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Holyfield fired from Highway Patrol, resigns from town commission

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RALEIGH, N.C. -- Shortly after being fired from his position as a North Carolina highway patrolman, Wayne Holyfield resigned from his other position as a commissioner of the town of Candor.

Holyfield was dismissed from his position as a state trooper on Thursday, according to Sgt. Jeff Gordon with the State Highway Patrol.

According to Candor Mayor Richard Britt, Holyfield also resigned from his position as a town commissioner.

Holyfield's resignation is effective immediately, Britt said.

Gordon said Holyfield's dismissal from the State Highway Patrol came as a result of an internal investigation "relating to non-criminal personnel issues."

Holyfield had been placed on administrative duties pending the outcome of the investigation, which began in January.

He will have 15 days to appeal the decision.

No other details about the firing or his resignation were provided.

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