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  • outhousecat Jan 30, 2013

    There haven't been a lot of negative stories about the Highway Patrol since Bev had to accept her boyfriend's resignation. Maybe things will continue to improve. At least, we can hope...

  • Sherlock Jan 30, 2013

    WHy just acting, is he not good enough for the position full time?

  • btneast Jan 30, 2013

    perhaps with perdue gone some of the politics can now be erased in the running of the ncshp

    Good luck with that. The commander has always been a pick of the governor since the Patrol's inception. That's why they almost always cahnge when the new governor takes office.

  • wildpig777 Jan 30, 2013

    perhaps with perdue gone some of the politics can now be erased in the running of the ncshp. politicans are truly a threat to all tarheels.

  • dirtydozen431 Jan 29, 2013

    Bring him in and throw CALEA out.

  • thinkin out loud Jan 29, 2013

    I to knew Lt. Col. Bell when he was a road trooper and he truly is a credit to the SHP. I ran into him at an awards ceremony last year and enjoyed the opportunity to just chat with him. i had no idea he was a Lt. Col. until I asked him. He is truly one of the most down to earth and nicest peroson one could ever meet. I hope he gets this position permamently.

  • jrfergerson Jan 29, 2013

    For the last two years, Bell has overseen statewide field operations for the Highway Patrol. IN OTHER WORDS HE HAS BEEN GROOMED TO TAKE THIS POSITION.

  • Bigbadwolf Jan 29, 2013

    I knew Lt. Col Bell when he was assigned to Harnett County several years ago. He is well liked, respected, had good common sense and a class act all the way around. Would be a great choice for the permanent post!

  • clintoflannagan Jan 29, 2013

    I would like to thank Col. Gilchrist for his service. He took over the Patrol during tough times and has done a wonderful job. I wish him the best in the future.

  • dirtydozen431 Jan 29, 2013

    Very interesting

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