ONLY ON 3: Chadbourn town councilman asked to resign

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Submitted: Wed, 11/14/2012 - 4:38am
Updated: Mon, 11/19/2012 - 6:11pm

CHADBOURN, NC (WWAY) — It was a war of words Tuesday night in the small town of Chadbourn. One town councilman was at the center of controversy during a meeting and some say it’s time for him to go.

An embarrassment to the town of Chadbourn. That is what residents and even some town leaders are saying about Councilman Edwin Roberts.

“Sir, I’m here to ask you tonight to resign,” said Dee Long, who lives in Chadbourn and spoke to Roberts during the public comments session of the meeting. “You do not need to represent me or anyone else in this room. You are not a favorable member of council. You’re not doing us any good. You’re doing us harm, so subsequently you need to leave.”

Chadbourn Town Council had several issues to discuss, but Councilman Roberts seemed to take over the meeting. While Long publicly asked Roberts to resign from the board, Frances Hayes says Roberts needs to realize who he’s working for.

“He has no regard for Chadbourn really,” Hayes said. “Everything that he does is an agenda for himself it seems like.””

Also during public comments, Hayes told the board about personal issues she has been having with Roberts. She says Roberts, who lives next door to her elderly mother, has repeatedly called Chadbourn Police because leaves and household items were on his property. Hayes says her mother suffers from Alzheimer’s and dementia, and Roberts’s behavior is inappropriate.

Other council members sided with Hayes, telling Roberts to be more courteous to his neighbors and just let the issue go.

“They can say what they want,” Roberts said. “I’m doing by best for the town. It doesn’t really bother me.”

Roberts also said he’s not surprised by the negative comments and is not going to consider resigning. Hayes says she hopes Roberts leaves before his term is up three years from now.

“I’m 51 and have lived here since I was ten years old, and I don’t think I have ever met anyone like him,” Hayes said.

At the end of the meeting Roberts asked council to discuss hiring an additional police officer and policies regarding the disposal of yard or household materials on another person’s property. Both of the discussions erupted in arguments among board members.


  • Vog46 says:

    Just based upon this news article there was nothing of substance any other council person brought up except the “dealings” with Council woman Haye’s mother, and general personal issues
    Hopefully there’s more to this than that…..


  • I’m edwin roberts,
    read the news reporter tomorrow and see if they put in the paper my story.
    I’m trying to save this town,
    it cost me $20.00 extra on my trash pick-up bill because of this woman putting her leaves, home carpet trash on my property ( property that I have to maintane ) that belongs to the town,
    again I have to maintain that property.
    Also I put sod out there only to have waist management pick it up with there buckets,
    but this is ok to put my trash in your space,
    i”d like to see where my support is.

  • SurfCityTom says:

    needed something to stir up controversy and get it back in the news now that Uncle RC appears to have faded from site.

  • thank you guest 2020,
    this is edwin roberts,
    I am the victom here,
    I have been tortured for 5 plus years by these people,
    We have actually exchanged food.
    We give her pecans.
    The fence we put up was for our protection because of our pool.
    We are caring neighbors.
    I have been slandered.
    Any attorney’s out there that could help me call 910-654-5219,or email me,
    this will just be the beginning of lawsuits against numerous people, county, town, election board.
    I also ask the FBI to please get in touch with me as there may be charges against some high ranking individuals.
    Attorneys looking to build there name..HERE IS YOUR CHANCE
    Big News Coming out of Chadbourn North Carolina.
    I will give you a long list of names to make sure there will be NO CONFLICT OF INTEREST.
    Edwin Roberts

  • Guest2020 says:

    If the mother is suffering from Alzheimers and dementia to the point that she is putting things in the neighbor’s yard, then the family needs to intervene. She could end up harming herself or someone else. And regardless of her mental state, she does not have the right to trespass on his property and he has the absolute right to call the police when someone trespasses on his property. What happens if she is on his property and gets hurt? The family would most likely sue. His protection against such a suit is having the trespassing documented. The way to do that is to file a police report. He has a right to protect himself and his property.

  • Guest4325 says:

    Just so everyone that is seeing all of this mess that Mr. Roberts is posting, you don’t know the whole story. He is lying about all of this! He needs some serious help!

  • GMA, I wish you would get me or al least guide me in the direction for help.
    This is so wrong what was done to me in a town that I am trying to save.
    We have lost 600+ residents in 8 years.
    Wouldn’t you think something must be wrong in this town.
    Please call me Edwin Roberts 910-654-5219.
    Email me:
    Thank You
    I hope Robin Roberts is doing fine.
    Hurry back Robin

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