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Durham leaders name replacement for retiring sheriff

Posted October 10, 2011

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— Durham County commissioners voted unanimously Monday to appoint Chief Deputy Mike Andrews to replace Sheriff Worth Hill, who announced last month that he would step down at the end of the year.

Andrews has been chief deputy for the past three years.

Hill was elected to his fifth term as sheriff last year and has said that retiring will allow him to spend more time with his ailing wife.


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  • hunter38 Oct 12, 2011

    To Sherlock: With a name like "Sherlock" I thought maybe you would have known better. There will be an election... in 2014. But according to state law if an elected official steps down i.e. a Sheriff, then the county commissioners can appoint someone....there does not have to be an election until the next term which in this case will not be until 2014. Perhaps "SHERLOCK" needs more studying.

  • Sherlock Oct 11, 2011

    Should not the voter of the county pick their Sheriff??? It said by law he is elected. What happen to our voting rights,

  • US VET Oct 11, 2011

    Worth Hill's shoes will be hard to fill . but Mike Andrews is the man to to it. The county has finally made a good decision. congratulations to our new sheriff. ( Retired capt. DPD, BT)

  • wiz Oct 11, 2011

    & just what exactly was wrong with my post??...Mods!!

  • dogsrule12cheek Oct 11, 2011

    CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!! TO MIKE AND DURHAM this is like Mr. Hill never left, He will do an outstanding job as he has been around for along time in the business.

  • beachlvr0804 Oct 11, 2011

    Chief Andrews has over 32 years with the Sheriff's Department and will continue to serve Durham County and it's citizens. He loves his community and is the right man for the job. It's rare that you see so many great character traits within one man.
    Be proud Durham County!!!!!!

  • hunter38 Oct 11, 2011

    Logical choice...this man knows the Sheriff's Office inside and out....does not make sense to bring in an outsider that knows "NOTHING" about this agency or its people. Andrews will do a good job because he will surround himself with good people

  • rickandlinda88 Oct 11, 2011

    at last;a good thing for durham county..way to go..sheriff andrews..thanks for choosing the RIGHT MAN FOR THE JOB.!!!!

  • boneymaroney13 Oct 11, 2011

    Hey Roy and Tony. Where are your congratulations? This is so funny and goooooood! Congrats again Mike.

  • coachjim44 Oct 11, 2011

    Congratulations Durham, you got the right man. Good man and will be a good leader.