SOUTHPORT, NC (WECT) – A long-time Southport City Clerk quit her job just weeks after getting a $15,000 salary increase.
Regina Alexander is already off the job. We've learned she's taking vacation until retirement kicks in next month.
Alexander initially announced her retirement a few months ago, originally reporting that she would continue to work through the year.
According to city officials, she changed her mind, packed her desk, and left the office Friday.
Alexander has been a government employee in Brunswick County for more than 37 years. For the past several years, she's worked as the city clerk in Southport.
In December, we reported that she would get an extra $15,000 in her salary for 2014.
Mayor Robert Howard said Alexander would be taking on several new projects, including transferring automated files and rebinding the city's historical books to bring them up to date.
The initial plan was for Alexander to retire at the end of 2014, but when we called her office Friday, Alexander had changed her voicemail saying she no longer works for the city.
According to the Board of Alderman's meeting agenda, city leaders will start looking to fill the city clerk position at their meeting next week.
Friday afternoon, Mayor Robert Howard said he had no idea Alexander had stepped down.
We also called the city manager twice, but did not hear back by the time of this report.
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