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The term "bully pulpit" stems from President Theodore Roosevelt's reference to the White House as a "bully pulpit," meaning a terrific platform from which to persuasively advocate an agenda. Roosevelt often used the word "bully" as an adjective meaning superb/wonderful. The Bully Pulpit features news, reasoned discourse, opinion and some humor.

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Stokes School Transportation Director Arrested

STOKES COUNTY, N.C. (WXII.com) -- A school transportation leader in a Piedmont county faces embezzlement charges.

Authorities said Stokes County Schools Transportation Director Phillip Benton was arrested Monday and charged with embezzlement of state property.

The charge was filed in connection with tires that were reported missing from school buses, authorities said.

The case is still under investigation by the Stokes County Sheriff's Office and North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation.


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