Lee County: Email was not racist
Posted March 28, 2011
Updated March 29, 2011
Sanford, N.C. — The board of directors of the Lee County Department of Social Services decided not to take disciplinary action against a manager who sent an email with an image of a noose on it.
Employees complained after DSS Director Brenda Potts sent a message bearing an inside joke that included an image of a person hanging from a tree.
County Manager John Crumpton said he didn't find the image racist. The board agreed.