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Rep. Susi Hamilton to become Carolina Beach Town Manager

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CAROLINA BEACH, NC (WWAY) -- Rep. Susi Hamilton (D-18th District) has a new job. She is taking over as town manager in Carolina Beach.

Hamilton is currently serving her second term in the North Carolina General Assembly. Her district runs from downtown Wilmington through northern Brunswick County.

Carolina Beach Mayor Bob Lewis says more than 100 applicants applied for the job.

He says council’s decision to hire Hamilton was based on several key factors including her experience in the legislature.

Town leaders say they still need to discuss Hamilton’s schedule to see if she will be able to do both jobs.

“I think that is something that we are going to be addressing in the next week or two for sure, whether or not she will be doing both jobs or if she will be resigning,” said Jodi Smith, Carolina Beach Council Member.

"I am absolutely thrilled to have accepted the position of Town Manager of Carolina Beach, and look forward to working diligently and effectively for its citizens," Hamilton said in a statement. "It is important to note that the North Carolina General Assembly does not require a member to resign in order to accept a full time position, and there are no immediate plans for any change in my elected status. I am extremely excited to have this opportunity, and look forward to continuing to serve our community."

The Town Manager is Chief Executive Officer for the Town Government and is responsible for developing, interpreting and implementing policies of the council.

Hamilton is expected to start work on August 5.

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