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WHITEVILLE, NC (WWAY) — Although Judge Jerry Jolly isn’t his biggest fan, District Attorney Jon David still has his supporters who say what is happening is wrong and they will not stand for it anymore.

“I’m just a mom, I’m just trying to live my life but seeing what I’m seeing, I can’t just look the other way any longer,” said Jon David supporter Mary Wayne.

Supporters of David rallied Thursday night to show their allegiance to their district attorney. The “We Support Jon David/We Hate Corruption Rally” brought many folks together, all saying the same thing, enough it enough. Wayne says she does not agree with many of the decisions being made in the community. She thinks it is time people speak up.

“One voice can make a difference,” Wayne said. “One voice can join with another, and another, and another and you can find people that have something in common with you and get big groups of people to make a louder voice and make a difference.”

Those who attended the rally say they are tired of the “Good Ol’ Boys Club” that seems to make all the decisions in the area. Supporters say they think David is just feeling the backlash of a political system that is stuck in its ways. They say they are not going to let him be steam rolled by old politics.

“We are going to stand up, just like we’re doing right now,” said Columbus County Republican Party Chair Tristan Patterson. “We’re going to make sure that their voice is heard and that any injustices are brought into the daylight rather than just swept under the rug.”

Although David was not at the rally, his supporters say they hope he knows he is not fighting this fight alone.

“I hope Jon David understands that not only is the Republican party 100% behind him, but the citizens of Columbus County are behind him as well,” Patterson said.

And as for Judge Jolly… they say he should just let David get back to work.

“I hope that Judge Jolly will be ashamed of himself and drop these charges and let Jon David do his job,” Wayne said.

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  • Southern Born

    really,snarky, thats it snarky, the entire websters dictionary and thats it snarky, how disapointing any chance this was included in JDs appeals brief,

    Judge jolly was snarky in his comments about me sending a winfall of monetary oppurtunity to one of my supporters, in the case of bad vs evil your honor, snarky should not be rewarded and therefore my bad decision should stand & by the way did you hear I won the election by beating a DA who was so bad that he hadnt won a case since MOBY DICK was a Minnow.

    Im not a betting man but I will bet that if Rex Gore had made this exact same move before JD was elected, that JD would have used it in his campaign..

  • Southern Born

    It is my understanding that only 1% of the Bar exam deals with ethics, and most fail that portion of the exam.. the 1st Bar exam probably had a higher percentage, but in order to meet the country’s need for legislatures’,DAs’ and judges the number had to be decreased to an achievable mark..

    However you slice this, it is round one for the home team, and 0 for the out of Town Democrate turned Republican…. Ra,Ra sis boom ba Gooooooo—- GOOD Ole Boys’& girls.

  • Status Quo is Gotta Go!

    So it has begun that the defenders of the status quo have started making their snarky comments here in this forum. After Sellerstown terrorism, after ColCor and the multiple indictments/convictions, after the cover up of the Davina Jones murder, after a convicted ex-gov/DA from the area.
    Yeah, like they have a leg to stand on. Now their actions are slowly being exposed bit by bit. And the Ola/Jolly fiasco could easily have been rectified with a mature response. Apologize for the false allegations and realize that Traffic Court actually works and their issue pretty much goes away. But they’ve become so accustomed to bullying that they can’t help themselves. Their MO has been to isolate and attack. When challenged the machine threatens (and yes they’re threatening Charlie Miller now and others in Columbus County now) but it isn’t going away!
    What they have never faced is a true public outcry, that’s happening now. The media clearly understands what is happening and so do the citizens who finally know they can come forward. The snakes defending this way of life are dinosaurs whose way of business predates citizen ability to communicate, organize and protest.
    Those who lived in fear are now emboldened and the status quo isn’t smart enough to see what’s happening. Jolly and Lewis could make it go away, but they lack the ability to do so instead choosing to attack folks who disagree. They learned from the Soles machine and the judge’s way in Columbus’ way of protecting the worst of the worst in RC Soles.
    Exposure will make them extinct, shamed or indicted! There’s more on the wway!

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