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Chadbourn hires town manager

Published: Mar. 4, 2015 at 4:06 PM EST|Updated: Mar. 8, 2015 at 3:06 PM EDT
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CHADBOURN, NC (WECT) - Robert C. Jones, Jr., an assistant maintenance supervisor in Frederick County, Maryland, will be Chadbourn's new town manager, according to Mayor Donald Ray Bass.

Town council voted unanimously Tuesday night to offer Jones the position, which he accepted, Bass said.

The mayor said Jones is a retired Marine whose experience includes positions as Kenansville town manager and executive director of Brunswick Regional Water and Sewer.

Bass said Jones will be paid approximately $50,000 as Chadbourn's manager. He is slated to begin March 19.

Town council received 30-35 applications for the positions and was attracted to Jones' military background, experience as a town manager and public-works related licenses, Bass said.

Jones replaces former manager Stevie Cox who resigned last fall to take a position in Maryland. Patricia Garrell, town clerk and finance officer, has served as interim manager.

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