Manning, Elks Vow Positive Campaign

Despite what some may see as mudslinging in the Pitt County Sheriff's race, both Sheriff Mac Manning and challenger Neil Elks say they plan to put up a fair fight.

Sheriff Mac Manning said Thursday morning he'll run a clean campaign and challenged Elks to do the same.

Manning told us they've got enough important issues to talk about that he doesn't think negative comments need to be thrown around. Manning also says in past elections he's appreciated up-beat candidates that have talked about the future and claims that's what elections are all about.

Elks agreed to that challenge and says he too plans to fight fair. Elks told us Wednesday Manning accused him of mudslinging and he thinks that's the furthest thing from the truth.


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  • by marine mom Location: washington on Feb 19, 2010 at 01:44 PM
    to country boy: we want change in beaufort county. DIXON FOR SHERIFF
  • by countryboy Location: greenville on Feb 19, 2010 at 12:30 PM
    Harriet, You're right about the deputies there being best in the state, but look not because of the top administration staff there. Trust me..it's the foot troops that has carried the load. They need to put more on regular patrol rather than hanging around the office. Alan Jordan, BCSD Sheriff is hands on over there??
  • by Harriet Location: Greenville on Feb 19, 2010 at 05:22 AM
    I'd like to say this - The PCSD has some of the best law enforcement officers in the state. They are professional, helpful,follow the law AND solve cases. These officials do an exemplary job on their watch in spite of all the negativism. Let us (the public) vote for the most professional candidate to lead them. Watch and listen and then decide for yourself who that man is.
  • by B on Feb 19, 2010 at 03:21 AM
    Mac just doesn't want mud slinging because he knows that he would be buried in an avalanche of all the mud that he has created himself.
  • by Concerned Voter Location: Greenville on Feb 18, 2010 at 09:49 PM
    I must say,Manning has not been seen much in the last four years. Im ready for a change. Change can be good.
  • by The Facts Location: PITT COUNTY on Feb 18, 2010 at 08:29 PM
    Response to The LAW... Is a Detention Officer's, who is NOT Sworn Law Enforcement, starting salary More or LESS than a Patrol Deputy's starting salary? I think the answer to that would define the Lower "place" of the two in the Sheriff's Office. I'm pretty sure that's what Mr. Elks meant by his statements. It would be kind of like saying that most of the black Sheriffs are being promoted to the Rank of Lieutenant but Not the rank of Captain. -- Would this mean he doesn't think highly of Lieutenants?
  • by Former PCDC on Feb 18, 2010 at 08:13 PM
    It's true the Detention Center is the bottom rung when it comes to working for the PCSO.
  • by The LAW Location: Greenville on Feb 18, 2010 at 07:14 PM
    I didn't like the comment Elks made about most black sheriffs are working the detention center and not patroling. Is this the lowest place a sheriff can work? We know how he fills about us now!
  • by hmm on Feb 18, 2010 at 06:19 PM
    they should have a duel, 1800's style
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