NASHVILLE – Nash County commissioners today voted to fire longtime County Manager Bob Murphy.
The board met for about two hours in closed session to discuss a personnel matter. When the board returned to open session, members voted 4-3 to dismiss Murphy. None of the commissioners offered a reason for the dismissal.
Voting for the termination were Commissioners Robbie Davis, Billy Morgan, Wayne Outlaw and Lisa Barnes. Voting against the dismissal were Board of Commissioners Chairman Fred Belfield, Mary Wells and Lou Richardson.
The termination will be effective at 5 p.m. Wednesday.