Wilmington City Attorney leaving for Charlotte


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Submitted: Thu, 10/20/2011 - 5:19pm
Updated: Thu, 10/20/2011 - 8:58pm
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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Wilmington City Attorney Carolyn Johnson will leave her job in the coming months to return to Charlotte.

“I have been offered an incredible opportunity to be Senior Deputy City Attorney,” Johnson told WWAY in a phone interview.

Johnson worked as Senior Assistant City Attorney in Charlotte from 2001 to 2007. She took the Wilmington job in 2009 when Tom Pollard retired.

Johnson says she is targeting the end of this year to mid-January to make the move depending on what she works out with the City of Wilmington. Johnson says she told each member of City Council of her decision after Tuesday night’s council meeting.

Johnson says Charlotte’s City Attorney is retiring, and his replacement is someone she worked closely with before.

“So we’re going to work together as a new team,” Johnson said.

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