The meeting of the municipal council of the heated town hall leads to the simultaneous resignation of several elected municipal officials


RURAL HALL, NC (WGHP) – Several Rural Hall officials made a historic moment by stepping down at the same time during a rocky city council meeting on Thursday.

According to city officials, three council members and the city manager resigned during the meeting, and Mayor Timothy Finchum nominated Terry Bennet to fill one of the three seats.

Officials said each person wrote a letter of resignation explaining why they chose to leave during the meeting.

During the meeting, officials said former Pro Mayor Tem John McDermon said he had been harassed by numerous threatening calls and text messages about an alleged investigation into the $ 1 million in l city ​​money and on the general manager.

Rural Hall City Council held an emergency meeting in the afternoon in which Mayor Finchum appointed Eddie Horn as new council member and Frank James as interim city manager.

During the meeting, officials said they plan to leave the last remaining chairman of the board open for nominations to the public.

Officials said the emergency meeting took place days before the November 2 election.

The next public meeting is set for October 25 at 10:30 a.m., with council planning to appoint a new interim municipal attorney.

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