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Chowan County News

Former Pender Co. Public Works Director fired in VA for being AWOL during hurricane

Paul Parker was fired Sept. 6 for failing to meet expectations, county attorney John Morrison said. As county officials set up an emergency operation ahead of Hurricane Irene's arrival, Parker was supposed to lead the effort. Instead, he left town, Morrison said. Parker had served as public works director in Pender County before going to Chowan County. Full story...