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Enough is enough

All of the banter about the Bladen County Sheriff's Office has been going on for way too long. Sheriff Storms (and you can call him "interim" if you want, but he's still the man in charge) had his reasons for doing what he did. Trust me, just continue to watch the news, as everyone here obviously does, and it will all unfold right in front of you.

Yes, we often depend on the media to set the story straight, but people also need to understand that out of a 10 or 15 minute interview, only a handful of those quotes are used. That means, regardless of how "thorough" of a job a reporter tries to do, we only get part of the story -- and more often than not, it is one sided.

Prentis has been in the ballgame long enough to know NOT to put himself in a position that will cause him to have to withdraw from the sheriff's race. He's worked too long and too hard to give up now. Have you ever stopped to think that just because his job title changed that he didn't necessarily take on the exact same responsibilities that were previously held by Phillip Little? The men and women of that department work in their areas of expertise, regardless of what title is on their doors.

So whether you are a Prentis supporter or a Billy supporter, the fact of the matter is that Earl Storms is the sheriff at this time, and will continue to be until the new sheriff takes office in December. It's time that everyone let him do the job he was appointed to do, regardless of whether you like the decisions he makes.

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