Hyde County Considers Tobacco Ban

Hyde County officials are considering banning smoking on all county-owned property.

A public hearing is scheduled at the Hyde County Commissioners meeting Monday at 7 p.m.

It is not yet clear what the punishment would be for people who violate the ordinance, if it passes.


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  • by native hyde county Location: swan quarter on Aug 20, 2011 at 04:13 AM
    Annie I remember when the employees were fired but one has been rehired i wonder what she did to merit that rehiring.Some of the other fired personnel should be rehired if she was what does everyone think about that
  • by c-had Location: police state nc on Aug 19, 2011 at 07:47 AM
    AH yes, the cigg nazis are at it again.
  • by anon Location: enc on Aug 17, 2011 at 09:48 AM
    What really needs to be address is the ugliness,unprofessionalism of the employees in the county offices to the public, that goes their for assistance. Not in one office, just about every office,except the register of deeds.They don't like doing their job(it is obvious), its about the pay check! But they are the ones I heard are getting the bigger pay check. You would not find people being so rude in Pitt County public offices and keep their jobs. Been their and experience the ugliness uncalled for.
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      by Jonas on Aug 17, 2011 at 06:37 PM in reply to anon
      Well, lets not complain too much, because the lack of professionallism and unprofessional dress codes does make pretty good entertainment for some.
  • by Anonymous on Aug 16, 2011 at 05:39 PM
    Welcome to Hyde County...more drama than day time TV! Could this be the making of a new realty show? "Days of Hyde lives"
  • by Taxed to death Location: HYDE on Aug 16, 2011 at 07:36 AM
    Rather than taking away or punishing others with a smoking ban why dont they fire the ones that gather up their little group on the way to the smoking stand 3-4 times a hour,it probably takes 5-7 minutes to smoke one cigeratte, either they dont have much work to do or they dont accomplish much,But what about those that eat at their desk....? talk or text endlessly, or play on the computor,, What it all boils down to is basic good management effectiveness, and people worthy of a pay check. A total lack of professionalism, look at dress code, attendance, on and on. Good employees are hard to find.
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      by Jessica on Aug 16, 2011 at 10:06 AM in reply to Taxed to death
      You are so right! Hyde County don't know good employees when they have them!
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      by Annie on Aug 19, 2011 at 07:05 AM in reply to Taxed to death
      You must be kidding,remember former intern mgr recommended eliminating 12-15 positions and grouping other position,and fired some. WELL the commissioners dont take much of his advise, He was paid for his advise and they didnt like what he advised.
  • by Poor Hyde on Aug 16, 2011 at 05:45 AM
    All Hyde County is a Drug haven court house, law , an comm.
  • by hyde co native Location: swan quarter on Aug 16, 2011 at 03:49 AM
    You are complaining about smokers what about the worker from the court house who is at the station more than she is at work of course she is smoking over there so she isn't on county property is that right? or the worker who was fired and has now been rehired? People of Hyde County wake up and see what is going on
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      by Hyde County on Aug 16, 2011 at 12:52 PM in reply to hyde co native
      The citizens of Hyde County need to stand up and attend the meetings. These commissioners and county manager are doing some strange stuff. I bet most folks don't know whats going on with Emergency Services. Look at the ones who were given raises....they don't even work!
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      by Anonymous on Aug 25, 2011 at 10:57 PM in reply to hyde co native
      just to get it straight the worker from the court house that has got rehired they fired her for the wrong reasons and should of got sued the start with, they rehired her bc they had no choose she has done nothing wrong
  • by Happy Location: Hyde on Aug 15, 2011 at 09:29 PM
    How do u explain when a person smokes and lives to be 95 yrs old.I guess it may have some preservitives as well huh.Really it is about freedom and right and your choices NOT living by a dictator.
  • by cantbehydecounty Location: must^b^up^north on Aug 15, 2011 at 04:47 PM
    i cant believe some of the posts on here. regardless of whatever cigarettes cause it should be up to the individual to smoke or not. it should not be the state or countys decision. its like porn in a way. if you dont like it dont do it. but dont judge other ADULTS that want to smoke. it should be their decision. just like saywha? that posted on here. they are from washington. why are they posting on something for hyde county? and they call someone a moron ???? grow up people and stop letting the govt make decisions for you.. yea this hope and change is working out great....
  • by Sgt Rock Location: Hq on Aug 15, 2011 at 04:08 PM
    Within the next 20 years smoking will be by prescription only. I can read the writing on the wall can you?
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