Hope town manager search stalls

The search continues for a manager for the town of Hope.

The town has been without a day-to-day leader since Melina Fox resigned earlier this year. The Town Council thought a new manager was in place after its May meeting, but that hiree opted not to take the job on the day before he was supposed to start at the first of June.

At last night’s Town Council meeting, Town Council President Clyde Compton said the search is on hold. Compton said the council is checking the background of a potential candidate but no hiring decision has been made, nor is the council ready to begin advertising for the position again.