Norwood Town Council fires town’s clerk

Published 5:59 pm Friday, July 2, 2021

The town of Norwood parted ways with town clerk Kelly Caudle at a special meeting Friday afternoon.

After a closed-session meeting by the town’s council, Mayor Pro Tem James Lilly made the motion pursuant to Section 4.4 of the town’s charter.

“The board has decided that we are taking a different direction,” Lilly said.

Lilly made the motion to relieve Caudle of her duties immediately and to terminate her as the town’s clerk. Councilman Robbie Cohen seconded the motion, which passed 4-0. Councilwoman Betty Harrison was not in attendance at the meeting.

Caudle had worked for the town for nearly a decade, starting in 2013. She was an assistant clerk and became the town’s clerk in February 2016.

No other comments were made at the meeting regarding the board’s decision.

About Charles Curcio

Charles Curcio was the sports editor of the Stanly News & Press from 1999-2001 and has currently served in the same capacity since 2008. He was awarded the NCHSAA Tim Stevens Media Representative of the Year and named CNHI Sports Editor of the Year in 2014. He has also been honored four times by the North Carolina Press Association.

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