Smithfield Mayor Andy Moore, left, administers the oath of office to Michael Scott, Smithfield’s new town manager. At right is Scott’s wife, Peggy.
Smithfield Mayor Andy Moore, left, administers the oath of office to Michael Scott, Smithfield’s new town manager. At right is Scott’s wife, Peggy. Abbie Bennett abennett@newsobserver.com
Smithfield Mayor Andy Moore, left, administers the oath of office to Michael Scott, Smithfield’s new town manager. At right is Scott’s wife, Peggy. Abbie Bennett abennett@newsobserver.com

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