Perdue shifts Etheridge to Irene recovery

Posted September 9, 2011

— Gov. Beverly Perdue on Friday put former Congressman Bob Etheridge in charge of North Carolina's efforts to recover from Hurricane Irene.

Etheridge will coordinate efforts with the Division of Emergency Management and other agencies of state government to assist businesses, local governments, farmers and schools affected by the storm.

“Bob Etheridge knows how to get the assistance we need from Washington, and he knows the needs of North Carolina’s communities, schools and farmers,” Perdue said in a statement.

She cited his work as a member of the House Homeland Security Committee, which oversees the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and the House Agriculture Committee.

Etheridge’s three-month position will be funded by a grant from the North Carolina Rural Center.

In February, Perdue appointed him to head the state’s Office of Economic Recovery and Investment to oversee the use of federal stimulus funds in North Carolina. He will step down from that role in order to take the hurricane recovery post.


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  • whatusay Sep 12, 2011

    NC voters kicked him out and now Perdue puts him back in her administration. Politics at it's worse.

  • jdupree Sep 12, 2011

    Bev will be joining Bob soon in the unemployed line.

  • james27613 Sep 9, 2011

    Guess Bob is not too busy in his pie job so Bev needs to throw him another bone.

  • rednek Sep 9, 2011

    As for his (Bob Etheridge) salary, he is still being paid his congressional salary, in ADDITION to what NC is paying him for his NC job Bev put him in.

  • Rebelyell55 Sep 9, 2011

    For the comment about Bob, getting voted out, ya do know that was a very close race. The citizens only had bad or worse to vote from, so it could of when either way. So far I'm afraid we ended up with worse.

  • ahjack3 Sep 9, 2011

    I have an idea...take the money that is spent on Etheridge's salary and put that money towards food, clothing, and assistance to those who are most impacted by the storm.

  • HeadPro Sep 9, 2011

    Too bad we can't go back in time about 200+ years ago and introduce these bozos to the colonists... They could tar and feather them all... Man, that would be sooooo cool! Obama, Bev, Bob, Nancy, Jim, Mike, and company....

  • Rebelyell55 Sep 9, 2011

    It's not who you know, but what you know... This is my fault, it's your fault if ya voted, it's your fault if you didn't vote and could have. It's anyone who for the past 30 years have readed of heard of what our goverments have been doing without voicing our concerns or letting our elected leaders know that this is wrong. We're all to blame for the decay of America every time we kepth silence and should be screaming our heads off. We the American people have allowed the few who did scream to dictate how we should live and the laws we should follow. The hughes silent majority, who some are now waking up and thinking "what in the wide , wide world have they done?" But it's too late, the damage is done. If ya don't like what Gov. B is doing, call, write (scream) your disconsent just like ya do here. It may not change anything, but ya'll feel better.

  • Gidder Dun Sep 9, 2011

    "Gidder Dun - Ben ain't reading your posts. Your message is going NOWHERE fast!"

    Who is Ben? I think you mean Bev! I do not care if she reads them or not, but i can make my message "LOUD & CLEAR" at election time. Maybe Irene will come back and blow him out to sea and keep him there along with ole Gub'nor Bev Bee Hive. She is always buzzing around where she is not wanted. i guess I need a bee trap huh!!!!

  • williams6 Sep 9, 2011

    Dear God in Heaven ! We cannot get out from under the control of this governor and this president, or get them out of our pockets soon enough.