NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC –The clerk to the board, the county manager and the county attorney work within employment agreements negotiated between said employee and the board. These employment agreements clearly reflect that these positions serve at the pleasure of the Board of Commissioners as provided by North Carolina general statute. The clerk to the board, Sheila Schult, negotiated and entered into such an agreement with the board. New Hanover County is prepared to further discuss the exchanges between County Manager Chris Coudriet and Mrs. Schult regarding her July 21 resignation but Mrs. Schult must first provide a waiver of confidentiality.
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