is reporting that the mayor announced Stancil's retirement after an hour-long closed session of the City Council.
Stancil has a long history with Fayetteville. A city employee for 24 years, he worked as city manager for the last seven years.
Recently, some public officials criticized Stancil for Fayetteville's annexation of more than 40,000 Cumberland County residents.
Councilman Paul Williams told the
that he lost confidence in the manager, saying he is not comfortable with any of the information Stancil gives him.
Stancil has a yearly salary of $152,000 a year, plus a $600 a month car allowance.
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