Tag: transparency

Risky Business For All At Rutherford County Jail

August 12, 2022 Rutherfordton-  Not only have conditions deteriorated for the prisoners at the jail (per inspection reports) but now the officers and courthouse staff are becoming severely affected by them. The following incidents have been reported as happening at the jail…Read More »

Ted Bell Enrages Family Of Murder Victim In Campaign Post

May 15, 2022 On Friday the residents of both Rutherford and McDowell counties received not one but two political mailers from D.A. Ted Bell. As you may recall the first mailer sent out was shown to be false. He was not unanimously…Read More »

Ted Bell’s Million Dollar Marion Mansion?

May 10, 2022 I have been surprised at how many people thought District Attorney Ted Bell still lived in Rutherfordton. I guess it’s not surprising since his children still attend Thomas Jefferson in Mooresboro but in fact he now lives in Marion…Read More »

Ted Bell…..A Mother’s Plea

May 9, 2022 On this past Mother’s Day I could not help but think about all the other mothers who have lost a child.  It is always a day filled with love but tinged with sadness. I lost my child after a…Read More »

Silence Speaks Volumes When It Comes To Politically Endorsing D.A. Ted Bell

  May 6, 2022 As everyone in District Attorney Ted Bell’s district is aware Mr. Bell recently sent out a district wide political mailer stating that the heads of all law enforcement unanimously endorsed him in the race for the office of…Read More »

Ted Bell…….Why?

May 4, 2022 So many questions persist about District Attorney Ted Bell. The biggest ones concern why Ted Bell does the things he does. Why does Ted Bell feel community activities are more important than the job he was elected and gets…Read More »

D.A.Ted Bell ….Violating The Hatch Act?

May 2, 2022  How many questionable decisions has District Attorney Ted Bell made in his tenure here? It obviously is an answer that will take years to fully discover. The latest is his decision to use public political endorsements of law enforcement…Read More »

Opinion: How Does (former) Judge Pool Just Walk Away?

April 12, 2022 Like so many here in Rutherford and McDowell County I have so many questions about how former Judge Randy Pool just “walked” away from any criminal charges for his behavior. (See link from Judicial Standards Commission here) Mr. Bell goes…Read More »

Column: Power Can Corrupt……

April 8, 2022 While investigating what goes on in the District Attorney’s office, it seems that whatever Ted Bell says goes (even though he tries to say the State dictates most of his decisions.) Yesterday during my questioning about how things work…Read More »

Searching For Truth…..The District Attorney Race

April 4, 2022 The District Attorney is the lynchpin of our justice system here in Rutherford County as well as in McDowell County.  Many people, however, do not understand exactly what their duties are or how much power they wield. Prosecutors (District…Read More »