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Supervisors vote to fire attorney; meeting again today

The Mathews County Board of Supervisors will meet at 4 p.m. today in a closed session, one week after board members met behind closed doors and, after coming out in open session, voted by a 4-0 margin to terminate the employment of County Attorney Daniel Stuck.

Following the Feb. 7 closed session, Supervisors Chairman G.C. Morrow indicated that Stuck’s termination was being made “for lack of performance.” In addition to Morrow, others voting for Stuck’s termination were vice chair Edwina Casey, Charles Ingram and Love. Supervisor Amy Dubois did not attend, and neither was Conner nor any other county staff member present at the Feb. 7 meeting.

Stuck was hired in October 2018, replacing the law firm Sands Anderson in Richmond, which had previously been handling the county’s legal services on an hourly contract.

The Feb. 7 meeting was previously unscheduled and was called that day. Dubois said she was aware that the meeting was being held, but opted n...

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