A high-ranking county court official was fired Friday in Lincoln County, but the personâ€™s name is not being disclosed.
Lincoln County Clerk of Superior Court Fred Hatley confirmed with the Times-News on Friday afternoon that he had let one of the countyâ€™s deputy clerks of court go that morning.
But Hatley claimed he was unable to disclose the officialâ€™s name or much more about the decision.
He claimed the dismissal was â€œa personnel matterâ€ and said heâ€™s not even allowed to disclose the reasoning behind the firing to the person who was let go.
He expects to fill the position after 60 days, he said. Hatley also noted that the two-month wait period is due to tight budgets and a rough economy.
JENNA-LEY HARRISON, Staff Writer