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Holden Beach manager testifies in Oxford case

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BOLIVIA, NC (WWAY) -- Former Holden Beach Police Det. Terri Oxford may have done a little extra detective work in-house. Oxford is suing the Town of Holden Beach for wrongful firing and sex discrimination.

Town Manager David Hewett took the stand today and testified Oxford wanted to do a background check on Police Chief Wally Layne. A letter in Oxford's personnel file from Layne suggests Oxford thought Layne had a pending DUI and a warrant for child support in Virginia. Layne did the background check himself.

On the stand, Hewett said it was possible Oxford lacked respect for Layne because she had witnessed the chief at a crime scene with alcohol on his breath. Hewett also said he never investigated rumors of Layne's drinking on the job, even though he knew of them.

The defense asked for a directed verdict based on its opinion that there was not enough evidence proving Oxford was discriminated against because of her gender. Judge Ola Lewis denied that request.

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defense witnesses?

So I hear the defense witnesses make great plaintiff witnesses!! Seriously, people should screen better. Dont have enough evidence, they are the ony ones who do!!! I hope all this vindicates Terri, there have been many many people waiting for this to happen. Good Luck Terri, you have so many behind YOU!!! And Commisioners please get rid of the right ones, you got rid of the wrong one, please you have to see that now.

Re:defense witnesses?

Are you high? The town got rid of the right one and still needs to get rid of the rest of the liars and cheats such as the the Mayor and all the other croonies. Again, Terri Oxford is nothing more than a liar herself and trying to reinvent herself as nothing but goodness. Bottom line is that she screwed herself and now is looking for redemption by having the town and the people pay for her incompetence and I guess if you lie long enough everyone will start believing the lies. It seems to be working!