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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.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Mailbox thugs nabbed after chase

(By Leslie Bray Evans, The Stokes News) - A chase by car and on foot has resulted in the arrests of six men. They have been charged with crimes relating to the destruction of 31 mailboxes in Stokes County.

On Friday morning, May 7, at approximately 4:30 a.m., Officer Jimmy Eads of the Stokes County Sheriff’s Department was dispatched to Jackson Road in the Westfield community in reference to damaged mailboxes. While he was in the area, he received another call that someone was damaging mailboxes on Horseshoe Road in the Francisco community.

While in that area, Officer Eads came upon the suspect vehicle with six male subjects in the process of destroying a mailbox. When Officer Eads activated his blue lights, the suspects fled in the vehicle. After a chase of approximately five miles, the suspects jumped from the vehicle and fled on foot. Officer Eads was able to catch one suspect and assist him to the ground, while other officers responded to the area to look for the other suspects.


Anonymous Danny said...

I don't understand why this was put on the front page of the news over drugs and violence. I think this is saying something about our county. This seems very ignorant of the news to me. These boys are adolecents and some are in their early 20s tell me who hasnt done something silly like this before? I am more worried about the druggies,murderers, and child molestors in my neck of stokes. Waste of paper.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010 12:25:00 PM  

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