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Marzano resigns as Brunswick Co. Emergency Services Director

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Anthony Marzano has resigned as Brunswick County Emergency Services Director. Marzano says his last day officially is Dec. 6, but that he will use vacation for most of that time.

BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) -- Anthony Marzano has resigned as Brunswick County Emergency Services Director.

Marzano says his last day officially is Dec. 6, but that he will use vacation for most of that time. He says he is heading back to his native Illinois tomorrow for the funeral of his mentor and then Thanksgiving.

Marzano said "it's time for new adventures."

"It's been a great experience," Marzano told WWAY by phone this afternoon. "We've accomplished a lot."

He pointed to things like getting county emergency agencies onto the VIPER radio system, getting grants to upgrade the 911 center and rewriting the county's emergency plan as significant accomplishments in his 3.5 years in the job.

"It was a pleasure to work with him," County Manager Ann Hardy said in a statement. "He is energetic and talented, and I'm not surprised that someone with his skills would be sought after and that he would consider other opportunities."

Marzano would not give specifics on his plans for the future saying a deal is not "signed, sealed and delivered."

A county spokeswoman says Deputy County Manager Steve Stone will fill the position until the county can find a permanent replacement for Marzano, who was making $88,203 a year.

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good riddance, guy is

good riddance, guy is supposed to be an emergency director but when I go up 17 to Wilmington and there is a little fender bender, and traffic is backed up for an hour going onto 74 trying to get to Wilmington and when you finally get past the wreck there is a dozen cop cars and no one directing traffic to keep it moving even at a snail's pace, there is no way that the county is prepared for a "real" emergency. There is more to being an "emergency" director than waiting for a cat5 hurricane.

Really?

Please help me to understand how you think one person can single handedly solve the problem of Hwy 74/Hwy 17 and the Cape Fear River. Anthony Marzano is actually a very intelligent person who has been putting up with small town politics for several years. Brunswick County is really losing a stand up guy whose main concern was it's citizens safety! Maybe before you comment next time you'll know the facts, not go on assumption.
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