Waccamaw EOC board considers firing executive director

Horry County, SC - By Charles D. Perry | The Herald

SOUTH CAROLINA - An embattled nonprofit group is considering firing its executive director, the same person the organization's board fired and rehired earlier this year.

A notice from the Waccamaw Economic Opportunity Council (EOC) says the EOC board plans to discuss the "selection or termination" of the agency's executive director at its Aug. 31 meeting. The EOC serves some of the poorest residents in Horry, Georgetown and Williamsburg counties. The organization provides mortgage and utility assistance, among other services.

Beth Fryar, the EOC's executive director, could not be reached for comment.

Fryar was fired earlier this year without any advance notice from the board. After she was fired, state officials said board members violated EOC bylaws and the S.C. Freedom of Information Act by not notifying the public that they planned to discuss Fryar's job.

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