A familiar face in town manager roles in the east is coming out of retirement, for now.
Sam Noble has been named the interim town manager of Farmville, according Farmville mayor, Bobby Evans. Noble used to the be the town manager in Tarboro.
Mayor Evans says January 1, 2012 is the target date for Noble to start work.
Last week, Farmville town commissioners voted to terminate the contract of Jim Smith.
Noble just retired from the Tarboro town manager post in July. He also served as town manager of Plymouth and Edenton in the past.