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1:16 pm
Thu March 29, 2012

Carolina Beach Gets New Fire Chief, Search for Police Chief Continues

Carolina Beach is getting a new fire chief while the hiring process for a new head of town police continues.

WHQR’s Michelle Bliss reports that Alan Griffin will start fighting fires in a few weeks.

Griffin is currently the Director of Emergency Services for Montgomery County, a post he’s been in since 2007.

His firefighting experience includes work as the assistant fire marshal for Moore County, a fire suppression lieutenant for the village of Pinehurst, and fire chief for the town of Biscoe.

Griffin will replace Jon Rorie who left in December to take a job in Georgia.

The search for a police chief continues and Carolina Beach Town Manager Tim Owen says they are in the process of conducting candidate interviews. The previous police chief William Younginer retired in December.

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