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The city would be wise to stem the rush to judgment by exercising transparency in this current controversy. It is not fair to elected officials or former employees for the veil of secrecy to fuel wild speculation in the absence of transparency.
— Jeff Morris

Hire the best person, and do in house investigations city and county. Get us out of our … poverty hole.
— Jeannie Hutchins

When we leave a job our boss doesn’t pay us for a year for unworked time. If you resign, you resign. The city needs to look at that policy. They will be paying double for the work. Government at work.
— Teresa Leffew

Interesting severance package. The city does not have a history of paying out sick leave or holiday pay for employees terminating employment. Those who leave voluntarily giving a two week notice are typically limited to 240 hours of annual leave.
— Karen Cook Ingram

A lot of regular working class people paid taxes for how many years to cover all this payout. I think the SBI needs to be called in ….
— Richard Pardue
This is why we have to look at the way the Rowan County Commissioners are trying to run the government of the county. We do need more oversight and diversity in the future. Please remember to vote in November.
— James Kirks

Let’s wait for the facts before we judge.
— Tom Millspaugh
I am so proud of Martin! What an unbelievable accomplishment!
— Patsy Rendleman

Absolutely amazing!
— Barbara Martin Lawther

The amazing thing is that he was able to follow through with what he started. He didn’t start something and just get bored with it. … He did an amazing job.
— Mandi N Roger Boger Jr.

Martin is a great motivator and leader. We all enjoy running around Salisbury with him!
— Stu Stepp

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