“The Man”: Longest-serving sheriff in the history of the county

Sylvia Ray
Staff Writer

In the mid-20th Century, Catawbans from Long Island to Longview called him “The Man.’’ He was probably the best-known man in the county because he was the longest-serving sheriff in the history of the county.

And that nickname was not just because Ray E. Pitts was the leading law enforcement officer here, but also because of his reputation. To put it casually, he was famous as the toughest lawman around.

To read more of this article see the Tuesday, July 14th edition of the Observer News Enterprise.