There are tough economic times for one county here in Eastern Carolina. Onslow County announced today that it will cut 71 positions from county government.
The county says the decision comes on the heels of less money from the state and directives from county commissioners for a leaner, more cost effective government.
The county says services will be restructured and priorities realigned.
The 71 positions include both current and vacant positions. "Onslow County is committed to being a low tax community providing quality services, but reductions were necessary in order to properly provide excellent core services", states Interim County Manager David Smitherman.
Onslow County's budget will be unveiled at a meeting on June 1st at 7:00 p.m.