New Morehead City manager David Whitlow from Virginia started his job in Carteret County Tuesday. Whitlow has more than 35 years experience in local government mostly on the coast in Virginia. Whitlow and his wife moved here after receiving the job out of more than 90 applicants. Whitlow says the city council wants to focus attention on the downtown area.
"The success in doing downtown revitalization is not what the government does but what the private sector does, and I look forward to trying to wrestle with how we go forward trying to figure out with how we go about looking at downtown and making improvements to the water front and continuing to make this the place people clearly want to come," said