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Tuesday is the deadline for former Mecklenburg County DSS Director Mary Wilson to appeal her termination.
As of Monday night, no appeal was filed, but new emails show Wilson missed an important meeting with her boss, days before getting fired.
Wilson, who has held the post since 2008, was fired on September 4, under mysterious circumstances. Sources tell WBTV, County Manager Harry Jones fired her, but he would not elaborate on the reason(s).
Since taking over DSS in 2008, Wilson has faced several unflattering accusations. Complaints of racial discrimination and spending thousands of dollars on office furniture lead the list.
"I just don't want to get into all the details in the press I just wanted to make a statement to the people I worked for," she said last week in an interview with WBTV.
Wilson has until 5:30 p.m. to file her appeal. While it's not clear if she completed that formal appeal, in her letter to county commissioners she used the words: "unfair, unjust, and smacks of intimidation."
Emails show that on August 29th at 4:56 p.m. she wrote to County Manager Harry Jones----"After careful deliberation, I realize I do not have sufficient information to make a decision by 5 p.m. today as you requested. I recommend that we meet again to discuss your thoughts about a reasonable transition period."
At 5:26 p.m., Jones asked her to meet in his office at 6:30 p.m. to discuss her decision and a transition period.
At 7:14 p.m., Jones wrote to Wilson "It is approximately 7:10 p.m.. I responded to earlier email and directed you to meet me in my office at 6:30 this evening. I have not received any response to my email, text message or voicemails."
The next morning at 5:47 a.m., Wilson wrote "Sorry I missed your earlier message. I had an appointment after work followed by a bible study and had my telephones off"
Jones replied "Thank You."
WBTV put in a call to Mary Wilson Monday night, but did not hear back. We also reached out to County Manager Harry Jones' office, and every county commissioner, but no one would comment on the situation.