Fouty won't seek office under new agreement

Kanawha County magistrate Carol Fouty was absent from the Judicial Hearing Board meeting Wednesday, but an agreement was presented on her behalf that promises she will not seek public office in November, and she'll reimburse the state for the costs associated with its investigation into her misconduct, which will total near $6300. The letter presented by her attorney also says she would resign from office, which she did last week. The agreement must be accepted by the board and then by the Supreme Court.