Candor, NC-- In one month, the town of Candor has gone from tiny town to daily newsmakers.
Candor is located in Montgomery County and the county is the largest Peach producers in North Carolina
WFMY News 2's Mark Geary went to the town on Friday to take the temperature of the people in the town, who are not feeling peachy these days.
It started when the new county commissioners took office and the first order of business appeared to have been fire all but one of its five police officers.
That has not set well with people in the town nor with two of the five town commissioners who voted against firing the officers.
As of Friday, there are two petitions circulating that are asking for the resignation of the commissioners who fired the officers.
Since Monday, December 12, the night the officers were fired, people against the firings have talked publicly but at the only on the one public hearing the town had.
The response given for the firings has been "it's a personnel issue."
Wayne Holyfied, one of Candor's Commissioners, is the commissioner credited with making the motion to fire the officers and got the necessary votes to make it happen.
Holyfield is also a NC State Highway Patrol Trooper.
Thursday, WFMY News 2 learned that the NCSHP has put Holyfied on administrative duties, pending the outcome of an investigation. Highway patrol officials are not saying what the investigation is about and to be clear WFMY is not connecting it to his position as a Candor commissioner.
Although people have requested a larger meeting place, the next public town meeting is Monday at 7:00pm at City Hall.
WFMY News 2