On Thursday, Dec. 9 the Pinehurst Volunteer Fire Department members voted to suspend Fire Chief Grady Gray from his position and membership in the Department for the good of the Department pending an investigation concerning missing property.

The City must also consider supporting or denying that suspension as a recommendation for the suspension of Chief Gray from his official City duties as Fire Chief as granted by the City Council according to the Code of Ordinances of the City of Pinehurst.

Mayor Permenter states that the City of Pinehurst has a high level of confidence in the volunteer firemen and their dedication and ability to protect and serve the citizens of Pinehurst. They intend to continue to support their unselfish commitment to carry out their mission and to assist them in any way they can.