What Mary Easley Knew

North Carolina State University's top official says the school doesn't have enough money to pay a settlement to former first lady Mary Easley, who is appealing her contract termination.

The News & Observer of Raleigh reported Thursday that interim Chancellor Jim Woodward also said Easley certainly knew that her
husband, former Gov. Mike Easley, pushed officials to hire her.

Mary Easley had gotten a five-year contract worth $850,000 to run a speaker series and create a public safety leadership center. A former N.C. State chancellor and provost have resigned amid disclosures about the job.


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  • by ace Location: plymouth on Jul 2, 2009 at 06:20 PM
    It will look very bad if we have to pay her and at the same time are getting rid of teachers. I just hope her lawyer charges her more than her contract buyout.
  • by Disgusted Location: All over nc on Jul 2, 2009 at 01:43 PM
    The Easlys are not the only bad guys here. Where was the state auditor, the attorney general
  • by here Location: here on Jul 2, 2009 at 12:37 PM
    "High dollar thugs" is all they are. No different than the person who just robbed the liquor store.
  • by Cindi Location: Simpson on Jul 2, 2009 at 11:08 AM
    If everyone is so "stupid in NC" why are you here...wanna be a "babe"???????
  • by Paul Location: Lucama on Jul 2, 2009 at 08:02 AM
    Mary Easley's settlement should be shared with her husband: several years in prison for abuse of office, illegal use of influence, and obtaining money under false pretenses.
  • by Babe Location: Ayden on Jul 2, 2009 at 07:32 AM
    It does not take 1 or 2 people to bring down a state...look at all in power, are you people that stupid. Oh I forgot, we are in NC.
  • by P on Jul 2, 2009 at 07:23 AM
    Isn't NC a can fire you without a reason state. Back in the textiles days they could just let you go. You got severance or unemployment. If your job is eliminated you do not have recourse. What happened to her happened to a lot. Hey Mary get a life like we had too. Pay back the trips. You are NOT SPECIAL!, and Mike puts on his pants like I do, one leg at a time.
  • by Elizabeth Taft Location: Greenville, NC on Jul 2, 2009 at 07:21 AM
    How about her paying us back our money for those trips she took, she got a lot of nerve to contest something, when she and her HUSBAND CHEATED THE PEOPLE OF NORTH CAROLINA.PAY US BACK, PAY US BACK, we need our money back, give us our money back then she can worry about trying to get herself some money. PAY US BACK OUR MONEY. WE DIDN'T BENEFIT FROM HER TRIPS!!! PAY US OUR MONEY BACK, PAY US OUR MONEY BACK!!!!
  • by Anonymous on Jul 2, 2009 at 06:38 AM
    Her appealing the contract termination is just another way of showing what kind of people she and her husband are. Others don't have jobs because of this situation and she should not have hers either.
  • by fed up Location: aurora on Jul 2, 2009 at 06:30 AM
    Where do these people come from? Instead of her getting a settlement from N.C. State for fireing her, Comrade Mike should be made to reemburse the state his salery for his last term as Governor. If anything, boyh of them should be banned from holding any type office anywhere in the state.
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