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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.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Town of Walnut Cove denies request to release report

(By Meghann Evans, The Stokes News) - The Town of Walnut Cove has informed former town manager Homer Dearmin that his request for a copy of a 2004 report regarding an investigation by Dixon Hughes has been denied.

At the board’s meeting on May 1, Dearmin requested a copy of the report issued to the town in April 2004 by Dixon Hughes, Certified Public Accountants and Advisers. Dearmin said he believed this document is a public record “as it details the practices of the police department with regard to record-keeping and handling of finances.”

The report was commissioned by the town board at the time at a cost of $19,403.05, according to information provided by Town Manager Byron Ellis in an email last month. He said the figure was obtained by calling the accounting firm, since the town no longer has the paid invoice.


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