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  • outhousecat Jan 30, 11:34 a.m.

    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, 10:57 a.m.

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

  • btneast Jan 30, 9:24 a.m.

    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, 8:27 a.m.

    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, 6:14 p.m.

    Bring him in and throw CALEA out.

  • thinkin out loud Jan 29, 5:51 p.m.

    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, 5:43 p.m.

    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, 4:22 p.m.

    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, 4:04 p.m.

    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, 3:03 p.m.

    Very interesting

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