Ramseur Mayor Resigns Same Day He Was Charged with Assault

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Ramseur Mayor Hampton Spivey resigned on Thursday, the same day he was also charged with misdemeanor simple assault related to an altercation Wednesday at a Ramseur convenience store, according to The Courier-Tribune. Spivey announced his resignation after a special meeting of the town board scheduled to discuss an unrelated personnel matter, ...
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adrock

High Point, NC

#1 Sep 24, 2010
seems like there is a paragraph or two missing from this story...
pfft

Fairport, NY

#2 Sep 24, 2010
That's FOX 8 news for you. Shane could have taken him out, too. I hope Shane sues this old punk.
dude

Advance, NC

#3 Sep 24, 2010
wtf???
Beth

Benson, NC

#4 Sep 24, 2010
OMG!!! My home town is in Ramseur. People of this small town has complained about this man for years. Nobody would ever do anything about it. I am so glad the he finally messed up on camera in public. Now maybe they might get rid of some of the officers as well. Ramseur needs a new make over. I think Spivey should be be locked up with all the rest of the criminals.
GoDeacs

Cary, NC

#5 Sep 24, 2010
I am a little confused here. Did they know each other? Was this 'altercation' due to a previous argument..or a grudge one has against the other? Or did two strangers just exchange words over something?
Beth

Benson, NC

#6 Sep 24, 2010
pfft wrote:
That's FOX 8 news for you. Shane could have taken him out, too. I hope Shane sues this old punk.
yes exactly!!!!!!
Mandy

Burlington, NC

#7 Sep 24, 2010
Its about time the old man gets out of office. I wished he was kicked out on his butt!!! He is an old grouch, who is always running his mouth trying to tell everybody what to do. His position went straight to this head.

Since: Jul 10

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#8 Sep 24, 2010
Need a little more info Fox8. It seems theres some major info missing.

Since: Sep 10

Location hidden

#9 Sep 24, 2010
Maybe you people that are from ramseur know what you're talking about but this "story" doesn't even make sense... WHY would he pull out brass knuckles? HE'S OLD! Old people don't even know HOW to use brass knuckles, lol. I'm not saying the mayor/ex-mayor is in the right but none of this makes any sense. And to the one that said he "messed up on camera in public", well... I didn't read anything about it being on camera and if this spivey guy just jumped this other guy then the other guy COULD have kicked his a$$ and it would have been ok.. so why didn't he? Plus the guy really wanted to make it clear "HE DIDN'T HIT HIM BACK". Seems a little strange....
David

Benson, NC

#10 Sep 24, 2010
we have friends in ramseur, umm there was people who saw what happened . let me ask was you there.I hope he looses in court!
Margret

Benson, NC

#11 Sep 24, 2010
I guess thats whats happens when you hire a drunk for mayor

Since: Sep 10

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#12 Sep 24, 2010
I didn't say he didn't do it!! All I said was it sounds a little strange. Ok fine, he IS a drunk I don't care, I don't live there but if that's the case why was he still mayor there since 1995? If the people of the town didn't like him they could have gotten together and had him thrown out. I wouldn't stand for a mayor that was like that. The town I lived in years ago had a mayor for 3 years that they found out was doing some shady things, nothing illegal but we all banned together and he was thrown out.
AND if there were whitnesses I'm sure he will lose. If he IS that type of person he doesn't need to out in the public.
David wrote:
we have friends in ramseur, umm there was people who saw what happened . let me ask was you there.I hope he looses in court!
David

Benson, NC

#13 Sep 24, 2010
WSNC wrote:
I didn't say he didn't do it!! All I said was it sounds a little strange. Ok fine, he IS a drunk I don't care, I don't live there but if that's the case why was he still mayor there since 1995? If the people of the town didn't like him they could have gotten together and had him thrown out. I wouldn't stand for a mayor that was like that. The town I lived in years ago had a mayor for 3 years that they found out was doing some shady things, nothing illegal but we all banned together and he was thrown out.
AND if there were whitnesses I'm sure he will lose. If he IS that type of person he doesn't need to out in the public.
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If you live there in Ramseur you would know that this guy had lots of friends in high places. The people tried to get rid of him. But you know money can buy anything, including freedom.
Nobody Important

Asheboro, NC

#14 Sep 24, 2010
WSNC wrote:
I didn't read anything about it being on camera
article on Courier-tribune.com

"Brown (Ramseur Police Chief) said the charges were filed following an investigation into the incident, which included interviews with Cox and Spivey, talking to eyewitnesses and watching a video captured by store cameras.
Jacob Jared

Kernersville, NC

#15 Sep 24, 2010
Being from Ramseur, I can tell you that he has a reputation for physical altercations and confrontational meetings. In fact, the Courier-Tribune reported on a minor scuffle he got into several months back. It's been long overdue for him to leave.
no longer ramseur native

Asheboro, NC

#16 Sep 24, 2010
if you read the article and go to courier-tribune link you will read more information!
Nobody Important

Asheboro, NC

#17 Sep 24, 2010
Jacob Jared wrote:
Being from Ramseur, I can tell you that he has a reputation for physical altercations and confrontational meetings. In fact, the Courier-Tribune reported on a minor scuffle he got into several months back. It's been long overdue for him to leave.
The altercation a few months ago involved these very same men outside the diner. Glad to see him finally leave.

Since: Sep 10

Location hidden

#18 Sep 24, 2010
Unfortunately that was not that article that I read. I read the one that fox 8 posted which had very LITTLE info which is why I said what I said in my first comment that everyone seemed to want to jump my A** for... I apologize for our crappy reporters around here, lol.
I hate that he was such a jerk and the people of Ramseur had to deal with someone for that long and since there was an altercation with this guy a few months back then maybe they set him up which if they did GOOD FOR THEM! That was something that should have been done LONG ago. Would suck to have a JERK in office for 15 years.
Nobody Important wrote:
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The altercation a few months ago involved these very same men outside the diner. Glad to see him finally leave.
speakup2

Pilot Mountain, NC

#19 Sep 24, 2010
Wow..Cox needed to find a Good Lawyer..It sounds as if this entire town (officials that is) needs to be took down a notch...From the police to the very top officials. They ALL sound crooked.
swamp donkey

Holly Springs, NC

#20 Sep 24, 2010
speakup2 wrote:
Wow..Cox needed to find a Good Lawyer..It sounds as if this entire town (officials that is) needs to be took down a notch...From the police to the very top officials. They ALL sound crooked.
exactly ,they even have a cop down there that acts just like barney fife. they need to update,lol

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