Wilson NC – Wilson County sheriff receives 3rd-highest pay – News & Observer

The Political Agitator response: Damn these ignant racist a** guys continue to go after Sheriff Calvin Woodard Jr.’s salary. Hell he said he would support a pay reduction but it ain’t his damn fault the County Commissioners have not chosen to reduce his pay. Hell he is only guaranteed he will be in office 4 years at a time so hell this is his livelihood. Where were these folks who are complaining about his pay when the previous Sheriff (the white man) Wayne Gay was in office? Oh but race ain’t got nothing to do with this. Former white Sheriff now a black Sheriff. I ain’t ignant to the FACT! Thes guys need to sit down and shut the hell up!

RALEIGH, N.C. — Rural Wilson County continues to be home to one of North Carolina’s highest-paid sheriffs, four years after the former sheriff’s salary sparked debate, according to a review by the News & Observer.

The newspaper reports (http://bit.ly/1uU3npV ) that Wilson County exemplifies the disparities caused by leaving sheriffs’ pay up to county commissioners. Across North Carolina’s 100 counties, sheriffs make between $45,000 annually in Clay County and $182,000 in Mecklenburg County, when including salaries and bonuses, according to the paper’s review of state treasurer’s data from 2013.

Wilson County ranks third highest.

In 2010, then-candidate Calvin Woodard Jr. said he’d support a pay reduction if he was elected sheriff. Four years later, the job in a county with less than 82,000 people still pays more than $160,000, and Woodard is seeking a second term. (Source: Read more)

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Woodard takes charge–Wilson Times

New sheriff pledges to rid community of crime, drugs

Temperatures in the 30s didn’t deter hundreds of people from coming out to the Wilson County Courthouse to witness Calvin Woodard being sworn in as Wilson’s new sheriff. (Note you must subscribe online to Read more)

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Big changes at sheriff’s office–Wilson Times

It was a day of change at the Wilson County Sheriff’s Office.

Friday afternoon, Sheriff-elect Calvin Woodard appointed Willie Lucas to head the Wilson County Detention Center. He also did not reappoint 19 current deputies and other personnel. The 19 will not be sworn in on Monday. (Must be a paid subscriber online to Read more)

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Sheriff’s office taking shape–Source: Wilson NC

The new configuration of the Wilson County Sheriff’s Office is starting to take shape days before the new sheriff is sworn in.

Sheriff-elect Calvin Woodard will take the oath of office Monday afternoon but said he has been working daily interviewing staff members, reading files and putting together his plan for the county.

Woodard said he will have one major under him. Ralph "Tom" Futrell has accepted the position. (Read more)

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Damn This Is Good Reading!! Pay Hikes & Politics – How Wilson County’s 2 highest paid public employees landed 5-figure pay raises

During the time period when county employees did not get cost-of-living raises, the two highest paid employees, County Manager Ellis Williford and Sheriff Wayne Gay received significant pay increases.

Gay went from a base salary of just over $133,000 to a base salary of $144,517. He received a total salary package of $160,977.20, after getting an increase in 2009. (Must subscribe to Wilson Times Online to Read more)

Note: Damn this is wild as hell. This ought to be criminal. I am still trying to figure out why the Sheriff Office gave back 1 Million Dollars to the county instead of using it. C. Dancy II – DCN Publisher

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RACE Becoming A Non-issue? Never!!

In re: Woodard Beats The Odds by Rev. Alonzo Braggs–Source: Wilson Times Column

When will people stop fooling themselves that RACE will become a non-issue. Never ever!! What was good about this election is that blacks and whites worked together to get Woodard elected (twice). What tickles the heck out of me is if RACE is going to become a non-issue then that Farmer guy and his supporters would not have switched parties to challenge Woodard who became the Sheriff Elect during the May Primary. It is so sad that the Rev. Alonzo Braggs pointed out some history and he is rejoicing in it and the haters have a problem with it. Why didn’t Farmer just wait 4 years and run against Woodard? Because obviously he was in denial when the people spoke and said they were tired of the old guards. So obviously Farmer didn’t get it because the old guards included him. Well I guess it has sunk in now.

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Attended Victory Celebration For Sheriff Elect Calvin Woodard Wilson County

Attended the rally for the newly elected Sheriff Calvin Woodard of Wilson County and then stopped by Congressman G.K. Butterfield’s event. Late getting in so will have to do my spill on the elections later today after I get off work.

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