By a show of hands, the Smithfield Town Council voted 4-3 Tuesday to fire Town Manager Paul Sabiston. From left are Councilmen Marlon Lee, Perry Harris, Travis Scott, Roger Wood, Emery Ashley, Charles Williams and Andy Moore.
By a show of hands, the Smithfield Town Council voted 4-3 Tuesday to fire Town Manager Paul Sabiston. From left are Councilmen Marlon Lee, Perry Harris, Travis Scott, Roger Wood, Emery Ashley, Charles Williams and Andy Moore. John Hamlin jhamlin@newsobserver.com
By a show of hands, the Smithfield Town Council voted 4-3 Tuesday to fire Town Manager Paul Sabiston. From left are Councilmen Marlon Lee, Perry Harris, Travis Scott, Roger Wood, Emery Ashley, Charles Williams and Andy Moore. John Hamlin jhamlin@newsobserver.com

Divided Smithfield council fires town manager

August 04, 2015 11:04 PM

UPDATED August 07, 2015 07:56 AM

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