WEB: County Attorney Resigns
County Attorney Lesley Moxley is resigning to accept a similar position in Macon County.
Moxley made the announcement at the end of the Monday afternoon meeting of the Moore County Board of Commissioners.
"I was hard pressed to find a place more beautiful than Moore County, but Macon County is a beautiful place," she said after the meeting.
Moxley will work through November and will report for her new duties in Macon County in December. Her salary will be an annual $123,000 and represents an increase over her Moore County salary.
The Wake Forest Law School graduate is the first person to serve as county attorney in a full-time capacity. She assumed those duties in January of 2000, after serving on a part-time basis as assistant to former Gov. James E. Holshouser Jr., who had served several years as the part-time county attorney.
Board Chairman David J. Cummings thanked Moxley for her service.
"You've done an excellent job here. We'll miss you and wish you well," Cummings said.
A native of Eastern North Carolina, Moxley now resides in Pinehurst. Her only son, Andy, is a freshman at Oberlin College in Ohio.
Check Wednesday's Pilot and ThePilot.com for full coverage from the commissioner meeting.
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