Maysville Town Manager Retires After Arrest

The town manager of Maysville has retired after his arrest in a state investigation into falsification of records at the town's sewage plant.

Billy Ray Waddell was charged Friday with 22 criminal charges that include falsifying records and tampering with wastewater discharge samples. On Tuesday Trenton's wastewater treatment plant operator was arrested on similar charges.

The 61-year-old Waddell was arrested after an inspection of the town's plant by the Division of Water Quality. The state says during that inspection certain requested records were unavailable while others revealed inconsistencies in wastewater discharge monitoring.

The town board confirms that Waddell, who had been manager since 2003, has retired. Dale Gurganus-McCullough has been named interim town manager.

Waddell has a July 8th court appearance.

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  • by JusticeForAll on May 11, 2011 at 03:31 PM
    Maybe he will be retiring to the Dan River Prison Work Farm... We can only hope... Actually, there are a LOT of city, county, and state "officials" who would best serve our state if they were retired to that facility...
  • by ace Location: j ville on May 10, 2011 at 05:12 PM
    He should have said he was investigating corruption in the sewer department and Greenville will pay for his lawyer
  • by Anonymous on May 10, 2011 at 12:04 PM
    The state employees do things like this to make an example of sewage plant operators now and then and try to show they are doing their jobs. Know far more than I wish I knew about what goes on in Raleigh with the water quality folks. If only the public knew what I know about this game. Some plants get away with flagrant violations, some don't. It's all who you know.
  • by I Fought the Law on May 10, 2011 at 11:29 AM
    Quick! Hand me that golden parachute over there...I'm otta here......whew wee that was a close one.
  • by Brent on May 10, 2011 at 09:53 AM
    That is the sad thing about this situation. The man knowingly falsified records and is able to retire just after he is investigated and arrested! I do hope the people of Maysville demand this crook not be compensated in any way. Who knows what falsifying those records has caused in regard to the safety of the drinking water of that area.
  • by Bubba on May 10, 2011 at 09:28 AM
    Hurry up and retire so that your benefits can't be harmed... nice move man. Where the heck is Maysville anyway.
  • by cat fish on May 9, 2011 at 08:48 PM
    Well I guess there in deep do do now .LOL
  • by Environmental Biologist Location: enc on May 9, 2011 at 08:46 PM
    It's the pig farms that are the known biggest polluters of our waters. Politics and economics I guess are keeping the state water quality employees away from them. There are more pigs in NC than people.
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      by are you sure on May 10, 2011 at 04:19 PM in reply to Environmental Biologist
      maybe be more pigs than people buti bet most eat a pig a year...oh no the human waste that is spilled with no back up lagoon is all good. oh pork chop come from piggly wiggly? they raise them in the back of the store.
  • by Jane Location: Maysville on May 9, 2011 at 07:19 PM
    Its ashame that this has been going on so long and only now, it is being addressed. And naturally, people have to wonder if the water has really been safe all this time?? Guess we'll never know!
  • by RdoubleD on May 9, 2011 at 07:16 PM
    Make a difference WITN. dont stop reporting on it. Make the judges decisions & names available when they rule on things like this. Expose them.
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