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School says Easley axed over economy

RALEIGH -- The chancellor of North Carolina State University has told former first lady Mary Easley in her termination letter that she was let go because of "the recent economic downturn." Interim Chancellor Jim Woodward said in the letter released Thursday that Easley's contract was terminated as of close of business a day earlier. The university's board of trustees voted on Monday to eliminate the contract, saying it was in the best interest of the university. Former chancellor James Oblinger resigned that same day and e-mails showed he and former Gov. Mike Easley played a role in Mary Easley's hiring. The university's former provost and former chairman of the board of trustees have also resigned amid questions about how Easley got the job. (Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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When will the lies end?

When will the lies end?

Yeah, right

I don't buy, for once instant, "the recent economic downturn" reason for firing Mary Easley. I believe that the Easley's got caught influence peddling just like Rod Blagojevich and many others continue to do. This is the type stuff that is fed to the people from "higher-up" and we are expected to just blindly follow and believe anything that comes out of their mouths. Mark my words, Mike Easley is squirming in his seat and pulling all strings possible to sweep this and other issues under the rug (and here it comes) HE WILL GET OFF SCOTT FREE or with a little pat on the wrist. Haven't heard much more about the local connections to the Southport Marina deal and Easley's great deal on prime property in the Outer Banks have you? Go figure. People aren't resigning from high positions for nothing.