sheriff’s race and indicate that he will be impacted by the precedent set by the US Supreme…

Posted in Media Moore County Politics

Strange bedfellows in Moore sheriff’s race

Moore County sheriff Neil Godfrey has — to most reasonable observers — done a pretty good job running the department.  A career lawman who rose through the ranks of the SBI, Godfrey was recruited to the sheriff’s office to serve as then-sheriff Lane Carter’s second-in-command. …

Posted in campaign 2016 Media NCGOP Politics

#ncpol: Roy Cooper’s crime lab STILL failing North Carolina lawmen (AND crime victims)

Attorney General — and Democrat nominee for governor — Roy Cooper wants us all to believe he has “fixed” the problems with the state crime lab that made national news, overturned convictions, and killed prosecution efforts. But a presentation by Moore County sheriff Neil Godfrey Tuesday…

Posted in campaign 2014 Media NCGOP Politics

A new Sheriff Stone hits the streets

One of the best stories from this past election day was Republican — and former state trooper — Keith Stone being elected Sheriff of Nash County. Stone and I both have roots in southeastern North Carolina’s Robeson County. My grandfather — longtime political capo di tutti…