FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Kure Beach commissioner resigns after pot charge


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Submitted: Mon, 08/08/2011 - 9:40pm
Updated: Tue, 08/09/2011 - 12:58pm By:

KURE BEACH, NC (WWAY) — A Kure Beach commissioner arrested on drug charges has resigned. Barry Nelder’s resignation is effective today.

As you saw FIRST ON 3, Kure beach police arrested Nelder Friday morning and charged him with marijuana possession.

Mayor Dean Lambeth says Nelder left his letter of resignation on the town clerk’s desk over the weekend. Lambeth said Nelder did not give a reason for his resignation, but did say he appreciated the time he served the community.

Nelder has not returned our calls for comment.

9 Comments

  • Commonsensenotcommontoday says:

    Time to be dragged, kicking and screaming, into adulthood.

  • CB says:

    Too bad all of the council members who live there are afraid of this bully cop too.

  • Kathy says:

    The late Judge John Carroll was this Kure Beach officer’s target last year. http://www.wwaytv3.com/former_mayors_son_found_not_guilty_dwi/10/2010

  • Grand Ole Party says:

    So that none of the rest of us are confused Kathy, you some how define this vehicle stop as harassment? Mr. Holden was driving on three tires, admits to driving while under the influence of prescription drugs, and also stated that he had been drinking. Are you kidding? Remember Kathy, it is better to keep silent and be thought a fool than to speak and remove all doubt. Trust me you have removed all doubt.

  • Guestopher says:

    “The cops pulled him over after spotting him driving with no front tire.”

    Yeah, completely sounds like the cops were targeting this guy. I mean really, I see the cops turning their backs on vehicles driving on 3 tires every day. They just had to pull this one over. So unfair.

  • Guest& says:

    the guy blew below North Carolina’s legal statute of .08 and was written anyway by the cop for DWI and then months later the cop took it to the news to try to discredit the Judge and also the guy’s dad, who was Mayor of Southport, during the final weeks of the election. If these two restless unproductive Kure Beach employees go, all the trouble down there will cease. A lot good employees have left that town because of them.

  • Commonsensenotcommontoday says:

    I’d also suggest that you reasearch the jurisdictional limits of a sworn law enforcement officer in the State of North Carolina.

  • Statement says:

    Bully Cop ? Thats a broad statement. How do you know they didnt have pc?
    Im not defending anyone , but thats a biased remark without putting down some details

  • Guest says:

    Ahhhh. The same laws apply, in Kure as in Carolina Bch., in these regards!

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