Outer Banks Voice just said the Kill Devil Hills police saga/fiasco/scandal/? was giving him/her a "headache".
Like the county bear hunting/youth team saga/fiasco/scandal/? that story has been bantered around in the local news media for months now. EyeonDare has, heretofore, tried to steer clear of the matter, which has become so convoluted and twisted that it is doubtful if anyone, including the participants, fully understands the full order of events that have transpired. Emotions are high, sides have been taken and its unlikely anyone will be satisfied when its all over.
So, for the time being, two online news sources, The Outer Banks Voice and the Outer Banks Sentinel have tried to keep readers up to date on all the going's on. And, laughingly, readers have even taken sides on which of the two news sources are doing the best job of reporting, even to the point of accusing one or the other of slanting their news in favor of one side or the other.
From EyeonDare's perspective, it appears the Sentinel "may" (using that work carefully) be in the corner with the town and police chief, while the Voice "may" be in the corner with the police officers. And, amusingly, the two judges, Fitch and Tillett, who should be the referees in this fight, may have given themselves a knockout punch with "calls" that even an armchair lawyer would Question.
Where does EOD stand on this issue? OK, here's betting that when all is said and done, the chief will keep his job, the officers will lose their lawsuit, the DA will dust off criticism thrown at him, the two judges will have lost much favor in the eyes of the people, and the new town council will get on with running the Kill Devil Hills government.
Finally, the next big 'QUESTION' in Kill Devil Hills is apt to be...."Will the new mayor cut the ribbon at the grand opening of the new Lowes store this spring?