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Hope Mills council fires town manager

Posted January 5, 2012

— The Hope Mills Board of Commissioners voted 3-2 Wednesday to fire Town Manager Randy Beeman.

Commissioner Mike Mitchell, who was elected in November, made the motion to fire Beeman, saying that town residents told him during the campaign that they were concerned about how local government was being run. He also cited concerns over budgeting, personnel policies and relationships with nonprofit agencies.

Under Beeman's contract, he will be paid for the next 60 days.

Finance Director John Ellis was appointed interim town manager.


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  • hobco1 Jan 5, 2012

    Now lets built a power generating plant on the dam?

  • justabumer Jan 5, 2012

    If you mistreat folks, you're likely to pay the price.

  • Rebelyell55 Jan 5, 2012

    It can be tough if ya don't learn to play polictics. Ashame also, when ya try and do the right thing even if someone doesn't like it.

  • DeathRow-IFeelYourPain-NOT Jan 5, 2012

    Wonder if Hope Mills will ever get past the abuse of power issues in their town?

  • hunter38 Jan 5, 2012

    Glad thats settled....next exciting story

  • not my real name Jan 5, 2012

    Another one who didn't respect the power.