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Durham County commissioners under investigation

Posted September 14, 2011

— The Durham County Board of Commissioners is investigating itself following the firing of the county's social services director.

Commissioner Joe Bowser called for the investigation into possible ethics violations to determine whether former director Gerri Robinson had a relationship with any board members before or after she was hired in 2009.

Bowser says he wants the investigation wrapped up quickly.


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  • Rebelyell55 Sep 15, 2011

    Wonder how much that end up costing the county?

  • storchheim Sep 15, 2011

    Oooh...Durham Co "investigates itself"? In that "curious" phase, is it? I gotta admit that sounds kinda kinky to me!

  • storchheim Sep 15, 2011

    burnhace, I'd give you +100 for that comment if we had a rating button here! I'm so sick of the word "relationship" being used by people who won't come right out and say "romance, love, partner", whatever. We ALL are in relationships.

    We couldn't have accomplished such thorough dumbing down of America if we hadn't first created all these confection-donkey manglings of the language.

  • crispgregory Sep 15, 2011

    fbguru, you are so right.

  • OneLove Sep 15, 2011

    Investigating itself? Really? smh -

  • gvmntcheese Sep 15, 2011

    Same song, different county... Too bad it will alwaiz be the same song in every county until we as an informed and active public do something other than holding our hands out...

  • burnhace Sep 15, 2011

    "Relationship" is a loaded word. Perhaps WRAL would rephrase that? There are political relationships, business relationships, family relationships, and then there are the relationships our filthy little sex-oriented minds spring to think of when we hear the unqualified word, "relationships." Maybe the editor is at lunch?

  • Rebelyell55 Sep 15, 2011

    Sounds like a vendeta hunt to me, some one didn't like someone and wants them exposed. This why we need stronger anti-corruption laws, so we don't end up like Mexico.

  • fbguru Sep 15, 2011

    It's not just Durham. People everywhere are getting welfare/assistance who simply don't want to work. I work at a doctor's office and 85% of our patients are on medicaid and then fuss abuot paying a $3 copy. And they are typically YOUNG and perfectly capable of working. And it's white, black, hispanic...race is not factor. So many have realized how EASY it is to ride the system. And those of us who work and PAY for our insurance, are footing the bill. THAT'S what's wrong with this country. If there was a major overhaul of the welfare system, our country would improve. And don't look at the elderly to make cuts. Most of them have worked all their lives and deserve what they're geting.

  • Joe Schmoe Sep 15, 2011

    As usual with Durham politics, the rabbit hole goes pretty deep...