MOREHEAD CITY, N.C. (WNCT) — Some big changes are happening in Morehead City.
In just the last two weeks, two big holes are left to fill in town hall. The Morehead City Town Council voted back on July 7 to terminate the contract of City Manager Ryan Eggleston. He was City Manager for four years.
On Wednesday, the town council decided to make Christopher Turner the interim city manager.
The Police Department is getting a shake-up, too. Chief David Kelly handed in his resignation to the town council on Monday. This comes as Kelly just took the job back in December.
Also happening in Morehead City is the work being done by new fire and EMS chief, Courtney Wade. He has been a part of the department for over 24 years. He served as interim chief following the retirement of Jamie Fulk.
Wade said he doesn’t plan to make any major changes within the department but does have a few new additions coming soon.
“I would like to eventually increase staff and get staffing levels where they need to be at, we have just signed a contract for a new ladder truck,” Wade said. “And we are in the process of acquiring some land for new station three. So we do have some things in the works throughout the community.”
Wade also said he’d like to have his department in more community-involved activities like visiting schools when it comes to teaching about fire prevention.