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Pittsboro fires town manager

The Pittsboro Board of Commissioners terminated town manager Sam Misenheimer today.

Town Manager Sam Misenheimer had offered to resign Friday, three days after being arrested by a state trooper. But after meeting Monday, the board said they could not accept the terms Misenheimer wanted in exchange for his resignation.

The state Highway Patrol arrested Misenheimer last week on charges of driving with a revoked license and resisting arrest. The town board placed him on indefinite paid administrative leave until the incident could be discussed.

In a statement last week, Misenheimer said an anonymous person has been stalking him for two and a half years and had alerted the Highway Patrol that his license had been revoked. He said he never received any notification that he had lost his driving privileges. He also denied resisting arrest.

Misenheimer was hired as manager in May after serving as interim manager for five months.

In 1999, he was fired as Thomasville's town manager. In 2003, he lost his job as executive director of operations in Concord.

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