The ‘man’ behind the ‘manager’

When hiring a new employee in any profession, the focus is first and foremost on professional qualifications, as it obviously should be. 

Key personnel change at Waynesville City Hall

After almost three years with the town of Waynesville, Amie Owens is out as administrative services director.

Town manager hiring pool narrows

haywoodThe Waynesville town board met Tuesday for a third stab at narrowing down their pool of applicants for the town manager position.

In search for new Waynesville town manager, acting skills are a plus

fr townmanagerTown manager hopefuls wanting to run one of Western North Carolina’s largest, most progressive towns will need more than budget know-how and political savvy — they’ll need stage presence, improv skills and nerves of steel to make it past the final round.

Interim manager starts work in Waynesville

fr managerThe new interim town manager of Waynesville has pledged to sustain the town’s momentum and not let it idle or backslide during the months-long transition to come.

Restoring unity important, say Waynesville leaders

fr managerWaynesville leaders made a pact last week to work cooperatively in choosing a new town manager, despite the rift among board members leading up to this point.

Voters will ultimately decide if firing was a mistake

op frFormer county commissioner, mayor and longtime Haywood County political player/observer Mary Ann Enloe was dead on in her column last week about the firing of Waynesville Town Manager Marcy Onieal (www.themountaineer.village-soup.com/p/marcy-onieal-is-a-classy-lady-who-will-be-fine-so-will-the-town): it was a bad decision by aldermen, but Waynesville and Onieal will survive this small-town political firestorm. Both have too much going for them.

What’s next in the Waynesville town manager debate

haywoodWaynesville leaders interviewed two potential candidates Tuesday night to serve as an interim town manager following the dismissal of Town Manager Marcy Onieal.

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