WHITEVILLE, NC (WECT) - Commissioners in Columbus County named Gary Lanier as the new planning director.
Lanier will still remain the county's economic director and hold both jobs.
Lanier will get a nearly $6,000 increase in pay. Commissioners say having Lanier do both jobs will save Columbus County money.
Lanier replaces Robert Lewis as planning director. Lewis took a job in Brunswick County.
Also on Monday night, Columbus County Commissioners named Amanda Jernigan to be the new Director of the Department of Aging.
Jernigan took over as interim director when long-time Director replaces Ed Worley retired earlier this year. Jernigan worked under Worley's leadership in the department.
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