SHALLOTTE — After graduating from Shallotte High School, native Danny Roden enlisted in the U.S. Army. Following his discharge a few years later, Roden returned home and accepted a position offered to him by then-mayor Beamon Hewett.
Roden’s employment began March 1, 1973, and the rest is history.
Shallotte has had 10 mayors, including an interim mayor, since Roden first started working for the town.
“I’ve almost seen it all,” Roden said. “It’s been a lot of fun.”