McDaniel withdraws appeal of firing, issues statement


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — New Hanover County’s former director of Parks, Gardens and Senior Resource Center is no longer challenging his termination.

The county says Jim McDaniel has withdrawn his appeal of the county’s decision to fire him September 24.

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The county considers the matter closed.

“I have decided to rescind my appeal for my termination of September 24,” McDaniel said in a statement. “I accept the situation I find myself in, and I do not wish to continue to put my wife, family and friends through any more emotional stress by continuing through a process which may or may not have an outcome I desire. I only wish to focus on our future together, but I’m proud of the accomplishment of the last seven years in regards to the Parks, Senior Resources and especially Airlie Gardens. I wish the County well and I appreciate (County Manager Chris) Coudriet’s time and efforts he has afforded me in this process.”