Donald Morris has decided to resign as mayor of Tarboro, effective today, Town Manager M. Alan Thornton said.
Morris could not immediately be reached for comment. He wrote a letter to Town Council members to inform them of his resignation.
“It has been my pleasure to serve the town I love for these many years,” Morris wrote in the letter.
The letter did not give a reason for the resignation.
Morris announced in May that he would not seek re-election in November, but Thornton said Morris’ decision to resign this week came as a surprise.