City to honor 2 retiring employees
By Sarah Willets
LUMBERTON — Two retiring city employees will be recognized for their service to Lumberton at a City Council meeting on Monday that begins at 7 p.m.
James Moore, director of the city’s Human Resources department, is retiring after 30 years on the job.
“My career has been both challenging and rewarding with the rewards outweighing the challenges,” Moore said in his resignation letter to City Manager Wayne Horne.
Moore said he has thought about retiring for about four years, and that his resignation, which was effective Jan. 1, comes “with a great sense of apprehension and fulfillment.”
Lumberton police Lt. Sheron Shooter will retire after 27 years in uniform.
In other business, the public is invited to hear about two rezoning projects previously heard by the council.
Rob Redfearn’s application to rezone 101 Chestnut St. to allow for retail sales was approved by the council on Nov. 18. Redfearn, a local businessman, intends to develop the space as an art studio and gallery space.
B.G. French wants the city to rezone part of a property at 5019 Dawn Drive for commercial use with the ultimate goal of selling it.
The council will also vote on whether to appoint Susan Walker to the Planning Board, a request put forth by recently elected Precinct 3 Councilman Burnis Wilkins.
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