Letter: A tribute to Mike Fryar

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Buncombe County owes Mike Fryar a huge thank-you for his service of many years as a county commissioner, who personally led the way to save us millions of dollars by doggedly questioning and demanding answers to cost overruns and unlawful spending by county leadership, not only by former County Manager Wanda Greene and friends, but also by A-B Tech’s former leadership.

With conflict of interest and unnecessary spending still county issues, we should all hope that at least some county officials will continue to ask questions and demand accountability.

Commissioner Mike Fryar will be sorely missed for his perseverance, gentle smile, honesty, hard work and genuine concern for those less fortunate. May he rest in peace.

— Janet Burhoe-Jones


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3 thoughts on “Letter: A tribute to Mike Fryar

  1. Phillip C Williams

    I wish I had gotten to know him personally. Rest in Peace, Mr. Fryar.

  2. henry

    Even though I am a Democrat, I admired and respected Mr. Fryar for his diligent stewardship to protect the fiscal resources of Buncombe County.

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