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Roanoke Rapids hires new city manager

Posted July 9, 2009

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— The Roanoke Rapids City Council on Wednesday night picked as its new city manager a Raleigh native with experience as a lawyer and town manager.

Paul Sabiston, 46, will take over Aug. 17 and earn an annual salary of $95,000, said Mayor Drewery Beale. He replaces Phyllis P. Lee, a long-term city employee who stepped down as city manager in June.

The city council voted unanimously to hire Sabiston, Beale said.

Sabiston holds a law degree from Wake Forest University and was previously town manager of Shalotte, in Brunswick County.


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  • jlh4jdj Jul 9, 2009

    I don't think there's enough money could be offered to take this job.

  • Armando de Cabana Boy Jul 9, 2009

    Is it me, or did this happen a year or two too late?