It’s not about the person; it’s about the process.
Unfortunately, it appears the Shallotte Board of Aldermen never had a clearly defined process to hire a new town administrator.
That’s shortchanging constituents whose taxpayer dollars are used to run the town.
The town received about 100 applications for the job. Two weeks ago, some board members were ready to hire Albert Hughes, even though aldermen Michael Pease and Larry Harrelson said then they hadn’t even looked at the applications.