COLUMBUS COUNTY, NC (WECT) – The Department of Social
Services director in Columbus County announced Thursday that he would resign
from his position.
The announcement comes on the heels of an investigation into
Gerald Fogle on allegations of unfair treatment and discrimination. Fogle was on paid leave while he was under
According to Chairman Michael Lewis, board members will
start looking for a new director at the first of the year.
Lewis and Commissioner Edwin Russ said they would like to
hire someone in house, but will conduct a statewide search for Fogle's
replacement. They said each state has different rules for DSS, and that's why
they want the new director to be from North Carolina.