Eastern Wake News

Lawless leaves Knightdale post a month after returning from sick leave


The town manager resigned at the conclusion of the Town Council meeting Monday, June 6, barely a month after returning from temporary health leave.

Seth Lawless had been out since February before returning at the end of April. He left Monday’s meeting as the Town Council was about to return to open session after meeting with him in closed session for about an hour.

Mayor James Roberson announced that Lawless had tendered his resignation, and the council then voted unanimously to accept it. Roberson did not offer any explanation but said more information would be coming soon.

Lawless did not immediately return a message left on his cellphone.

The resignation is effective June 30.

Matt Goad: 919-829-4826