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Brunswick County is less than a month away from having a new sheriff. State law says that the party of the former sheriff will decide the next sheriff. Because Ron Hewett is a Democrat, the Brunswick County Democratic Party will be choosing the new sheriff. But not without asking for the public's input. Days after Ron Hewett resigned amid corruption allegations, the process for choosing his replacement is already underway. "What's most important now is filling the leadership void right now that was created by Sheriff Hewett resigning," says Robert Epstein, Vice Chair of the Brunswick County Democratic Party. "The county deserves a more regular presence and we are committed to being good stewards of the process." Epstein is part of the committee that will vote on Hewett's replacement. Right now, committee members are compiling a list of candidates. They will then hold a public meeting to hear from the candidates and county residents. After a series of votes, committee members will then submit their choice to county commissioners. "We are very committed to having a very open, transparent and a well-run process," says Epstein. The process is essentially open to anyone. To be a county sheriff in North Carolina, you must be 21 years old, literate, have lived in the county for one year, and lived in the voting precinct for 30 days. No prior law enforcement experience or party affiliation is required. Ron Hewett resigned earlier this week, after serving as sheriff since 1994. In March, he was suspended after 22 current and former members of the department came forward with allegations of misconduct and extortion. A federal grand jury has since indicted hewett, but has yet to put forth its findings. For now, Coroner Greg White remains the county's acting sheriff.

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Southern born

ENOUGH SAID PLEASE READ YOUR ORGINAL POST LOok Out: Where is all the Ronald Haters, I notice a a small silence as if the world suddenly stood still, A friend of mine said the deputies looked really depressed, I believe you can find the reason tucked away in the NEED TO KNOW SECTION of the star news last friday, " Grand Jury Returned No Indictments for Ronald Hewett" Round one Sexy REX you win Round 2 You Loose but the announcer forgot to put this on this big old TV station so that all the Ronald Haters would Not Have Egg on thier Face for this round.... Wooried.. I would be governer has ordered task force to look into the relationship between Ronald Hewetts Campaign finances and Rexs relationship to the illegal checks, Round Three Should be interesting hope they have more than what we have seen. on Ronald or we might just have to give MR. Hewett the whole county God Speed Replace him soon before we have all the facts...... Dont wait until we can do background checks on some of his co- conspirators, this is not biblical it is embarrassing.... Come on give us all the news...yeah he resigned because rex played dirty by having him susupeneded with the same information he used to convict him, meaning ronald would have to present his entire defense before the criminal trial ever started So Rex stacked the deck but he must be gettimng nervouse, because round three will be the hewett defense and a strategically resignation, he was elected which means if he is forced to resign because REX stacked the deck then could he >>>>>>>>>>>>>><<<<<<<<<..

Southern Born

Dear Southern Born, You did not upset me, you amuse me. Trust me we when we read your “recipe” it only confirmed what we thought about you in the beginning. You state you never said Ronald Hewett was innocent, but your ramblings say otherwise. No law enforcement officer needs you to say “here, there are a lot of good cops” they already know that. I thought the issue was to teach you to write so that we could understand what it is you are trying to convey, I was wrong. We need to teach you to read your ramblings so that you will know what you have said, and how you came across. One other thing, never have I said that you were “You were non- superior in the world of sentence structures” you are the only one who has produced evidence of that. In closing let me address your statement " by the way you might want to get someone to show you how to use the Dinosourious or whatever it is, it might help with the anger issues” The term you are trying to address is Thesaurus. For you education a Thesaurus in not a drug, it is a writing device used to improve your vocabulary by providing you with options in the use of certain words. Please do not belittle law enforcement officers, one day you may need their help and that will be a bitter pill for you to swallow. I must revert to the age old saying “it’s hard to have a battle of the wits, with an un-armed person”.

Contingency14\Southern Born

Dear Contingency, I would like to apologies for the off hand remarks that I have made, if I have offended you I’am truly sorry, it is just that I feel very strongly that all should be brought to justice. I would hope that you will continue to voice your opinions, I find your responses on the issues insightful and very intelligent (Well Written As Well). I simply forgot that your opinions are just as important as mine… I would also like to apologies to Gene and Justice….

Imposter I Hope

must say this entire blog confuses me, I will just let it ride, If you did write this you need help!!!

Southern Born

How can you of all people tell anyone they need help? Like Contingency said, read your own posts and see how you come across. You have gone from loving the sheriff and hating LEO's, to hating the sheriff and loving LEO's. You type some nonsense about "finger prints of the soul", still not even sure where that came from. So before you go bad mouthing anyone, at least I can read what contingency writes and make sense of it.

Imposter I Hope

Well!! must say do you have an opinion of your own, #1 I have only said I dislike the stinky backstabbing law breaking deputies, and please copy one sentence I have written where I say I loved the sheriff, Also I believe contingency14 has some very good points to make, the fact that we have hammered each other with back and forth banter is irrelevant, if you are expecting me to be upset WRONG. It is obvious that Contigency14 is intelligent enough to know that she Stated that I could not string together a sentence in her first response to me.. she is far to intelligent to make that kind of mistake, by stating she never questioned my sentence structure. I believe you are the imposter just trying to play catch-up.... I would say you pegged the Dum@@s meter with your response..

About Southern Born

Justice and PB, Don't be too hard on Southern, I get pretty *itchy sometimes and he/she was just giving it back to me. Southern, Just so you know. I do respect your opinion..I'm just old and crabby sometimes.

Last Time

Sorry I have upset you again… I was only replying to you insult of my intelligence. I guess all your cop buddies and you had to stop giggling when you were served up the recipe… you ask for, by the way you might want to get someone to show you how to use the Dinosourious or whatever it is, it might help with the anger issues. again why don’t you show all the blogs, starting where you attacked me first for having an opinion… again you asked for the recipe I simply delivered it up with a good helping of your own kind of nastiness…. AGAIN I HAVE NEVER SAID RONALD HEWETT WAS INNOCENT, BUT YOU HAVE YET TO ANSWER THAT ONE QUESTION>>> HOW DO YOU JUSTIFY BREAKING THE LAW FOR YEARS, . What I have said is if you are going to persecute the Ex sheriff then lets serve up the same justice for the deputies involved….. Its only my opinion Here, there are a lot of good cops everywhere the ones who honor the law and protect the citizens, these cops are not afraid to stand between citizens and injustice, but to sit back and do nothing shows a particular type of cowardice and a shortness of moral fortitude… this is what I have said all along… in the face of your attacks on my grammar and sentence structure. you have your opinion I have mine. I have yet to make one negative comment about any of your opinions on an issue, but you have been diligent both in insults towards me and of my opinions.. I can only assume that judging by how low you have stooped that it would be hard to find you on a floor painted in pokey dots .. So bring on the heat , I will never accept that those stinky deputies are heroes….. And let me add its only my opinion.. yours is most welcomed…. So the next time you want a recipe surely your momma has a cabinet full that she has been serving up to you for years….. They must be good recipes, because you appear to be very intelligent…..with a very good sense of humor… Regardless of what you might think I like your responses Your non- superior in the world of sentence structures

Ah, Southern Born

Wow, you used spell check! I am so proud of you I can hardly stand it. Now for your next trick we will work with Thesaurus and other neat vocabulary tricks. Before you know it Southern, you will be writing at a 6th grade level. Just look how far you have come from your first post: LOok Out: Where is all the Ronald Haters, I notice a a small silence as if the world suddenly stood still, A friend of mine said the deputies looked really depressed, I believe you can find the reason tucked away in the NEED TO KNOW SECTION of the star news last friday, " Grand Jury Returned No Indictments for Ronald Hewett" Round one Sexy REX you win Round 2 You Loose but the announcer forgot to put this on this big old TV station so that all the Ronald Haters would Not Have Egg on thier Face for this round.... Wooried.. I would be governer has ordered task force to look into the relationship between Ronald Hewetts Campaign finances and Rexs relationship to the illegal checks, Round Three Should be interesting hope they have more than what we have seen. on Ronald or we might just have to give MR. Hewett the whole county God Speed Replace him soon before we have all the facts...... Dont wait until we can do background checks on some of his co- conspirators, this is not biblical it is embarrassing.... Come on give us all the news...yeah he resigned because rex played dirty by having him susupeneded with the same information he used to convict him, meaning ronald would have to present his entire defense before the criminal trial ever started So Rex stacked the deck but he must be gettimng nervouse, because round three will be the hewett defense and a strategically resignation, he was elected which means if he is forced to resign because REX stacked the deck then could he >>>>>>>>>>>>>><<<<<<<<<.. Again, congratulations.

RECIPE:

Recipe: 1 pound of 14 1 pound of Contingency 18 stinky cowards 1 bad sheriff 1 ounce Back stabbing 1 ounce of Rex Gore justice 1 Democratic party Slowly stir 1 ounce of contingency14's wonderful disposition 1 lb of giving spell check credit for your intelligence A dash of contingency14 wit 100 lbs of wasting time responding too contingency14 idiotic comments Eat all of it, get super dumb PS: If this doesn’t work try re-reading contingency14 blogs

Here Is Your Recipe

Recipe: 1 pound of 14 1 pound of Contingency 18 stinky cowards 1 bad sheriff 1 ounce Back stabbing 1 ounce of Rex Gore justice 1 Democratic party Slowly stir 1 ounce of contingency14's wonderful disposition 1 lb of giving spell check credit for your intelligence A dash of contingency14 wit 100 lbs of wasting time responding too contingency14 idiotic comments Eat all of it, get super dumb PS: If this doesn’t work try re-reading contingency14 blogs

1 bad sheriff??

Wow you were all for him less than a month ago. What happened? Did you finally wise up? Now everyone else is dumb but you right? Wise up cupcake.

Wising Up

Thanks for you comments would like you to read below.. my recipe was delivered because she insulted me fisrt by calling me and Angry Little Troll... and then proceeded to insult me after I apologised by requesting the recipe so "that everyone could be as dumb as me" read all the post first and yes I may have had my doubts about the ex sheriffs guilt but convinced that all should be brought to justice who broke the law, including some of the deputies.... but when he resigned he proved that not only was he guilty but that they were too... Your name is justice so i hope you are one of the good guys...if you are one of them perhaps you can reverse my opinion with some insight.. I will be the first to say I am not always right...

Hmpph. Southern Born, now.

I could not disagree anymore than I do right now to your attack on "Cont14". Saying this kind of fodder lends to itself nothing less THAN the fodder we are seeing in Brunswick County. I read each of your posts (yours and Cont's). Both are quite valid and thought out, not to mention, intelligent. You know this, or you would not be butting heads with Cont.

What?

I have never seen so many word say so little! Well, except when Nixon said, "I am not a crook."

Nixon

If we read your post we have all seen some words that say nothing... some of your post are very safe. you take the sure side and hide behind the obviouse, try taking a risk I would respect you more, but just going along for safe sake is boring... come on you can do better than that..I can take it..

Southern born, about Ronald Hewett

Southern born, I was wondering if you could do me a favor. You said that you are what you eat; I realized with that statement that you must be wonderful at preparing dumb. I am sure by now that you have found many great ways to prepare it, fried, boiled, baked or just right out of the can. Since I can see by your writings that you are an expert on it, could you post some of your recipes on the net. I am going to keep corresponding with you I will need to dumb down, as will the rest of us. Oh, thanks for the spelling tip. I hope you will continue to write, it's like a comedy hour on the net. I shall be smiling all day at the thought of your writings

Dumbing Down

Good One that hurt my feelings. I cant take any more you win your the smartest, I am the dumbest.. your brilliant.. ... You have all the answers... I have none..... Your opinions are right mine are wrong......you are the most clever.... I was just trying to keep up with you, but obviously I cant I am to full of dumb. I admire your writing and believe I have learned a few things... hope you didn’t get your feelings hurt.. So please don’t refrain from pointing out all my problems, I have judged you unfairly and rescind everything that has been directed at you.. I believe that I have acted childish with my opinions will look forward to other blogs that have your name and hope you the best… Maybe somewhere along the way we can agree, I would love to have your back in one of these blogs, I think we could really get our points across… have a good weekend… Your Friend

Southern born, about Ronald Hewett

Southern Born, Thanks for the laugh. Just for future reference it's Contingency14. Oh, one more thing. Maybe I was wrong about Hewett. If you are truly working for him, he did not have a chance.

ROFLMAO!

Short, sweat, and to the point! Nothing like just telling it like it is. It is a rare and wonderful thing to have so few words say so much!

Working For Ronald

"Wow!!! you are so clever" I give up and by the way check your spelling I believe its String not sting.... and if your working against Ronald there is a possibility we could be stuck with him and the stinky 18 a very long time... remember you are what you eat, and judging by what you are full of, one can only believe that it must oose out of everyone of your orifices...

TODD DOUGLAS

TODD DOUGLAS FOR SHERRIF

Todd Douglas for Sherrif

I have to agree with you Todd Douglas would make a great sherrif and I would surely vote for him. He would make short work of keeping the county in line! Let us all support Todd Douglas for sherrif.

Todd Douglas for Sherrif!

He would make an excellent Sherrif! The Community needs a leader like Mr. Douglas... Tough on crime and really cares for his community! I will vote for him!

ELECT GORDON HOBBS AS

ELECT GORDON HOBBS AS SHERRIF

NEW SHERRIF

HOW ABOUT GORDON HOBBS AS OUR NEW SHERRIF.LOOK AT WHAT HE HAS DONE FOR THE COUNTY ALL READY

Southern born, about Ronald Hewett

Southern born, When I search your comments what I see is an angry, uninformed little troll. When you start a post with “Where is all the Ronald Haters, I notice a a small silence as if the world suddenly stood still, A friend of mine said the deputies looked really depressed (JUST FOR YOUR INFORMATION, THE DEPUTIES ARE DOING FINE AND THINGS ARE REALLY WORKING WELL AT THE BCSO), I believe you can find the reason tucked away in the NEED TO KNOW SECTION of the star news last Friday” one can only assume that you are not informed as to the workings of a Federal Grand Jury, so I simply informed you. However, I am glad that you came out and acknowledge that Ronald is not innocent, and by the way I have done my homework and trust me my mind is open. I love your statement “Ok, that’s impossible for you because you’re a police officer, that is oblivious” Wow, are you missing the mark. I could not afford the cut in pay (sorry Leo’s but I think you are underpaid) Now, when you speak of the men and women who went to Raleigh to testify you make the comment “So lets talk about justice if my boss orders me to rob a bank.. Can I cry I was worried about my job answer that one while you wiping off the egg … here’s one for you if you and your buddies had admitted to breaking the law while in Raleigh you would be up on charges as well. So I quests your bravery and honor was protected by pleading the Fifth” First of you do not have any idea if they pleaded the fifth, unless you are part of the Federal proceeding (which I doubt very seriously). None of those people have said they are not guilty of breaking some law for following Ronald’s direction, not one of them. However that being said, I also know enough to know that Ronald would have fired anyone who did not show up at one of his “work parties” and if you deny that then all I can say is you must be related to Ronald. When a federal grand jury seated and they run out of time, they can be extended or the evidence can be read into a newly seated jury and they just continue on, so your assumption that they “cannot deliberate forever and March was the deadline” is inaccurate (no surprises there). About time sheets, one simple question for you. Mr. Hewett should know what his payroll and overtime budgets where, did he not notice that there were overtime entries? Since he did not sign “timesheets”? Thank you for referring to my a@@ as sweet, that’s very kind of you, but I’m a little miffed about the “so you and your buddies are next”. Once again, you have no idea who I am, nor do I know who you are. The difference with me is I really do not care who you are. I am sure that there will be others whose doings at the BCSO will come into question, just as I am sure there will be others in the county whose dealings will come into question. So, you state that you where there when Keith Smith volunteered and begged to do the Golf Tournament. Did you stand up and say (with your vast knowledge of what is legal and what is illegal) “that is against the law”, did you speak up and say “you cannot use county money to work on a golf tournament”, did you do anything to let Ronald know he was breaking the law? Or where you afraid that you would lose you job for speaking up? Just asking. You know what Southerborn, I was not going to take the time to go watch the Federal Trials when they roll around, but after reading your posts, I would not miss it for the world. Because my dear one thing that I can assure you, perjury is still a felony and when you admit you were there when county money was being used inappropriately and you did not step to the plate (as did other officers) to report it, maybe you will be the one with the Goober hat on or an orange jumpsuit. Your closing statement “anything is better then the stinky 18, at least we know where we stand with Ronald” Yes, we have all read the affidavits and listen to those tapes. I am very sure that women and the black community know exactly where they stand with Ronald, and it’s not a pretty thing. “and if they decide to get one of us good public servants I can imagine we will have to wear mirrors on our butts to see them coming” I just hope they get a public servant who can sting together a sentence. In closing let me leave you with this; It is physically impossible to put your head up your butt, but my hat is off to you because you seem to have gotten the job done.

Cotingency 14

Nerves are like finger prints of the Soul, and it would appear that your nerves do not hold up well in the face adversity, I apologies for upsetting you. I had no idea of your delicate animosity towards justice, However it would appear that you would not have all the cards on the table, I for one have yet to here you explain how breaking the law once sworn becomes excusable under any circumstance. Perhaps the fact that you yourself in your comments have wiggled in so many directions in and effort to condone the actions of all who broke the law except, (Mr. Hewett) have simply misplaced that part where you need to place your head. As far as my sentence structure goes, if it requires perfect grammar in order to be considered as having an opinion then you yourself should practice that which you preach.... So with that said I believe that all the wheels of justice will turn; I believe that Ronald is guilty and I believe that any one who breaks the law for any reason should be held accountable... I do not blame my faults on my boss and I do not follow bad orders... I take responsibility for my own actions... These are just my opinions and in no way demean yours, but since you attacked me first I apologies for reducing myself to your level "No I don’t" its just too much fun watching the stickiest in this matter squirm.....

Ronald Is Gone: Citizens Stand Up

Goodbye Ronald: your resignation will probably insight more abuse by many to dance in glory at your demise, a fallen sheriff who once carried 70% percent of the vote For your comrades who pushed you into the arms of justice after having walked that path with you hopefully they will never be placed in a situation where they will be required to choose between the law and doing what is right if so hopefully they will be men enough to accept their responsibility and resign before burying their sudden morality into the next poor slobs back. For those of us who believe in Santa Clause hopefully we will get at least 20 resignations Or Terminations by Christmas, true justice would place them directly across the cell block from you. hopefully the message sent here is follow the law: not set the situation up to cover ones A@@, So I appeal to the citizens if we are to have true reform then lets start by purging any and all involved in this embarrassment to our county after all he did hire them, and if his judgment is that clouded then how can we have confidence in them. So please do not honor these cowards of fate, but demand and praise their demise as we have Ronald Hewetts

Ballree's Qualifications for Brunswick County Sherrif.

It seems to be an accepted fact that Ron Hewwett will not be returning to his office at the Brunswick County Sheriff Department. However, he may in fact return to the jail complex for, some time. For all those Hewett supporters that would miss his type of monkey business I again submit the name of Emmett Ballree, currently the Chief of Police in Boiling Spring Lakes. Below are excerpts from WRAL-TV, WTTN-TV and the "Goldsboro New-Argus" That will give you a better idea of why Ballree would be a great choice. From WTTN "Mount Olive's police chief for the past 13 years has quit amid questions he used a town gas card for personal use. Town manager Charles Brown says Emmett Ballree resigned Friday afternoon. Ballree had been chief for 13 years, and served a total of 22 years with Mount Olive." From WRAL "Mount Olive, N.C. — The police chief of Mount Olive has resigned amid allegations that he used a town credit card at a gas station to fill the tank of his personal vehicles, authorities said. Chief Emmett Ballree resigned late Friday after the town conducted an internal investigation. Officials said no criminal charges would be filed in the matter." From the NEWS-ARGUS, "Mount Olive chief refused to listen to allegations Former Mount Olive police Chief Emmett Ballree won't confirm or deny allegations that he used the town's credit card to gas up one or more personal vehicles. But Mount Olive Town Manager Charles Brown said he has information to substantiate the claim that the credit card was used improperly. Brown received a report about two weeks ago that Ballree filled up a personal vehicle and paid for the gas using the town's credit card. Using the town credit card for personal use is not allowed, according to town policy. Brown investigated the allegation and addressed the issue with the Mount Olive Town Board in a closed door meeting. Ballree, 48, learned that the meeting was about the police department in general and about him specifically. So he tracked down Brown to discuss the matter further Friday. Ballree said Brown told him that some allegations had been made. Unwilling to subject himself and his family through an investigation, Ballree offered to resolve the matter by turning in his police badge." You would have to question why he turned in his badge, on the spot, the same day he learned of this, without so much as an explanation. Of course, unless he knew he was guilty and the town was going to be able to prove it! Not a bad deal. Walk away and the town does not pursue criminal charges. He got off better than Hewett on that! More from the NEWS-ARGUS, "MOUNT OLIVE - Town officials say they have a videotape substantiating claims the town's former police chief misused the town's credit card..... ...According to one town official who asked not to be identified, the town was able to substantiate the claims of credit card misuse after viewing a surveillance tape from the Handy Mart located on North Breazeale Avenue." And, it seems "like father, like son" from the NEWS-ARGUS "Chief's son charged MOUNT OLIVE -- Michael Ballree, 18, of Mount Olive has been charged with larceny of firearms. He is the son of the Mount Olive chief of police, Emmett Ballree, who has removed himself from involvement in the investigation and has requested a full investigation and review by the District Attorney's office. Michael Ballree is charged with taking four handguns from a cabinet at the police station. He is free on $2,500 bond." The similarities between Hewett and Ballree are amazing. Ballree would bring back to the Brunswick County Sheriff Department just about exactly what just left. We in Boiling Springs lakes I guess should thank David Lewis and Joan Kinney for having the foresight to bring Ballree to this town and thereby our county. We should further thank Mayor Kesmodel and council members Caster, Troscianiec, and of course Kinney for ignoring Ballree's personal use of a BSL car since he came here. After all, our county is in need of a new Sheriff and Ballree seems to fit the bill perfectly. In the larger interest of our county, they should unanimously submit Ballree for our Sheriff. This should also help heal the wounds of the Hewett supporters. They can't have Hewett back but, But Ballree would be very, very close!