The county manager for Beaufort County says he's leaving to take a job in the private sector.
Paul Spruill will leave Beaufort County government on June 24th. He will become general manager and CEO of Tideland Electric, which is based in Pantego.
Spruill says he plans to stay on until commissioners approve a new budget for fiscal year 2011-2012.
Beaufort County says if needed, assistant county manager Jim Crisman will serve as interim county manager. Spruill, a native of Bertie County, has been county manager since July 2003.