Crumpler named new county manager


GOLDSBORO – Chip Crumpler has been named the new Wayne County manager by the Wayne County Board of Commissioners.

He succeeds Craig Honeycutt, who announced his resignation in May.

“Chip knows Wayne County,” said Joe Daugherty, commissioner chairman. “He was born and raised here. He knows our communities and knows what challenges they face. While we are excited for Chip to move up, we will certainly miss Craig. We appreciate his service to Wayne County and wish him the best in his new role with the city of Burlington.”

Honeycutt will begin his new position as assistant city manager of administrative services in Burlington on July 5.

Crumpler will assume the role of Wayne County manager at midnight June 30. His salary is $177,500 per year.

“I would like to thank the board for having the confidence in me to be in this leadership role for a county that I was born and raised in and that I care so much about,” said Crumpler, who attended Goldsboro High School and earned a degree from East Carolina University. 

“To be able to serve the board of county commissioners and the citizens is a role I don’t take lightly. Having great employees, supervisors, and department managers makes taking a job like this an easy decision. I can’t thank the employees enough for the work they perform daily. The level of knowledge, professionalism, and care that our employees possess and display is astounding. 

“I am extremely proud to be associated with such a great group.”


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