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Chatham County Names First New Manager In A Quarter-Century
Fri, 11 Apr 2014 13:07:16 -0700

William "Lee" Smith will be the first new Chatham County manager in 26 years. Chatham County commissioners voted unanimously Friday morning to approve Smith's nomination. Smith recently stepped down as manager of Wayne County, North Carolina. read more

Chatham commission OKs North Carolina native as county manager
Fri, 11 Apr 2014 07:10:10 -0700

Lee Smith of Goldsboro, N.C., was unanimously confirmed Friday morning by the Chatham County Commission as the new county manager.

St. Lucie officials add Brevard official to list of finalists for administrator job
Tue, 01 Apr 2014 06:28:58 -0700

ST. LUCIE COUNTY — The search to find a new St. Lucie County administrator is taking a step forward — and possibly one step back.

Mississippi County without public administrator since beginning of year
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 20:02:18 -0700

Frustration still lingers in Mississippi County after the death of the county public administrator, Richard Reed.

County manager prospect courting commission
Tue, 01 Apr 2014 21:58:16 -0700

In local politics, he may be the most powerful man you've never heard of, and you won't cast a vote in his name. Right now, the Chatham County Commission is deciding who will replace Russ Abolt as Chatham

Frequent Fraud Charges in Wayne County
Thu, 10 Apr 2014 15:07:10 -0700

HONESDALE – The frequency of fraud happening in one particular area of Wayne County has authorities taking notice. Police in...

Moral marcher Barber motivates thousands to rally
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 08:51:01 -0700

The Rev. William Barber speaks during Moral Monday protests on July 22 on Halifax Mall in Raleigh. Leader of the North Carolina NAACP since 2005, he has increased the group's activist role.

Former N.C. police captain accused of statutory rape
Wed, 09 Apr 2014 15:56:40 -0700

A former North Carolina police captain is accused of statutory rape and other sex-related crimes.

SC Missing: Solicitor reopens file of the 'I-20 girl' case
Wed, 09 Apr 2014 17:16:10 -0700

A wooded area at a truck stop on Interstate 20 in Darlington County was a crime scene 14 years ago when a woman's body was discovered. For more than a decade, this woman lay in a Darlington County cemetery without anyone knowing her name.

Lottery money, ferry tolls top county’s legislative concerns
Wed, 19 Mar 2014 10:16:42 -0700

Returning North Carolina Education Lottery funds to Craven County’s education coffers topped a list of concerns the Craven County Board of Commissioners shared Monday with three members of its General Assembly delegation.