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Charlotte Observer
10:25 pm
Tue May 7, 2013

County Commission Fires Harry Jones

Harry Jones shakes hands with Commission Chairwoman Pat Cotham after his firing.
Credit Robert Lahser / Charlotte Observer

After months of growing tensions between longtime Mecklenburg County Manager Harry Jones and county commissioners, the board voted Tuesday to terminate Jones.

His firing was swift, and seemed well-orchestrated. After a 6-2 vote with Dumont Clarke and Vice Chairwoman Kim Ratliff opposing, the board ended Jones’ contract shortly after it emerged from a three-hour closed session. Commissioner George Dunlap was absent.

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