Former Kure Beach commissioner’s drug case continued

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Submitted: Mon, 09/19/2011 - 5:15pm
Updated: Mon, 09/19/2011 - 5:16pm

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — We’ll have to wait a little longer to see what becomes of an area politician’s marijuana charge.

Former Kure Beach Commissioner Barry Nelder was scheduled to be in New Hanover County Court today. He did not show up, but his attorney had his possession case continued until November.

Last month Kure Beach Police arrested him with nearly one gram of marijuana. Nelder resigned a few days later, but is still on the ballot for November’s election.


  • Guest461 says:

    …and drop the gossip. I rarely comment on WWAY’s reporting methodology as I enjoy most of what I read, but this old guy has already publicly humiliated himself due to his own actions, he owned up and resigned his public position. There simply isn’t any reason to further denegrate this man and his situation by chasing down and publishing the results. The end of his case will be public record and available to anyone that chooses to waste their excessive time pursuing it.

    Additionally, this is an extremely petty case that the arresting officer frankly should be pitifully ashamed of. “…nearly one gram of marijuana…”. Well now, I suppose that’s a big bust ANY Barney Fife would be proud of “Nippin’ in thuh BUD!” (no pun intended).

  • Guest462 says:

    … Barry’s a good man!! If these charges are true, I’m sure Barry is going to have a full recovery. I voted for Barry four years ago. However he did step down as a town Commissioner. I’m sad to say Barry’s not going to get my vote this time on the November 2011 election.

  • Guest2020 says:

    Regardless of how little or how much he had, he still broke the law. It is not uncommon for an arrest to be made based on that amount. It isn’t a Barney Fife mentality to arrest someone for breaking the law.

    As for the station’s continued pursuit of this story, the man broke the law when he was a public official so the public has a right to be made aware of what is going on and it is the job of the news station to report it. As far as the continued humiliation, I feel for the man, but he brought on himself when he broke the law.

  • Guest461 says:

    “Andy, you juss gotta stick to thuh let-ter of thuh LAW!”

    Did you just gradjeeate from Basic LEO training too? They need more like you in Leland, prollems going on there, need perfesshnulls!

  • Guest2020 says:

    Are you saying that lawbreakers shouldn’t be arrested and prosecuted? If that’s the case then why have police officers or a judicial system at all? Why don’t we just let everyone run amok, that way we can have more incidents like the one that happened at Creekwood.

    I have never been a police officer, but that doesn’t have anything to do with what I said earlier. And from your lousy attempt at mockery, my guess is that you’re a yankee, which would explain a lot.

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