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Time to Rein Him In

How sad to see Charles Warren and Bernest Hewett make such a mockery of the Open Meetings Law. Over the past three years, Mr. Warren has shown an inability to accept any opinion that differs from his in any way. Then when he can't articulate a better position then those he disagrees with, he consistently misquotes laws and policies to forge ahead (often illegally).

His ineptness cost the citizens of Brunswick County hundreds of thousands of dollars in his mishandling and illegal firing of the previous DSS Director. Now he is over stepping his authority during open meetings once again acting like a dictator. It is the Chairman's job to lead board work allowing input from all members in the hopes of making the best decisions for the agency and those they serve. Instead, he continues to bully and threaten anyone who dares disagree with him. If he is allowed to continue unchecked, it is only a matter of time until the Board Members he is mistreating sue the county for his failure to follow Open Meetings Law or his infringement on their First Amendment Rights.

County Commissioners own a lot of responsibility for this mess as they have let him run rampant for three years. Are they going to drag their feet until hundreds of thousands more tax dollars are lost or will they finally stand up and rein him in?

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