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Carolina Beach hires new police chief


CAROLINA BEACH, NC (WWAY) -- Carolina Beach has hired a new police chief.

Kenneth Hinkle starts Tuesday. The town says he has more than 30 years of police experience, most recently in Obetz, OH, where he worked as chief for more than five years.

Hinkle replaces Kurt Bartley, who retired in July. Det. Harry Humphries has been serving as interim chief.

(Photo courtesy: Village of Obetz, OH)

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