Candor, NC -- At Monday night's town meeting, Candor commissioners accepted Wayne Holyfield's resignation letter and appointed a new town commissioner.
Back in December, after Holyfield and another new commissioner, Rob Martin, took their seats on the Candor Board of Commissioners, the board voted to fire four of the town's five police officers.
Holyfield made the motion to fire the officers and offered no explanation.
Holyfield has since been fired from his job at the State Highway Patrol. And on Monday, commissioners accepted his resignation from the board.
Holyfield was a no-show at Monday night's meeting. But even in his absence, Candor residents showed up to tell the rest of the board to fix the mess they believe Holyfield started.
Candor residents called for the commissioners to give those fired officers their jobs back. And a lot of fingers are now pointing at the other two commissioners who voted with Holyfield: Rob Martin and Tim Privette.
According to the newest board member, Tim Smith, hiring the officers back is a possibility. He said he's only one vote, but he's pushing for it.
"It's been very messy. I would hope there would be better things ahead. I love this town. I love the people in this town. So, I hope that things will get worked out and we can get back to normal activity," said Smith.
The board voted unanimously for Smith, who is no stranger to the political scene in Candor.
Before getting the appointment Monday night, Smith had been on the board for 12 years. Smith lost in the last election (November 2011) by two votes.