Ward, who spent a short time as a state trooper, is still using the title of "former state trooper". WWAY should find out what happened to Ward's career with the SHP. If a guy can't handle the stress of being a traffic cop, how can he handle the stress that goes with the county sheriff's job. Yes, he got retired after a short tour, but what kind of discharge does a trooper get when he leaves after just a few years?
There are too many unexplained questions for me to be convinced that Ward can handle the sheriff's position. Benston is being hurt by his mother-in-law's shenanigans, but he wasn't the party trying to vote at different precints. Benston is a gentleman who has proven that he can handle stress. I've never met a more friendly, gentlemanlike person. He has proven himself over the past twenty plus years as a supervisor, unlike his opponent, who, after a short period as a trooper was terminated. Ward doesn't want to discuss this as it could be very embarrassing to him and his campaign.
WWAY should be digging into this instead of being one-sided with the reporting. There is a lot of difference between being county sheriff and being a traffic officer. Some of the difference is in the stress involved.
My vote goes to the person who has proven himself to be mentally stable, Mr. Benston. Think long and hard before you vote. Benston has keep himself out of the problems that Billy Ray Pait started. Had Pait stayed out of this, Bladen County would have never been in the news. Pait got his feelings hurt when his kinfolks got terminated. Shame on Pait. Bladen County does not need this type of one sided publicity.
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