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Taylortown wants former mayor reinstated

Posted October 2, 2008

— A council member of a small Moore County town wants its former mayor to take office again.

Councilwoman Charlotte Worthy put forth a proposal Tuesday night to reinstate Ulysses S. G. Barrett Jr. to the post. Barrett, who served for more than a decade, still sits on the Town Council.

Barrett was arrested and charged in 2007 on charges that he benefitted from a public contract as a public official and illegally acting as town manager. He was cleared of all wrongdoing earlier this year.

Worthy said reinstating Barrett was the right thing to do because he has the most knowledge of any other board member.

The proposal passed 3-1, with Jesse Fuller, who was appointed mayor in November, voting against.

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  • lauraleigh Oct 2, 2008

    John,
    Taylortown is just outside Pinehurst. In the old days, it was what was called the "colored town" for the golf resort. Now it's its own incorporated self. And, yes, it has had more than its share of problems.

  • Adelinthe Oct 2, 2008

    "He was cleared of all wrongdoing earlier this year."

    In that case I agree, he should be reinstated.

    Folks shouldn't benefit from crimes they have committed; but when they've been cleared of those crimes, they shouldn't be penalized for having been charged.

    God bless.

    Rev. RB

  • Tolip Oct 2, 2008

    Here ya go John, maybe this will help:

    Males: 417 (47.8%)
    Females: 456 (52.2%)
    Median resident age: 35.3 years
    North Carolina median age: 35.3 years

    Estimated median household income in 2006: $32,600 (it was $30,781 in 2000)
    Taylortown $32,600
    North Carolina: $42,625

    Estimated median house/condo value in 2006: $86,200 (it was $72,500 in 2000)
    Taylortown $86,200 North Carolina: $137,200

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    Races in Taylortown:

    * Black (69.5%) * White Non-Hispanic (27.3%) * Two or more races (2.0%) * American Indian (1.3%)

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  • john283594 Oct 2, 2008

    I have no idea where Taylortown is, but jeezzz they have some problems in that little hamlet...