Town manager resigns

Published 10:30 am Thursday, June 7, 2018

Mocksville Town Manager Marcus Abernethy resigned from his job last week – a job he had held for just over a year.

“Marcus worked tirelessly for the town and accomplished a great deal in the time he was here,” said Mayor Will Marklin. “On behalf of the board of commissioners and the town staff, we wish him every success in the future.”

The resignation was effective on June 1.

No reasons were given for the abrupt departure.

Town board members had gone into closed session several times in the past months to talk about personnel matters. Whether Abernethy was the topic is not known.

Lynn Trivette, town clerk and finance officer, was appointed interim town manager, Marklin said.

The town will begin a search for a new permanent manager immediately, he said.

Before being hired in Mocksville, Abernethy had spent time as the town manager of Hamlet.