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Update: Rowan County Investigating Official's Controversial Facebook Posts

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Rowan County Manager Gary Page tells My Fox Carolinas county commissioners have asked him to look into controversial Facebook posts made by Rowan County Housing Authority Board Chairman Malcolm "Mac" Butner.

Monday afternoon was the first meeting of the Rowan County Board of Commissioners since the NAACP called for a Rowan County Housing Authority Board member to step down last week, after he made controversial comments on Facebook.

The NAACP says comments made by Malcolm "Mac" Butner on Facebook are racist. NAACP Salisbury-Rowan President Scott Teamer attended Monday's Board of Commissioners meeting and asked commissioners to make Butner step down.

Butner's Facebook posts are below.

 

My Fox Carolinas has not been able to reach Butner for comment. According to the Rowan County government website, Butner started his term on the Housing Authority Board in October 2009 and his term is set to end on September 30, 2014.

Teamer said, "I thought the comments was deplorable. We feel that Mr. Butner has demonstrated an inability to be fair to minorities and African Americans, particularly Housing Authority residents."

The NAACP made its comments during the public comment period of Monday's Board of Commissioners meeting.

Page will gather information from the Housing Authority, its board members and staff, about whether or not Butner's Facebook comments have impacted practices at the Housing Authority. Page says he will report back to county commissioners at a meeting on August 4.


 

 

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