Beaufort town manager announces retirement


BEAUFORT, Carteret County - Beaufort Town Manager Charles Burgess says he will retire in early 2017.

In a post on his Facebook page Wednesday morning, Burgess says his retirement "brings to close 40-plus years of public sector employment in Virginia and North Carolina. Time to go try some other things and pursue other interests."

According to his Linked-In page, Burgess began serving as Beaufort town manager in 2009. He will leave that post January 15,2017.