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Legal battle continues between Oak Island and former town manager

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BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WECT) – Town leaders in Oak Island have scheduled an emergency meeting in Wilmington Friday to meet with attorneys in regards to an ongoing legal battle between the town and a former town manager.

Jerry Walters sued the town after it refused to pay him his severance package. He claims Oak Island owes him more than $100,000.

Walters was terminated in 2011 by a 4 -1 vote.

According to Walter's employment contract, if he is terminated prior to the expiration of his agreement, the town will pay him either a lump sum cash payment equal to a year's salary or a year's salary broken down into 12 monthly payments equaling $116,000.

The meeting is scheduled for Friday morning in law offices of Shipman & Wright.

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