GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. -- Guilford County leaders named a new interim director at the Guilford County Animal Shelter.

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County manager Marty Lawing will take over the interim position for Clarence Grier.

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Lawing said the change will give Grier more time to focus on other departments he's currently in charge of in the county.

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Grier became the interim director when Drew Brinkley resigned in July. Lawing said the county is still interviewing candidates to take the position on full-time.

Lawing said, “I am committed to spending as much time as is possible to provide leadership and direction for the department until the vacant position can be filled.”

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